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Gary Woodland surprises friend Amy Bockerstette with Special Olympics USA Games selection: 'Amy, you got this'

PHOENIX -- Amy Bockerstette will be taking her talents to the national stage next year.

Bockerstette, who has Down syndrome, was one of five golfers selected for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, which will be held next June at the Orange County National Golf Center in Orlando, Florida.

PGA Tour golfer Gary Woodland told Bockerstette she was selected to represent Special Olympics Arizona in a video Monday.

"Millions of people have been inspired by your positive attitude and the positive energy you share with everyone," Woodland said in the video. "I look forward to cheering you and your fellow athletes on as you compete and shine as one.