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US Senior Open: News and Notes

Last year Gene Sauers won at Scioto Country Club in Upper Arlington Ohio.   This year the Senior Open will be played at Salem Country Club in Peabody Massachusetts.  This is the second time for the US Senior Open to take over Salem Country Club for a week in June.  The first time around was in 2001, Bruce Fleischer would win by a stroke over Gil Morgan.  This year, the course is set to play 6800 yards with a par of 70.  When Fleischer won in 01′, he would claim the victory with a score of -3 under par.

The country club was designed and built back in 1925 by the famed Donald Ross. Considered to be one of the best courses in his catalog of work.  It’s a gorgeous Club carved out of the old Peabody Farm.  The course will sport one of the 10 longest par 4’s in Senior US Open History.  Number 17 will play 492 yards as a par four, just about 20 yards shorter than a par five on the front nine.

For more information on the event, click HERE.

Coming into this event, Bernhard Langer has won the first two Major’s in 2017, The Senior PGA and The Tradition.  Bernhard has actually won 4 of the last 7 majors played.   He has 9 overall which is now more than any other player in history.  Jack Nicklaus was 8 and Hale Irwin won 7.

Here are the Tee times for this Thursday and Friday.

1 7:00 am Chip Johnson, Brian Wilson,Tom Harding
10 7:00 am Ralph West Mark Brown Ricky Arnett

1 7:10 am Jerry Smith Billy Tuten Tim Hogarth (a)
10 7:10 am Tommy Stankowski Ronald Philo Joe McCormick (a)

1 7:21 am Jim McGovern Lindy Miller Magnus P. Atlevi
10 7:21 am Scott Dunlap Esteban Toledo Brian Henninger

1 7:31 am Cesar Monasterio Scott Parel Kohki Idoki
10 7:31 am Allen Doyle Steve Lowery Carlos Franco

1 7:42 am John Cook Billy Mayfair Scott Verplank
10 7:42 am Peter Fowler Miguel Angel Martin John Huston

1 7:52 am Bob Tway Jeff Sluman Ted Tryba
10 7:52 am Paul Broadhurst Dave Ryan (a) Gene Sauers

1 8:03 am Peter Jacobsen Hale Irwin Roger Chapman
10 8:03 am Colin Montgomerie Scott McCarron Miguel Angel Jimenez

1 8:13 am Stephen Ames Tom Byrum Kevin Sutherland
10 8:13 am Paul Goydos Wes Short Jr. Jesper Parnevik

1 8:24 am Bart Bryant Mike Fergin Woody Austin
10 8:24 am Jeff Maggert Bernhard Langer Kenny Perry

1 8:34 am Joe Durant Rocco Mediate Loren Roberts
10 8:34 am Jeff Hart Neal Lancaster Bob Estes

1 8:45 am David Schmidt (a) Jeff Roth Clark Dennis
10 8:45 am Rick Woodson Todd Hendley (a) Eduardo Herrera

1 8:55 am Stephen Keppler Daniel Russo (a) Jeff Gallagher
10 8:55 am Mike Finster (a) Dale Smigelsky John Pillar

1 9:06 am Stu Ingraham John Hearn Robby Funk (a)
10 9:06 am Jon Levitt Walt Chapman Kurt Van Hees

1 12:45 pm John Kelly Brad Rollinson Keith Huber
10 12:45 pm Philip Jonas Ricky Touma Kevin Cashman

1 12:55 pm Daniel Briggs Keith Henderson Todd McCorkle
10 12:55 pm Greg Kraft Barry Lane Mike McCoy (a)

1 1:06 pm Jay Williamson Jeff Lemaster George Zahringer (a)
10 1:06 pm Prayad Marksaeng Danny Mulhearn Philip Golding

1 1:16 pm Matt Sughrue (a) Andre Bossert Mike Grob
10 1:16 pm Tommy Tolles Mike Small Takeshi Sakiyama

1 1:27 pm P.H. Horgan Steve Pate Mike Goodes
10 1:27 pm Doug Garwood Jimmy Carter Brad Bryant

1 1:37 pm Jerry Kelly Steve Flesch David Toms
10 1:37 pm Olin Browne Tom Lehman Michael Allen

1 1:48 pm Mark O’Meara Vijay Singh Ian Woosnam
10 1:48 pm Tom Kite Lee Janzen Corey Pavin

1 1:58 pm Fred Couples Jay Haas Brandt Jobe
10 1:58 pm Kirk Triplett Duffy Waldorf Billy Andrade

1 2:09 pm Nick Faldo Mark Calcavecchia Tom Watson
10 2:09 pm David Frost Joey Sindelar Charlie Post (a)

1 2:19 pm Tommy Armour III Marco Dawson Glen Day
10 2:19 pm Tom Pernice Chip Lutz (a) Jeff Marsh

1 2:30 pm John Riegger Kevin Muir T.J. Brudzinski (a)
10 2:30 pm Doug Bauman Jim Schuman Claud Cooper (a)

1 2:40 pm Bob Niger Allan Small (a) James Buenzli
10 2:40 pm Larry Salk (a) Joe Boros Jaime Gomez

1 2:51 pm Scott Livingston (a) Steven Fink (a) Mark McCormick
10 2:51 pm Dave McNabb Ken Palladino (a)

Look for players like Tommy Armour III, Fred Couples, Vijay Singh, Jesper Parnevik, and Bernhard  Langer to name a handful that I think could win this week.  Actually, most of the top 30 could make a run at this tournament this week and win.  There are a lot of really good golfers involved this week so it very well could be wide open.  But, as predictions go, I like that handful I just mentioned.  As the tournament kicks off, I will update daily.

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