PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — From her perch in entrance of a TV in Florida, Amy Bockerstette had little doubt.

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How may she, after she and Gary Woodland had come this far collectively.

“You bought this Gary,” she stored repeating as Woodland made his approach round Pebble Seashore on his method to the U.S. Open title Sunday. “You bought this.”

On the course, Woodland was telling himself the identical factor.

“I mentioned that so much immediately, too,” he mentioned.

On this present day, Woodland lastly did have it, capping off his last spherical with a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th gap for his first main title. He held off two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka to win the Open on the coast of California.

And down in Florida, the junior school participant with the Twitter deal with @AmyGolfsNDances did slightly dance to have a good time.

“She lived and died each shot through the spherical,” mentioned her father, Joe Bockerstette. “I can’t categorical how excited Amy was. She stored asking me all day when Gary was going to tee off.”

They’re linked collectively, the skilled golfer with steely nerves and the 20-year-old with Down syndrome. Google the 2 on-line, and what comes up is the video of a special occasion in January when Amy gained one thing in her personal approach that was simply as large as a U.S. Open trophy.

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Greater than 20 million have watched, and greater than 20 million needed to have cried. Amy had her personal second of glory and as we bought to know her, we discovered so much about Woodland, too.

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