Thursday, June 25

2015 U.S. Senior Open Fact Sheet

The U.S. Senior Open began today in Sacramento, California. Following is select information from the "2015 U.S. Senior Open Championship Fact Sheet" provided by the United States Golf Association (USGA).

SITE INFORMATION
June 25-28, 2015
Del Paso Country Club, Sacramento, Calif. (2015ussenioropen.com)
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PAR AND YARDAGE          
Del Paso Country Club will be set up at 6,994 yards and will play to a par of 36-34–70.











ARCHITECT
Del Paso County Club was designed by Scotsman John L. Black. It was redesigned and renovated by architect Kyle Phillips in 2006. The club was founded in 1916 on property that was part of the original Rancho Del Paso, a historic 44,000-acre area used by 19th-century settlers as a pathway through the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

COURSE RATING    
Based on the course setup for the championship, the USGA Course Rating is 74.9. Its Slope Rating is 147.

CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
The starting field of 156 golfers will be cut after 36 holes to the low 60 scorers and ties.

SCHEDULE OF PLAY          
Eighteen holes of stroke play are scheduled each day from Thursday, June 25, through Sunday, June 28. In the case of a tie after 72 holes, a three-hole aggregate playoff will commence immediately after the conclusion of the fourth round on June 28.

PURSE          
The 2014 purse was $3.35 million; the winner earned $630,000.

TELEVISION SCHEDULE                            
The U.S. Senior Open will receive at least 20 hours of live network coverage. Fox will air at least 10 hours of coverage throughout the championship. Fox Sports 1 will air at least 10 hours over the first two days of play.

Date                Network                     Broadcast Hours (PDT)
June 25           Fox Sports 1               11 a.m.-4 p.m.
June 26           Fox Sports 1               11 a.m.-4 p.m.
June 27           Fox                             11 a.m.-4 p.m.
June 28           Fox                             11 a.m.-4 p.m.

TICKETS    
Tickets for the 2015 U.S. Senior Open Championship are available for purchase at 2015ussenioropen.com. Weekly tickets are $125 (good Thursday-Sunday with parking). Trophy Club tickets are $250.

HISTORY
This is the 36th U.S. Senior Open Championship. The first U.S. Senior Open, played in 1980, was conducted for golfers 55 and older. The next year, the USGA lowered the minimum age to 50. Miller Barber captured the first of his three U.S. Senior Open titles in 1982 – he also won in 1984 and 1985. The U.S. Senior Open has four two-time winners: Gary Player (1987, 1988), Jack Nicklaus (1991, 1993), Hale Irwin (1998, 2000), and Allen Doyle (2005, 2006). Doyle became the championship’s oldest winner in 2006 at the age of 58 years, 13 days. The youngest champion is Dale Douglass, who won in 1986 at the age of 50 years, 3 months, 24 days.

USGA CHAMPIONSHIPS AT DEL PASO COUNTRY CLUB      
This is the first U.S. Senior Open Championship and the fifth USGA championship to be conducted at Del Paso Country Club.

U.S. SENIOR OPENS IN CALIFORNIA     
1998 U.S. Senior Open: Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Hale Irwin)

WINNERS OF U.S. OPEN AND U.S. SENIOR OPEN       
Billy Casper (1959, 1966 U.S. Open; 1983 U.S. Senior Open)
Hale Irwin (1974, 1979, 1990 U.S. Open; 1998, 2000 U.S. Senior Open)
Orville Moody (1969 U.S. Open; 1989 U.S. Senior Open)
Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 U.S. Open; 1991, 1993 U.S. Senior Open)
Arnold Palmer (1960 U.S. Open; 1981 U.S. Senior Open)
Gary Player (1965 U.S. Open; 1987, 1988 U.S. Senior Open)
Lee Trevino (1968, 1971 U.S. Open: 1990 U.S. Senior Open)

FUTURE SITES        
Aug. 11-14, 2016: Scioto Country Club, Columbus, Ohio
June 29-July 2, 2017: Salem Country Club, Peabody, Mass.

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