US Senior Open returns to Scioto CC in Ohio
- By Ryan Ballengee
- Apr 17, 2012 12:31 PM ET
In celebration of its centennial, the U.S. Golf Association announced on Tuesday that Scioto Country Club will host the 2016 U.S. Senior Open.
Scioto, located in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus, was the first 18-hole course built in central Ohio. The Donald Ross-designed club opened for play in 1916 and was renovated by Dick Wilson in the early 60s.
The tournament, to be played Aug. 11-14, will be the club’s fourth USGA championship. It hosted the 1926 U.S. Open, won by Bobby Jones, as well as the ’31 Ryder Cup, ‘50 PGA Championship, ‘68 U.S. Amateur and ‘86 U.S. Senior Open.
Jack Nicklaus is also linked to the club, spending years working on his game there with teacher Jack Grout and working with architect Michael Hurdzan to complete a 2008 restoration of the course to the original Ross routing and design. Nicklaus will also serve as honorary chairman of the event.
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