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It has been quite the week for golfer Michael Sweeney.
The Florida player made headlines earlier this week as he chases his dream of making the PGA Tour.
Sweeney has gone viral for being “The Homeless Golfer.” He literally lives out of his car and uses any money he earns from working at a nearby golf course and a Spotify rapping side-hustle towards a future golf career.
It all turned into fruition this week when Sweeney was finally able to qualify for the Hometown Lenders Championship in spectacular fashion. After eagling on the 18th hole and winning a playoff, Sweeney took the course on Friday after rain delayed Thursday’s Round 1.
And the golf Gods delivered.
FANS ARE SHOWING SUPPORT FOR ‘THE HOMELESS GOLFER’
Sweeney continued his good fortune by nailing a hole-in-one on the 230 yard fourth hole!
Just an amazing moment to continue a very cool story. It’s impossible to not appreciate the hustle, the drive, the passion and a willingness to leave it all out on the course.
As word got around that Sweeney had to spend some of his savings on the $500 entry free, the Internet came through for him. Golf fans and others began Venmoing him to show their appreciation for his love of the game.
Sweeney finished the first round at -1 and tied for 58th. He’s right on the projected cut list for today’s 2nd round where he will tee off at 5:56 ET.
If you didn’t have any interest in the tournament or golf before, Sweeney’s story is definitely one to follow. We’ll keep you updated on how he does here on OutKick throughout the weekend!