Ex-soldier injured in Iraq invited to Tahoe event 

A former soldier and amateur athlete who lost a leg to a roadside bomb blast in Iraq says golf has become both therapy and a passion.

Once a college baseball player, Chad Pfeifer took up golf while rehabbing at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Since then he’s won the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Warrior Open three times.

The Arizona Republic reported that Pfeifer has been invited to play in the American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe in July.

“I’m no celebrity, that’s for sure,” Pfeifer told the Arizona Republic. “So to be included in that lineup and for me to be able to be around all those guys, guys I idolized growing up, it’s pretty cool.”

He will be in the field of 80 professional athletes and entertainers competing for $600,000 in prize money.

Pfeifer is now a golf pro at a course in Goodyear, Ariz.

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