Masters invitation is a dream realized for European Ryder Cupper Thomas Pieters

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On Sunday, Belgium's Thomas Pieters shared a photo on Twitter of his invitation to play in the 2017 Masters along with a message that should hit home to anyone wishing to one day live out a dream.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, January 09, 2017 | 11:01 a.m.

Outside of a trophy for winning a major championship or a PGA Tour event, there's probably no more coveted "item" for a golfer to receive than an invitation to play in the Masters Tournament.

Formal invitations have been sent to many -- you can see a lot of players taking to social media to show them off -- but the coolest "reaction post" may have been that of European Ryder Cup team member Thomas Pieters.

The Belgian, who played his college golf at the University of Illinois under multiple PGA Professional Champion Mike Small, will make his first Masters appearance in April.

Here's the tweet he shared on Sunday, which really says it all:

What's cooler than a dream realized?

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.