Nick Dunlap turns pro and joins the PGA Tour: It’s an incredible opportunity

“At this time, I do want to announce that I am turning professional."- Dunlap said.

by Sead Dedovic
Nick Dunlap turns pro and joins the PGA Tour: It’s an incredible opportunity
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Nick Dunlap impressed golf fans after he recorded an unprecedented score of -29 over 72 holes, becoming the first amateur to win a PGA Tour since Phil Mickelson achieved the same feat 23 years ago.

Being in the same sentence as a golf legend is certainly a big deal for this young golfer, who has yet to build his career. Dunlap impresses everyone with her performance, and we do not doubt that he'll continue at the same pace in the future. Looking at the reactions of golf legends, experts, and fans, many have already set huge ambitions regarding Dunlap's career.

This young golfer confirmed today that he is a turning professional and that he will join the PGA Tour. During his press conference, you could feel how emotional and excited Dunlap was about everything that had happened in the past few days. 

It seems as if he is not aware of the feat he has accomplished and how significant it can be for him. Although this great golfer is still emotional after everything, he did not forget to thank everyone responsible for his success. Primarily, he mentioned that choosing the University of Alabama was probably the best decision he could have made. Although not impressed with his behavior and character during the early days of his career, Nick is happy that Coach Seawell was able to guide him on the right path.

“First of all, I want to say that choosing the University of Alabama is the greatest decision I’ve ever made. I’ve grown as a person, as a player since Coach Seawell first recruited me. I was a little *, I’m not going to lie, but I’ve learned a lot and I’m very grateful for my team here. I couldn’t be happier with where I decided to come."- Dunlap said, as quoted by

Just like in everyone's career, so in Dunlap's career, parents played a crucial role. Without them, no success would be possible. His parents were the biggest support for him since the first day of his career. They recognized his talent, they wanted Dunlap to love golf and build a career, and it can be said that they succeeded in their goal, judging by the feat that the young golfer did.

“My parents, through all the ups and downs have always been there, whether that’s driving through the night to see me play golf or getting up early. I’m kind of first starting to understand how expensive golf is, so thank you."

Nick Dunlap talks about his coach and teammates

Coach Seawell was never going to give up on Nick, even when Nick didn't believe in himself. Seawell knew this young golfer had the potential to do great things. Nick also thanked his teammates and hopes that he fulfilled their expectations.

“Coach Seawell, we’ve been through a lot. I didn’t want to play for anyone else. Hopefully, I’ve represented Alabama golf well. To my teammates, being your teammate has been a blast for me."

Nick Dunlap
Nick Dunlap© Orlando Ramirez / Getty Images Sport

What he dreamed about as a boy has become a reality: Nick has become a professional, and the Pebble Beach AT&T Pro-Am will be an opportunity for him to immediately convince the world of his qualities. Dunlap certainly feels both fear and excitement because of everything that happened. However, it can also be a huge motivation for him. Judging by the last tournament, Dunlap is someone who knows how to handle pressure, even though he is only 20 years old.

“At this time, I do want to announce that I am turning professional. I’m accepting my membership and I’m going to debut at the Pebble Beach AT&T Pro-Am. It’s an incredible opportunity and I’m very grateful for it.”

Nick Dunlap described the intense emotions he experienced during his winning putt on the 18th hole, saying it was a sensation unlike anything he had ever felt. He emphasized the special nature of the moment, being an amateur and participating in a significant event.  Many people are talking about his success, considering that no one expected that young Dunlop could make such a success as an amateur.

Dunlap stressed the surreal aspect of the experience, noting that if someone had told him on Wednesday night that he would have a putt to win the tournament, he wouldn't have believed it.

As we said before, everything he dreamed about became a reality. This is an opportunity for him to take an even bigger step forward in his career and set out on the path to becoming a star. He has the potential for that, but he will have to work hard and believe in himself at every moment. It's a winning combination for success!

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