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Amateur Jackson Tops Leaderboard at US Senior Open
31 Jul 2009
by United States Golf Association

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CARMEL, Indiana (July 31, 2009) -- 1:55 p.m. - If amateur Tim Jackson, a two-time USGA champion, is going to falter, he's not showing it. The 50-year-old Tennessean sank a 4-foot putt for birdie on the 18th green to finish 5-under 67 today. He's holding down at 11-under 133 for the championship.

"You just can't get ahead of yourself on this golf course," said the low-key Jackson in his southern dialect.

"I don't see how the guys do it, week in, week out."

No amateur has ever won the US Senior Open.

ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Open

The U.S. Senior Open is one of 13 national championships conducted by the USGA. Open to amateurs and professionals who have reached their 50th birthday as of the first day of the championship.

The Senior Open was first played in 1980 with a purse of, get this, just $100,000. Roberto Vincenzo of Argentina was the inaugural champion (winning $20,000), and Arnold Palmer was a popular winner the following year in 1981 at Oakland Hills. The purse has since grown to almost $4 million with the winner taking $675,000.

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Results For U.S. Senior Open Golf Championship
Place  PtsScores
T11TNTim JacksonGermantown, TN100066-67-73-76--282
T19KSBryan NortonMission Hills, KS80073-73-69-70--285
60SCBert AtkinsonCharleston, SC60072-75-78-72--297

View full results for U.S. Senior Open Golf Championship

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