In one of the cooler stories this weekend, Matt Parziale, a Boston area firefighter who qualified for the US Open, made the cut by burying a birdie putt on his final hole on Friday:
Boston-area firefighter, Matt Parziale needed a birdie at the 18th hole to make the cut. pic.twitter.com/KCO7uL1jWC
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 16, 2018
Parziale made the cut over players like Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods. The extremely difficult course set up didn’t keep this amateur from making it to the weekend and that has to be an incredible feeling.
“I don’t know why you wouldn’t dream and try to do the best you can,” said Parziale, who also earned an invitation to the Masters with his Mid-Am victory but missed the cut.
“Anything is possible,” he said. “It’s been up and down, but I’ve always enjoyed trying to get better.”
Way to go Matt, we’re all rooting for you.