Morgan Comer, part of St. John Paul II Catholic High School’s class of 2018, had the experience of a lifetime. The star golfer, who will attend Belmont Abbey on scholarship, was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2015 and had to miss a season as she went through chemotherapy. After beating cancer and being chosen homecoming queen, Morgan was selected by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make her dream of meeting golf star Jordan Speith come true.
Morgan met Speith and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the Phoenix Open. She threw a football around with Rodgers and got the chance to caddy and take a putt for Speith at the iconic 16th hole. Morgan and Speith also spent time at the driving range together.
Speith praised Morgan, calling her “an inspiration for all of us” and weighed in why he admired her.
“She’s only been playing for a couple years, and during that couple years, she also had chemotherapy and a couple of different cancers removed,” Spieth said. “So that puts things in perspective, doesn’t it?
“Just her view on life and, overall, just the way she’s walking around talking, she’s just another normal kid,” he added. “And really, her family has done a great job, obviously. She’s very respectful and a lovely young woman that’s going to go a long way.”
The meeting has garnered national attention and there will be more coverage of Morgan in the months to come. ESPN will be profiling Morgan this summer in “My Wish” which will include her graduation from SJPIICHS.