At the at AT&T National Pro-Am at Congressional Wednesday, a special group of heroes played nine holes of golf with some of the tournament’s pro players.
Hunter Mahan, ranked 22nd in the world, spent the day with U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tim Lang. The 28-year-old underwent 48 surgeries and spent 4 years at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center recovering from injuries he suffered in an IED explosion in Iraq. Lang lost his right leg from the knee down.
For years he was depressed recovering from the injuries until one day when a representative from Salute Military Golf Association visited Lang and convinced him to try golf. He never played the sport before, but after a few months he was hooked.
Thursday he received tips from Mahan and enjoyed nine holes.
Tiger Woods, who hosts the AT&T National, has dedicated this tournament to honor our armed forces. This is also a way he has been able to pay tribute to his late father Earl Woods, who is a veteran of the war in Vietnam.