When trying to get on the PGA Tour, playing outstanding golf is only half the battle. Every competition has a high entry price, as well as expenses including airfare, rental vehicles, meals, lodging, and equipment.
It is incredibly challenging to pay your own way to the Tour if you don’t have a reliable sponsor or any sort of financial aid.
Aspiring PGA Tour player Michael Sweeney has been working hard to realize his goal. Sweeney lacks the typical university golf background, but he hasn’t allowed that stop him from working hard to rise to the top.
The 26-year-old made the decision to live in his car rather than rent an apartment in order to save money for competitions and travel costs.
Sweeney claimed, “I was initially parking in a small rest area off of 95 when I received the boot from one of the security guys. Therefore, I found myself spending most evenings in the Walmart parking lot, which is a classy place to be, as you are aware.
At a playoff in Purchase, New York, Sweeney missed his opportunity to qualify for the U.S. Open this year.
After shooting consecutive rounds of 69 over the course of 36 holes, Sweeney recalled, “I wound up getting into an eight-way playoff for three slots.” Although I performed only averagely in the playoff, it was still a fantastic day.
This day served as nothing more than fuel for Sweeney, who has since continued to train in the hopes of securing a spot on the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour by the end of August.
Sweeney enjoys playing golf and rapping in his spare time. Although he doesn’t promote it, his rap lines and beats are almost as good as his golf swing. He is accessible on Spotify.