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From L.A. Coliseum to Pinehurst, Jake Olson to make more history at U.S. Adaptive Open

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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.