U.S. Senior Open Championship
U.S. Senior Open Championship
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
Golf Today report of last years event

 Dates: Thursday, July 29th through Sunday, August 1st
 Site: Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, Missouri
 Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones (1960)
 Par: 71
 Yardage: 7,093
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 435 Yds   10 - Par 4 484 Yds
               2 - Par 4 425 Yds   11 - Par 4 374 Yds
               3 - Par 3 148 Yds   12 - Par 4 438 Yds
               4 - Par 5 541 Yds   13 - Par 3 179 Yds
               5 - Par 4 440 Yds   14 - Par 4 400 Yds
               6 - Par 3 190 Yds   15 - Par 4 448 Yds
               7 - Par 4 380 Yds   16 - Par 3 223 Yds
               8 - Par 5 567 Yds   17 - Par 5 574 Yds
               9 - Par 4 419 Yds   18 - Par 4 452 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    35 3,545 Yds         36 3,572 Yds
 
 Annual: 25th

 Defending Champion: Bruce Lietzke
 Runner-Up: Tom Watson
 Tournament Record: 267 (Hale Irwin, 2000 - Saucon Valley Country Club)
 54-Hole Record: 199 (Simon Hobday, 1994 - Pinehurst Resort & Country Club)
 36-Hole Record: 133 (Dave Stockton, 1992 - Saucon Valley Country Club)
                     (Simon Hobday, 1994 - Pinehurst Resort & Country Club)
                     (Bruce Fleisher, 2000 - Saucon Valley Country Club)
 18-Hole Record: 63 (Don Pooley, 2002 - Caves Valley Golf Club)
 9-Hole Record: 30 (Richard King, 1983 - Hazeltine National)
                   (Gordon Jones, 1987 - Brooklawn Country Club)
                   (Gary Player, 1990 - Ridgewood Country Club)
                   (Tom Weiskopf, 1993 - Cherry Hills Country Club)
                   (Ed Dougherty, 1999 - Des Moines Golf & Country Club)
                   (Jim Thorpe, John Jacobs, 2000 - Saucon Valley C.C.)
                   (Jim Thorpe, Jay Sigel, Tom Kite, 2001 - Salem Country Club)
 Total Purse: $2,600,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $475,000; 2nd Place - 220,000; 3rd Place - 180,000
 
 
                       Past U.S. Senior Open Winners
                       -----------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2003  Bruce Lietzke (277) -- Tom Watson
       (Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio)
 2002  *Don Pooley (274) -- Tom Watson
       (Caves Valley Golf Club, Baltimore, Maryland)
 2001  Bruce Fleisher (280) -- Gil Morgan, Isao Aoki
       (Salem Country Club, Peabody, Massachusetts)
 2000  Hale Irwin (267) -- Bruce Fleisher
       (Saucon Valley Country Club (Old Course), Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
 1999  Dave Eichelberger (281) -- Ed Dougherty
       (Des Moines Golf & Country Club, West Des Moines, Iowa)
 1998  Hale Irwin (285) -- Vicente Fernandez
       (Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California)
 1997  Graham Marsh (280) -- John Bland
       (Olympia Fields C.C. (North Course), Olympia Fields, Illinois)
 1996  Dave Stockton (277) -- Hale Irwin
       (Canterbury Golf Club, Beachwood, Ohio)
 1995  Tom Weiskopf (275) -- Jack Nicklaus
       (Congressional Country Club (Blue Course), Bethesda, Maryland)
 1994  Simon Hobday (274) -- Graham Marsh, Jim Albus
       (Pinehurst Country Club (Number Two), Pinehurst, North Carolina)
 1993  Jack Nicklaus (278) -- Tom Weiskopf
       (Cherry Hills Country Club, Denver, Colorado)
 1992  Larry Laoretti (275) -- Jim Colbert
       (Saucon Valley Country Club (Old Course), Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
 1991  *Jack Nicklaus (282) -- Chi Chi Rodriguez
       (Oakland Hills Country Club (South Course), Birmingham, Michigan)
 1990  Lee Trevino (275) -- Jack Nicklaus
       (Ridgewood Country Club (Center and West Nines, Paramus, New Jersey)
 1989  Orville Moody (279) -- Frank Beard
       (Laurel Valley Country Club, Ligonier, Pennsylvania)
 1988  *Gary Player (270) -- Bob Charles
       (Medinah Country Club (Number Three, Medinah, Illinois)
 1987  Gary Player (270) -- Doug Sanders
       (Brooklawn Country Club, Fairfield, Connecticut)
 1986  Dale Douglass (279) -- Gary Player
       (Scioto Country Club, Columbus, Ohio)
 1985  Miller Barber (285) -- Roberto De Vicenzo
       (Edgewood Tahoe Golf Club, Stateline, Nevada)
 1984  Miller Barber (286) -- Arnold Palmer
       (Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, New York)
 1983  *Billy Casper (288) -- Rod Funseth
       (Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota)
 1982  Miller Barber (282) -- Gene Littler, Dan Sikes
       (Portland Golf Club, Portland, Oregon)
 1981  *Arnold Palmer (289) -- Billy Casper, Bob Stone
       (Oakland Hills Country Club (South Course), Birmingham, Michigan)
 1980  Roberto De Vicenzo (285) -- William C. Campbell
       (Winged Foot Golf Club (East Course), Mamaroneck, New York)
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 

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