Sunday 11th December 2016,

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Korean American James Hahn Wins Wells Fargo Championship–Perseverance Wins Out

posted by Louis Chan
James Hahn

James Hahn celebrates after winning the Wells Fargo Championship

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

James Hahn is beating the odds and living a dream.

The Korean American hasn’t even made the cut on the PGA tour in eight consecutive tournaments.

The UC Berkeley graduate has only one one other tournament since turning pro in 2003.

With his sudden death victory in the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina, he won his second tournament in as many years.

His first victory came in the Northern Trust Open which he also won in sudden death.

Reporters wanted to know how he managed to bounce back from so many consecutive missed cuts.

“Once you start going five, six, and seven, you start thinking about doing other things,” Hahn admitted. “It’s tough. It really is. The mind is a powerful thing. It was going bad for a while. Just didn’t have the confidence. Didn’t believe in myself.”

A talk with his caddie turned his whole outlook around.

Hey, look. You just have to believe in yourself because its not always going to be like this. That was a week ago and now I’m here.”

Believe, Hanh, believe.


 

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