It didn’t matter whether or not she wanted to put on a thick winter jacket or if her face felt numb within the chilly. She needed to play golf as a professional, simply as her mom, Sharon, had. So she practiced sufficient and have become ok to play on the College of Georgia, the place she was a three-time all-American.
To earn her L.P.G.A. Tour card final 12 months, Hollis grinded out the season to complete within the high 10 on the Symetra Tour, the L.P.G.A.’s developmental tour. Alongside the best way, she cut up the prices of a rental automobile and a lodge room with one other participant, or stayed with host households. All of the follow and sacrifice and kilos of shoveled snow, over all these years, helped her get to this season, which has been sweeter — and shorter — than she had ever imagined.
Hollis performed in three tournaments in Australia, incomes two paychecks that totaled $21,796, and in addition discovered time to go sightseeing. She noticed a present on the Sydney Opera Home, hiked by way of Bondi Seaside and snorkeled close to sharks. However her whirlwind journey is on pause.
Whereas she was in Australia, occasions in China, Singapore and Thailand had been canceled, so Hollis must wait to go to these nations for the primary time. Then journeys to California and Arizona, for 3 extra occasions, had been deleted from her schedule, too. She is now biding her time in a lodge close to the College of Georgia. She mentioned she feels fortunate to have two sponsors as a result of her tour paychecks have been placed on maintain.
“My preliminary response was blended feelings,” Hollis mentioned. “I’m unhappy that I can’t exit West, however I really feel safer not placing myself and others in danger. I’d hate to get the virus and provides it to my grandma. This example is critical. All I’ve to fret about is my profession.”
In her Dallas lodge, Harrison, 26, is worrying concerning the well being of her dad and mom, who’re of their 60s. Her mom works at a retirement group, and Harrison has requested her to remain dwelling. Harrison, who grew up in a household of 12 kids, gained’t go to family or pals till her quarantine ends, a date that feels unimaginably far off.
She spends time studying the information, watching TV, making and posting movies about skin care or organizing her modeling portfolio. She is trying ahead to the W.N.B.A. season, which is scheduled to begin Could 15 underneath a new collective bargaining agreement that reinforces her wage. That’s, if there’s a season.