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  • spts-Bernhard Langer light blue shirt.jpg Langer ready for challenge

    Bernhard Langer is ready for the challenge presented by the Oak Tree National golf course in his quest for yet another championship on U.S. soil.
    The answer is Yes!
    “If our futball (I know you call it soccer) team is ready to challenge for the World Cup, can I do any less? But they don’t have to play at Oak Tree,” he added.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • spts-Bernhard Langer sign autograph.jpg USGA lauds Oak Tree National, Edmond community

    The United States Golf Association was born in New York City in December of 1894 with the purpose of executing national golf championships.
    “To conduct that championship schedule, we need great clubs that are, of course, committed and dedicated to our mission and the championship test that you’re going to hear about today from Dan (Burton, USGA Championship Committe Chairman) and Jeff (Hall, USGA managing director of Rules and Competitions) and what we’re trying to achieve to identify these great players,” Tom O’Toole Jr. said Wednesday, who is the president of the USGA.

    July 9, 2014 3 Photos

  • Kenny Perry provided photo Perry ready to defend Senior Open title

    Edmond’s Scott Verplank said at Oak Tree National you have to hit fairways.
    Not only does U.S. Senior Open defending champion Kenny Perry do that, he also is in the top three in driving distance averaging more than 293 yards per drive, which really puts a strain on the older players.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo 3 Stories

  • Jeff Sluman provided photo Sluman notes changes all around

    Jeff Sluman is enjoying his return to Oak Tree National for the 2014 U. S. Senior Open Championship. But the 57-year-old New York native is having difficulty grasping the fact that it’s been 26 years since he won the 1988 PGA Championship, also hosted at Oak Tree National.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Mark Gardiner and USGA Life, sports intersect at U.S. Senior Open

    Sometimes life and sports intersect like they did on Tuesday — U.S. Senior Open Military Appreciation Day — at Oak Tree National.
    Mark Gardiner started playing golf when he was 18 years old, a little later than a lot of the players out here. He’s been gearing up for three years for the championship.
    During an afternoon press conference, USGA representative Mike Trostel said Gardiner, who is playing in his first U.S. Senior Open, shot a 70 for the only spot at the St. Louis sectional qualifier.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 10.40.20 AM.png VIDEO: Sleeping fan suing Yankees, ESPN for $10M

    A fan caught on camera sleeping during a recent game at Yankee Stadium has filed suit against the Yankees and ESPN, claiming he suffered emotional distress when two announcers mocked him on the air.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • USGA announces groupings, start times

    The United States Golf Association announced July 5 groupings and starting times for the first two rounds of the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Championship, which kicks off Thursday at the 7,219-yard, par-71 Oak Tree National.
    The U.S. Senior Open is a 72-hole, stroke-play competition. A field of 156 players will play 18 holes of stroke play on Thursday and Friday, after which the field will be reduced to the low 60 scores and ties. Those players making the cut will play 18 holes on Saturday and Sunday.
    If there is a tie upon the completion of 72 holes, a three-hole aggregate score playoff will immediately follow. If this playoff results in a tie, the tied players will immediately continue to play off hole-by-hole until the winner is determined.
    If you plan to go, here are the times and starting hole locations to see your favorite golfers:

    July 7, 2014

  • U.S. Senior Open officials offer parking reminders

    About 130,000 visitors are expected to move in and out of Edmond this week as they come to see championship golf at the 35th U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National. Tournament play begins Thursday and continues through Sunday.
    Event organizers offered the following reminders and tips for parking best practices at the event:
    • Spectator parking and transportation for the U.S. Senior Open is free and is minutes away from Oak Tree National at the northeast corner of the Kelly Avenue and Waterloo Road intersection.

    July 7, 2014

  • LangerAutographs.jpg Players scout Oak Tree National

    Monday was the first day for official practice rounds of the 2014 U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National. Competition kicks off Thursday with the final round slated for Sunday.
    And, practice it was as Champions Tour players took notes on every nook and cranny on the course, from the speed and slope of the greens to even the speed of the fairway grass.
    “Most of the time (in practice rounds) we use it to get to know the course, but since I’m so familiar with it, I was mainly looking at lines and how the ball rolls farther in the fairway with the fairway’s cut lower,” said Bob Tway, who resides at Oak Tree in Edmond.

    July 7, 2014 2 Photos

  • Masters champion Mize drops out of Senior Open

    Larry Mize withdrew from the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Championship Sunday because of a back injury.
    Mize, who won the 1997 Masters Tournament and has played in five U.S. Senior Opens — including a tie for eighth in 2010 — was fully exempt and will be replaced by Daniel Koesters, of Las Cruces, N.M., the first alternate from the Albuquerque, N.M., sectional qualifying site.

    July 7, 2014

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