Stanley Cup, Pittsburgh Penguins Visit US Open at Oakmont

Stanley Cup, Pittsburgh Penguins Visit US Open at Oakmont

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The Penguins' Phil Kessel, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler pose with the Stanley Cup.
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OAKMONT, Pa. — There’s a lot of championship hardware in Pittsburgh right now: The NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins paid a visit to Oakmont Country Club Thursday with a different kind of trophy in tow.

Lord Stanley’s Cup, carried by team captain Sidney Crosby, provided a welcome surprise for fans and players alike. Crosby and a host of other players participated in a putting competition at the Spectator Village, dubbed ‘The Epic Putt Challenge’ in between rain delays.

The visit from the 2016 Stanley Cup champions provided a nice distraction for players who waited out multiple weather delays during the first round of the U.S. Open. It was a nice tradeoff between two championship events; in March, the U.S. Open Trophy visited the Penguins’ locker room during a tournament media tour.