With the 2019 U.S. Amateur right around the corner from Aug. 12-18, it’s fun to look back on the last time the Amateur was played in Pinehurst. That was in 2008 when a young phenom named Danny Lee cruised to victory. The video above gives a great recap of as impressive a week of golf we’ve ever seen in Pinehurst.
Lee has since had a nice career on the PGA Tour, winning once and earning more than $11 million.
It’s also great to look back on a few of the notable names from that championship – many of whom you’ve heard of. Here are a few of the top players from that week. Just think of the future stars you will be able to watch play Pinehurst No. 4 and Pinehurst No. 2.
Here’s a quick look at some of the top players who made
the cut to 64 players for match play:
- A couple of guys you may have heard of: Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed just slid inside the cut number after stroke play. Reed made it all the way to the semifinals while Fowler reached the Round of 16.
- Billy Horschel is a FedEx Cup champion, has won five times on Tour and has more than $21 million in earnings.
- Wesley Bryan, a Tour winner in his rookie season and perhaps best known as part of the Bryan Brothers, was the No. 2 seed after medal play.
- Kyle Stanley has won twice on Tour and has more than $15 million in career earnings.
- A few other Tour vets: Brian Harman, Andrew Putnam, Kevin Tway, Jamie Lovemark, Morgan Hoffman, Adam Hadwin, Sam Saunders, Jhonattan Vegas, Derek Ernst and C.T. Pan (missed cut).