Phil Mickelson and Jon Rahm Congratulate Nick Dunlap on Historic Win

"Such an impressive performance by Nick Dunlap. Congratulations on an incredible win. This is just the beginning."- Mickelson said.

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Phil Mickelson and Jon Rahm Congratulate Nick Dunlap on Historic Win
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Nick Dunlap created history by becoming the first amateur to win on the PGA Tour since Phil Mickelson in 1991. The 20-year-old golfer's unexpected victory at The American Express surprised both golf fans and legends. Despite Dunlap's initial disbelief in achieving such success, his dedication and determination in crucial moments played a key role in his triumph. Jon Rahm, who watched Dunlap's impressive performance, was particularly amazed by the young golfer's ability to handle intense pressure, even against more experienced opponents. Rahm believes that Dunlap has a promising future ahead based on his outstanding accomplishment.

"What an amazing accomplishment by Nick Dunlap, stellar play and way to pull through under pressure to join a very selective group of players to win PGA Tour events as an amateur! Great future ahead of this great talent! Congratulations."- Jon Rahm said, reported by golfmagic.com

Phil Mickelson also reacted. He congratulated young Nick Dunlap, and believes that this is just the beginning.

"Such an impressive performance by Nick Dunlap. Congratulations on an incredible win. This is just the beginning."

Nick Dunlaps shares his thoughts

Dunlap shared his thoughts on the day, explaining that even though he had rehearsed a scenario in his mind countless times, reality unfolded differently than expected. Despite this unpredictability, he expressed happiness at being present in the moment. 4

When you're such an inexperienced golfer, it's hard to set goals and expectations. One thing is certain: Dunlap did not expect to actually win the tournament.

When talking about his approach to the day, Dunlap expressed a sense of understanding that things may not always go as planned. However, he emphasized his dedication to putting forth his best effort, regardless of the specific outcome. Whether he shot a 75, 65, or 70, his focus was on giving his absolute best in the situation.

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