Ranked No. 5 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Peter Uihlein is a dominant force in the amateur game. A sophomore at Oklahoma State, this Cowboy’s record is impressive. Two years in a row he has advanced to at least the second round of match play at the U.S. Amateur. He tied for 18th at the NCAA Championship as a freshman and went 4-0 as a member of the 2009 U.S. Walker Cup team. Move over Miami, let me introduce you to the real “U”.
Name: Peter Uihlein
Birthdate: August 29, 1989.
Birthplace: Bedford, Mass.
Favorite Food: Chinese food and fried rice.
On My iPod: Almost everything, but my favorite artist is Dave Matthews.
Favorite Movie(s): Remember the Titans, Shooter, Dumb and Dumber, Transformers 1&2 and Zoolander.
Hidden Talent: I can tell which movie is on in our living room just by hearing the voices or music.
Biggest Fear: Getting bitten by a shark or snake.
Favorite Course: Prairie Dunes and Merion Golf Club.
Dream Foursome: Me, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Carrie Underwood.
Favorite Golfer Alive/Deceased: Rickie Fowler and Bobby Jones.
Words To Live By: The self train is perpetually climbing the mountain until you reach the mountaintop of success.
Best Golf Tip: Get to Stillwater, Okla., and check out Karsten Creek.
Shot I Love To Practice: Anything with a draw, but a high draw preferably.
Needs Improvement: Low cut/straight shot.
Favorite Club: Putter.
Ball Marker: One dollar coin.
Superstitions: I only play Titleist No. 5 balls because my favorite baseball players growing up were George Brett and Nomar Garciaparra who both wore No. 5.
Age I First Broke 70: 12.
Lowest Round Ever: 63.
Love To Trade Places With: Theo Epstein (general manager of the Boston Red Sox).
Favorite Non-Golf Athlete: Josh Beckett (pitcher for the Boston Red Sox).
What’s In The Bag:
Driver: Titleist 909D2 8.5 degree Diamana White Board 73X, 3-Wood: Titleist F3 13 degree, (bent 2 degrees flat cause I hook the heck out of it) Diamana White Board 83X, 2-iron: Titleist 503H 19 degree with Project X, 3-9 irons: Titleist 680s standard length with lofts a little weaker but a degree upright, wedges: Titleist Vokey 49 degree, Titleist Vokey 55 degree spin milled, Titleist Vokey 60 degree M with an L grind, Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 with orange and black writing, Grips: ribbed, Shoes: anything with orange and black in them.