Well, I made it home! Ryan and I drove back last night. It feels great to be home, but I was sad to leave what I think is a golfer’s paradise.
I couldn’t have planned a better finish to my tournament, birdieing my last 2 holes to finish tied for sixth! John, again was amazing. He helped me out so much, and I wouldn’t have finished so well or played that well without him. John and Jason (his son and caddie) really did nothing but good things for me the entire week.
With everything I did, I wouldn’t have been able to do it without Ryan, my chaperone, and chief strategist for the week. Without him I would not have had the best week of my life. I was with him wherever I went, and I enjoyed every second of it. He is the best caddie, best chaperone, and one of the greatest friends I could have. Thank you so much, Ryan, for everything you did for me.
I also want to say thank you to Tim and Margo Daniels for taking me in as their own for the week. They spoiled me, and treated me like royalty the whole week I was there. They were absolutely amazing, and I couldn’t have wanted or asked for a better host family. I will definitely keep in touch with them.
I have a few last thanks before I close. Mike Firpo has been great to me as well. He has never given up on me and has always supported me. A huge thank you to Mike for everything. And also I want to say thank you to my family. My biggest supporters, my biggest fans, and the people I love the most. I am the golfer I am now because of them, without them I wouldn’t have been even close to where I am today. Another thank you to everyone who watched and supported me while I was playing! #teamcliffy
As I look back and think about my week, I can say it has been the best week of my life. I have a career path I want to chase, and goals I want to achieve, but I will forever and always remember, The 2015 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.