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Best Father's Day gift of all: Nick Hardy puts dad on bag for final holes at U.S. Open

June 18, 2016

OAKMONT, Pa. -- Only 20 years old, Nick Hardy made his second consecutive U.S. Open appearance this week when he played at Oakmont. Unfortunately, unlike Chambers Bay, where the Illinois product finished T-52, Hardy won't be around for the weekend.

But he is leaving Pittsburgh with a memory. On Hardy's final two holes, he subbed out caddie Eric Markus for another looper:

His dad:

I'd say that beats the sleeve of balls you're getting pops for Father's Day.