Hossler 17 US Open Beau Hossler knows GolfI was 17 years old once.  That was a long time ago.

At 17, I was finishing up high school, had fallen in love for the first time and was consistently, yet fruitlessly, trying to get my dad to loan me the car.  I was good at baseball, bad at basketball and had never picked up a golf club in my life.

That’s a far cry from what 17-year-old Beau Hossler has been up to lately.

In case you missed the U.S. Open this weekend, the brace-faced, University of Texas-bound Hossler was on his way to becoming a household name.  Prior to this weekend, nobody outside of Rancho Santa Margarita, California had ever heard of the kid.  In fact, ESPN didn’t even have a picture on his player profile.  Neither did the PGATour.com, just the blank outline of a faceless avatar.

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