Eagle Scout Tees Up for the 2017 Masters Tournament

Eagle Scout Daniel Summerhays will play in the 2017 Masters. (Photo: PGA Tour)

From earning his first merit badge as a Scout, to teeing off today in the 2017 Masters Tournament, professional golfer Daniel Summerhays has continued to live the Scout Law in true Eagle Scout fashion.

Summerhays qualified for the 2017 Masters Tournament after an impressive third-place finish in the 2016 PGA Championship last July. However, his commitment to excellence started long before his days as a professional athlete.

Even with a busy practice schedule, this Eagle Scout found a balance between sports and Scouting activities. His determination to reach Scouting’s highest rank paid off when he received his Eagle Scout Award in 2002.

Summerhays became an Eagle Scout in 2002.
(Photo: PGA Tour)

In a recent interview with Bryan on Scouting, the professional golfer opened up about his favorite memories in both the PGA and BSA, how Scouting’s values relate to golf, and even a few tips on perfecting your swing!

You can get Summerhays’ playing schedule and learn more about his journey from the Great Salt Lake Council to Augusta National Golf Club in the full interview from Bryan on Scouting. 

Watch Summerhays in action here!


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Rochelle Randles is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She enjoys sharing incredible adventure stories within the Scouting community and beyond. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at