Golf Saved Kamaiu Johnson, And His Resolve Will Be Rewarded In His PGA Tour Debut

Kamaiu Johnson Will Realize A Lifelong Dream When He Tees It Up This Week At Torrey Pines - Image Courtesy Kamaiu Johnson/Twitter

By Tod Leonard /

The story of Kamaiu Johnson’s improbable journey to his PGA TOUR debut in this week’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines has to begin with the stick. Not a golf club. A real, honest-to-goodness stick. One that blew off a tree.

If Johnson, a slightly built teenager, had not been swinging a stick near his apartment on the perimeter of the Haliman Golf Course in Tallahassee, Fla., in 2007, Jan Auger would never have noticed him.

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