Eugene Wong, who played for Casey Martin at the University of Oregon, won the Canadian Tour Championship with a walk-off eagle on the 72nd hole. He holed his 2nd shot from 133 yards with a 9-iron.
When he was approaching his 2nd shot at 18, he actually had a conversation with his caddie where his caddie pointed out how cool it would be if Eugene holed out from the fairway to win. They were agreement and then he holed the shot which was pretty cool.
When he finished his collegiate career at the University of Oregon, Wong says his coach Casey Martin advised him not to burn himself out and pace himself. Wong has been trying to do that and he is now looking ahead to preparing for PGA TOUR Q-School later this year. If he had one weakness in his game it would be his long irons but he is looking forward to putting some serious practice time in to work on that part of his game.
Casey Martin has been a mentor to him both during and after his collegiate career and his advice carries extra weight because he knows what it is like to both play and succeed at the highest level as a professional. Whenever he experiences something in his pro career, he knows he can go to Martin and he knows that his coach will be able to relate to that experience.
During his time at the University of Oregon, the level of talent at the collegiate level just kept going up. Young players are just so prepared for competition and he thinks that the level of talent will continue to go up.
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