Friday, August 5, 2016

5-year-old, one-armed golfer does great pro golfer swing impersonations

Tommy Morrissey is an inspirational story. The 5-year-old golfer was born without much of his right arm, but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming an impressive junior who has been featured all over the place.

While he has a great swing all his own, Morrissey also has the ability to impersonate the swings of some of his favorite golfers.


The gang down at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina hosted Morrissey as part of him qualifying for the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships and let him take pop by their golf academy to take some cuts in the swings of the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler. He even did a left-handed Phil Mickelson with a right-handed club. But I’m partial to his mostly-follow-through impersonation of Arnold Palmer’s wild club lassoing at the end of his swing.

Morrissey is a wonderful kid, and I can’t wait to see what he does next.

Ryan Ballengee is a Yahoo Sports contributor. Find him on Facebook and Twitter.

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