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One of them is the broadcast booth.

Fay was famous for his bow ties, and he often sat in on NBC Sports telecasts of the U.S. Open in case a rules question arose.

“You won’t see me in a bow tie,” Davis said, adding that he most likely would not be in the booth during a U.S. Open. Davis also said he would only get involved in the U.S. Open in the early morning before competition. He would not deal with championship details such as pace of play or deciding when to stop play in case of bad weather.

“I’ve very organized and detail oriented,” Davis said. “When it comes to other people’s areas, I believe in giving them responsibility and holding them accountable. The stuff I do myself, I’ll get my hands dirty. But I’m not going to micromanage people.”

Davis grew up in Pennsylvania and played college golf at Georgia Southern.

He attended his first U.S. Open in 1980 with his father, and was amazed to see shots that barely missed the fairway disappear into deep rough, while shots well off line landed in trampled grass where the spectators were walking. That’s where he came up with the idea of graduated rough _ shorter near the fairway, thicker as the it got farther away.