We sent an artist to the Hamptons to gather impressions of the U.S. Open. He found that the golfers were the focus of attention but no more interesting than the gawkers, and that one's standing, social or otherwise, was constantly being reviewed. Here's a glimpse of what he discovered at Shinnecock Hills.
Some spectators reveled in the freedom of being in the great outdoors, while others maintained a close watch from afar or just tried not to get blown away by the action.
Status was very important, whether it was a matter of gaining admittance to the country's oldest clubhouse or a player's position in the tournament.