Happy Father’s Day for Fran and Owen Quinn
By Bernie D'Amato under US Open


With his 15-year-old son on the bag, Fran Quinn fought off tears as he walked up the 18th hole in the final round of the U.S. Open. It is a special Father’s Day for Team Quinn, who made a run at the top of the leaderboard with a Thursday 68, and played the weekend in the national championship.

Fran’s son, Owen, was also fighting off tears after looping for his Dad. Not many kids get to help their father compete for a major championship.

After the round, Fran, spoke about his performance. He said, “It was great week, and I know that it was a week that had great promise starting the week. And I’m a little disappointed personally on how I played this weekend. But having said that, I know I have a lot of great golf and I will play some great golf the rest of the summer. Hopefully, I’m playing next week at Travelers.”

If he makes it into the field at the Travelers Championship, Owen probably won’t be there because he has a Biology test tomorrow, and has to finish up his school year.

Fran also jokingly said Owen may not want to caddy anymore, “I think after this weekend he’s fired me.”

–Bernie D’Amato