Paul Azinger started playing golf at age of five and turned professional at age 21. He has had a highly successful career, with 11 tournament titles on the PGA Tour from 1987 to 1993. His one major title was the 1993 PGA Championship.
Azinger was subsequently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma but continued playing despite his illness, earning for himself the GWAA Ben Hogan Award in 1995. This award is given to the individual who has continued to be active in the sport despite physical handicap or serious illness. Azinger won his first tournament in seven seasons at the 2000 Sony Open in Hawaii. He was also named the US Ryder Cup captain for the 2007 event at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.
**Paul Azinger Speaker**
Aside from giving inspirational talks, perhaps the most memorable Paul Azinger speaker appearance was when he gave the eulogy at the memorial service of his friend and fellow golfer Payne Stewart – a eulogy many still remember for its sincerity and heartfelt passion.
Despite winning 11 tournaments and having a spectacular golf career, none of these accomplishments matches Paul Azinger’s victory over lymphatic cancer. The story of his fight against his illness, as well as his ability to give emotional speeches, makes him an ideal speaker. What could be more inspirational than an athlete who has battled back from cancer to achieve victory again?
**Paul Azinger Appearance**
Throughout Azinger’s battle with cancer, his faith never waned. He kept praying and remained strong for his family, friends, and fans. He is the picture of a strong man with an equally strong faith. Because of this, a Paul Azinger appearance is unique from many other motivational speakers. Azinger doesn’t just tell people how to overcome adversity, he has overcome adversity in splendid fashion.
**Paul Azinger Endorsement**
Azinger’s heroic struggle with lymphoma and his courageous comeback have all touched golfers and non-golfers alike. His inspiring life story, along with his impressive credentials, makes a Paul Azinger endorsement a valuable commodity. A Paul Azinger endorsement represents determination and accomplishment in a way few other endorsements can.
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