Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, Fuzzy Zoeller and returning champion Bernhard Langer lead an impressive field at the 2011 U.S. Senior Open from the historic Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, live on NBC.
The golf legends return to Inverness for the first time since 2003 for the most prestigious senior event. Host Dan Hicks and analyst Gary Koch anchor coverage from the 18th hole tower. They are joined by tower reporter Mark Rolfing and course reporters Roger Maltbie and Dottie Pepper. Golf Channel’s Dave Marr will also be on site reporting for Golf Central throughout the week.
Langer will defend his title against an impressive field, including Toledo native, John Cook, who has already won three events this year (Mitsubishi Electric Championship, Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, Montreal Championship). Cook is looking to claim his first title on his home turf.
Dale Douglass will break a record this weekend when he tees off in his 26th consecutive Senior Open. Douglass is currently tied with Arnold Palmer with 25 straight appearances.
This is the U.S. Senior Open’s second trip to Inverness Club, marking the club’s ninth major championship. In addition to two U.S. Senior Opens (2003, 2011), Inverness has also hosted four U.S. Opens (1920, 1931, 1957, 1979), a U.S. Amateur Championship (1973) and two PGA Championships (1986, 1993) since it was established in 1903.
NBC SPORTS / U.S. SENIOR OPEN (all times ET):
Third Round Live 3-6 p.m. NBC
Final Round Live 3-6 p.m. NBC
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