Son of Sun Microsystems co-founder is Stanford golfer with bright future

STANFORD, Calif. (KTVU) - Maverick McNealy's game is as unique as his name.

He's a Stanford sophomore who is the top-ranked collegiate golfer in the nation. He's also the son of Sun Microsystems co-founder, Scott McNealy, who instilled working-class values into his four sons.

"Mav understands I said to him at a very early age, you were born with a platinum spoon in your mouth," says the elder McNealy. "Everybody is going to look at you and think you got there because it was given to you and I said you're going to have to outwork the entire planet."

The message was received by the younger McNealy.

"They always tell us, ‘To whom much is given, much is expected.' And also that ‘there's no substitute for hard work.' That's one of the things I hold most dear to me is that given these incredible opportunities, it's my job to work hard and make something of it," he said.

Has he ever done that. Maverick has led Stanford to back-to-back Pac-12 men's golf titles for the first time in school history. He won the individual conference championship by an incredible 10 strokes. That effort included a final-round 61 that tied the 18-hole school record previously held by two players, including Tiger Woods.

So the question is will Mav take his talents to the PGA Tour? Or will he follow in his father's substantial business footsteps?

"I'd love to go into the business world," he said. "We'll see. There's a lot of options, so just make sure I get a good degree and take everything I can out of Stanford.

Dad's take? "He's 19 years old now, I wish he was President of the United States."

Watch the video for more on Scott Reiss' story of the young man who has some pretty enticing options in his future.