As soon as Peter Uihlein was conceded the 16th hole – his 34th – in the finals of last summer’s U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay Golf Course, the first thing he thought about was playing in the U.S. Open.
Forward to this week at Congressional Country Club.
Uihlein, who just completed his junior season at Oklahoma State. met the media Monday as the reiging U.S. Amateur champion.
When asked about how a U.S Open require the utmost patience, Uihlein relayed some advice he received from Vancouver’s Jonathan Moore, who also went to Oklahoma State.
“I was practicing last week with Jonathan Moore. He went to OSU, won nationals (NCAAs) and played in the Open at Winged Foot.
“He said that was the first time he ever played a tournament where literally one shot at a time, you can’t get ahead of yourself or lose focus or just kind of try and jump ahead to a different hole.
“I mean, you have to focus on every shot out here, and that’s going to try and be my mindset for this week, try not to make too many big numbers and just kind of take my medicine when I need it and just try and be as patient as possible and try and execute some shots.”