Tech Billionaire Scott McNealy to Caddie for Son at U.S. Open
Caddying isn’t known as the most lucrative of professions, but the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst will feature one loaded looper.
The wealthiest man walking the short grass at Pinehurst is actually a decent golfer in his own right, but he’ll be handing off the clubs instead of using any irons or wedges. His name is Scott McNealy and he’s a billionaire. He’s worth more than most of the top players at the 2014 US Open Championship combined.
McNealy made his fortune in Silicon Valley as the co-founder of Sun Microsystems, a computer technology company credited with, among other innovations, creating the Java programming language. He carried the clubs for his son Maverick, a freshman at Stanford, as he finished third at the U.S. Open sectional qualifying in Daly City, Calif., last week to punch his ticket to Pinehurst, and the duo has no plans to mess with success, despite the elder McNealy’s frayed nerves.
“I can get on national TV and it doesn’t faze me at all,” Scott told the San Francisco Chronicle, “but I’m a wreck out here.”