Tuesday, July 19, 2011
David Byrne is the Big Break Indian Wells Champion!
His story about how his mother and he worked multiple jobs and struggled to make ends meet, has been told more than once on this series. But it's worth remembering - David worked hard for his money his whole life and it's finally paying off.
David set a number of "firsts" on the Big Break as well.
1. He was the the youngest winner ever on the Big Break.
2. He faced the most elimination challenges (6 if you count this last match) and finally rid himself of being bottom of the money list.
3. His won his first professional career event he ever entered - here on the Big Break.
So let's hear now what David has to say about that day, what's next for him, his recommendations to the Golf Channel on future Big Breaks and his advice for those who dream of having their own ...
Just received this wonderful video from Paul Foster on Twitter (@biztherapistpf) of David's evening with friends in Essex, watching him win his Big Break. I have goosebumps after watching it.
Carl joined me today to wrap up this series with his commentary about the show, David and Kent's performance, and what he thinks separates champions from those who just make a living on the PGA Tour.
Shank shared his thoughts on this week's show and why he thought this series was so successful. Even though he didn't take home the money, he left with a renewed belief in himself and love for the game...
Thank you David, Carl and Robbie for your friendship and being so gracious about doing these interviews every week. You guys are the best!!!
This was David's first professional win in his career and I doubt very much it will be his last. There's something special about Champions on the Tour - those that never give up, never surrender. Darren Clarke had what it took at the Open after 20 years of grinding and persevering through personal adversities.
Just like Darren, David has what it takes and I hope IT takes him all the way!
Until the next Big Break...