THE PLAYERS 2020
This year I had signed up to be a volunteer and I had chosen hole 12 which is a short par 4. I thought this could be a fun hole since I have seen that a lot of players try to reach the green on one stroke and that was the case. We started a week or so before the tournament with a training and to buy our uniforms, the training was fun and useful and our hole Captain walked us around the 12 hole and explained the different work stations and what to think about on each one. Finally it was Tuesday and I had to leave home around 5 am to be on duty in time. They had a volunteers place where you could sit down and you could also get good food for a very good price so I have a nice breakfast and a coffee before heading out to the work. The first day I started working on a walk way were we had to close off when the players was going to tee off and then open again when they had past. The afternoon I spent on the lay up area mainly to see if a ball went of course to help finding it and keep people away, this did not happen. I think 80% of the players tried for the green and the other were right on the spot on the lay-up area. I was not close to the players this day but Adam Scott walked a bit towards me and said Good Morning, I was hoping for him to win. The next day Wednesday I got more interesting jobs around the Tee and came much closer and could really see them taking their tee shot and hear the talk between player and caddies. Thursday was the first tournament day and again I have good positions, morning at the green telling people to be Quiet and that was not hard at all everybody was so into the game so they knew. The afternoon I was back on the Tee and showing our people at the lay-up area which way the ball was going. That was a fun job you had the best view of the shot, good for me I had overheard a guy saying that you had to wait a few seconds before you could see how the ball would move they all went the curve came late. I got the opportunity to say good luck in Swedish to Henrik Stenson when he came but he was not too impressed. Towards the evening I was called to the Captain of the hole and she asked if I could come the next day, it would only be a few of us working and no public I said yes. Later that evening she called and told me that it was all canceled. I had a very good time and would do it again if I get the chans.