The Edmond Sun

July 11, 2013

2013 U.S. Senior Open kicks off today

Oak Tree National on deck for U.S. Senior Open Championship


Special to The Sun

OMAHA, Neb. — The 2013 U.S. Senior Open Championship, conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA), gets underway today at Omaha Country Club in Omaha, Neb. The 156-player field of the world’s best golfers, including Edmond’s own Gil Morgan, Bob Tway and Willie Wood, will take the stage to compete for the national championship. Next summer, Oak Tree National in Edmond will host the 2014 U.S. Senior Open July 7-13.

Volunteer positions are now available on a first-come, first-served basis, with limited availability. Tickets to the 2014 U.S. Senior Open are on sale at a special introductory price for a limited time.

Unique and official hospitality options are also available for corporations to support this significant community event.

“We just returned from Omaha which could turn out to be the biggest U.S. Senior Open in history. However, we are confident that we will show the world some real Oklahoma hospitality and put Oak Tree at the top of the list in 2014,” said Jack Talley, Vice General Chairman, 2014 U.S. Senior Open.

For more information, visit www.2014ussenioropen.com.

ABOUT THE U.S. SENIOR OPEN: The 35th U.S. Senior Open to be held July 7-13, 2014 at Oak Tree National, in Edmond will feature a field of 156 of the world’s best professional and amateur senior golfers (over the age of 50). Players who are eligible to compete include Fred Couples, Fred Funk, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman and Tom Watson. The field may include Oak Tree National’s own Morgan, Tway, Wood and Scott Verplank. The U.S. Senior Open will mark a return to championship golf for Oak Tree National, building on its rich history. NBC and ESPN are expected to provide at least 16 hours of live television coverage of all four rounds of the championship.

ABOUT THE USGA: The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. 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 working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.

The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries. For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.