Robert Williams

Director, USGA Museum & Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History

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Robert Williams was named the director of the USGA Museum & Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History in August 2011. He is responsible for strategic oversight of the Museum and the long-term development of the facility and its collections, as well as creating and supporting exhibition, education and research programs that share the collections with the public on-site, through the Internet, mass media and at USGA championships.

In his previous position as vice president for museum project management at Zubatkin Owner Representation, LLC, Williams collaborated with the USGA on the comprehensive 2008 renovation and expansion of the Museum by leading the design, construction and exhibition teams. As vice president, he also led a group that specialized in capital projects for the design and construction of museums, performing arts centers and educational institutions. He managed projects for the firm’s clients, including American Museum of National History, The Spence School, Rubin Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

From 1999-2002, Williams was president and founding partner for Creative Production Resources Group (CPR), a multi-discipline branded environment design and project management services company. CPR created high-profile spaces for corporate events, art auctions, corporate offices, themed retail stores, broadcast studios and theaters.

Williams graduated magna cum laude from Rollins College with a B.A. in theatrical design and has a master’s in design from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has also worked as a freelance lighting designer for theater and opera, as well as corporate theater projects around the country.

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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

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IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website,, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

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Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

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