BEAVERTON, Ore. -- By the end of The Opening, some players might have had a few interesting tan lines on their heads thanks to some hair cuts available at the Tiger Woods Center during the week-long event.
The cuts cost the players $5, but for some, it was an opportunity too good to pass up.
Four-star offensive lineman Landon Dickerson said he had to get a cut because the only options available in his hometown of Hudson, North Carolina are at Great Clips and women who put bowls on kids' heads.
Three different barbers were available at the event, but Dickerson’s hair was cut by Matt McConnell, who owns Cam’s Cuts Barbershop in Vancouver, Washington.
"I wanted to give him something that made him stand out on the field," McConnell said of Dickerson’s cut.
McConnell said quite a few of the players gave him free reign to do whatever he wanted with their hair, but above all, they did not want their haircuts to look stupid. Thus, McConnell did some freestyle designs.
His system? It’s not too complicated even though some of the designs might be.
"I do the first line and then go off that," McConnell said. "It just happens."
However, several players also came in asking McConnell and other barbers for more precise cuts such as putting their future school's logo into their hair.
"I just pull it up on my phone and look at the image and just copy it," McConnell said.
Florida State OL commit Baveon Johnson sporting his school. pic.twitter.com/RqYxbGDN2J— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) July 10, 2015
USC LB commit Daelin Hayes with the fresh cut. pic.twitter.com/ejNHGJT8Rf— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) July 9, 2015
Florida commit Chauncey Gardner couldn't resist the chance to show off the Gators' famous logo.
In his four years of working at The Opening, whether it be with school’s logo or freestyle, McConnell has yet to have a player leave his chair feeling unsatisfied with the new 'do.
But for some, like Dickerson, the expectations are very low.
"I told him I’m a blank piece of paper," Dickerson said. "Just don’t make me bald."