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U.S. Open 2024: Justin Rose offers rare glimpse inside U.S. Open champions locker room at Pinehurst

Being a PGA Tour pro is a pretty exclusive club. It means you’re in the top one percent of the golfers on the planet … but it’s not the pinnacle. There are levels to this game. There’s the Ryder Cup vets and Masters Champions Dinner guests; the former Champion Golfers of the Year and, most exclusive of all, the U.S. Open winners, conquerors of golf’s greatest test.

On Monday before the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No.2, 2013 U.S. Open champ Justin Rose offered golf plebes everywhere a glimpse inside that elite club with a look at the champions-only locker room at Pinehurst. Now we no longer have to imagine what it's like to be a fly on that wall ...

OK, so it’s not exactly an ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ party (thankfully), but the cozy quarters tell you just how rare this air really is. Each locker is adorned with a silver champions plaque and a tribute bust to Payne Stewart’s 1999 U.S. Open triumph at Pinehurst No. 2 stands at the center of the room.

Obviously there’s some unpacking left to be done, but all in all it’s a cool setup and we thank Rosey for a giving us a taste of how the other half percent lives.