USGA Welcomes Fans to The Broadmoor for the 39th U.S. Senior Open Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 23, 2018) - The USGA is excited to welcome golf fans from around the world to Colorado Springs, Colo., for the 39th U.S. Senior Open Championship, scheduled for June 28-July 1 at The Broadmoor.

The national championship and ultimate test for the best senior golfers in the world, the U.S. Senior Open Championship includes 156 of the top professionals and amateurs age 50 and older competing for the most coveted prize in senior golf. Defending and two-time champion Kenny Perry is one of 10 U.S. Senior Open champions in the field, a list that also includes Colin Montgomerie, Bernhard Langer, and former University of Colorado standout and five-time USGA champion Hale Irwin. Major champions in the field also include Davis Love III, Fred Couples, Corey Pavin, Tom Lehman, Mark O’Meara, Lee Janzen and Vijay Singh.  

 All who plan to attend are encouraged to visit for complete fan information, including directions, security information, prohibited items, gate times and how to best prepare for a day at the course.

Tickets Still Available

Tickets are currently available for purchase online, with practice-round gallery tickets starting at $20. Tickets will be available at the gate starting at $25. Youths age 17 and under get in free each day of the championship when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

2018 U.S. Senior Open Activities

June 25 – July 2, 2018

The Broadmoor

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Throughout the 2018 U.S. Senior Open Championship at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, juniors 17 and younger are welcome to visit the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Youth Experience, which will be located on the first fairway of the West Course. Juniors will have the opportunity to learn new skills and practice chipping, putting and full swing activities in a fun and safe environment.

Special events will also be held throughout the week. A full schedule can be found below.

All times are MDT

Monday, June 25

Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Youth Experience (1st hole, West Course) - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m

Military Day at U.S. Senior Open Championship

In appreciation for their service, active duty, retirees, active reserve, and veterans of any branch of service and immediate dependents receive complimentary admission on Monday, June 25 for Military Day at the U.S. Senior Open and 50 percent off gallery ticket options for the remainder of the week. Click here for ticket information.

Warrior Challenge – 2 p.m.
Three Wounded Warriors compete against one of the U.S. Senior Open competitors on The Broadmoor West Course in a four-hole shootout. Join us and see some great golf, camaraderie and patriotism. 

Tuesday, June 26

Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Youth Experience (1st hole, West Course) - 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.                 

Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifier (18th hole, West Course) - 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.   

Hale Irwin Shootout – join five-time USGA Champion and University of Colorado standout Hale Irwin for an instructional exhibition (Driving Range) - 2-3 p.m.                              

Photos with the U.S. Senior Open Trophy - 3 p.m.                                 

Wednesday, June 27

Junior Day Activities - Admission to the U.S. Senior Open Championship is free for juniors 17 and younger. For more information, please visit the championship website.

Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Youth Experience (1st hole, West Course) – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Exhibition with 2014 U.S. Senior Open Champion Colin Montgomerie (1st hole putting green, West Course) - 10-11 a.m.                          

Learning Science Through Golf: learn about how science influences the game - TBC

Mark Calcavecchia Autograph Signing - 1 p.m.

Mark Calcavecchia, winner of the 1989 Open Championship at Royal Troon, will sign U.S. Senior Open memorabilia in the Merchandise Tent.

Thursday, June 28

Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Youth Experience (1st hole, West Course) - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m

Friday, June 29

Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Youth Experience (1st hole, West Course) - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m

Centennial Fireworks - 9 p.m.
Celebrate The Broadmoor Hotel’s 100th Birthday with a fireworks show. Join us around the 18th green for the best views   Exhibition on the course.

Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1

Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Youth Experience (1st hole, West Course) - 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.    

Parking and Transportation

In collaboration with local law enforcement, the USGA has created an efficient parking and transportation plan. Free public parking is located at 3819 Janitell Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Complimentary shuttles will run continuously to and from the public parking lot. The public lot will open 30 minutes prior to gate times each day. Click here for a map. 

Fans with parking passes should follow instructions located on the back of their hang tags.

Parking in the neighborhoods surrounding The Broadmoor is strictly prohibited; violators will be towed at their own expense. 

Fan Tips

To prepare for a day at the championship, the USGA recommends the following: 

  • Wear comfortable shoes: Expect a day of walking on uneven terrain and plan accordingly. Pride Mobility scooters will be available to disabled persons at Fan Central on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Be ready for the sun: Personal-care items, such as sunscreen, cannot be more than 3 ounces in size and must be in tube/liquid form (not aerosol). Water will also be available at all on-site first-aid stations for those with medical needs
  • Prepare for the change in altitude: Allow your body time to adjust to the altitude and drink plenty of water.
  • Measure your bag size: Bags larger than 6” x 6” x 6” in their natural state will not be permitted on the championship grounds except for clear plastic hand or shoulder bags that do not exceed 12” x 12” x 6”, similar to those allowed at other major sporting events.
  • Tune in: Rolex will be the exclusive presenting partner of coverage for the U.S. Senior Open on FS1. The first round on June 28 will be televised from 2-7 p.m. MDT, while the second round will air from 1:30-6:30 p.m. MDT. FS1 will air the third and fourth rounds June 30-July 1 from 2-7 p.m. MDT.
  • Follow along: Live scoring, highlights and exclusive video content will be available via mobile or desktop at, or @usga on social media channels throughout championship week. Fans can join the conversation by using #USSeniorOpen.
  • Bring permissible mobile technology: Devices 7 inches or smaller are permitted on the championship grounds. All device volume controls must be set to silent or vibrate. Phone calls, texting and emailing are permissible throughout the golf course but should not disrupt play.
  • Get ready for autographs and personal photos Monday through Wednesday: Autographs can be requested before or after a player’s round during practice rounds only, and personal-use cameras are permitted Monday through Wednesday, but not during championship rounds. Video and audio recordings are not permitted with any device at any time.

For more information about players, scoring and the championship, please visit

Online media center: To gain access to a comprehensive list of media service assets such as player biographies, photos, videos, interview transcripts, scoring and course information, visit

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For further information: Jeff Altstadter, USGA Director of Open Championships Public Relations, (908) 326-1880,