First Jamaican to Play in U.S Senior Open

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By: WOWT - Email

Peter Horrobin learned to play the game of golf as a child with a broken club fixed to a pvc pipe in his native country of Jamaica. Horrobin's family moved to America, when he was 14 years-old. He earned a scholarship to college at Florida International. But life has been tough playing on the mini-tours. Horrobin has made ends meet be freelancing private jobs as a electrician. Horrobin talked about his struggles off the golf course.

"There were times when I had no money. I had to put everything on my credit card, and I was just fortunate enough to win it back within two months, and I could pay off my credit card bills. So golf has been real good to me, and that's why I want to continue playing. "
I almost gave it up [crying]. "

The 53-year-old Horribin has received some financial backing from former Miami Dolphin Nat Moore and friends in Miami to fulfill his dream as the first Jamaican to play in the U.S. Senior Open.

"I've been through some sad times, but this is my dream. I don't want to give up my dream. I'm so proud of myself. I'm going to try to play good this week, and whether I play good or not, I'm so proud to be here, to be the first Jamaican to make the U.S. Open."

Horrobin will tee off at 8:34am on the #1 tee on Thursday in the opening round of the U.S. Senior Open.

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