9-year-old fan whose ‘bucket list’ poster led to her meeting Tiger Woods is said to be invited to the Masters

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Madelyn Quinn, a 9-year-old golf aficionado and heart transplant recipient who went viral last week after meeting Tiger Woods, it seems he has been invited to visit Augusta National during the 2023 Masters this April. The tour takes a look at the ultimate bucket list of Quinn’s poster at the Genesis Invitational a few weeks ago.

Quinn, who was born with a heart murmur and received a heart transplant at age 2, became the subject of a heartwarming video several weeks ago when Woods’ grandmother, Joe LaCava, noticed a bucket list sign she had. Item No. 2 on that list to meet Tiger, which she did at the Genesis Open at the Riviera Golf Club in Los Angeles.

Her story caught the attention of an Augusta National member who later connected with the Quinn family through Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz, who host a podcast together on SiriusXM. That connection has led to the Quinn family being invited to Augusta National, according to Dan Rapaport.

“One of the members who heard the story wanted to get a hold of me to offer tickets,” said Greg Quinn. “We’re pumped!”

Per Transplant Living, Madelyn was born with a congenital heart defect called a ventricular septal defect, an opening in the wall that separates the left and right ventricles of the heart. Quinn had several open heart surgeries before she turned 1 and finally received a heart transplant when she was almost 2 years old.

Not only will Madelyn now turn 10 on April 26, she is now an avid golf fan and talented young player. According to her father, Madelyn is currently ranked 41st in the world in the 9-year-old girls category.

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