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2021 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship

Brady Barnum

Dublin , OH
Age: 10 - 11
Gender: Boys
Region: Great Lakes
The Path to the National Finals
  1. Local Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Springboro, OH 45066
    Jul 3, 2019
  2. Sub-Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Maineville, OH 45039
    Aug 11, 2019
  3. Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
    Oct 5, 2019
Home Course and Location:
Muirfield Village, Dublin, Ohio

Play Golf Right or Left Handed:
Right

Age Started Playing Golf:
3

Lowest Score Shot (9 and/or 18 holes):
9 – 33 / 18 - 68

How did you become interested in golf?
My dad took me to my first lesson when I was 3.

Who introduced you to golf?
My dad

Who do you normally play golf with?
My friends and my brother Blaise

Who is your golf teacher?
Chad Middaugh

What do you like most about playing golf?
I like playing golf with my friends

What part of golf do you like to practice the most?
Irons

What’s the most difficult thing about golf?
Mental and short game

What is your favorite club?
Putter

What is your favorite course in the world?
Kapalua, Plantation Course, Maui

What is your biggest achievement in golf so far?
Second-time participant at the DCP Finals

Have you ever participated in a USGA or PGA of America event? If so, which one(s), when, and how did you do?
No.

Do you participate in PGA Junior League?
Yes. I also made the all-star team and competed at Nemacolin for the regional final. We lost to Mallard 7-5 in the championship.

Do you participate in LPGA*USGA Girls Golf?
No.

Do you participate in The First Tee?
No.

Local Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
Heatherwoode Golf Club – 1st place, 118 points

Sub-Regional Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
TPC River Bend – 1st place, 163 points. It was the highest score that day.

Regional Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
Oakland Hills – 1st place, 130 points – I holed my 3rd chip. I believe my 50 points in chipping was the best score of the 96 competitors.

Have you tried to qualify for Drive, Chip and Putt in the past? If so, please list each of the years and previous results:
2015 – Regional Final at Oakmont
2016 – Did not qualify after 1st round
2017 – 1st in Regional Final, Muirfield Village
2018 – 3rd in Subregional, TPC River Bend

Did you watch last year’s Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals on television? If so, what impact did that have on your participation this year?
Yes. I enjoyed watching some of my friends compete.

List from strongest to weakest – Driving, Chipping, Putting:
Driving, putting, chipping

Have you ever been to the Masters before? If so, when?
Yes, I made it to the DCP finals 2 years ago

What is your favorite Masters memory? U.S. Open or U.S. Women’s Open memory? PGA Championship or Women’s PGA Championship memory?
Tiger making his unbelievable chip on the par 3, #16 in 2005 and last year’s Masters win

What is your favorite memory of watching golf on TV?
Tiger’s win last year at the Masters

Who is your favorite male golfer, and why?
Tiger Woods. Amazing comeback.

Who is your favorite female golfer, and why?
Michelle Wie. She’s from Hawaii

Who is the coolest player in golf, and why?
Phil Mickelson for his unique shots

Have you ever played with someone famous? Who? Please describe the circumstances:
Yes. James Wisniewski and Jared Boll; 2 retired NHL hockey players who have become my buddies and Rod Spittle.

If you could choose to play golf with a dream foursome, who would the other three people be?
Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, Jason Day

Do you have any superstitions as it relates to golf? If so, please describe:
My Brooks Koepka shoes bring me good luck

Do you play any golf videos games? If so, which one(s)?
Yes. Rory McIlroy.

What food would you serve at your Champions Dinner at Augusta National?
Ahi Tuna appetizer, margarita pizza, and a huge chocolate lave cake.

Favorite School Subject:
Social Studies

Favorite School Teacher:
Mr. Byorth

Favorite Sport (other than golf):
Basketball

Favorite Movie:
Lord of the Rings

Favorite Singer/Music Group:
Travis Scott

Favorite TV Show:
Gilligan’s Island

Favorite App:
Fortnite

Favorite Emoji:
Sad emoji

Explain any talents or interests outside of golf:
I speak Japanese

Describe any obstacles you’ve overcome in your life:
I was never a good putter until I focused and practiced a lot.

Hero/Role Model(s):
Tiger Woods

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Hard work pays off – my dad

What do you want to be with you grow up?
PGA Tour player or surgeon

Describe yourself:
Happy, talented, I smile a lot and I love spending time with my family and friends
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