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A NorCal man’s hospital room screams alarmed nurses. He was watching the best disc golf shot ever.

Saturday, June 26, was the finale of the Disc Golf World Championships in Utah. It was also the day that Joshua Luiz’s son Clayton was born. 

Clayton’s mother, Samantha Thurman, was two weeks past due when she and Luiz checked into the hospital that morning. Thurman was induced and Luiz was exclusively focused on her health and well-being. (Don’t worry, this is not one of those stories where an absent-minded father is neglecting his partner or newborn to watch DA BIG GAME.)

Clayton was born at 1:51 p.m. the new parents basked in the presence of their big boy — 10 pounds, 6 ounces! — and then mom drifted off to sleep. 


So Luiz held his newborn, and yes, he put the World Championships on his phone. The games had been canceled last year because of COVID-19, and Luiz was pumped to tune in while he passed the time

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