Here's what Beutler wrote: "Can I break 100? No. Do I want the chance? Yes, but not for me. You see, my best friend since sixth grade was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer last April. He has never smoked, and it's just one of those life things. He is a wonderful father, husband, friend and son. Last summer he had a double treatment of chemo and walked 18 holes the next day and shot a 76. He's a 5-handicap. The statistics aren't on his side, but, like John says, they have never done a study of 100 John Atkinsons."
Golf Digest has an incredible story about Mr. Atkinson and I encourage all of you to take some time and read it. You can read it here!
Mr. Atkinson, your strength and courage in the face of such an extreme challenge is an inspiration to us all and I know I speak for all of Nebraska when I wish you the best of luck in the tournament!