Golf can teach you a lot about life and vice versa. How has golf contributed to your personal development?
Xander: The guys at this level have been growing up with golf from a rather early age. Thus, for us, it is not so much a transfer of life skills from life to golf and vice versa, but more of a symbiosis from the get-go. I’d say that golf has formed me. I grew up learning what is necessary to compete at every level mentally and physically; and that has clearly determined and conditioned who I am as a man today.
Cameron: Golf has helped me develop personal connections with people. We come in contact with people from all walks of life and from all across the world when we are playing in tournaments, at Pro-Am parties, out at restaurants and even at airports. It has become one of my favorite parts of being a pro.
Justin: I have learned patience and appreciation for everything going on around me. In golf you must be very patient and understand that things don’t always go your way. That is very similar in life as you have to roll with the punches and deal with whatever situation you are put into.
What’s it like playing on a team with people who are typically your competitors?
Cameron: It’s awesome. We are all friends away from the course. Some of my closest friends are on the team this year, it will be a very special environment.
Xander: It’s funny, during the cup you don’t really know how your teammates or competitors are performing — you are only competing against what’s right in front of you. It actually fires us up and creates a lot more excitement because we have to do our best independently to support the team.
Justin: It can be weird at first, but it’s also a blast. The great part about the team events is your team members are all amazing players, so having them on your team for a week is a great thing!