Tucker hits the links with McIlroy

Originally Published: July 18, 2012
By Adam S. Reisinger | ESPN.com

At the 2011 Masters, Rory McIlroy went from leading by four strokes on the final day to suffering an epic collapse with an 8-over-par 80 finish. Two months later, McIlroy won the U.S. Open in record fashion. He silenced critics and gained fans. The man from Northern Ireland also inspired one child in Waconia, Minn.

Tucker DuPont, 13, was diagnosed with stenosis of the aortic valve, which is a narrowing of the valve, when he was 2 months old. When he was 6 years old, Tucker underwent ...

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