Jake Olson was a sophomore in high school when he received an opportunity to play Pebble Beach Golf Links with two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw. After Olson knocked a wedge to 18 feet at the oceanside resort’s iconic par-3 seventh hole, Crenshaw surprised Olson by handing him his famous Wilson 8802 putter, nicknamed “Little Ben,” to hit the birdie putt.
“And I actually made it,” Olson said.
That wouldn’t be Olson’s last brush with history.
A few years later, as a walk-on long snapper at USC, Olson snapped for a successful PAT attempt in the Trojans’ 2017 season opener against Western Michigan, becoming the first blind athlete to play in an NCAA Division I football game.