USGA: U.S. Senior Open Championship Practice Concludes

As evening falls on Wednesday, so does the final practice round for the field of 156 golfers. Gathering as much information about the course as they can for the tournament that kicks-off on Thursday. Wednesday’s weather conditions were nice, compared to what the four day tournament temperatures will be. Keep hydrated is the word from tournament officials.

The next four days will be a treat for those fans attending, as well as the players putting there skills up against the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame. Once again, this is the first time a U.S. Senior Open Championship contested on a collegiate golf course. For more facts on the 2019 U.S. Senior Open Championship click here.

A ball sits on the practice area during a practice round at the 2019 U.S. Senior Open at Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

Round 1 Tee Times

Round 1 will tee-off at 7:30 AM EST Chris Smith, Tim Hogarth (amateur), and Mike Genovese will start the event at the first tee. Five minutes later Carey Hodsen, Jim Schuman, and David Plumb with start off at the 10th tee.

Another set of pairings to watch will be the 8:41 tee time from the 10th Tee for Retief Goosen, Tom Kite, and Tom Watson. At 2:06 PM EST from the first tee, probably one of the toughest pairings out there will be Steve Stricker, Colin Montgomerie, and Rocco Mediate. For a complete list of tee-times click here.

USGA Revises Water Policy in Anticipation of Escalating Temperatures

South Bend, Ind. (June 26, 2019) – In anticipation of temperature indexes in the 90s, the USGA has revised its water policy for the 40th U.S. Senior Open Championship at Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame to address heat-related issues. Starting Thursday, the following measures will be in place to facilitate fan hydration for the championship:

  • Two (2) clear, unopened water bottles of 24-oz. or less will be permitted through championship admission gates
  • Complimentary refill stations will be available throughout the course at all First Aid locations

Fans are encouraged to prepare for hours in the sun by applying sunscreen, wearing a hat, using a sun umbrella and seeking shade through the warmer afternoon hours. Fans are permitted to bring sunscreen in containers no larger than 3 oz.

Joe Montana On How Special The U.S. Senior Open Is At Warren Golf Course At Notre Dame

Miscellaneous Information For Thursday June 27th-Championship Round 1

Thursday, June 27 – Championship Round 1

Gates open: 7 a.m.

First Tee of Indiana junior area (located by main entrance): All day

Photos with the Heisman Trophy in the Merchandise tent: All day

First round: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., 1 & 10 tee start

Live on FS1: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Tickets are still available click here.

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