TPC Boston teams with Deutsche Bank Championship to create an unforgettable PGA TOUR experience for Make-A-Wish teen
October 22, 2015
BOSTON- Through the PGA TOUR and TPC Boston’s partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts & Rhode Island, 18 year-old Greg Jacobson enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime when he and his family were treated to a behind-the-scenes experience during the final round of competition in the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.
A recent graduate of King Philip Regional High School in Wrenthan, MA, and an avid golfer, Greg is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment in Boston for Rhabdomyosarcoma Muscle Sarcoma – a soft tissue tumor located in the muscle of his jaw.
Greg’s Wish began with a tour of the clubhouse and locker room, where he, his brother, Mac, sister, Kat, and parents, Bruce and Susan, each received personalized gift bags full of Deutsche Bank Championship gear. Next, the family headed to the practice facility, where Greg had the opportunity to get some tips from PGA TOUR players Dustin Johnson and Jason Day. From there, it was on to the compound, where NBC’s Allison McAllister provided a tour of the NBC production trailers. Before being treated to lunch at a front row table at the Wedgewood Club on no. 17, Greg was surprised by the chance to go inside the ropes to watch Bubba Watson tee off.
After lunch, the Jacobsons were given a tour of the ShotLink production truck before visiting the TV tower on no. 18. During a commercial break, Greg was thrilled to get some tips on his golf grip from Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller. Continuing Greg’s plethora of player meet and greets, the family visited the lower clubhouse where JB Holmes, Nick Watney and Davis Love III added to Greg’s cache of autographed items. Next, Greg fulfilled another Wish by trying his hand at a post-round interview in the media center.
The balance of the trip was spent watching the tournament action from the no. 18 green sky chalet, where they were able to witness the final hole drama greenside and watch the trophy presentation to Rickie Fowler from the green. Afterwards, they were among only a few special guests invited to watch Rickie’s post-tournament press conference in the media center.
To ensure the visit was truly memorable, TPC Boston gave Greg a very special gift at the end of the day, which was icing on an already unforgettable experience – a pin flag autographed by nearly every player. In addition, the club welcomed Greg back in early October to walk in the shoes of golf’s greatest icons and play TPC Boston with his father and brother.
Greg and his family would like to extend their thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts & Rhode Island, TPC Boston, the Deutsche Bank Championship and the PGA TOUR for helping to raise Greg’s spirits as he continues his battle with cancer.
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