Dreams do come true and on Thursday they became a reality for young golfer Sam Murphy. The professional career of the young golfer got underway as he made his debut at the Sanderson Farms Championship which teed off in Jackson, Mississippi.
A resident of Decatur and alumnus of Hartselle High School, Murphy finally kicked off his career as a professional golfer. Due to his success as an amateur and his close ties to Sam Burns, the defending champion, the young golfer received a sponsor exemption for this weekend’s event.
Sam Murphy is excited about the long road ahead
Sam Murphy, talking about his debut, said that he is definitely very fortunate and wants to make healthy progress in his golfing career.
“Obviously, the first one, everyone is like, ‘Oh, my gosh,’ but it’s like, no. It’s a long journey, and you got to start at some point,” Murphy said. “So I’m definitely very fortunate to get a start this early, but I’m just looking forward to seeing if I can continue to progress in golf, and I could not think of a better place to start.”
The golfer thanked the support from his family and friends and said it has been unbelievable since he won the Daiken Spirit of America in July. Thanks to that support and his own hard work, he is playing the PGA Tour.
“I guess you realize you have a lot of people that are interested or follow you, and it is nice to see that people that you haven’t talked to in a while are like, ‘Aw, man, good luck,’ and all that stuff, so it’s pretty cool,” Murphy said.