Tiger Woods made his 2023 return to golf this last weekend at the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, California.
Although he didn’t win, he put together an impressive showing, shooting one-under-par for the tournament and finishing 45th, which is pretty good considering he’s basically playing on one leg after his horrific car accident back in 2021.
However, perhaps the coolest moment from Woods all weekend was when he noticed a young girl in the stands, holding a sign that read:
“My Bucket List: Get Heart Transplant. Meet Tiger Woods. Play Augusta.”
The girl was identified as 9-year-old Madelyn Quinn, who had a heart transplant when she was two-years-old.
Woods noticed Quinn in the stands, talked to her for a minute, and even autographed a glove and gave it to her.
So, she has two out of her three Bucket List dreams out of the way, and the only thing left is “Play Augusta.”
Unfortunately, Augusta National is arguably the most exclusive golf course in the whole world, and is almost impossible to play, regardless of who you are.
Although Quinn won’t be getting to play Augusta anytime soon, she will be visiting the course once The Masters rolls around.
Barstool correspondent Dan Rapaport reported that Quinn will be getting free Masters tickets for the first two rounds of the tournament on April 6th and 7th.
Her father, Greg, spoke with the outlet too:
“The whole thing went viral, and a member of Augusta National got in touch with Drew Stoltz and Colt Knost, who co-host the Subpar podcast and Gravy and the Sleeze on Sirius XM. (Knost, of course, is a former U.S. Amateur champion and PGA Tour player who’s now a crucial part of CBS’ golf coverage).
Long story short, the member was able to get in contact with the girl, whose name is Madelyn Quinn, and her father, Greg. And the two of them will be making the trip to Augusta this year to watch Friday and Saturday’s round at the Masters.
‘One of the members who heard the story insisted on getting a hold of me to offer tickets,’ says Greg. ‘We are pumped!'”
Looks like Ms. Quinn’s Bucket List will be fulfilled at only 9-years-old.