Since then, Parziale had a very monumental "off-season," competing in several top-tiered tournaments around the country - and the world - in preparation for his debut at Augusta National on April 5. That's of course, when he's not serving the city of Brockton on the seventh busiest ladder company in the United States.
To show its support for its 4x and reigning player of the year, reigning Massachusetts Amateur champion, 2x Mid-Am champion, and 2x Four-Ball champion, Mass Golf unveiled its #MATTsters social media campaign to show Matt Parziale - and the world - that his home state had his back as he made his debut at Augusta.
As his Masters debut neared, his storyline began to take shape and his name quickly became a household item in golf circles across the United States ...
On the March 27th episode of Golf Channel's Golf Central, Geoff Shackelford said Brockton firefighter Matt Parziale was the biggest storyline heading into the Masters.
On Masters Monday, Matt's story was featured on an ESPN SportsCenter special and included details on the congratulatory note he received from his childhood idol, Tiger Woods. ➡️
And on Monday night, he was the feature story on a special that aired on Golf Channel with host Rich Lerner
He also got air time with an interview on CNN with Don Riddell ⤵️
And his first unedited interaction with the press came from the Augusta Press Room following his first practice round with Rory McIlroy
Following his first press room experience, Matt Parziale's story didn't only hit every newspaper in America - but it reached nearly every continent as well
And he received several Good Luck Messages from local sports teams...
And of course, all those who sent messages from all over using #MATTsters on social media...