Calkins: What happens when a St. Jude kid plays golf in the pandemic

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 06, 2020 10:49 AM CT | Published: April 04, 2020 2:19 PM CT
<strong>Justin Rose (left) gets a token from fan Dakota Cunningham while signing autographs on the practice green during a day of practice rounds at the <span class="s1">World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational&nbsp;</span>at Southwind on July 24, 2019. Playing golf&nbsp;<span class="s1">&ldquo;was something I could do even when I was getting treatment,&rdquo; said Dakota, who was diagnosed with leukemia in May, 2017.</span></strong>&nbsp;(Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Justin Rose (left) gets a token from fan Dakota Cunningham while signing autographs on the practice green during a day of practice rounds at the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational at Southwind on July 24, 2019. Playing golf “was something I could do even when I was getting treatment,” said Dakota, who was diagnosed with leukemia in May, 2017. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

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Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

Dakota Cunningham is the St. Jude patient who sank a 5-foot putt for $50,000 at the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational last summer. This past Thursday, he did better than that. 

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