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12/02/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/02/2020 12:01

Andy Ogletree set for pro debut at Mayakoba Golf Classic

'One of my best friends growing up, his mom was my third-grade teacher. She was going through some old files and cleaning out some of her storage, and she came across a letter that I wrote in 2008,' said Ogletree in explaining the note's origins. 'She gave it to my mom. My mom's also a schoolteacher at our local school, so she was like, 'Hey, I think you might want to have this.'

'This was a couple of years ago … my mom framed it, put it in my room knowing that one day I would be a professional golfer, and she's like, 'This is going to be super cool.' Super fortunate that she kept that letter, but it was definitely a cool way to announce turning professional.'

Ogletree graduated from Georgia Tech this past May with a degree in business administration, and now lives in Atlanta with TOUR member Vincent Whaley, a fellow Georgia Tech alum.

The 22-year-old gleans insight on TOUR life from Whaley and fellow Yellow Jacket alums like Stewart Cink, Chesson Hadley and Matt Kuchar, among many others.

'I feel comfortable asking any of them for tidbits or advice that I might want to know about,' Ogletree said.

Beginning this week, he strives to channel that advice as a touring pro. And his third-grade self is smiling.