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Jul
30
2010
By Stephanie Wei under US Senior Open

For those of you who snickered when I said I was going to the Senior Open, I’m happy to report that Thursday was actually rather riveting. No, it’s not Tiger and Phil doing what they do (or used to do), but Fred Couples and Tom Watson aren’t so bad. In fact, they’ve had a few top-tens in some recent majors. But I’m most impressed by the crowds at Sahalee for the first round. It’s been nine years since I left the Seattle area for the east coast, but I used to always rave about the sports fans. On Thursday I remembered the reason. People came out in hordes to watch a bunch of senior citizens hit a golf ball!

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Jul
29
2010
By Stephanie Wei under General

When Mark Calcavecchia dragged himself off the ninth green (his final hole) at Sahalee in the first round of the US Senior Open, he didn’t look like a man who had just shot one-under 69 to grab a tie for fourth. Mind you, he was one of two players to post a score under par in the afternoon — the other was one of his playing partners, Bernhard Langer, who won last week’s British Senior Open.

“Me and Corey [Pavin] were saying earlier, they must have thought the top 100 in the world were here, not 156 old guys,” Calc said. “Seriously, I think it was the hardest set of pin placements I’ve seen in years…it’s tough, if you get your tee ball out of position, you’re pretty much screwed.”

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