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From The Court House To The Club House, How One Lawyer Became A Golf Course Designer03:46Download

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A general view of the course during a practice round prior to the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 14, 2017, in Hartford, Wisc. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
A general view of the course during a practice round prior to the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 14, 2017, in Hartford, Wisc. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The 2017 U.S. Open golf championship is underway at the Erin Hills golf course near Milwaukee. And for a man who helped design the course, having the Open come to Erin Hills is a dream come true.

Ron Whitten took an unusual route to becoming a golf course architect. Greg Echlin from Here & Now contributor KCUR has his story.

This segment aired on June 16, 2017.

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