U.S. Open Golf 2012: 14-Year Old Andy Zhang Getting Used To Giving Autographs

When the 2012 U.S. Open begins on Thursday, much of the attention will probably be allocated to the superstar pairing of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson or the outside chances of 35-year old Jason Dufner.

However, there is one player in the tournament who may not have a strong chance to win but certainly has captured the viewing public's attention. 14-year old Andy Zhang has officially become the youngest entrant in U.S. Open history and while he may be playing with the big boys, he still has the heart of a child.

Via SB Nation's Brian Floyd:

"It was funny, like I was on the airplane, and then I was asking [caddy] Chris, I was like, so I get to practice on the driving range and putt and chip in the U.S. Open facility. So is that okay if I go up to Tiger and those great players for autographs. And he goes, like, no, you are going to be the one who is giving out autographs. And I came here and everybody knows me for some reason ... Yeah. I'm signing autographs, I guess "

Regardless of the tournament, the experience is something that will sit with Zhang for quite sometime.

"I am shaking a little right now sitting here. I heard Jack Nicklaus was sitting in this chair this morning. Was he? Yeah? So I'm trying to get used to this. I'm not doing quite well right now."

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