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Major Week For The Women & Seniors

by Jeff Skinner

It’s a “Double Major Week” as the USGA welcomes the Senior golfers to Sahalle Country Club in Seattle for the U.S. Senior Open and the women converge on Royal Birkdale in England for the Women’s British Open.

Fred Funk is the defending U.S. Senior Open Champion and he’s back to defend but the focus this week will be on the Rock Star of the Champions Tour, Fred Couples.  Couples is a Seattle native and his return home to try and win his first Senior Major will be a major story this week.

At The Women’s British Open the American women will be trying to keep their streak of two consecutive majors alive.  Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr are the standard bearers for the Americans right now and if Creamer can continue to deal with her sore thumb the way she did at Oakmont she might be going back to back with a pair of majors.  Newly crowned world number one, Jiyai Shin and four time winner Ai Miyazato will offer a strong challenge to the Americans.  There is even some live television coverage of the ladies on ESPN.  That beats the delayed coverage we get on The Golf Channel.

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