Since making the decision in April to move the 2020 U.S. Open to September 14 – 20, the USGA has worked closely with local and state officials on a number of planning scenarios to conduct the Championship. In conjunction with New York State, the USGA had decided that the 2020 U.S. Open will be played at Winged Foot Golf Club but without fans in attendance. While we are disappointed not to have our fans on-site at the U.S. Open, we believe this is the right decision and appreciate the support and guidance that we have received from our state and local health officials. Throughout this process, our focus has remained the well-being of everyone involved, and we are confident that this approach gives us the best opportunity to conduct the championship while ensuring the health and safety of our players, caddies, fans, volunteers, and local communities.
Without question, one of our biggest disappointments is the impact on our volunteer requirements on-site at the Championship. While we would like to retain as many volunteers as possible, due to COVID-19 protocols, we will also need to significantly reduce our volunteer program and footprint. Only a limited number of volunteer positions will be needed. Therefore, all volunteer positions will be filled by the membership at Winged Foot Golf Club.
As a result of the elimination of the Volunteer Program, all currently registered volunteers will have the option to keep your 2020 U.S. Open volunteer apparel package or receive a full refund of $185 (or $235 if you purchased an additional shirt). Please e-mail the 2020 U.S. Open Championship office or complete the form link in the volunteer communication e-mail sent out on 7/29 to select which option you would like.
Again, we are disappointed that you will not be able to be with us this year, but we are grateful for your support over the last few months and hope you will join us at a future championship, in addition to joining us as we crown our national champion in September on our broadcast partner, NBCU. Be well and stay safe! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.