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“When I came to the first tee, saw Ron, and said, ‘Now it feels like the U.S. Open’”

Kirk Triplett

Champions Tour & veteran of 18 U.S. Open Championships

"Ron was the E.F. Hutton of golf. When he spoke, people listened. He was the best at what he did, and he was one of golf’s good guys"

Tom Lehman

18 U.S. Open Appearances & PGA Tour Champions

"With the pressure of playing in our national championship, I was usually oblivious to my surroundings. It was always nice to see Ron’s familiar face—cordial and professional"


"Starting players was a helluva lot easier than taking their scorecards at the end of a tough day at the U.S. Open. I think he’d agree."

Curtis Strange

2-Time U.S. Open Champion (1988 & 1989(

"Ron did his best to pair a dad with his son—tied, on Father’s Day. He was overruled. By the way, dad shot 71. His son—81"

Jay Haas

Bob Jones Award Winner & PGA Tour Champions

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