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Adam Schupak
Lee Trevino during the first round of the Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf presented by Bass Pro Shops at Top of the Rock.
Lee Trevino during the first round of the Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf presented by Bass Pro Shops at Top of the Rock.

RIDGEDALE, MO. – Lee Trevino walked off the final green at Top of the Rock, the nine-hole par 3 course co-hosting the Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf, and let owner Johnny Morris know exactly what he thought of his place.

"Johnny, this is the hardest golf course I've ever played," Trevino said. "It's so hard it took me 8 hours and 22 minutes to play."

Then he broke into laughter. Despite more than 4 hours of weather delays, the first round of the tournament was completed with the two-man teams of Billy Andrade-Tommy Armour, Jeff Sluman-Fred Funk and ...

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Nick Masuda

For the second time, the Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass. will play host to the U.S. Senior Open, with the 2017 tournament being awarded to the Donald Ross designed course, the USGA announced in a press release.

It will be the sixth USGA championship to be held at the club.

“The USGA is delighted to return to Salem Country Club and the New England region,” said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “Salem Country Club was a demanding and competitive test for the best senior players in 2001, and the club is associated with ...

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Jim McCabe
Colin Montgomerie after winning the 2014 Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor, Mich.
Colin Montgomerie after winning the 2014 Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor, Mich.

Splendid as Adam Scott’s win was and as exhilarating as it was to see Rory McIlroy storm from behind and capture the BMW PGA Championship at a venue, Wentworth, that has not been nice to him, Colin Montgomerie’s triumph in the PGA Seniors generated a feeling of nostalgia.

Ah, those days when the Sour Scotsman played the game marvelously, was a fixture inside the top 10 and seemingly showed up at every major championship as a bona fide favorite. That he never captured one remains one of golf’s great mysteries, but Montgomerie never disappointed – especially in the ...

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Alex Miceli
Colin Montgomerie after winning the 2014 Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor, Mich.
Colin Montgomerie after winning the 2014 Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor, Mich.

Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie didn’t do anything to lose his first major championship, on the contrary he wrestled it away from a group that contended early and fell away as Montgomerie put on the pedal to the metal shooting a 6-under 65 in the final round of the 75th Senior PGA Championship.

With a four shot victory, Montgomerie has finally accomplished at 50 something he never had accomplished in the previous 49 years, win a major.

Here are 5 Things to know from Benton Harbor, Mich.

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1. IT'S A MAJOR TO ME: Colin Montgomerie had played in 71 ...

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Rich Skyzinski
Colin Montgomerie and Bernhard Langer are tied for the lead after 54 holes at the Senior PGA Championship (shown here at the Insperity Championship earlier this month on Champions Tour).
Colin Montgomerie and Bernhard Langer are tied for the lead after 54 holes at the Senior PGA Championship (shown here at the Insperity Championship earlier this month on Champions Tour).

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — They played the third round of the 75th Senior PGA Championship on Saturday at Harbor Shores and the Tour de France broke out.

Echoing the scoring of the world’s most famous bicycle race, where perhaps it only appears as though all the entrants wind up with the same time after days of competition, as many as eight players shared the lead during the third round of the Senior PGA and, at one point, more than one-quarter of the 78 players to make the cut were within two strokes of the lead.

When the field finally had ...

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Tom Watson posted a 3-under 68 to jump into a five-way tie for the lead at the Senior PGA Championship on Friday.
Tom Watson posted a 3-under 68 to jump into a five-way tie for the lead at the Senior PGA Championship on Friday.

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Tom Watson shot a 3-under 68 on Friday for a share of the lead in the Senior PGA Championship with fellow Hall of Famer Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie and three other players.

The 64-year-old Watson, playing alongside Langer and Montgomerie, had five birdies and a double bogey — on the par-4 12th — to reach 4-under 138 after two rounds at Harbor Shores.

Langer also had a 68, and Montgomerie shot 69 to join Watson, Bart Bryant, Steen Tinning and Kiyoshi Murota atop the leaderboard. Bryant shot 67, Tinning 66, and Murota 65.

Murota, from Japan, had the ...

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Rich Skyzinski
Kenny Perry is well off the pace at the Senior PGA Championship at 3-over 145.
Kenny Perry is well off the pace at the Senior PGA Championship at 3-over 145.

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — It’s all quite nice, the way Kenny Perry has envisioned his August playing out.

With the PGA Championship being held at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., Perry, the commonwealth’s most accomplished player, would use the week as his de facto sign-off from the PGA Tour in front of his friends, family and fellow Kentuckians.

There’s only one thing standing in the way of this soiree; the PGA Championship field is filling up and Perry’s not in it — yet.

A ticket into the starting field of the season’s final major awaits the ...

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Rich Skyzinski
Brad Faxon during the first round of the 2014 Senior PGA Championship.
Brad Faxon during the first round of the 2014 Senior PGA Championship.

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Who’s surprised to find Brad Faxon on the leaderboard at Harbor Shores after Thursday's first round of the 75th Senior PGA Championship? No one more than Faxon himself.

Thus far, Faxon’s Champions Tour season has been, in a word, meh — no finishes inside the top 40 in his last seven starts and not a single subpar score in any his last 13 rounds.

“There was really nothing to predict this round other than I’ve played some pretty good nines," Faxon said. "I’ve had a couple of tournaments lately where I made more ...

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Rich Skyzinski
Tom Watson on the eve of the 2014 Senior PGA Championship at Benton Harbor, Mich.
Tom Watson on the eve of the 2014 Senior PGA Championship at Benton Harbor, Mich.

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – The worst part of Ryder Cup captaincy, in Tom Watson’s humble opinion, takes place next week. After that necessary evil has been completed, Watson can work on his game before he gets to that point in the calendar when the U.S. Ryder Cup team points race reaches the finish line.

“We’ll be going to the Memorial Tournament next week,” Watson, in his second stint as U.S. captain, said on Wednesday, the eve of the start to the 75th Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores.

“We’re doing the worst thing you have to ...

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Ron Gaines
Tom Watson will captain the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team (shown here during this year's Masters).
Tom Watson will captain the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team (shown here during this year's Masters).

Professional golf returns to the state of Michigan in 2014 as the 75th Senior PGA Championship takes center stage May 22-25 at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Mich.

In an area hard hit by a lengthy recession, the Harbor Shores development anchored by the Jack Nicklaus designed golf course has been a magnet attracting golfers to Benton Harbor – a spot rarely visited during the past few decades.

The marquee group for the first two rounds will include two-time Senior PGA Champion and 2014 Ryder Cup U.S. captain Tom Watson; Germany’s Bernhard Langer, who ...

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Kenny Perry after his win Sunday at the Champions Tour's 2014 Regions Tradition.
Kenny Perry after his win Sunday at the Champions Tour's 2014 Regions Tradition.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Kenny Perry closed with an even-par 72 at Shoal Creek to win his third Champions Tour major in the past year by a shot over Mark Calcavecchia on Sunday in the Regions Tradition.

Other contenders had up-and-down days – and John Cook lost the lead with a double hit.

Perry bogeyed No. 15 but retook the lead with a birdie on the next hole and lined up an easy par putt on the closing hole.

Calcavecchia finished with a 70. Two-time winner Tom Lehman closed with a 67 to tie Jay Haas at 5 under. Haas closed with a ...

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Kenny Perry hits a tee shot during the 2013 Senior PGA Championship.
Kenny Perry hits a tee shot during the 2013 Senior PGA Championship.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Kenny Perry's driver is sailing long and true again, just like the one he used to win two major championships last year.

Perry shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday at Shoal Creek to take a one-stroke lead over John Inman after the third round of the Regions Tradition.

He is seeking his third Champions Tour major title after winning the Senior Players Championship and U.S. Senior Open in consecutive tour starts last year.

Perry switched drivers after his first-round 72. The one he used to win both majors last year was destroyed on a flight from ...

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Jay Haas (file photo)
Jay Haas (file photo)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Champions Tour players put on long-sleeved pullovers and tried to figure out which way the wind was swirling from hole to hole. They left Shoal Creek with little separation at the top.

Jay Haas, Mark Calcavecchia, Olin Browne and Chien Soon Lu shared the first-round lead at 3-under 69 on Thursday in the Regions Tradition, the first of the 50-and-over tour's five majors. Nine others were within two strokes of the lead.

With windy, unseasonably cool conditions, it was the highest score for first-round leaders at the Tradition since three players tied at 3-under in 1990 ...

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Miguel Angel Jimenez held off Bernhard Langer to win the Greater Gwinnett Championship on Sunday.
Miguel Angel Jimenez held off Bernhard Langer to win the Greater Gwinnett Championship on Sunday.

DULUTH, Ga. — Miguel Angel Jimenez held off Bernhard Langer to win the Greater Gwinnett Championship on Sunday, becoming only the third player to lead from start to finish in his Champions Tour debut.

Jimenez, coming off a fourth-place finish in the Masters, closed with a 67 to finish two strokes ahead of Langer. Jimenez finished the tournament with 32 consecutive holes without a bogey at TPC Sugarloaf.

Langer, the defending champion, shot his third-straight 68. Jimenez and Langer were tied at 10 under before a two-shot swing on No. 8. Jimenez needed only a short putt for a birdie, and ...

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Miguel Angel Jimenez leads the Greater Gwinnett Championship after two rounds in his Champions Tour debut one week after playing in the Masters (shown here).
Miguel Angel Jimenez leads the Greater Gwinnett Championship after two rounds in his Champions Tour debut one week after playing in the Masters (shown here).

DULUTH, Ga. – Fun-loving Miguel Angel Jimenez might turn the Champions Tour into his personal cigar-and-wine club. Ever-serious Bernhard Langer keeps churning out sub-par rounds. Bad back and all, Fred Couples is thriving in the wind and cold rain.

It makes for an enticing last group in Sunday's final round of the Greater Gwinnett Championship.

Jimenez, continuing his impressive tour debut, shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday and leads by one stroke after two days at TPC Sugarloaf.

Langer and Couples each had a 68 in the second round. Langer is one stroke back of Jimenez and Couples is two ...

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