Media falsely portrays teen breaking down under pressure; reality was much different

Media falsely portrays teen breaking down under pressure; reality was much different

Cole HammerCole Hammer is only 15 years old, but is already competing with the top golf champions. Finally reaching his goal of playing in his first U.S. Open, he was shown kneeling before his first hole, prompting media to speculate that he was about to cry from the pressure. 

Lift Bump covered the story with the misleading news coverage,


That wasn’t the case. He was praying, something he tells Fox Sports that he does before every round.

“I always pray right before my round on the first tee,” Hammer says. “That’s all I was doing. I wasn’t emotional or anything.”


Apparently the prayer worked. Hammer went on to finish 7-over-par, beating Tiger Woods. Never underestimate a 15 year old and the power of prayer! Watch a short interview with the impressive young man below.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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