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Famed Scioto Country Club

Hosts U.S. Senior Open

This is the 100



for famed Scioto Country

Club in Columbus and August

11-14, they are throwing a

huge birthday party. The best

senior golfers in the world

will descend on the boyhood

home of Jack Nicklaus for the

U.S. Senior Open.

It is only fitting the USGA

revisit Scioto, since Nicklaus

began playing golf there at

the age of 10, broke 70 on the

famed Donald Ross design at

13 and went on to become

a collegiate All-American at

nearby Ohio State University.

Nicklaus nearly won the 1960

U.S. Open, as an amateur,

won two U.S. Amateur

Championships, four U.S.

Open titles and the U.S.

Senior Open twice. He even

has his own room named for

him at USGA headquarters in

Far Hills, New Jersey.

Strolling through the halls

of Scioto Country Club is

like taking a walk though

golf history as numerous

pictures of course architect

Donald Ross adorn the walls.

Pictures also capture Bobby

Jones winning the 1926 U.S.

Open at Scioto, as well as,

an American win in the 1931

Ryder Cup match held there.

Scioto also hosted the 1950

PGA Championship, as well

as, the 1968 U.S. Amateur,

won by Bruce Fleisher. The

last time the USGA visited

Scioto, Dale Douglas won the

1986 U.S. Senior Open with

a score of nine-under-par.

Jeff Maggert will be the

defending champion for

the 36


U.S. Senior Open.

Maggert turned 50 in

February, 2014 and won

the Mississippi Gulf Resort

Classic in his rookie year.

In his second year on the

Champions Tour, he won the

Regions Tradition in May and

the U.S. Senior Open at Del

Paso Country Club in June.

He was always known as a

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