Hitting the Links for the First Round

Emily Szink

Hitting the Links for the First Round

CREATED Jul. 11, 2013

Golf’s 50 and above crowd will be competing to be crowned the US Senior Open Champion come Sunday. 

Starting Monday fans were able to get up close and personal with some of their favorite golf greats and starting Thursday match play got underway. 

The Omaha Country Club with the help of the USGA has been prepping the course for years all leading up to hosting such a prestigious event. 

Some notable tee times are fan favorite Tom Watson and his three sum partners of Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie going off the 10th tee at 7:52 Thursday morning. 

And the ever popular Freddie Couples and his three sum pair which includes defending champion Roger Chapman and Amateur Paul Simson will be teeing off in the afternoon wave at 1:37pm.       

While the likes of Freddie Couples, Fred Funk and Tom Watson are flexing their golf skills in front of thousands of fans, Peter Horrobin will be making history here in Omaha.  Horrobin is the first Native of Jamaica to compete in the Championship.