Let Rees have his piece. But don’t forget: Ross is still boss.
This, at least, is the case every time the Open comes to Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina.
Golf Course designer Rees Jones, considered the “Open Doctor” for all his consulting work on U.S. Open courses (including famed No. 2), still takes a back seat to the Scotsman when the championship (in this case championships) comes to town. As possibly the most revered architect of all time, Ross becomes almost as much of a celebrity as do any of the world-class golfers who compete at Pinehurst Resort in 2014.