120th US Open tees off this week in Mamaroneck with big changes due to pandemic
The 120th U.S.Open tees off this week at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck and will look a lot different than the last time the tournament came to town.
The last time the tournament came to the Hudson Valley was in 2006. There will be 144 players battling for the title at one of the toughest courses.
Stephen Rabideau, the superintendent of the golf course, says the fairways are narrow and it's a long course.
Volunteers at this year's U.S.Open will be capped at 450 and will consist of Winged Foot Golf Club members only.
Restrictions have also been put into place for golfers, caddies, family members and press at the venue.
There will be about 2,000 people per day for the Open between players and personnel. While that is still a lot of people who will hopefully spend money in the area, it isn't up to par when comparedthat to what the U.S. Open brings under normal circumstances.
There are two more days of practice rounds and then players will officially tee off Thursday.