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11 things you didn’t know about Seamus Power

11 things you didn’t know about Seamus Power

A player who worked his way to success on the PGA Tour, Seamus Power is an Irish professional that few people know. To rectify that a bit, we’ve rounded up these 11 facts about him.

11 things you didn’t know about Seamus Power

1. Seamus Power was born and raised in Waterford, Ireland. He was raised on the family farm and when he was 8 his mother died.

2. He was raised with his two brothers by his father, Ned. Three years after his mother’s death, Power started playing golf, and to help pay the bills, Ned took on a second job.

3. Seamus played golf for his high school team and when he graduated in 2006 he was trying to attend college in the United States. Power had written letters to American colleges and received no encouraging responses. So he was ready for Plan B, which was to take accounting courses at an Irish university. He lucked out with an offer from East Tennessee State coach Fred Warren, who saw Power play at the European Boys’ Team Championship in Italy.

Warren liked what he saw in Power, but was going to sign Rory McIlroy who had originally signed a letter of intent to play at East Tennessee State. But Rory decided to turn professional instead. So Warren offered Power a partial scholarship.

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4. He worked hard in Tennessee, winning five events, including the Atlantic Sun Conference championship twice.

5. After four years at East Tennessee State, he earned a degree in accounting.

6. He currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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7. Power won once on the PGA Tour at the 2021 Barbasol Championship. He managed to beat JT Poston in the playoffs.

8. According to the PGA Tour, he was among the top 10 in the world in racquetball when he was 11-12 years old. He also participated in the Racquetball World Championship.

9. He speaks Gaeilge, or Irish Gaelic, the national language and first official language of Ireland.

10. His favorite teams are Liverpool, Notre Dame and the New England Patriots. Tom Brady is one of his favorite athletes to watch.

11. His favorite band is U2.