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9 Things You Didn't Know About Austin Greaser
1. Greaser was born on the 9th of September 2000 in Dayton, Ohio.
2. The American attended the University of North Carolina. Known as the Tarheels, Greaser competed on the golf team.
3. Greaser came 2nd at the 2021 U.S. Amateur after losing in the final to Michigan State's James Piot. The event took place at Oakmont Country Club, a course which Greaser has said is his favorite. Oakmont is actually situated in Pennsylvania, a neighbouring state to Greaser's native Ohio. In the past he has said he was very comfortable on that style of golf course.
After the loss Greaser shower humility and complimented Piot saying; “I like how he plots his way around the golf course, makes pars, and doesn’t force anything, and knows this is a hard golf course. He’s a great kid. We had a great time out there, some good conversations. I wish him all the best going forward.”
4. With the finish, he earned a spot in the 2022 U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, and an invitation to the 2022 Masters.
5. He is the son of Michael and Lisa Greaser.
6. His favorite food is either Italian food or hamburgers, whilst his favorite TV show is Impractical jokers.
7. Greaser is currently Carolina’s all-time leader in stroke average at 71.39 over 64 rounds in 21 tournaments.
8. Greaser's girlfriend is called Alayna Liskey. They regularly appear on each others Instagram accounts and they appear to have been going out since 2018.
9. Just some of his hobbies include fishing, ping pong and spending time at the lake. He has said he also likes to play baseball and basketball.
A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.
A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well.
Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.
Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6
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