U.S. SENIOR OPEN
Player Withdrawals And Additions July 24, 2011 By USGA

 

Player Withdrawal – ALLEN DOYLE

ALLEN DOYLE, the 2005 and 2006 U.S. Senior Open champion, withdrew from the 2011 U.S. Senior Open Championship on Monday, July 25, citing health reasons. 

The alternate who will take his place is Mike Hulbert of Orlando, Fla., who competed in sectional qualifying on June 27 at Seven Oaks Golf Course in Hamilton, N.Y. Hulbert shot 69 to earn second alternate position.  

 Monday, July 25 

Player Added to Field – GUY LIVESAY

GUY LIVESAY was added to the field of the 2011 U.S. Senior Open Championship on Sunday, July 24, because the USGA released a spot it was holding for a non-exempt winner of the Senior British Open championship. The winner, Russ Cochran, was already exempt into the championship.  

Livesay, an amateur from La Habra, Calif., who competed in sectional qualifying on June 27 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, shot 74 to earn first alternate position. 

Monday, July 25

Player Withdrawal – TOM PERNICE, JR.

TOM PERNICE, JR. withdrew from the 2011 U.S. Senior Open Championship on Monday, July 25 to participate in The Greenbrier Classic this week on the PGA Tour. 

The alternate who will take his place is Jack Weeks, an amateur from Milton, Mass., who competed in sectional qualifying on June 21 at the Bay Club at Mattapoisett (Mass.). Weeks shot 70 to earn the first alternate position.  

 Friday, July 22 

Player Added to Field – TOMMY BRANNEN

TOMMY BRANNEN was added to the field of the 2011 U.S. Senior Open Championship on Friday, July 22, because the USGA released a spot it was holding for a potential champion from the Canadian Open. 

Brannen of Augusta, Ga., who competed in sectional qualifying on June 28 at Florence (S.C) Country Club, shot 68 to earn first alternate position. 

Friday, July 22

Player Withdrawals – FRED COUPLES, DON POOLEY, MIKE REID

FRED COUPLES withdrew from the 2011 U.S. Senior Open Championship on Friday, July 22, because he is not fully recovered from a back injury. 

The alternate who will take his place is Rob Wilkin of Lenexa, Kan., who competed in sectional qualifying on June 29 at The Country Club of Loch Lloyd (Mo.). Wilkin shot 71 to earn first alternate position. 

I am sorry to have to withdraw from the U.S. Senior Open, said Couples, who was runner-up to 2010 U.S. Senior Open champion Bernhard Langer. I had hoped to return to play at Inverness, but I have been injured since the Senior PGA Championship, and I am still in the rehab process. Currently, I would not be properly prepared for the four days of competition at a U.S. Senior Open, but I know there will be a great field and I’m sure there will be some spectacular golf. 

DON POOLEY, the 2002 U.S. Senior Open champion, withdrew because of a back injury. The alternate who will take his place is Ronnie Black of Tucson, Ariz., who competed in sectional qualifying on June 27 at Seven Oaks Golf Course in Hamilton, N.Y. Black shot 69 to earn first alternate position. 

MIKE REID also withdrew, citing fatigue. The alternate who will take his place is Bob Affelder of Berlin, Md., who competed in sectional qualifying on June 23 at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Green Course) in Williamsburg, Va. Affelder shot 72 to earn first alternate position.