US Senior Open a Success, Cox Classic Up Next
A very successful US Senior Open is now in the history books, setting a sporting event attendance record in the City Of Omaha. But just as one big event winds down, another is right around the corner.Photo: Video by kmtv.com
Omaha, NE -A very successful US Senior Open is now in the history books, setting a sporting event attendance record in the City Of Omaha.
But just as one big event winds down, another is right around the corner.
In just a little over a month, Champions Run Golf Course will be filled with golf fans.
This will come a mere weeks after 157,126 spectators poured into the Omaha Country Club to catch the 2013 US Senior Open.
"It was just so exciting, every single one of the championship round days, to watch the crowd cheering people on." says Liz Leckemby, Championship Director for the US senior Open.
Cheering on they did, and it wasn't just for the players.
"They did a super job, the set up, and I've seen a number of US Opens and this compared with that." says Omaha Resident Bob Krohn.
"I just think this was a fantastic opportunity for Omaha to get recognized nationally." added Kathy Kocsis of Omaha.
This was the first time Omaha hosted the senior open, and for some fans like Brad Copple, it was pretty cool seeing players like Freddie Couples and Kenny Perry playing the same course he does.
"I'm a member here and it's a lot of fun to watch these guys come out and play a course that I played." says Copple.
As much fun as everyone had, it may have been Omaha itself that shined.
"There were all the volunteers, the people, everybody was behind this, this was great." said Kocsis.
"It was just a really cool event for Omaha, and I'm glad everyone was able to be here and enjoying it," adds Leckemby.
But the fun is not over yet. Omaha will once again be in the spot light when it hosts the 18th Annual Cox Classic.
"Honestly I think it's going to do great things for our event, I think you get a golf event and people always are left wanting a little bit more, now we get to deliver on some of that want." says Chad Mardesen, Cox Classic tournament director.
The Cox Classic will take place August 22nd-25th. The event it much more than golf though. Since being founded in 1996, over $2 million has been raised for charities specifically benefiting the Omaha area.