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July 12-15 U.S. Senior Open


THE FIRST U.S. SENIOR OPEN was played at Winged Foot Golf Club’s famed East Course in 1980, an outstanding A.W. Tillinghast design that many people feel is every bit the equal of its famous sister, the West Course. The championship was won by the great Argentine Roberto De Vicenzo, and the runner-up was William C. Campbell, a life-long amateur. To the USGA’s immense pleasure, the winner in 1981 was Arnold Palmer at Oakland Hills, who won in an 18-hole playoff with Bob Stone and Billy Casper. Palmer was just beginning his involvement with the Champions Tour and his victory gave both the championship and the Tour a welcome boost. In the years since Palmer’s victory, the championship has been won by players who dominated the Champions Tour: Billy Casper, Gary Player (twice), Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus (twice), and Hale Irwin (twice).


OLIN BROWNE JOINS THE CLUB Olin Browne’s victory in last year’s U.S. Senior Open was a dream come true. Of course, winning any national championship is huge, but for Browne, who won three times on the PGA TOUR (his last victory PGA TOUR came 141 events earlier at the 2005 Deutsche Bank Championship) the victory was just that much sweeter. He was now a member of a very elite club—and his name is engraved on the Francis Ouimet Trophy to prove it. “This goes back a long way for us,” Browne


said, reflecting on the days he and his wife Pam would dream about one day breaking through


Indianwood Golf & Country Club (Par 71/6,916 yards) Lake Orion, Michigan


Olin Browne broke through on the Champions Tour at the U.S. Senior Open.


with a victory like this. Not only did he win, but he held off the formidable Mark O’Meara to win by three strokes at Inverness Golf Club, one of golf’s most-esteemed tests. Browne played conservatively, parring the first


seven holes and holding a one-stroke lead over O’Meara, which became a tie when he bogeyed No. 8. But he kept grinding on, playing the final 10 holes in 1-under while O’Meara made two uncharacteristic bogeys. “I guess from the middle of the back nine on it became a match-play situation, and I’ve got zero experience in match play,” Browne said, chuckling about his 0-1 record in head-to-head competition. “But it’s about putting your ball in play, keeping it out of the junk. The bottom line is to minimize your mistakes, maximize your effort, and that’s all you can do.” Not surprisingly, O’Meara was gracious in defeat. “This is a huge victory for him,” O’Meara said.


“You look at the leaderboard and there are a lot of quality players up there... I think Olin should be very proud of himself.” ■


PLAYER


Tom Lehman Olin Browne


Mark Calcavecchia Nick Price


Russ Cochran Tom Watson Peter Senior John Cook David Eger


CHARLES SCHWAB CUP STANDINGS EVENTS 13 15 14 14 10 7


Mark O’Meara www.pgatour.com


14 15 14 13


POINTS 1,533 1,330 1,238 1,181 1,163 1,064 903 868 822 789


203 295 352 370 469 630 665 711 744


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7 6 8 9 7 3 7 4 4 5


Course Insight


Indianwood Golf & Country Club


In 1925, Wilfred Reid, who designed a number of golf courses in Michigan along with The Olympic Club in San Francisco, took a fine piece of land and designed the original course, now known as the “Old Course.” The original barns on the property were the basis for the clubhouse. Indianwood was the host of the 1928 Michigan Open. George Von Elm became the first amateur to win the title. In 1930, the club hosted the Western Open (now the BMW Championship). The $500 winner’s check went to Gene Sarazen. The Michigan PGA Championship came to Indianwood in 1948 and 1949, won by Horton Smith and Ed Furgol. Indianwood’s “Old Course” is annually ranked


POINTS BEHIND WINS TOP 10 -


“MINIMIZE YOUR MISTAKES, MAXIMIZE YOUR EFFORT, AND THAT’S ALL YOU CAN DO.” — Olin Browne


by Golf Magazine in the Top 100 classic golf courses. It has hosted the 1989 U.S. Women’s Open, won by Betsy King, and the 1994 U.S. Women’s Open, won by Patty Sheehan.


Tournament Record 267, Hale Irwin, 2000


Tournament 18-Hole Record 62, Loren Roberts, 2006 (Prairie Dunes)


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PGA TOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE 2012 147


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