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6/20/2008
It was just another regular weekday afternoon. I was sitting in my office when a friend emailed and said our friend, David Ping, was in the final round to win 3 million at the inaugural Big Stakes Golf Tournament. What? You have to be kidding - that's great! I didn't know David real well at that time, but he was always a very respectful and fun person to be around. I made him laugh at a card game one night and we were good after that. Now, I was online tracking him and his partner in the match play of his life. He had paid all of his dues trying to make a career in golf. He put in the work, went to Q school, paid for all the travel and tournament fees, but like all the others, had not been blessed with his A-game at the right moments ... until now.

In the previous five days, they blew away their very reputable competition. From what I could make of it, it was mostly made up of really good club pros who were believed in and financially backed by members who had probably seen them make unbelievable shots for years. But David and Garth just clicked this week. When David missed a shot, Garth knocked it perfect. When Garth missed a put, David jarred it. They were on fire. Nobody was coming close. Then, on this ordinary afternoon, things tightened a bit. It came down to the 17th, but my Boy Ping(y) came through and took home the oversized check. The whole community of friends that was tracking online went crazy. I told everyone I could find. David and I grew our friendship and I can attest, none of it went to his head. He's still the same great guy, a great Michigan guy.
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