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Michael Belot, 2012 Ryder Cup director

Michael Belot

Director,
2012 Ryder Cup


PHOTOS BY NICK NOVELLI / MEDINAH COUNTRY CLUB


Michael Belot doesn’t work in the traditional office setting. His office is a triple-wide trailer in the parking lot at Chicago’s Medinah Country Club, and it’s been that way for the last three years for Belot, the director of this week’s Ryder Cup. “It’s not nearly as bad as it sounds,” Belot, 34, said with a laugh.

Belot joined the PGA of America slightly more than 10 years ago and began working on the PGA Championship and other PGA-run events. After overseeing the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine, he was assigned to the Ryder Cup.

Belot lives in nearby Wheaton, Ill., with his wife and two sons. His time in golf has given him great opportunities, as evidenced by the memorabilia in his office, but he hopes his most extraordinary experience is still to come — this week.


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