SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Four years ago, Will Grimmer qualified for his first US Open and had the experience of a lifetime. He missed the cut that year but he gained valuable experience in a major championship setting. That was why when he qualified for his second US Open this year at Shinnecock Hills, the mindset was a little more about business.
With the potential of a pro career just about a year away, the rising senior wanted to not only make the cut but he wanted to have a solid showing. He accomplished both as he fist-pumped his way rounds of 73-72 on Thursday and Friday. That put him comfortably inside the cut line and it opened the eyes of some of the national media.
The race for @usopengolf low amateur is heating up, and @OhioState_MGOLF‘s Will Grimmer looks like a promising possibility. See where all of them stand: https://t.co/qzrYSbm3ze pic.twitter.com/IquspLdQt5
— USGA (@USGA) June 15, 2018
— Golfweek (@golfweek) June 15, 2018
His two rounds over the weekend in some of the toughest and perhaps over-the-edge conditions weren’t exactly what he had envisioned but he was able to chalk this week up as another experience of a lifetime.
Not quite the weekend I was hoping for but what an experience @usopengolf this week! To make the cut and be playing the weekend was an incredible feeling. Great learning experience and looking forward to more of these in years to come. Thanks to everyone for all the support! ??
— Will Grimmer (@grimmer12_will) June 17, 2018