This is going to be a very different Open for Jack and Sheena Willoughby. That’s because this year marks the first time the championship is being staged in St. Andrews since the longtime proprietors of the Dunvegan sold what is among the most famous and popular 19th holes in the game. But that does not mean that the former Texas oil executive and his Scottish wife will not have a presence at the place that stands a mere 9-iron away from the 18th green of the Old Course.
Jack and Sheena are still shareholders in the business they bought in January 1994, just months after they married, and then parted with in 2017. And they will continue to be found at the Dunvegan during Open week.
But their roles this time around will mostly entail meeting, greeting and interacting with customers. They will not have to concern themselves with back-of-the-house duties, such as taking deliveries of beer kegs at 5 in the morning or fixing the ice machine when it breaks down from overuse.
In fact, they may even find time to hea...
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