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Stanley Cup heads to U.S. Open

Penguins forward Kessel brings trophy to Oakmont Country Club for golf major @NHLdotcom

One day after a parade for the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, several players took the Stanley Cup to the site of the U.S. Open, Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa., on Thursday.

Oakmont is less than 15 miles from Consol Energy Center, where the Penguins play their home games.

Forward Phil Kessel, who led the Penguins with 10 goals and 22 points in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, was among those at the course with the Cup.

Tweet from @keeperofthecup: The K of the famed HBK line talks #stanleycup and golf at the US Open in Pittsburgh. @penguins @NHL @HockeyHallFame

Kessel was not the only athlete at Oakmont to have his picture taken with the Cup on Thursday. With inclement weather suspending first-round play, many of the golfers, including Rickie Fowler, Paul Casey, David Lingmerth and Bryce DeChambeau, got the rare opportunity of spending time with the Cup.

Tweet from @usopengolf: The #StanleyCup was around to make the suspension of play a little bit better. #USOpen

The last time the U.S. Open was at Oakmont Country Club was in 2007. The 2015 U.S. Open occurred at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., and was won by Jordan Spieth.

The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks in six games to win the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in their history.

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