Brandon Wu missed his college graduation ceremony on Sunday. 

He was busy playing at the US Open. A valid excuse. Wu finished 1-over par on the week for a tie for 35th and was the second-best amateur to finish at the U.S. Open, behind 21-year-old Viktor Hovland, who fired a 67 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 12th.

Wu still received his diploma on Sunday. After submitting his scorecard, Wu walked back out near the iconic No. 18 green and met USGA president-elect Stu Francis.

Francis had Wu’s diploma in hand and, alongside Wu’s family, held a makeshift graduation ceremony overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

“This is a pretty cool experience, too,” Wu said, via Golf Digest. “I wish I could graduate with my classmates, but I think they’ll understand and be cheering for me.”



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After missing his graduation from Stanford to play in the final round of the U.S. Open, Brandon Wu received his diploma after walking off the 18th green at Pebble Beach. 🎓

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Missed graduation for the US Open, but no worries, still got my diploma!

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Wu isn’t regretting anything.

“It’s been a crazy two or three weeks,” Wu said, via Golf Digest. “I didn’t really envision this, how to end my college career. I thought I would be taking exams and walking in graduation.

“It’s been surreal. It’s been an awesome few weeks.”

An awesome few weeks is a vast understatement. 

This guy has his whole future ahead of him, and it’s looking pretty bright. 

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