DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The truth that Ollie Osborne can drive it far and roll the ball into the underside of the cup doesn’t start to inform the story of who Ollie Osborne is.
The Southern Methodist College junior says, “I’m not too apprehensive about individuals pondering I’m an incredible golfer… I need individuals to know I’m an excellent individual and I understand how to behave skilled and other people wanna be round me.”
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It’s that sort of positivity that has carried Ollie his total life — and carried him from the attractive Lake Tahoe space in Nevada to SMU in Dallas.
He admits, “It’s fascinating Dallas has quite a lot of good athletes and it’s totally different than what I realized in Reno for positive.”
There’s nice athletes like Jordan Spieth, who’s a member at Trinity Forest Golf Membership, CBS lead NFL analyst Tony Romo, whom Ollie has performed with earlier than, and SMU’s Bryson DeChambeau, the reigning U.S. Open champ, who’s turn out to be one of many greatest names on tour.
Ollie says, “I’ve all of the instruments I have to get to the place he’s at… it’s positively motivating to attempt to accomplish what he’s achieved.”
Ollie will see DeChambeau and each different golf superstars on the Masters — and never as a spectator.
Osborne bought an invitation to play at Augusta Nationwide and the U.S. Open later this yr after ending runner-up at the latest U.S. Novice.
In his phrases, “It’s actually thrilling that I get this chance. I by no means thought in my school years, I’d be taking part in within the Masters.”
It’s a possibility his older brother, Stephen, a golf professional, has by no means had, and his father, Steve, as soon as a scratch golfer, has by no means had both.
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His father will probably be on his bag as his caddy this week. .
When requested about dwelling out his father’s and brother’s dream, Ollie says, “I haven’t actually considered it that manner… it’s fascinating.”
What’s fascinating is how Ollie devoted himself to the game after beginning off as a aggressive skier.
Ollie says, “My brother, sister, and I have been all of the All-Squad Valley ski crew and that was most likely one of the best ski crew on the west coast. Wanting again at it, I cherished it. However, I simply didn’t join with it like I did golf.”
And now the problem will probably be for Ollie’s followers to attach with him after they scan the leaderboard as a result of his identify’s probably not Ollie.
He says, “My actual identify is Charles Alfred Osborne” And jokingly says “that doesn’t make sense.”
“It initially got here from my grandmother. She has this image of an ollie chook… and he or she would name me Ollie chook,” he says.
He says one in every of his SMU teammates calls him Charles and it’s awkward. If he will get calls over the speaker at an airport, they announce his identify as Charles.
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So what’s going to the leaderboard present on the Masters this week? Ollie guarantees, “I’m gonna see what I can do. I’m gonna attempt to swap it. However, if not, it is perhaps Charles.”