SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Mike Davis was 15 when his father drove him up from their home in Chambersburg, Pa., to see the U.S. Open at Baltusrol.
It was an eventful trip, with Jack Nicklaus winning the 16th of his 18 major championship titles, but even back then, long before Davis would reimagine the U.S. Open in his role as executive director and CEO, seeds of change were being planted.
Davis didn’t just notice how penal the setup was. He noticed how arbitrarily penal it could be.
“I watched Keith Fergus hit a drive at the f…
Golf Channel – Golf Central Blog