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One of the beautiful things about professional golf is meritocracy of it all. There are no teams that can sign or cut you; there are no guaranteed contracts. You’re paid according to how high up the leaderboard you finish, nothing more and nothing less.

That attitude extends into qualifying, too. Players on both the European and PGA Tours land their place among golf’s elite, they’re forced to earn their place through Qualifying School – or “Q School.” It’s a everything-on-the-line, high stakes, pressure-packed tournament.

Jigger Thomson was among the lucky few to make through this year’s contest, and his reaction afterward tells the whole story. The emotion when he sees his father awaiting him off the final green just pours through them both.

Better grab the tissues before wtching this one…

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