NOTRE DAME, Ind. — After several years of preparation, the 40th U.S. Senior Open Championship is set to commence at the Warren Golf Course on the campus of the University of Notre Dame from June 24-30.
Practice rounds take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday followed by first-round play on Thursday. It will mark the first time the U.S. Senior Open Championship will be played on a collegiate course and the 16th overall USGA championship held on a campus layout. In addition, it will be the second USGA championship contested at the Warren Golf Course.
Designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame opened for play on May 1, 2000. The public, links-style course is nestled among 250 acres of woodlands on the north edge of campus and is a Certified Audobon Cooperative Sanctuary.
Former Notre Dame football greats Jerome Bettis and Tim Brown are serving as Honorary Chairmen for the event.
|June 26/Wednesday||Noon-1 p.m.||FS1||Wednesday at the U.S. Senior Open|
|June 27/Thursday||3-8 p.m.||FS1||First Round|
|June 28/Friday||3-8 p.m.||FS1||Second Round|
|June 29/Saturday||3-4 p.m.||FS1||Third Round|
|June 29/Saturday||4-7:30 p.m.||Fox||Third Round|
|June 30/Sunday||2-7:30 p.m.||Fox||Fourth Round|
About The Warren Golf Course
Home of the University of Notre Dame women’s and men’s golf teams, the Warren Golf Course hosted the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, when Emily Tubert defeated Lisa McCloskey, 3 and 2, in the championship final. The course has hosted six U.S. Amateur sectional qualifiers (2001, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2014), two U.S. Open local qualifiers (2009, 2011) and several tournaments conducted by the Western Golf Association and the Indiana Golf Association.
In 2015, the Warren Golf Course was one of 34 sites to host U.S. Senior Open sectional qualifying, with professionals Mike Reid, Willie Wood and Tommy Armour III advancing to the championship at Del Paso Country Club, in Sacramento, California.
The Warren Golf Course is the home of the Notre Dame men’s and women’s golf programs and has hosted college regional competition. It was the site of the 2005 and 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Regionals and the 2011 and 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Regionals. In 2010, David Chung led Stanford University to the Central Regional title and a spot in the NCAA Championship field. Three months later, Chung was the runner-up in the U.S. Amateur Championship.
The U.S. Senior Open will be the 22nd USGA championship held in Indiana. Crooked Stick Golf Club, in Carmel, Indiana, held the lone U.S. Senior Open in the Hoosier State. In 2009, Fred Funk set a 72-hole record for most strokes under par at 20 under and tied the largest victory margin with his six-stroke victory over Joey Sindelar.
The U.S. Senior Open Championship was first played in 1980. The championship for golfers age 50 and older is open to any professional and any amateur with a Handicap Index® not exceeding 3.4.
About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 annual amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.
The USGA is one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf facility management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.