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Billy Mayfair Wears Pat Tillman Jersey as Tribute During Phoenix Open (Pictures)

Golfer Billy Mayfair is from Phoenix and lives in Scottsdale — a born-and-bred Arizona native. He went to college at Arizona State, so he decided to use his second round Saturday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open as an opportunity to pay tribute to Pat Tillman.

Tillman is a former Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year for Arizona State who played for the Arizona Cardinals but left them to join the Army Rangers. Tillman was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan and is widely considered to be a hero and role model.

Mayfair put the jersey on for the 16th hole and his drive hit the pin, lipping out in what was nearly a hole in one. He ended up with a birdie on the hole. Mayfair is several strokes off the lead, but no doubt he’s the fan favorite after that tribute.


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  • Anonymous

    How can a player just change his shirt in the middle of a round to pay tribute or promote a person, product or player? Can a PGA tour player slip on my companie golf shirt so I can get publicity. I am not being cold and cruel here. Pat Tillman is a war hero with out a doubt. But is the PGA tour the place to hold tribute to him? Can a PGA tour player slip on a pair of combat booots or shorts because his great grandfather wore them? I have never seen this before in the PGA. I have seen it in the MLB or NBA when Fed Auerbach passed away or George Steinbrenner. The players wore a armband or a symbol for the season. But without persion from the PGA to just change shirts for a hole to honor a person seems like Mayfair is making up the rules as he goes along. Again, this is no slight to Tillman.

  • Anonymous

    Why bring up some petty BS like that! Oh no! The PGA is getting out of hand! {yeah right}Go home you looser. The time was perfect. Hello! ASU! Pat Tillman, Super Bowl weekend. Are you blind or something.

  • Anonymous

    Why bring up some petty BS like that! Oh no! The PGA is getting out of hand! {yeah right}Go home you looser. The time was perfect. Hello! ASU! Pat Tillman, Super Bowl weekend. Are you blind or something.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, that guy with the first post must be the biggest asshole… either that or a republican.