Michael Visacki makes emotional call to dad after qualifying for first PGA Tour event in viral video
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Florida native Michael Visacki is winning over the hearts of golf fans everywhere after a touching video of him calling his dad after qualifying for his first PGA Tour event since going pro seven years ago went viral.
Visacki, 27, holed a 20-footer on Monday to qualify for the Valspar Championship in Flordia this week — his first PGA Tour event since starting his professional career in 2014.
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In an emotional video posted on Twitter, Visacki can barely find the words to tell his dad, “I made it.”
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“They sacrificed everything for me,” the Central Florida alum told PGATour.com of his parents. “They have given up everything for me. They knew I was able to do it and they were always there for me.”
He continued: “My dad cried, my mom cried, and I cried. My mom was driving when she called me, she had to pull over and she had to take a minute. She just cried for a couple of minutes. They know I can do it, and to have it finally happen, it just means the world to me and to them. It was just a really special moment.”
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Visacki has 37 wins on the West Florida Tour alone and had one start in the Korn Ferry Tour in 2018 at the Kansas City Golf Classic.
“I know I can compete out there,” he said. “Everyone around me knows I can compete on the PGA Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour … I knew if I kept knocking on the door it would happen. I finally did it. I broke through. I walked through this time.”
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