BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Monday of tournament week is usually quiet. It's when the first wave of pros get here and get a chance to see the course at Congressional Country Club and play it a little bit ahead of this week's Quicken Loans National.
But it's also a very special time for a group of young people from the First Tee of Greater Washington. They get to play this top notch course and get a lesson from some of the best pros in the world.
It's a dream for many golfers to play a course like the legendary Congressional Country Club. For Micah Thomas of Bowie, Md., the dream started with her mother.
"She got me into golf. She said golf is an amazing sport," Thomas said. "I was like 'okay, I'll try it.' So did well."
Micah's passion led her mom to connect her with the First Tee of Greater Washington, a nonprofit that teaches seven pillars of character through golf. The participants' hard work in the sport also gives them opportunities like this pro-am.
It's a really great experience because they're playing with wounded warriors, the Special Olympic athletes and then also a First Tee participant and then the pro.
For Morgan Miner of Oxon Hill High School, that pro was major champion Davis Love, III
"They're doing so much for golf, helping these kids out," Love said. "I had a great golf upbringing. It's nice to pass that on."