Langer set for his 2nd trip to The Broadmoor for U.S. Senior Open; fellow World Golf Hall of Famers Couples, Singh also in field
by Gary Baines
Three more World Golf Hall of Famers — all winners of the Masters — have submitted entries for this summer’s U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, the USGA announced on Monday.
Bernhard Langer, the second-winningest player in PGA Tour Champions history — behind former University of Colorado athlete Hale Irwin — will compete in a Senior Open at The Broadmoor for the second time. The German tied for sixth place in Colorado Springs in 2008.
Joining him in the exempt field for this year’s event — set for June 28-July 1 — will be fellow World Golf Hall of Famers Fred Couples and Vijay Singh. Another Hall of Famer, Davis Love III, was previously announced as a competitor, and Tom Watson has also indicated he plans to play at The Broadmoor. Two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen has likewise entered.
As for the entrants announced on Monday, they have 52 PGA Tour victories among them, including six majors. Singh has 34 PGA Tour wins, with a Masters and two PGA Tour Champions titles. Langer won three times on the PGA Tour — including two Masters — plus has claimed 36 PGA Tour Champions wins. Couples owns 15 PGA Tour victories, with a Masters, plus 13 wins on PGA Tour Champions. Langer (pictured with Couples) won the U.S. Senior Open in 2010.
All three are in the field for this week’s Masters.
Online entries for the U.S. Senior Open are being accepted through May 16.