I am born and raised in Philadelphia! Grew up and played a ton of golf around Chester County. I belong to a course called Whitford Country Club and was lucky enough to play golf their everyday in the summers. It was royalty and as I sit it my cube; I can’t begin to describe how much I miss it.
Sean O’hair is originally from Texas but grew up playing golf in Florida. However, when Sean met his wife Jackie, they relocated to West Chester, PA. Sean has played a bunch of golf at a lot of the local courses in my area. Concord, Aronimink, Waynesboro, Merion to name a few… What most people do not know about Sean is the up and down trajectory of his career path. In 2005, O’hair came onto the PGA and won his first career event at the John Deere Classic. This year was capped with $15 million dollars in the bank and a spot on the 2005 President’s Cup team where he partnered up with Phil. The next 6 years were fairly good to Sean and resulted in 2 big wins at PODS Championship, Quail Hallow.
In 2011, after a big split with his swing Coach Sean Foley, his game started to go downhill. He had missed like 17 cuts and suffered from a big time slump. Sean remembered picking up the phone and calling his wife Jackie after the 2011 AT&T National. Frustrated after Saturday and Sunday 78’s, O’hair really did not know where to turn.
It was then that O’hair pulled out the Bible that he’s kept in his golf bag since he was a rookie and started to read. To this day, he talks about that moment and how it challenged him to put his faith in God. Later that year, he went out and won the RBC Canadian Open. No, he does not believe that God answered his prayers. Through this revelation, he realized that playing golf for money, career titles, and President’s Cups does not matter. The only thing that matter is the true love of the game.
The last PGA Tour event that he contended for was The 2015 Valspar Championship where he lost to Jordan Spieth in a playoff. Yikes! But, the reason I am writing the blog is because he just had a huge T9 finish in the Desert Classic. Could this be his breakout year where we see another win. I hope so! As always, I am pulling for my boy Sean to get it done this year. He absolutely deserves it!