Middletown family makes trek to Muirfield Village for pro-am

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It was a good day for Andrew Shields and his family at the Memorial Tournament pro-am at Muirfield Village Wednesday.

With the breeze blowing through their hair, Shields, his wife Kayla, and her parents, Jill and Steve Donahue, found being at the event more satisfying than watching it on television.

“Just to see the course, it’s a great piece of property,” Andrew Shields said. 

Steve Donahue remarked on the differences between seeing the event on television and in person.

“At home, you see flat. You don’t see the rolling hills and stuff. It doesn’t look the same,” he said. However, “on a hot day, it’s better to watch it at home.”

The beauty of the course wasn’t the only draw for the family. Pro players like Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth and amateurs including Peyton Manning were a major factor in the family’s trip from Middletown.

“Seeing them in person and seeing all the people being excited, it’s great,” said Jill Donahue.

She added, “It’s amazing. I mean, Tiger shows up, and they all run.”

Woods wasn’t the only top player the family saw.

“Justin Thomas is there on the green now,” Shields said. “We just saw Tiger putt out. The good players show up for this tournament.”

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