Newport Country Club
To be eligible, a player must have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 3.4 or be a professional, and be 50 years of age at the start of championship play. Newport Country Club is one of the five founding member clubs of the USGA and was the site of the inaugural U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open in 1895.
The Champions Tour , known as the Senior PGA Tour until 2002, is open to golfers age 50 and over. While most of the top players on the Champions Tour were successful on the PGA Tour , Sigel, a two-time U.S. Amateur winner, didn’t even turn pro until he was 50.
Qualification . The U.S. Women’s Open is open to any professional or amateur female golfer. Amateurs must have an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 2.4, lowered in 2014 from 4.4 in 2013. Players may obtain a place by being exempt or by competing successfully in qualifying .
In men’s professional golf senior tournaments are for players aged 50 and above . In other branches of the sport the lower age limit varies, but is usually 45, 50 or 55.
– Phil Mickelson has taken care of business on the PGA Tour Champions circuit. Now he hopes to get his affairs in order on the PGA Tour . Mickelson said he has some momentum heading into this week’s Zozo Championship at Sherwood after he won the Champions ‘ Dominion Energy Charity Classic last week in Virginia.
45 years (December 30, 1975)
Only on the PGA Tour, the major leagues of golf , do athletes openly smoke on the job. Some who cling to the weed had rather tell you how they made a double bogey than how many cigarettes they smoked during the round.
Nicklaus joined the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the PGA Tour Champions ) when he became eligible in January 1990, and by April 1996 had won 10 tournaments, including eight major championships despite playing a very limited schedule.
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