“It was awesome,” Greaser said of playing with the pair of major champions. “I like those guys a lot, and I’m looking forward to another 18 with them tomorrow. I really enjoyed my time with them, and it was an honor to play with them. “You see them all the time on TV and what they’ve accomplished. Hat’s off to them. I really appreciate them taking me under their wing a little bit today and being kind.”
The threesome tees it up in the second round at 11:18 a.m. Friday.
Greaser earned the Masters invite and a spot in the U.S. Open in June with his runner-up finish in last summer’s U.S. Amateur at Oakmont Country Club.
Greaser followed up his strong summer with his first collegiate victory in September. He holed out a 168-yard shot on the final hole to win the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational.
The 2020 Ohio Amateur champion, Greaser has the lowest stroke average in Tar Heel history at 71.43 over 76 rounds in 24 college tournaments. He’s the only North Carolina player with a career average below 72. Greaser is the 11th-ranked amateur in the world by Golfweek/Amateur Golf.com and No. 23 in the world in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.