Kyle Miller: Golfer with cerebral palsy plays PGA Tour-sanctioned event
Updated 1423 GMT (2223 HKT) August 14, 2017
- Miller to play ATB Financial Classic
- Playing on a sponsors' exemption
(CNN)As Jordan Spieth strides down the fairways at Quail Hollow, the eyes of the golfing world will be trained on him as the American attempts to make history.
Should he win the USPGA Championship at the North Carolina course, the 24-year-old will become the youngest man in history to complete the career grand slam.
More than 2,000 miles north, just across the Canadian border, fewer TV cameras and spectators are at the Country Hills Golf Club, Calgary -- but PGA Tour history has already been made nonetheless.
When Kyle Miller took to the first tee of the ATB Financial Classic on Thursday, he became the first person diagnosed with cerebral palsy to play in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event.
Thanks to a sponsors' exemption, which has been earned through years of hard work, charity fundraising and sheer determination, Miller has realized a lifelong dream -- and one that he was told not to reach for.