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July 12, 1993 | From Associated Press
Needing to two-putt from 35 feet on the 18th green to win, Jack Nicklaus and many in the gallery might have thought the outcome of the U.S. Senior Open was still very much in doubt. Not Tom Weiskopf. After making made a 12-foot birdie putt at the 16th hole at Cherry Hills Country Club to inch ahead of Weiskopf, Nicklaus maintained his one-stroke advantage to the 18th. When he hit the green, Weiskopf knew his bid was over.
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July 9, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Brad Bryant took advantage of another U.S. Senior Open flameout by Tom Watson, shooting a four-under-par 68 on Sunday at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis., to complete the second-biggest comeback in the 28-year history of the tournament. Bryant's birdie on the 16th hole gave him the lead as Watson frittered away six shots in a five-hole stretch on the back nine -- the latest in a series of final-round disappointments for Watson in the high-profile senior major.
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June 29, 2002 | From Associated Press
Walter Hall shot a six-under-par 65 Friday to take a one-shot lead over Tom Kite and Jose Maria Canizares at the midway point of the U.S. Senior Open at Owings Mills, Md. It was Hall's first sub-70 score in 14 rounds at the Senior Open. "I probably won't ever do it again, but I sure had my day in the sun today," said Hall, who has a seven-under 135 total. "This was my Tom Kite imitation today." Kite shot a 67 and is at 136 with Canizares, who shot his second 68. R.W.
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July 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Allen Doyle figured he had maybe one friend among the thousands of people following him, Tom Watson and Loren Roberts in the final round of the U.S. Senior Open at Hutchinson, Kan. "My wife was out there," he deadpanned. "I think the rest were all for Tom." Nevertheless, Doyle shot a steady two-under-par 68 Sunday to overcome Watson's two-shot lead and win the Open for the second year in a row. "I was in a no-lose position. If Tom won, he was supposed to win," Doyle said.
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July 1, 2002 | From Associated Press
The playoff matched five-time British Open winner Tom Watson against qualifier Don Pooley, whose last big golf moment occurred in 1987. Watson, who earlier came back from a five-shot deficit, appeared destined to add a U.S. Senior Open title to the U.S. Open crown he won 20 years earlier. But Pooley made a 10-foot birdie putt on the fifth playoff hole Sunday to end a battle with Watson and become the first qualifier to win the U.S. Senior Open.
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July 24, 1998 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Out here at Riviera Country Club, it's clear you need a set of instructions to play it and a map to find it. How else can you explain that Raymond Floyd would be the only player to break par in the first round of the U.S. Senior Open and that a crowd of spectators just this side of nothing would show up to watch it? Floyd turned in a one-under 70 Thursday at Riviera, where the kikuyu was way high and the crowd was way low. How low was it?
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July 20, 1998 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Got an extra $60,000 burning a hole in your checkbook? Call Bill Knight at Riviera, where 19 hospitality tents or other venues were offered and four remain unsold for this week's U.S. Senior Open. Economic note: The $90,000 structures, with their panoramic view of No. 18 and a few seats near the green, are sold out, but there are a few left at 60K, plus some patrons tables in the clubhouse at a mere $20,000.
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July 25, 1998 | MARTIN BECK and NICOLE VARGAS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Gibby Gilbert, whose consecutive rounds of 72 leave him four shots behind Raymond Floyd after two rounds of the U.S. Senior Open, wasn't left in a daze by Riviera Country Club--at least the part of the course off the fairways and greens. "I've been playing golf for 44 years and I've never seen rough this difficult," he said. "I'm really surprised there hasn't been a big run of injuries with players trying to hit out of it. "I honestly don't know much about kikuyu grass, at least not like this.
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July 25, 1998 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For three holes Friday, Jack Nicklaus was wondering why he was at Riviera Country Club. The rough was high as an elephant's eye, and he was camped there on No. 1 . . . and on No. 2 . . . and No. 3, hacking away. And that was the best part. "When I started out this morning, I didn't think I could walk the first two of three holes," he said. His left hip, which he should will to medical science, was doing its best imitation of castanets: bone on bone, the joint largely uncushioned by cartilage.
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July 25, 1998 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What is the best way to attack the wily kikuyu? Actually, most methods come straight from the textbook. For instance, you can be gentle and try to coax the golf ball out of the kikuyu rough with kind words and half-hearted swings. Or you can follow the Raymond Floyd approach, which as far as kikuyu is concerned clearly borders on herbicide. Now, Floyd is such a subtle guy, his other car is probably a skip-loader, so you need to take this into consideration.
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July 1, 2002 | From Associated Press
The playoff matched five-time British Open winner Tom Watson against qualifier Don Pooley, whose last big golf moment occurred in 1987. Watson, who earlier came back from a five-shot deficit, appeared destined to add a U.S. Senior Open title to the U.S. Open crown he won 20 years earlier. But Pooley made a 10-foot birdie putt on the fifth playoff hole Sunday to end a battle with Watson and become the first qualifier to win the U.S. Senior Open.
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June 30, 2002 | From Associated Press
After the twisting putt rolled into the cup on the 18th hole, Don Pooley held his club up and flashed a broad smile to the appreciative gallery. The 18-footer for par capped a record-setting round of eight-under-par 63 that thrust Pooley into the lead Saturday after three rounds of the U.S. Senior Open. Pooley made an amazing nine birdies at the difficult 7,005-yard Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md.
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June 29, 2002 | From Associated Press
Walter Hall shot a six-under-par 65 Friday to take a one-shot lead over Tom Kite and Jose Maria Canizares at the midway point of the U.S. Senior Open at Owings Mills, Md. It was Hall's first sub-70 score in 14 rounds at the Senior Open. "I probably won't ever do it again, but I sure had my day in the sun today," said Hall, who has a seven-under 135 total. "This was my Tom Kite imitation today." Kite shot a 67 and is at 136 with Canizares, who shot his second 68. R.W.
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July 27, 1998 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Nicklaus figures he went out with a bang Sunday, shooting a 67 in the final round of the U.S. Senior Open. It was the best round of the week, and it was 12 shots better than the 79 he stumbled around with on Saturday. More important, "It's going to be the last round of golf I play for a while, so I wanted to try to do the best I could," he said.
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July 27, 1998 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pay attention, now. We already should know what it takes to win a U.S. Open or a U.S. Senior Open. Yes, you need to be lucky. Or good. Or Hale Irwin. Here's a guy who has closed the book on winning Opens. Irwin wins Opens nearly as often as your mail gets delivered. On Sunday at Riviera Country Club, Irwin won another one, this time the U.S. Senior Open, which he waited to collect until the last hole on the last round with the last shot of the day.
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July 27, 1998 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hale Irwin's putt to win the U.S. Senior Open didn't really help, because by then Brian Barnes had slammed the trunk on his car and headed down the road toward Britain, where he's probably laughing about it today with a few mates. But not Sunday afternoon at Riviera, where the temperature was 78 degrees, with a bit of a sea breeze, and Barnes was hotter than noon in Palm Springs. He had just finished the most unsatisfying round of 69 in his life. He had birdied 18 with a cross-country putt.
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July 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Allen Doyle figured he had maybe one friend among the thousands of people following him, Tom Watson and Loren Roberts in the final round of the U.S. Senior Open at Hutchinson, Kan. "My wife was out there," he deadpanned. "I think the rest were all for Tom." Nevertheless, Doyle shot a steady two-under-par 68 Sunday to overcome Watson's two-shot lead and win the Open for the second year in a row. "I was in a no-lose position. If Tom won, he was supposed to win," Doyle said.
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July 27, 1998
Final 72-Hole Scores at Riviera Country Club--Par 71 285 (+1)--$267,500 Hale Irwin: 77-68-71-69 286 (+2)--$157,500 Vicente Fernandez: 73-71-74-68 287 (+3)--$101,537 Ray Floyd: 70-70-73-74 288 (+4)--$64,040 Brian Barnes: 72-72-75-69 Isao Aoki: 72-71-73-72 289 (+5)--$50,796 Dave Stockton: 73-70-73-73 290 (+6)--$39,122 Dan Wood: 75-73-72-70 Jose Maria Canizares: 73-72-74-71 Gil Morgan: 73-72-73-72 Ed Dougherty: 72-76-70-72 Hugh Baiocchi: 71-73-73-73 291 (+7)--$31,247 John Mahaffey: 76-70-74-71 292
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July 25, 1998 | MARTIN BECK and NICOLE VARGAS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Gibby Gilbert, whose consecutive rounds of 72 leave him four shots behind Raymond Floyd after two rounds of the U.S. Senior Open, wasn't left in a daze by Riviera Country Club--at least the part of the course off the fairways and greens. "I've been playing golf for 44 years and I've never seen rough this difficult," he said. "I'm really surprised there hasn't been a big run of injuries with players trying to hit out of it. "I honestly don't know much about kikuyu grass, at least not like this.
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