Thwack went the tee shot. Crack went the tree limb.
It might have been a rough moment off the No. 15 tee for collegiate golfer and former St. Jude patient Zach at TPC Southwind.
But this was the Danny Thomas Pro-Am, where you apparently can count on a little of what someone dubbed “St. Jude magic.” Zach’s errant shot took a charmed bounce and landed some 70 yards from the green, a straight shot to the pin.
But then, it’s not like one bad shot, or a hundred, would have ruined this day for Zach and the other St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients in the field for the pro-am, which opened FedEx St. Jude Classic week in Memphis.
“For Zach to be down here doing this, it’s a pretty big deal for him,” said his father, Thomas.
“We never knew, what, 15 years ago, 14 years ago, he’d be here,” said his mother, Lisa. “He’s loving it. He’s loving every minute of it.”