U.S. Open amateur plans to celebrate historic opening round with NBA Finals Game 6

BY Andrew Lynch • June 16, 2016

Only nine players completed their U.S. Open opening round during a rain-soaked Thursday at Oakmont Country Club, with half the field still waiting to tee off. One of those lucky nine is 19-year-old amateur Scottie Scheffler, who wrote his name into golf history by breaking par at one of the hardest courses in the world.

Scheffler became just the third amateur to shoot in the 60s in the U.S. Open at Oakmont, carding the lowest score for an opening round by an amateur at the course; as a result, he technically sits atop the leaderboard headed into Friday. Andrew Larsen is currently 3 under, but he was on the 18th tee when play was suspended for the day.

So how does one celebrate such an incredible round? For Scheffler, the answer's easy. It's basketball time:

Scheffler is currently enrolled at the University of Texas, and he graduated high school from the Dallas area, which means we have no idea whether he's supporting the Warriors or Cavaliers in the Finals. If he's anything like us, though, he's probably just rooting for a Game 7.


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