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PGA Jr. League Spotlight: Jhett Skaggs

By PGA of America, 04/02/18, 3:15PM EDT


11-year-old Jhett Skaggs is waiting on his second heart transplant

PGA Jr. League is one of the best distractions out there for 11-year-old Jhett Skaggs: it means he gets to be a regular kid.

Jhett was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and received a life-saving heart transplant before the age of one.

But just four years later, he received a second serious diagnosis: transplant coronary artery disease. He's still awaiting his second heart transplant.

Jhett and his dad, Brian, did an interview on Golf Channel over the weekend for Morning Drive's Junior Golf Spotlight.

Check it out!

Jhett Skaggs and his PGA Jr. League Captain, Aurora Kirchner-McClain, pose with PGA Jr. League Ambassador Rickie Fowler.

Last year, Jhett got to meet his idol, PGA Jr. League Ambassador Rickie Fowler, at the Shell Houston Open alongside his PGA Jr. League Captain Aurora Kirchner-McClain!