The world is wondering who this kid is but he wasted little time answering that question at the 117th U.S. Open.
He turned 22-years-old on Thursday and presented himself with rounds of 70-69 at Erin Hills after two days — not a bad birthday gift.
He’s turning heads with his extreme length off the tee. On Thursday he cranked it past 349 yards on the measuring holes — longest in the field.
He is one of 14 amateurs who qualified. He will be a senior at Texas A&M in the fall.
Scottie Scheffler from the University of Texas was the only other amateur to make the cut so there will be a Texas battle for low amateur honors. Scheffler shot 69-75, one-under, four behind Champ.
Champ’s tied for eighth going into Saturday, Scheffler’s tied for 33rd.
The one thing they can both brag about is that they beat the pants off the world’s three best players.