Legendary human Marcus Armitage raided the U.S. Open merch tent with his Porsche European Open winnings (of course he did)
Prior to the U.S. Open, Marcus Armitage, aka "The Bullet," had played in just one major championship in his career (the 2018 Open Championship). Thanks to his maiden European Tour win at the Porsche European Open, he qualified for his second major at Torrey Pines, a massive deal for the 33-year-old Englishman, whose legendary social media presence gives off a "I'm so happy to be living life" vibe.
To the surprise of no one, The Bullet soaked up every second of USO week, kicking it off with this tweet from the Sunday before the week even began. Can you tell he was excited?
Armitage, who had never been to California before U.S. Open week, became quite fond of the state quickly, even if his time there was short-lived. After briefly popping on the leader board Thursday morning, he ultimately missed the cut. We can promise you it was the most fun any professional golfer had missing a cut, though.
And don't worry, Armitage has made sure that everyone will remember that he did, in fact, play in a U.S. Open. On Thursday morning at the Irish Open, during a walk and talk interview on TV, Armitage was asked what was the first thing he treated himself to with his Porsche European Open winnings. His response was gold:
Ahh, the U.S. Open merchandise tent, a breeding ground for dads, kids hunting for a last-minute Father's Day gift, and, of course, Marcus Armitage, who was competing in the event. We sincerely hope The Bullet plays in a few more U.S. Opens in his career, but if he doesn't you can be damn sure he has plenty of memntos to commemorate the one time he did in 2021.