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Kevin Streelman and Ethan Couch win the Masters Par-3
By Torleif Sorenson on 4/9/15

ESPN senior golf writer Jason Sobel has one of the best stories from the 79th Masters.

Ethan Couch is a 13-year-old Spruce Grove, Alberta resident whose father is a teaching professional and whose mother also plays the game. Ethan loves the game as well, but getting in the way of his physical abilities is a tectal glioma — a benign-but-inoperable brain tumor. Following surgery that confirmed his condition, a nurse congratulated Ethan for getting through the surgery and asked him to think of a wish.

Ethan responded the way so many of us golf lovers would:

"I want to go to the Masters."
On Wednesday, PGA Tour pro Kevin Streelman made that happen — and more. With Ethan toting his bag, Streelman won the Masters Par-3 contest on Wednesday, defeating Camilo Villegas in a playoff. "Spiderman" certainly was not complaining, though:






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[ comments ]
bkuehn1952 says:
Thanks for the great story!
4/9/15
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
Thanks for the comment! Stories like this are always enjoyable to write and cover.
4/9/15
 
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