Tour Pro Shoots Round of His Life After Having Golf Clubs Stolen

Alex Myers discusses the incredible saga of Cody Blick, who turned a potential nightmare into a dream finish in the year's most pressure-packed golf tournament.

Released on 12/11/2018

Transcript

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So the Web.com tour qualifying tournament,
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aka Q-School, is always one of the most
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pressure packed events in golf.
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But this year a guy named Cody Blick also had
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to overcome the toughest hardship any golfer can face,
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having his clubs stolen.
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That's right, Blick's golf bag got jacked out
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of his rental home garage at some point
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before his final round.
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You know, just potentially the most important
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round of his life.
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What a nightmare.
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The San Jose State products first move
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was to offer a $5000 reward for his clubs,
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no questions asked.
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But I've got a couple questions.
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Is it possible Cody forgot to close the garage door?
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Is it possible a fellow player was trying
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to sabotage him?
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And how crappy of a car does he have
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that the thief took a set of golf clubs instead?
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In any event, the reward didn't work.
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As it turns out though this master craftsman
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was more than capable of working with
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other people's tools.
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In this case, a set of clubs quickly cobbled
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together before he teed off.
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Now to be clear this isn't you or me
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digging through a barrel of old golf clubs
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at a driving range.
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Blick has the backing of equipment giant, Titleist,
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who already replaced his cracked driver
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before his third round.
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Still, he wound up using the core superintendent irons,
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wedges from the pro shop and some random Titleist putter
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to fire a 63.
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A 63, nine under par.
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The sensational and surprising score
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vaulted him into tie for 25th place
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earning the 25 year old one of forty available
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Web.com tour cards.
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Meaning, he's moving up from the Mackenzie tour
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to being one step away from a PGA tour promotion.
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Talk about a big career move.
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After signing his score card, Blick said,
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This is the weirdest week of my life hands down.
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But a great week, the best week.
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And all things considered
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it might be the best round of the year.
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Good for you Cody, although I'd forget
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about offering that reward.
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You might wanna hang on to these clubs for awhile.
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