The U.S. Senior Open Championship started "as a result of the remarkable growth in senior golf, both at the professional and amateur levels." The first U.S. Senior Open Championship was contested in 1980 and was hosted on the East Course of Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. The winner that year was Roberto De Vicenzo.
Since then, the U.S. Senior Open Championship has continued to be contested at notable sites around the country.
|Field||156 professionals and amateurs, 50 years or older on or before June 27, 2019.|
|Format||72 hole stroke play; the field will be cut to low 60 and ties upon completion of the second championship round.|
|Defending Champion||David Toms, of Shreveport, La., carded an even-par 70 in the final round to hold off Miguel Angel Jimenez, Tim Petrovic and Jerry Kelly by one stroke at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. To read more, click here.|
|Venue||Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame|
|Notable Fast Fact||This will be the first U.S. Senior Open contested on a university golf course.|
|Honorary Co-Chairmen||Former Notre Dame football standouts and 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees Tim Brown and Jerome Bettis are serving as the honorary chairmen for the championship. Brown, in 1987, became the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy, while Bettis won a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006.|
|Television Coverage||The Championship will be broadcast in over 120 countries with more than 20 hours of live television coverage on FOX and FOX Sports 1.|
|Tickets||On sale now. Click here to purchase.|
|Youth in Free||All youth 18 years of age and younger receive free grounds admission to the championship when accompanied by a ticketed adult.|
|Volunteers||More than 2,500 volunteers will be needed to assist on over 23 exciting committees. Click here to learn more about joining our team.|
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