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Slam-Funk: Likable Pro Sets Record In Winning

Carmel, Ind. – There was no Sunday swoon, no catastrophic triple-bogey, nothing left to doubt or chance. Fred Funk wasn't about to let another U.S. Senior Open get away.

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Roberts' 64 Not Enough

Carmel, Ind. - Some people know how to make an entrance; Loren Roberts knows how to make an exit. In champagne wishes and caviar dreams, the Senior British Open champion was hoping to go back-to-back this week at Crooked Stick Golf Club and add another  major championship to his summer of fun.

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More Disappointment For Norman

Carmel, Ind. – When he was asked Sunday to review his final round in the 30th U.S. Senior Open, Greg Norman simply said, “I’d really rather not. Just wasn’t good.”

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Prize Money
Carmel, Ind. - Prize money distribution for the 30 U.S. Senior Open.
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Sunday's Running Updates
Carmel, Ind. - Follow fourth-round running updates as the action unfolds from Crooked Stick Golf Club.
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The Final Stretch: It's All Or Nothing For Some

Carmel, Ind. – For the men in Sunday’s final pairing in the 30th U.S. Senior Open, there will be no moral victories. It’s a zero sum game.

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F Stands For First: Funk Sole Leader After Third Round

Carmel, Ind. - Some sense of normalcy was restored to the U.S. Senior Open on Saturday at Crooked Stick Golf Club. Those who one might expect to be leading a major assumed the position, with marquee names Fred Funk, Greg Norman, Joey Sindelar and Mark O'Meara stepping up.

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Win Or Lose, Jackson Has Had Memorable Run

Carmel, Ind. - After going where no amateur had ever gone before, Tim Jackson came back to Earth on Saturday at Crooked Stick Golf Club.

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Cochran's 64 Puts The Lefty In Contention

Carmel, Ind. – Russ Cochran played golf Saturday like a man without a care or on a dare. The result was a round that even he admitted came out of nowhere.

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Final 3 Holes May Decide Championship

Carmel, Ind. – There’s very little mystery to where the 30th U.S. Senior Open is likely to be decided on Sunday at Crooked Stick Golf Club. The four most difficult holes are among the final five on the Pete Dye-designed layout.

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Saturday Running Updates
Carmel, Ind. - Follow the action of the third round at Crooked Stick Golf Club.
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Consensus: Tougher Test Awaits

Carmel, Ind. – Scoring in the 30th U.S. Senior Open has been relatively easy through two rounds at Crooked Stick Golf Club, but no one is expecting the good times to continue.

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Jackson Takes Action: Amateur Holds One-Stroke Lead

Carmel, Ind. - This has been a golf season filled with surprises. An Argentinean won the Masters. The final round of the U.S. Open was completed on a Monday. A 59 year old came within a playoff of winning the British Open and a 33 year old named Tiger Woods missed the cut.

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Others Waiting In The Wings

Carmel, Ind. – Two golfers with good USGA memories and two more looking to make some of their own crowded near the top of the leaderboard after the second round of the U.S. Senior Open Friday at Crooked Stick Golf Club.

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Doyle, Jacobsen, Kite Miss Cut

Carmel, Ind. – Bruce Lietzke nearly won the 1991 PGA Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club, eventually finishing second to the then unknown John Daly, but he doesn’t remember feeling as much pressure as he encountered late Friday afternoon as the second round of the U.S. Senior Open was winding down.

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No Funk For Funk

Carmel, Ind. - Fred Funk has been here before, literally, figuratively, even recently.

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Irwin Doesn't Panic, Shoots 67

Carmel, Ind. – Hale Irwin, winner of five U.S. Golf Association titles, expressed surprise after shooting a 5-under-par 67 Friday morning in the second round of the U.S. Senior Open.

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Friday's Running Updates
Carmel, Ind. - Follow all the action of the second round as it unfolds at Crooked Stick Golf Club.
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Major Ticket Offer For 2 Championships

Attend the 2010 U.S. Senior Open at Sahalee and the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

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Simpson Counting Blessings After Accident

Carmel, Ind. – A golf championship is a long, physically taxing, mentally draining athletic exercise that unfolds methodically over the course of four rounds and – if all progresses as planned – four days. Contrarily, however, the fortunes of the competitors can turn in an instant, from one shot, one false move, one unlucky twist of fate.

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Four's A Crowd: Forsman, Jackson, Norman And Sindelar Lead

Carmel, Ind. - There are horses for courses and then there are courses that bring out the horses. The latter expression seemed most appropriate for the first day of the Senior Open at long and lean Crooked Stick Golf Club. Four players, including one amateur, led after the first round.

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Local Favorites Have Mixed Results

Carmel, Ind. – It’s often easy to follow the progress of the big-name favorites or the players with the hot hands on the golf course at a major championship. You just listen for the roars.

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Butterflies And All, Jackson Sets Record

Carmel, Ind. - Tim Jackson and his son, Austin, did more than play a round of golf at Crooked Stick on Thursday. They filled a scrapbook together. They weaved a story they will tell and re-tell for years to come. They spent a day together, father and son, experiencing their first U.S. Senior Open, seeing name “Jackson” atop the leaderboard, setting a USGA record.

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Forsman, Sindelar Happy With Results

Carmel, Ind. - Two players with solid PGA Tour resumes but not necessarily much star power surged to the top of the leaderboard early Thursday in the opening round of the 30th U.S. Senior Open.

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Red Alert! Three Players Share Early Lead

Carmel, Ind. - There are horses for courses and then there are courses that bring out the horses. The latter expression seemed most appropriate for the first day of the Senior Open at long and lean Crooked Stick Golf Club.

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Familiar Names On The Board

Carmel, Ind. – Course architect Pete Dye didn’t much enjoy watching his cherished creation, Crooked Stick Golf Club, getting thumped in the early going of the opening round of the 30th U.S. Senior Open. But he couldn’t object to the quality of the personnel leading the onslaught.

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Thursday Running Updates
Carmel, Ind. - Follow all the action at the U.S. Senior Open, being held at Crooked Stick Golf Club this week.
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Memory Lane: Knox, Lietzke Contended In '91

Carmel, Ind. - History is a big part of what makes golf special, and to that end, Crooked Stick will embellish its championship pedigree by conducting the U.S. Senior Open this week. At the same time, when it comes to memorable championships, the Pete Dye-designed beauty already has a prominent place.

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Tough Week Lies Ahead

Carmel, Ind. – It’s called Crooked Stick Golf Club after its founder and designer, Pete Dye, mused aloud about the origins of the ancient game, how early practitioners must have swung at stones with random tree branches. But the site of the 30th U.S. Senior Open is anything but a strictly throwback design.

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These Guys Can Still Play, Contend

Carmel, Ind. – Tom Watson’s phenomenal run at the British Open two weeks ago at Turnberry has been arguably the most compelling story in the game this summer. But the former U.S. Open champion isn’t the only golfer nearing the winter of his career stubbornly fending off the unrelenting frost.

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Roberts Looking To Repeat Winning 'Mistake'

Carmel, Ind. - We all make mistakes and Loren Roberts readily admits to the error he made last week at Sunningdale Golf Club in Berkshire, England.

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Third Senior Open The Charm For Norman?

Carmel, Ind. – Greg Norman doesn’t play much competitive golf these days, his diverse interests pulling him in all directions. But there are still certain events that he tries to not miss.

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"El Gato" Lurking For Another Senior Open Title

Carmel, Ind. - Funny thing happened to Eduardo Romero as he made his way around 18 holes of practice at Crooked Stick Golf Club. He recognized the holes.

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Haskins, Son Of Famed Coach, Has Never Given Up

Carmel, Ind. – Steve Haskins is a survivor, and in professional golf, there's something to be said for that.

If the name rings a bell, if you make the connection, you're right. Haskins is the son of Hall-of-Fame college basketball coach Don Haskins, who coached Texas Western (now UTEP) to the NCAA championship in 1966.
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Zoeller: An Open Requires Smarts

Carmel, Ind. – Local favorite? Yes. Local knowledge? Not so much. Fuzzy Zoeller, a lifelong Indiana resident, is an honorary member of Crooked Stick Golf Club, and he’ll certainly be one of the crowd favorites at this week’s U.S. Senior Open.

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Courville, Norton Traveled Different Paths

Carmel, Ind. - He's not going to lie to you. Bryan Norton has had those thoughts, those “what if” thoughts, those darn-the-luck thoughts.

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Pete Dye, Course Builder

Pete Dye comes by his career naturally. His father designed and built a nine-hole golf course on his mother’s farm in Urbana, Ohio, and Dye grew up playing and working on the course. He won the Ohio State High School Championship and was medalist in the Ohio State Amateur.

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Crooked Stick Golf Club
In 1964, Pete Dye built his first great golf course — Crooked Stick.  Supported by 60 “interested, avid and maybe crazy golfers” from the Indianapolis area, he formed a corporation to acquire a flat cornfield to be transformed into a links blend of Alister MacKenzie, Donald Ross and C.B. Macdonald.
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Ageless Watson Man To Beat At Senior Open?

For 10 years, Tom Watson has been one of the prohibitive favorites at the U.S. Senior Open, and although he turns 60 years old in September, Watson once again will be among the players to watch next week when the 30th edition commences at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind.

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Champion Volunteers Of Crooked Stick

Ask anyone familiar with Joe and Marcia Luigs and you’ll be told the Carmel, Ind., couple is kind, generous and caring. But in the next breath, they’ll also tell you that in a small way, the longtime United States Golf Association volunteers are a conundrum.

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A Healthier Jacobsen Eager To Play
This year hasn't been exactly what Peter Jacobsen would have hoped. The 2004 U.S. Senior Open champion has played only a few Champions Tour events since the 2008 Senior Open, due to the lingering effects of right knee-replacement and rotator cuff surgery in January.
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Crooked Stick Right On Track To Host U.S. Senior Open
The USGA is expecting another outstanding championship for the renowned Pete Dye design, particularly if weather allows for firm and fast conditions on what will be the longest course in U.S. Senior Open history.
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2009 U.S. Senior Open Fact Sheet
Crooked Stick Golf Club is set up at 7,244/7,316 yards and par is 36-36—72. It will be the longest course in U.S. Senior Open history, surpassing the 7,254-yard setup at the East Course at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2008.
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Romero On A Rocky Mountain High
Eduardo Romero deemed himself strong and spirited at the start of the U.S. Senior Open on Thursday.
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