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Veteran opens the tournament with a bogey-free round of 65 and is two shots off the lead.

The U.S. Senior Open golf championships that concluded Sunday wrapped up a remarkable run for a midsize city: Sixteen months, six national sports...
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Gallery of a champion: Perry fires 63 to leave field behind
Kenny Perry tied the course record Sunday with a 63 to win the U.S. Senior Open by five strokes at Omaha Country Club.
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Shatel: An all-time Omaha snapshot; chance to keep pros in picture?
Frame it. The crowds, the biggest for anything involving sports played in Omaha, and maybe second to Nebraska football in the state. The roars, which will echo around this old course for as long as member-guests and championships are played.
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Chatelain: Caddie's investment pays off again for Perry
In July 2008, professional caddie Fred Sanders was at a gas station en route to the Quad Cities. A stranger approached him and said his car was out of gas. Could he have $5? Sanders gave it to him. A few days later, his boss, childhood friend Kenny Perry, won the John Deere Classic. Same thing happened six months later, en route to Phoenix. That...
Notes: Mix-up helps Horrobin land local sponsor
Peter Horrobin's week in Omaha, although he missed the cut, has long-term benefits for the Jamaican-born pro from south Florida. SilverStone Group will sponsor him for the next year.
Allen makes impression on Senior Open crowd
Even after 30 years of professional golf, Michael Allen says he can go to about any course without being recognized. Going incognito at Omaha Country Club from now on, though, will be much more difficult for the 54-year-old from San Mateo, Calif.
Q&A with NBC cameraman Steve Wolfe
Stationed 90 feet above the fairway on the 17th hole at Omaha Country Club was a cameraman who doesn’t care about the heights, the heat or the stiff breeze.
Nebraska native has a rough trip home
If Mark Calcavecchia seemed a little grumpy during the U.S. Senior Open, there’s a reason.
Golf management grad puts degree to use at OCC
When Carly Ulrich finally decided to pursue a degree in golf management, she spent one long and exhausting day canceling all her psychology classes and enrolling in courses that would be transferable.
What’s in Hallberg’s bag: Coconut water and protein bars
If Gary Hallberg is drinking something on the golf course, it’ll likely be coconut water. “That’s the good stuff,” he said. “It keeps the electrolytes up.”
Volunteer center was like own little city
A maze of 53-foot trailers interlocked with air-conditioned tents and impromptu parking lots for golf carts sat on an old cornfield along 72nd Street’s east side.
Sunday scramble? Neck injury slows Allen as pack of contenders gets closer
Michael Allen's furlong lead at the U.S. Senior Open is down to a neck. His own. Noticeably bothered by it late in Saturday's third round, Allen bogeyed the 16th and 18th holes. His lead shrank to two strokes — he started the day ahead by five — entering Sunday's finish at Omaha Country Club.
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Shatel: Competition is heating up, but Allen isn't cooked yet
Michael Allen got out of the kitchen. Now we'll see if he can stand the heat. We have a horse race. We have a golf tournament here at Omaha Country Club. This U.S. Senior Open is turning into everything we could have hoped. Big names. Big crowds. Jammed leader board. And slow-cooked prime rib.
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Chatelain: Slipping away to the Sand Hills
Omaha Country Club is the center of attention. But a few prominent characters in the Senior Open aren't wasting their chance to visit Nebraska's more secluded (and more famous) courses.
Extra time at the range turns Pavin's number to red
Eighteen holes weren't enough for Corey Pavin after shooting a second-round 73 Friday at the U.S. Senior Open. So he extended his day 30 to 45 minutes with a trip to the driving range.
Neighbors don't mind commotion during Senior Open
Attention, players and fans at this week's U.S. Senior Open. You are being watched. Little has escaped the attention of the neighbors who live just across the street from the main entrance to Omaha Country Club. They are enjoying the show from afar, and keeping their distance from such a commotion is just fine with them.
Graphics crew making use of elevation arrows
No blimp is flying over the U.S. Senior Open this weekend, but the producer of NBC Sports’ telecasts said it’s not needed. “From above is as pretty as it would be from ground levels,” Tommy Roy said. “The biggest challenges for us is all the elevation changes and with TV being 2D, how do we show that off.”
Q&A with Danny Woodhead
San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead is known for his athleticism and versatility on the field, performing in many different roles and situations. Three seasons with the New England Patriots solidified him as a dangerous hybrid threat.
What’s in Your Bag: Taylormade clubs, homegrown buckeye
Take a look at John Cook’s golf bag and it’s hard to miss the Ohio State logo stamped on the front. Cook, an Ohio native who lettered at Ohio State from 1977 to ’79, smiles when you ask about it.
Q&A with Fr. Kevin Schneider
Few might have realized it because he was wearing a volunteers’ green polo shirt, but the big guy working in one of the main merchandise tents was a priest. Fr. Kevin Schneider is a member of the Jesuit community at Omaha Creighton Prep and serves several functions at the school, but one of his main duties this week was to station himself...
Notes: Sentimental homecoming for Porter-King
U.S. Senior Open rules official Mary Bea Porter-King’s life in sports has featured several chapters in Omaha.
At Omaha Country Club, July 8-14

July 8: Practice Round
July 9: Practice Round/Military Day
July 10: Practice Round/Jr. Clinic
July 11: First Round
July 12: Second Round
July 13: Third Round
July 14: Final Round
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