At the U.S. Open, news anchor and Sag Harbor resident Bill Hemmer plays up his other passion.
“It’s a great counterpoint to my daily life filled with news and politics,” says Bill Hemmer, the co-anchor of Fox News channel’s America’s Newsroom and one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive, about the game of golf. Coincidentally, Hemmer credits Shinnecock Golf Course, where he will be reporting for Fox during the U.S. Open, for his impressive 12.7 index. “It was a Wednesday morning— after a humiliating round at Shinnecock—that I decided to find a coach, figure out the proper swing and regain my dignity,“ Hemmer jokes. As any good golfer would tell you, Shinny’s 11th hole can do that to a player. An avid sailor and outdoor enthusiast, the TV man is so thrilled with his upcoming gig at one of the most memorable golf courses in the country that he’d consider a more permanent arrangement. “If Joe Buck wants the weekend off,” he says, “I am available.” June 11-17, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, usopen.com
Photography by: PHOTO BY RICK WENNER