Brandon Wu caps incredible month with U.S. Open T-35, special graduation at Pebble Beach

Beth Ann Nichols, Golfweek
Published 8:16 a.m. ET June 17, 2019

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Brandon Wu walked out of scoring Sunday at the U.S. Open and over to a spot behind the 18th green overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was there that Stu Francis, chair of the championship committee, handed Wu his Stanford diploma. Wu didn’t get to walk with his classmates at Stanford Stadium, but competing alongside Dustin Johnson on Sunday at Pebble Beach was pretty cool too.

“I’m happy I played today,” said Wu, smiling.

In the past month, Wu helped Stanford to a national title, qualified for the U.S. Open, represented the U.S. at the Palmer Cup and claimed a share of 35th in his U.S. Open debut.

After taking a few weeks off, the 22-year-old plans to attempt to qualify for the British Open then resume his amateur schedule with the goal of making the Walker Cup team. He plans to turn professional later this year.

“The crowds were yelling at me all day…

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