Here’s what you need to know about Clarkie Carroll:
He’s now 12, and if you watch the video above, you’ll learn Clarkie has battled a rare bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. Clarkie had half of his right femur removed (that’s where the tumor was), which was replaced by a titanium prosthesis. This resulted in his right leg being a few inches longer than his left.
Clarkie, clearly, loves golf (lacrosse, too), and he performed this trick shot at another Donald Ross course, at Glen Falls Country Club in New York. Clarkie’s grandparents, Tom and Joan Moynihan, live at Pinehurst No. 7.
He also did it after just completing 10 months of chemotherapy.
We’ll pause to let that sink in.
Clarkie’s doing well today, but he’ll be scanned quarterly for the next 5 years. He’s one tough – and talented – little kid.
His dad, Dave, put Clarkie’s toughness into words for us:
Trick shot artists The Bryan Brothers spent the day in Pinehurst hanging out with our pal Clarkie Carroll.
You may remember Clarkie from a previous blog post where he showed off our favorite trick shot EVER. At the time, the 11-year-old boy had just wrapped up 10 months of chemotherapy, which he received for a rare bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma.
Clarkie, who is now 12, is healthy today, but one thing hasn’t changed — he still loves trick shots. That’s what makes him and the Bryan Brothers the perfect team. Check out the short video the guys posted to their Instagram. It’s a great teaser to the full-length video they’ll upload later.
At the close of Tuesday’s Pardon The Interruption (Nov. 18, 2014), Tony Kornheiser had a message for us – get him warmer.
Mr. Tony had planned a trip a month ago for he and a few ESPN buddies, including Karl Ravech, but as could only happen to Kornheiser, his trip ended up coinciding with the coldest snap of the year for Pinehurst.
So, as only Tony could do, he complained a bit.* But you know what? It makes for an even better story, and will for certain make us DVR PTI next week.
*EDITOR’S NOTE: Despite the moaning, how did Tony do at Pinehurst? Try two rounds on No. 2, two on No. 4 and one on No. 8. That’s 90 holes in three days. How many trips to the sauna? That part remains unclear…
ANOTHER EDITOR’S NOTE: Great thanks to Tony, Mike Wilbon and all at PTI for proudly displaying the Pinehurst caddie bib on the set for a full week:
And perhaps nothing was better than the shot of the Pinehurst caddie bib on the pre-Thanksgiving episode, which featured Mr. Tony is, yes, a turkey suit: