Shaun to Kyle
I'm more proud of my reputation than the fact that I won a lot of tournaments. Byron Nelson
Last week, Kyle Lograsso, the little boy fighting ocular cancer who was the subject of Dave Kindred's moving profile in May, got a very nice note from his hero Tiger Woods. Over the weekend comes another message that he'll appreciate, also from a major champion, via author Kindred:
I just read your article (Courage of a Tiger) on 4-year-old Kyle Lograsso. What an inspiration he is to all of us. I have a 3-year-old son who's also playing golf. Maybe one day they can get together for a round. __
Please pass along my well wishes to Kyle and his family.
Shaun Micheel, 2003 PGA Champion
Shaun's son, Dade Palmer, was born just a few months after Micheel won at Oak Hill. I emailed Shaun to ask if it would be okay if we used his note on this blog. Sure, he said. "I really enjoyed the article. I just wish that there were more stories like that out there in the media these days."
And finally comes this word from the Lograsso's that Kyle got a very special voicemail message over the weekend. Tiger Woods called him, wished him good luck and told him to keep practicing.
You think that might be a message Kyle saves for a while?