The Houston, Texas, native earned his second U.S. Open start by virtue of winning the 2019 McCormack Medal for being the No. 1 player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. Hammer burst onto the scene five years when he became the third-youngest competitor in U.S. Open history at 15 years, 9 months and 21 days. He shot rounds of 77-84 to miss the cut at Chambers Bay. But ever since that moment, Hammer has enjoyed a decorated junior/amateur career. Hammer and partner Garrett Barber won the 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Jupiter Hills Club. Prior to enrolling at the University of Texas, he represented the USA on the 2017 Junior Presidents Cup Team. In 2018, he won the Azalea Amateur and Western Amateur, and advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach Golf Links and U.S. Junior Amateur at Baltusrol Golf Club. He also helped the USA to a second-place finish in the World Amateur Team Championship in the Republic of Ireland. Last year, he helped the USA retain the Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England, and also represented the USA in the Palmer Cup. The rising junior at Texas also helped the Longhorns finish as the runner-up in the 2019 NCAA Championship.
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