SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — It’s customarily Wednesday, though Anthony Montamez and Eddie Canillas have already done a cut during a 118th U.S. Open.
About 50 of them, in fact.
It’s all in a week’s work when you’re a proprietor barbers in a players’ locker room here during Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.
“I’m going to be honest,” Montamez, 29, pronounced between business on a dull Wednesday afternoon, a nest of curly dim thatch nearby his feet, an antique-style coiffeur chair by his side. “I adore Dustin Johnson’s beard, man. I’ve been wanting to figure that thing given we started personification golf.”
Canillas, left, and Montamez have had about 50 appointments so distant this week.
Montamez and Canillas, 23, routinely manipulate their trade during Monti’s Barbershop about 20 miles west of here in Montiches. They knew a man who knew a man and subsequent thing they knew they had landed a gig this week snipping, pleat and moulding a coifs and mops of a world’s best golfers.
Scotsman Richie Ramsay popped in Tuesday. So too did Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker. Young Sam Burns had a small taken off a top. Bryson DeChambeau, who no doubt knew precisely during that angles he wanted his hair cut, came during a bad time. “I couldn’t get him in right away, so he had to run,” Montamez says.
Their common shop, maybe 10′ x 10′, is tucked divided in a dilemma of a tented locker room, but, really, a space has all a coiffuer could ever want: wireless clippers, bathing products, bourbon, even a red-and-white coiffeur stick in a corner. On Wednesday afternoon a TV by a counterpart beamed in a Golf Channel, nonetheless soccer has also been a renouned request. As for a cuts?
“A lot of a guys are removing it flattering parsimonious on a sides, customarily a 2 or 3,” Montamez says, as in a two-eighths or three-eighths-inch blade. “Everyone wants purify lines — neck spotless up, side browns cleaned.”
The emporium sits in a dilemma of a tented locker room.
Andrew “Beef” Johnston, a Englishman with a brave that’s knottier than a Shinnecock rough, has nonetheless to revisit a emporium though he’s high on Montamez’s customers wish list.
“I messaged him on Instagram,” Montamez says, “but we don’t know if he’s seen that.”
Best hair in a field? Who else? The lusciously sealed Tommy Fleetwood. “I do like his flow,” Montamez says.
The cuts are supposing gratis to a players, though gratuities are welcome. So distant a many inexhaustible tipper has been Branden Grace. After a event in a chair, a South African voiced his interjection to Montamez with a three-figure bonus.
Sometimes it’s Montamez who provides a tips. “I’ve done a few recommendations to their haircuts,” he said. “They’ve appreciated it, and they’ve walked out of here feeling good.”
And looking good, that is important, generally should things go their approach on Sunday.
Players can take a corner off as they’re carrying a integrate of inches embellished off.