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Zach Johnson and Will McDonald
Courtesy: Drake Athletics

Zach Johnson Shares Unique Experience With Drake Golfer

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: May 30, 2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa - Drake sophomore men’s golfer Will McDonald (Tulsa, Okla.) participated in a unique experience this Memorial Day as he caddied for PGA professional and Drake alum Zach Johnson during the Patriot Cup held on Monday (May 27) at The Patriot Golf Club in Owasso, Okla.

“The opportunity to spend the day with Zach at the Patriot Cup in Tulsa on Monday was amazing,” McDonald commented.   “Zach (Johnson) was paired against Rickie Fowler and I was able to ride with him on the cart all day. It was fun getting to know Zach; he's a great guy. Drake was our main topic of discussion, but it was quite the learning experience as well. There is a lot to learn from watching such a quality player!”

The fourth annual Patriot Cup pairs each of the participating 38 PGA TOUR professionals, Champions Tour players and celebrities with an active or non-active military golfer and a Folds of Honor donor in a three-player match play event, pitting the Air Force against the other three divisions of the Armed Forces (Army, Marines and Navy).

NBC Sports/Golf Channel filmed the competition for a special airing later this year. 

The Patriot Cup benefits Owasso-based Folds of Honor Foundation, an organization founded in May 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, a former F-16 Fighter Pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, PGA Professional, and USGA member, that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and dependents of military members killed or disabled while serving our great nation. Folds of Honor has raised more than $25 million and awarded more than 3,800 scholarships.

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