They’re the faces behind the scoreboard slats and water stations each Father’s Day weekend. Theirs are the stories of the U.S. Open.

In 2021, we interviewed a few of the more than 1,000 USGA volunteers. They spanned different generations, nationalities, and languages but they all come together each year with a common goal in mind: Putting together a Major.

Major tournaments are generally brought together with the help of around 5,000 volunteers, Pandemic restrictions have taken those numbers down to a fraction of the crowd. For those that remain, the event is an annual staple.

To many of these volunteers, the event is a reunion of sorts. The connections they’ve made combined with a weekend behind the ropes make for some of the best moments in their year.

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