2016 U.S. Senior Open Fast Facts

Championship Venue

Scioto Country Club, Columbus, Ohio

Opened

1916

Designer

Donald Ross/Renovations by Jack Nicklaus/Michael Hurdzon

Entries Open

Week of March 7

Entries Close

June 8

Dates of Championship

Aug. 11-14

Field Size

156

Eligibility

Any professional or amateur golfer who has reached 50 years of age by Aug. 11 and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 3.4

2015 Championship

Jeff Maggert (270/-10) edged defending champion Colin Montgomerie by two strokes at Del Paso Country Cub in Sacramento, Calif.

Quotable

“I’m honored to take this trophy home, and I will cherish it the rest of my life.” – Jeff Maggert

Notable Past Events at Scioto Country Club

1926 U.S. Open (Bob Jones)
1931 Ryder Cup (United States)
1950 PGA Championship (Chandler Harper)
1968 U.S. Amateur (Bruce Fleisher)
1986 U.S. Senior Open (Dale Douglass)

U.S. Senior Opens in Ohio (5)

1986 (Scioto C.C./Columbus) Dale Douglass
1996 (Canterbury C.C./Beachwood) Dave Stockton
2003 (Inverness Club/Toledo) Bruce Lietzke
2005 (NCR Country Club/Kettering) Allen Doyle
2011 (Inverness Club/Toledo) Olin Browne

Notable U.S. Senior Open Champions

Arnold Palmer (1981); Miller Barber (1982, 1984-85); Billy Casper (1983); Gary Player (1987-88); Lee Trevino (1990); Jack Nicklaus (1991, 1993); Tom Weiskopf (1995); Hale Irwin (1998, 2000); Allen Doyle (2005-06); Fred Funk (2009); Bernhard Langer (2010); Colin Montgomerie (2014)

Notable U.S. Senior Open Runners-Up

a-William C. Campbell (1980); Gene Littler (1982); Arnold Palmer (1984); Gary Player (1986); Bob Charles (1988); Jack Nicklaus (1990, 1995); Chi Chi Rodriguez (1991); Hale Irwin (1996, 2004); Tom Watson (2002-03, 2006); Ben Crenshaw (2007); Fred Couples (2010); Fred Funk (2008, 2012-13); Mark O’Meara (2011); Colin Montgomerie (2015)

Schedule of Play

Aug.  11 (First Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Aug. 12 (Second Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Aug. 13 (Third Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Aug. 14 (Final Round, 18 holes, stroke play)

Television Coverage

Aug. 11 (First Round/Fox Sports 1/TBD)
Aug. 12 (Second Round/Fox Sports 1/TBD)
Aug. 13 (Third Round/Fox/TBD)
Aug. 14 (Final Round/Fox/TBD)

Future Sites

2017 (Salem Country Club, Peabody, Mass./June 29-July 2)
2018 (The Broadmoor/Colorado Springs, Colo./June 28-July 1)

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