Will Grimmer is one of the top amateur golfers in the world. If he can play well in the coming months, he could qualify for the U.S. Walker Cup team next September. He is currently ranked 128 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. While Grimmer is not a favorite to make the team, his chances are good. Many top Americans turn pro after the NCAA Championships. A successful summer will improve his chances.
Zach Grimmer has busy plans this summer. He will play in a 36-hole sectional qualifier following the Memorial Tournament, where he hopes to qualify for his third U.S. Open. He will also play in the Players Amateur and the Northeast Amateur, before he wraps up his season in the U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst No. 2. The U.S. Amateur is one of the top golf events of the year, so Grimmer hopes to make it to the finals.
As a teenager, Will Grimmer qualified for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. After winning the sectional qualifier in Springfield, Ohio, he qualified for the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, N.Y. He shot rounds of 72 to make the cut and 78 and 80 on the weekend to get into the field, finishing in 66th place.
Five years later, Will Grimmer made history at Pinehurst. In 2014, he shot the only known 59 in Pinehurst history. He returned to the famed course this past July for the U.S. Open and teamed up with teammate Clark Engle in the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. Grimmer, then 16, was a 16-year-old kid from Ohio who slipped into the famed Pinehurst clubhouse and played his first professional tournament. At the time, he had no idea that he had just made history.
The former amateur hasn’t been around for long, but he’s still putting up big numbers. The five-foot-11 Grimmer averages 276 yards off the tee. While he’s short and still short of most of his teammates, he’s learned to deal with those who get by him. His new mindset has been working out well on other courses, and it seems that Shinnecock Hills will be no different.
At just 17, Grimmer was playing in his first U.S. Open. He made the cut on Saturday at Pinehurst No. 2. He finished fourth with a six-under-par 204 in the North & South Junior Championship. His performance there put him on the road to a potential collegiate career. Currently, Grimmer is committed to Ohio State and is a verbal commit to the Buckeyes.
As a junior, Grimmer struggled with his swing. His focus on increasing strength and flexibility led to a drop in clubhead speed. After refocusing on his flexibility, he gained four to five mph back. The following year, he shot a three-foot par putt and placed fourth at the Big Ten Championship. He continued his momentum throughout qualifying and earned a spot on the Fred Haskins watch list.
Will Grimmer grew up watching the Memorial Tournament. At the age of 15, he played alongside the best players in the world at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Although he finished near the bottom of the leaderboard, the 17-year-old still managed to make three birdies on Thursday and two on Friday. A birdie on the par-three 12th hole was his first ever. And it was enough to earn him a place in the Memorial.
His 59 at Pinehurst
In a rare moment, Will Grimmer shot 11-under-par 59 to win the 35th North & South Junior Amateur at Pinehurst. It’s the low amateur score in a U.S. Open in history. The Indiana native was 11 shots behind the lead after the first round but now sits just two shots off the lead. In the clubhouse, everyone from college coaches to paying customers was asking him about his 59, which capped a memorable stretch for the Ohio State standout. Grimmer has won the Ohio Junior Championship and the Junior PGA sectional qualifier.
The 59 is Will Grimmer’s first collegiate round, and his performance at Pinehurst reflects his growing confidence in his game. The 16-year-old from Cincinnati, Ohio, began his round on the par-five No. 10. He shot a 30-over-par seven on the front nine, then a 29-under-par eight on the back nine. In addition to making a bogey on No. 1, he birdied 10 holes, and ended his round with an eagle at the par-four 17th.
With that score, Grimmer has broken the previous tournament record by seven shots. His 59 at Pinehurst has surpassed Bobby Wyatt’s 14-under-par 57 at the Country Club of Mobile in 2014.
The remarkable 59 by Will Grimmer at the North & South Junior Amateur last week has helped him earn a spot in the U.S. Open. Grimmer, a rising junior at Mariemont High School, is one of three Missouri golfers who have qualified from a sectional qualifier. He’s one of 156 players who will compete in the U.S. Open, and he is a promising prospect.
His plans for summer
After shooting the only known 59 in Pinehurst history five years ago, Will Grimmer returned to the historic course with his teammate Clark Engle to compete in the U.S. Open. While still a bit short, Grimmer was comfortable allowing other players to hit the ball further than he did. This year, he’ll have some added advantages over last, including a familiar caddie and a coach who played the first major of his career at Shinnecock in 1995.
Will Grimmer is one of the country’s top junior players. He is currently ranked eighth in the Class of 2015 and 12th overall on the Junior Golf Scoreboard. His parents are Kevin and Sarah Grimmer, and he is a member of the National Honor Society and Leadership Council. He has been practicing for the Open for two years and has already qualified for the U.S. Open. While his summer golf plans are unclear, he already has a lot to look forward to this summer.
After his impressive freshman year, Grimmer is preparing for the summer of a professional career. In his junior years, he competed against men at the USGA Men’s Amateur Championship and finished runner-up. He also played in the USGA Men’s State Championship as a three-man team. The trio tied for eighth in the final round. Grimmer has a long list of amateur accomplishments. In 2013, he won the Ohio Junior Amateur Championship. In 2014, he qualified for the USGA Juniors and the junior PGA.
The incoming Ohio State senior was a low amateur at US Open sectional qualifying. In his sophomore year, he switched to a 35-inch flatstick. By doing so, he improved his putter. This change led to a more consistent golf game. While his college golfing days are behind him, he plans to continue to build upon his experience. And his golf swing will be even better than before.
His plans to qualify for the U.S. Walker Cup team
Will Grimmer is not yet in college but he is already playing in the U.S. Amateur Championship. Last year he qualified for the U.S. Open by shooting an 11-under-par 59 at Pinehurst No. 1. He also won the 2013 Memorial Junior. In addition to that, he scored 11-under-par 59 during the North & South Junior Amateur. The AJGA also ranks him No. 19 in its Junior Class of 2015.
Will Grimmer plans to play in the U.S. Amateur and hopes to qualify for the U.S. Walker Cup team. He has a long history of playing in the U.S. Walker Cup. His father was the head coach at Northern Michigan University for 20 years. His twin brother, Dave, is an assistant at South Dakota State University and plans to play for the USA at the 2019 U.S. Amateur.
The first match is scheduled for Tuesday at Muirfield Village. The U.S. Walker Cup is played every four years. The U.S. teams play on the same course. The U.S. has hosted the Walker Cup three times since 1966. Among the courses where players from other nations have participated is the prestigious U.S. Open. During the U.S. Open, Reitan is the first golfer from Norway to play in a major tournament.
The 49th Walker Cup will be held in St. Andrews, Scotland, on the first weekend in September 2023. The venue has hosted eight Walker Cup matches, the most recent of which USA beat GB&I 15 1/2 -8 half. In addition, the 2034 U.S. Open was moved up a year to 2033. And despite the upcoming Walker Cup, the U.S. Open will be back on the program in 2033.