I honestly care less about golf than pretty much any sport on earth – behind jai lai and badminton, though badminton is close – but what this kid Patrick Cantlay is doing has even me interested.
After finishing as the low amateur – low as in high, as in good, whatever, as the best amateur – last week at the U.S. Open, the UCLA rising sophomore shot a ridiculous 60 (SIXTY!) in the second round to set a new PGA Tour record for an amateur. He leads the field by four strokes and is trying to become the first amateur to win on the Tour since Phil Mickelson in 1991.
Cantlay was recently named the Jack Nicklaus Award winner as national player of the year and also picked up the Phil Mickelson Award as national freshman of the year, going along with his Pac-10 player and freshman of the year honors.