My father and I first volunteered for the U.S. Open in 2004 in the Will Call window at Shinnecock. I have volunteered for every U.S. Open since, serving as a walking scorer in all but a couple since 2006 – including a number of Saturday or Sunday last rounds, most notably the Dustin Johnson-Lee Westwood pairing at Oakmont in 2016.
I was privileged to score both the men’s and women’s Olympic golf tournaments in Rio, including Justin Rose’s ace on Thursday, the men’s gold medal match Sunday and some remarkable moments in the women’s tournament.
With a unique band of scoring brothers who gather in November each year from England, Australia and the U.S., I have scored every round in the final event in the Race to Dubai on the European Tour each of the last four years.
But I love competitive golf, so just this year I’ve caddied for a Web.Com player in Bogota (who has since earned his PGA Tour card), been to watch a few kids I know compete and win college tournaments, witnessed one of those make his first cut on the PGA Tour on a sponsor’s exemption, scored the Walker Cup at Los Angeles Country Club, and attended a handful of PGA Tour events as a fan.
In real life, I’ve spent most of my career as a political consultant working to elect quality candidates in states across the country. I spent a year helping a tremendous family start a remarkable charitable foundation, worked for a Silicon Valley institution grow its footprint in our nation’s capitol, and have run a number of Congressional campaigns.