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US SENIOR OPEN RELATED STORIES




DATES:  Thursday, July 30th through Sunday, August 2nd
SITE:  Crooked Stick Golf Club, Carmel, Indiana
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Pete Dye (1964 and continuous renovation)
PAR:  72
YARDAGE:  7,316
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 353 Yds 10 - Par 4 457 Yds
2 - Par 4 425 Yds 11 - Par 5 556 Yds
3 - Par 3 171 Yds 12 - Par 4 419 Yds
4 - Par 4 440 Yds 13 - Par 3 166 Yds
5 - Par 5 600 Yds 14 - Par 4 480 Yds
6 - Par 3 193 Yds 15 - Par 5 520 Yds
7 - Par 4 440 Yds 16 - Par 4 465 Yds
8 - Par 4 435 Yds 17 - Par 3 211 Yds
9 - Par 5 530 Yds 18 - Par 4 455 Yds
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36 3,587 Yds 36 3,729 Yds
Annual: 30th
Defending Champion: Eduardo Romero
Runner-Up: Ben Crenshaw
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)
(Loren Roberts, 2005 - NCR Country Club - South Course)
(Tom Watson, 2005 - NCR Country Club - South Course)
(Craig Stadler, 2005 - NCR Country Club - South Course)
18-Hole Record: 62 (Loren Roberts, 2006 - Prairie Dunes Country 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 C.C.)
(Allen Doyle, 2005 - NCR Country Club - South Course)
(Andy Bean, L.Roberts, DA Weibring, 2006 - Prairie Dunes CC)
Total Purse: $2,600,000
Shares: 1st Place - $470,000; 2nd Place - $280,000; 3rd Place - $180,000
2008 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Eduardo Romero 274 Bernhard Langer 282
Fred Funk 277 Joey Sindelar 282
Mark McNulty 279 David Edwards 282
Greg Norman 280 Jay Haas 283
John Cook 281 Scott Hoch 283
Jeff Klein 283
Past U.S. Senior Open Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2008 Eduardo Romero (274) -- Fred Funk
(The Broadmoor Resort (East Course), Colorado Springs, Colorado)
2007 Brad Bryant (282) -- Ben Crenshaw
(Whistling Straits - Straits Course, Kohler, Wisconsin)
2006 Allen Doyle (272) -- Tom Watson
(Prairie Dunes Country Club, Hutchinson, Kansas)
2005 Allen Doyle (274) -- D.A. Weibring, Loren Roberts
(NCR Country Club - South Course, Kettering, Ohio)
2004 Peter Jacobsen (272) -- Hale Irwin
(Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, Missouri)
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 DeVicenzo
(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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