Idol Chatter

If you watched Gary Woodland during his final round of the U.S. Open, you might have noticed he kept repeating the phrase “I’ve got this” to himself.

The phrase seems simple enough, but where he found it was something truly inspirational.

Earlier this year, during a practice round at the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open, defending champion Gary Woodland asked Amy Bockerstette from Special Olympics Arizona to play the infamous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale.

Bockerstette hit her shot into a bunker, but she wasn’t fazed. Instead she told herself “I got this” and kept going. Woodland offered to hit it out of the sand for her, but she refused.

Instead Bockerstette persisted, and she knocked the ball in. The video quickly went viral, along with Bockerstette’s catch phrase.

“Amy’s attitude is phenomenal. That’s something I want to teach my kids… positive energy is contagious,” Woodland says.

Woodland went on to win the U.S. Open, feeling an incredible amount of inspiration from Bockerstette.

Amy recently became the first collegiate golfer to compete with an intellectual disability such as Down Syndrome.

You can watch the special moment between the pair below.