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Saturday, August 13, 2016

There's Another Major This Week...

While we're all very excited about golf in the Olympics, it's easy to forget that the Champions Tour players are playing the US Senior Open this week. So let's take a few minutes to catch up on the story at Scioto Country Club in Columbus OH.

36-hole leader Joey Sindelar

Joey Sindelar, the 36-hole leader (-5), graduated from Ohio State University so this is something of a home game for him. And at 58 years old, it may be a bit of a surprise to many that he's playing as well as he is. (His best major finish as a senior is a runner-up at, ironically, the 2009 US Senior Open at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Indiana.) But Joey says that the support of the crowds has really helped him.

He'd better keep looking over his shoulder, though. There's some serious competition on his tail. Just to name a few:
  • Billy Mayfair is making his first Champions Tour start this week and he's just one stroke back.
  • Miguel Angel Jimenez and Stephen Ames are part of a T4 trio, just three shots behind.
  • Several others like Jeff Maggert and Vijay Singh are within six shots (+1), which isn't all that far back on a USGA setup.
  • Even Tom Watson isn't out of it. He's sitting at +2.
You can read a more detailed summary of the event thus far at this page. You can also keep up with the scoreboard here.

The TV coverage should be on FOX -- the regular network, not the sports channel -- from 2pm-6pm ET today. If the Olympic coverage runs like it has the past two days, you should still be able to catch three hours of it if you want.


  1. Third round will be in threesomes off split tees, due to incoming weather. Sun-Mon look bleak

  2. Two less rounds at Oakland Hills mean exemptions for Salem and Riviera next year