Inverness Club to Host 2011 U.S. Senior Open


The USGA will hold the 2011 U.S. Senior Open at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, July 28-31. Inverness, a Donald Ross-designed golf course which opened in 1903, will be hosting its seventh USGA championship and second Senior Open.

Previously, the club hosted four U.S. Opens (1920 - won by Ted Ray; 1931 won by Billy Burke in a playoff over George Von Elm.; 1957 - won by Dick Mayer in a playoff over Cary Middlecoff; and 1979 - won by Hale Irwin).

The club also hosted the 2003 Senior Open, won by Bruce Lietzke, and the 1973 U.S. Amateur, won by Craig Stadler. Inverness was also the site of the 1986 and 1993 PGA Championships. The late Byron Nelson was the club's professional from 1940-44.

"We are proud and excited to host another major USGA championship," said Jim Schwarzkopf, president of Inverness Club's board of governors. "This allows our club to continue its rich tradition of hosting major golf championships in northwest Ohio. We believe these events are great for golf and the community."

The Senior Open will be making its fifth appearance in Ohio. Previously, the Senior Open was played at Scioto Country Club in Columbus in 1986; at Canterbury Golf Club in Beachwood in 1996; at Inverness in 2003; and at NCR Club in Kettering in 2005.

Prior to 2011, the Senior Open will be played at the Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 31-August 3, 2008; at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., July 30-August 2, 2009; and at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash., July 29-August 1, 2010.

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