IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (9-14-2020)
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The PGA Tour recently named Zack Johnson the winner of the 2020 Payne Stewart Award for character and sportsmanship.
For those of you who have never seen or heard of Zack, he is known for his grit and fight, even though he is small in stature. He has been an underdog throughout his career and wasn't highly recruited even though he has won 12 times on the PGA Tour including the 2007 Masters and the 2015 Open Championship.
To achieve his success he stated that he has “ out thought and out fought and out putted and out gutted” his way throughout the tour.
Most high school athletes face the same challenges that college and professionals faced when they were in high school. It's not always the most talented athletes who succeed. There's something to be said for those who are willing to out think and out work those who you are competing against!
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