Who is David Lynn?
By mustang6560 on 8/13/12
Joost Luiten stole the spotlight early in the first round of the PGA Championship when he reached 8-under-par. John Daly was the talk of the tournament following his first round 4-under-par 68. But, it was David Lynn who captured the attention of the golf world following his second place finish at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island.

Prior to the PGA Championship, David had only played in one major championship - the 2003 Open Championship (he finished T53 at Royal St. George's). But, because of his relatively high ranking (#98) in the Official World Golf Rankings, the PGA of America invited David to play in the PGA Championship - an invitation he graciously accepted.

And the Englishman made the most of it.

David beat every player in the field expect one in only his second major championship appearance. The best part for David is his second place finish was good enough to earn him a spot in the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club AND an invitation from The Masters.
"It's a little bit surreal right now," said Lynn, whose only win came in the 2004 Dutch Open. "I've never been exempt to play in anything in America, so that's the reason why I've never been over here. This is a good start.

"To come and perform the way I have this week in a major is very special and a great achievement. It has not sunk in properly yet to be honest.

Lynn springs surprise
"The Masters is just a dream come true, obviously - amazing. Seeing Augusta as many times as I have, it's like I know the place and I've never even been there.

"So actually to go and get to experience it is going to be something I'm really going to look forward to."
I really enjoy reading stories about people like David. Despite a largely unsatisfied career, he's continued to compete and it finally paid off for him.

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Torleif Sorenson says:
1000 points for David Lynn, for making the PGA of America look smart.

This reminds me of how Nick Faldo received a special invitation from the USGA for the 2002 U.S. Open at Bethpage; Sir Nick then made the USGA look good by finishing T-5.
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