Valentino Dixon spent 27 years in prison for a crime that he didn’t commit. His incredible story is documented in Golf Film’s “27 Years – The Exoneration of Valentio Dixon” (which you can view in full as a GolfPass member).
During his incarceration, Dixon drew golf images, including those of holes at Augusta National, despite having never played the game or visited a course.
This week, Dixon, who was released from prison in September after his conviction for a 1991 murder was overturned, visited Augusta National. He is documenting his trip on social media, which has included meetings with Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Tom Watson and Brooks Koepka.
I did not believe that #themasters could get any better but then this happened. I got to meet @jacknicklaus . He even compared my story to #NelsonMandela . #pinchme #isthisreallife #DREAMSDOCOMETRUE -V.D.
Besides the players I may be the happiest person at #TheMasters . Today @ValentinoDixon met the GOAT @TigerWoods and @BKoepka Here is the video from today. I’m having the time of my life. #DREAMSDOCOMETRUE -V.D.
The LEGEND @tomwatson.pga giving #valentinodixon a grip lesson. @maxadlergd making #dreamsdocometrue @themasters
Friends for life. A day I dreamed about with the man who made all of this possible @MaxAdlerGD at #TheMasters #golfdigest Persistence and drive -V.D. pic.twitter.com/n3eJKAyfMq
— Valentino Dixon (@ValentinoDixon) April 9, 2019