US Senior Open Notes

START-TO-FINISH WINNER – Olin Browne led the field after all four rounds, making him just the second start-to-finish winner (no ties) in U.S. Senior Open history. The only other start-to finish winner (no ties) was Dale Douglass in 1986.

3RD LOWEST SCORE, 72 HOLES – Olin Browne’s 15-under 269 is the third-lowest score in U.S. Senior Open history and the third-most strokes under par after 72 holes. Hale Irwin’s 17-under-par 267 at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa., in 2000 and Fred Funk’s 20-under-par 268 at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., in 2009 are ahead of Browne’s mark.

MOST SUB-PAR 72-HOLE TOTALS – Thirty-six players finished under par in the 2011 U.S. Senior Open at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, breaking the record of 31 set at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., in 2009
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MOST SUB-PAR ROUNDS – There were 128 sub-par rounds at the 2011 U.S. Senior Open at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, breaking the record of 116 set at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., in 2009.

CONSECUTIVE BIRDIES – Russ Cochran made five consecutive birdies on holes 4 through 8, which ties him for the longest birdie streak in U.S. Senior Open history with four other players. The last player to make five consecutive birdies was Loren Roberts on holes 9 through 13 at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., in 2009 (fourth round).

HALE IRWIN – With his closing 68, Hale Irwin extended his record for most scores in the 60s in U.S. Senior Open history to 20. Jack Nicklaus (17), Dave Stockton (14) and Allen Doyle (13) trail Irwin. Irwin also recorded his eighth top-5 finish in the U.S. Senior Open, which gives him the most top-5s in the history of the U.S. Senior Open over Jack Nicklaus (7). Irwin also moved into a tie with Nicklaus and Miller Barber for the most top-10 finishes (8), and moved into a tie for the second-most top-25 finishes (11) behind Nicklaus (12).

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