Roll Tide: Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa had a gift for PGA Tour rookie Nick Dunlap

What do Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and PGA Tour rookie Nick Dunlap have in common?

They were both so good at their respective sports that they were able to leave the University of Alabama early to turn professional.

Last month Dunlap became the first amateur to win on the PGA Tour in 33 years with his victory at the 2024 The American Express. The 20-year-old sophomore then turned professional a week later and is making his fourth start as a professional this week at the 2024 Cognizant Classic in the Palm Beaches at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Before the event, the Alabama native and lifelong Crimson Tide fan shared a moment with Tagovailoa, who won a national title in 2017, and even got a little gift as well.

Dunlap shot a 4-under 67 in the opening round and sits just three shots off the early lead in the first event of the PGA Tour’s Florida Swing.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek