Cole Hammer burst onto the national scene in 2015 when he
successfully advanced through U.S. Open Local and Sectional Qualifying to take
his place alongside the world’s best in the 156-player starting field at
Chambers Bay. A remarkable feat for any accomplished golfer, but especially so considering
at the time Hammer was only 15 years old! Golf fans in America and abroad got
to know about the teenage phenom, the third-youngest golfer to play in the U.S.
Open, and his story that week (and have been hearing about his exploits on the
links ever since).
Here in Texas, however, we knew about Hammer Time long
before Chambers Bay. One of the most thoughtful, classy and genuinely good guys
you could meet, Hammer started his journey on the Southern Texas PGA Junior
Golf circuit. He won and won often there, then moved up to the Legends Junior
Tour, where he continued taking home trophies.
He’s been a force for Coach John Fields at the University
of Texas and next month will represent the U.S. in the 2021 Walker Cup Matches
at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla. Once he’s done with his collegiate
career in Austin, look for him to be a winner many times over on the PGA Tour.
Junior, Amateur & College Highlights