Pals McIlroy, Pinckney reunite at Congressional

June 18, 2011 · uncategorized

BETHESDA, Md. – The second happiest player at this year’s U.S. Open made a 9 on the sixth hole Friday. He wasn’t delighted with that, of course, or with missing the cut after shooting 79-75–154. But this still was perhaps the most special week in Scott Pinckney’s young life.

The reason isn’t because the 22-year-old Arizona State senior was playing in his first Open. Or because he was rubbing elbows with the world’s best players in his first PGA Tour event as a contestant. Or because of the lessons learned.

It was because of Rory McIlroy.

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