‘He’ll Definitely Make the Cut’: Golf World Puzzled Over US Open’s Official Barber

Published 06/18/2022, 1:15 PM EDT
Feb 13, 2022; Scottsdale, Arizona, USA; Scottie Scheffler celebrates with the tournament trophy after on the18th hole playoff during the final round of the WM Phoenix Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports
Golfers’ styles have changed dramatically over time. The fans always look up to the their favorite golf idols for their fashion sense – whether it’s in terms of attire or appearance. Have you ever wondered where the players at a golf Major get a haircut? The Country Club (US Open) does include a barbershop for the players.

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Barbers are now considered a requirement for athletes. Before a competition or a tournament, every sports athlete gets a new haircut. The main goal is to look good and have confidence in oneself before competing in front of the world.
During the 2022 US Open, a photo of the “Official US Open Barber” was captured and shared on Twitter. The fans on Twitter could not hold on to their banter as they kept making jokes on the barber.

Fans react to the US Open barber on Twitter

As the photo went viral on Twitter, many fans shared their barber jokes, while many others raised questions of his role on the golf course. The fans had hilarious thoughts on the barber at the US Open:

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With the US Open having an official barber, it will be great to see all other Majors as well as Tournaments assign one since haircuts define one’s personality and add to it.

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The barber shop at Shinnecock Hills

Though the photo of the barber at the 2022 US Open went viral, it isn’t the first time that barbers were made available at the US Open. During the 2018 US Open, many golfers had access to barbers in the locker room at the Shinnecock Hills.

Montamez and Canillas from a local barbershop near the golf course were called for giving the PGA Tour golfers haircuts during the Major. The two men groomed players of the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Sam Burns and Zach Johnson only to name a few. The barbers were given a corner in the locker room and had all the necessary tools that they required.

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Despite most players preferring to wear caps or hats, they still prefer getting a haircut right before a Major. This shows how a good a haircut can be a key factor for a player’s confidence boost and boosting morale during the game.

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Abdul Bari Khan

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Abdul Bari is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Abdul is currently pursuing his Master’s in the same. With great affection for the world of sports, this avid golf lover turned to the course at a young age.

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