Golf News: WATD’s Liza Churchill Previews the 2017 U.S. Senior Open Championship in 5 Part Series

The 38th U.S. Senior Open Championship is coming up June 26th thru July 2nd 2017 at the Salem Country Club in Peabody, Massachusetts.   The Donald Ross designed (1925) Salem Country Club has been host to Fifteen State Championships, Five National Championships and this year, it’s 2nd U.S. Senior Open Championship (2001)

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Golf fans this is your chance to get up close and personal with the world’s best Senior (50 years and over) amateur and professional golfers as they vie for the Ouimet Trophy.  The total purse, the highest of any Senior Tour event, is $4,000,000.00

Defending Champion Gene Sauers and a full field of 156 amateur and professional golfers are expected to compete – household names such as John Daly, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer and Freddie Couples to name a few, all make for an exciting week of world class golf

2016 U.S. Senior OpenDefending Champ PGA Champions Tour Player Gene Sauers 

WATD Sports Golf Reporter Liza Churchill previews this historic USGA Major Championship contested right in our backyard on Boston’s North Shore, with 5 special on-air features, Wednesday morning’s at 6:52am during 95.9 WATD SPORTS on The South Shore’s Morning News Broadcast leading up to the Championship

In this 5 Part Series, Liza highlights the history of the event, Salem Country Club and interviews amateur and Champions Tour players alike

Each week after the broadcast we’ll be giving away a Pair of “Ouimet Trophy Club ~ Good Any Day” Tickets  to one lucky listener live on-air!  

***Admission is free for Juniors 17 and under accompanied by an adult.  Parking/shuttle service is located at the Topsfield Fairgrounds and is complimentary 

 WATD SPORTS U.S. Senior Open Preview Broadcast Schedule:

Wednesday, May 24th at 6:52am

Wednesday, May 31st at 6:52am

Wednesday, June 7th   at 6:52am

Wednesday, June 14th at 6:52am

Wednesday, June 21st at 6:52am

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About Liza Churchill

2018 Marks WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill’s 10th New England golf season covering the local South Shore, Regional and National Golf Beat as a member of WATD’s Sports Team!