The 28th annual Senior Open for senior golf pros was held at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin. The course opened in 1998 and was designed by Pete Dye for Herbert Kohler of the Kohler Company. Before the Senior Open, the 2004 PGA Championship was held at Whistling Straits. The golf course proved to be the second longest course for senior golf pros with seven thousand and sixty-eight yards. The leader is Bellerive Country Club. The U.S. Women's Open was held at Blackriver Run, which has two courses, which are also owned by Herb Kohler. These two golf courses are located in Kohler, Wisconsin.
Miller Barber won two Senior Opens in a row during the years 1984 and 1985. Jack Nicklaus has won the Senior Open three years in a row from 1991 to 1993. Alan Doyle has won two years in a row as well as Gary Player. When Doyle won the Prairie Dunes U.S. Senior Open in 2006, he was the oldest win at the age of fifty-seven beating Roberto De Vicenzo who had the title back in 1980.
Peter Jacobsen, Don Pooley, Larry Laoretti, Lee Trevino, Dale Douglass, Arnold Palmer and Roberto De Vicenzo won the U.S. Senior Open their first time out. The years were 2004, 2002, 1992, 1990, 1986, 1981 and 1980 respectfully.
The U.S Senior is number two out of five major championships held for the 2007 season. The other tours are Constellation Energy Senior Players in October, The JELD-WEN Tradition was in August, Senior British Open Championship in July.
Alan Doyle holds the title for having the lowest final score in the Senior PGA and the U.S. Senior Open. His all time low back in 1999 when he had an eight under par 64 in the PGA Nationals remains the lowest Sunday score in history of the Senior PGA.
There are only three players that hold the title for bouncing back after a runner up finish the prior year, they are Bruce Fleisher, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. The largest margin for a win was by six strokes done by Gary Player who defeated Doug Sanders in 1987. Senior golf does have some interesting facts from over the years.
Many of the senior golf pros will move onto next years U.S Senior open, which will see some more breaking records if this year was anything to judge the tour by when it was played. The U.S. Senior Open in 2008 will be held in Colorado Springs from July 31 to August 3. The 2009 U.S. Senior Open is planned for Carmel, Indiana. The next two years will see the newest members who are nearing the age of joining the senior golf circuit compete for the next title while we will see the regulars come back to set a new record on the PGA circuit.
There are many sponsors for the PGA U.S. Senior Open and they remain true to the game. Companies that manufacturer the golf clubs and the senior golf pros that use them make sure everyone knows their clubs of choice.