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