There’s a new name atop the leaderboard of the U.S. Open and it’s one unfamiliar to most golf fans: Roy McAvoy. McAvoy is a golf instructor from West Texas who qualified for the U.S. Open with two spectacular rounds last week. The former youth golfing star captured the attention of fans and the CBS TV crew with a blistering front nine that paved the way to a U.S. Open record 62 Friday.
None of the legends of the game, be it Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, or Tiger Woods, ever shot a 62 at the U.S. Open, but an instructor from West Texas did. Making matters even more stunning is the horrendous 83 McAvoy shot in the first round.
Sources tell LBS McAvoy’s poor first round is the result of some bad advice from his caddy. Apparently McAvoy was hung over after a long night of drinking prior to his first round. His caddy told him he plays better drunk and he forced him to drink shots all night. Once the alcohol was out of his system, McAvoy showed everyone the promise he displayed as a youth.