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US Open Golf 2012: Andy Zhang Practices With Bubba Watson, Roots For Miami Heat In NBA Finals.

Andy Zhang, the youngest player to ever enter the U.S. Open golf tournament at 14 years old, went through a practice session with 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson and Aaron Baddeley on Tuesday.

Zhang was nervous, as to be expected, but Watson and Baddeley had good things to say about the young golfer following the session.

"It's never too early to play in a U.S. Open," Baddeley said. "The earlier the better. I played in my first pro event when I was 15 in Australia. The more you play in these things the more normal it becomes.

"To qualify for the U.S. Open you have to be a little more mature than the average 14-year-old. Andy's got to enjoy being a kid, but at the same time he's got to focus on getting better and doing the things he needs to make it out on tour."

Watson said it was fun getting to watch a talent like Zhang that he was obviously in the U.S. Open for a reason.

Meanwhile, Zhang, fresh out of the eighth grade, is still trying to figure everything out. But what we do know is that he's rooting for the Miami Heat against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals Game 1 Tuesday night.

Read more about the U.S. Open at this StoryStream.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.