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2015 USGA Senior Open To Be Held In Sacramento

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, April 2, 2012

The City and County of Sacramento say the tournament could bring $16 million in economic benefit to the area.

Tim Flaherty with the USGA says Sacramento area businesses came through with around two million dollars, or about a third of what it takes to put on a tournament. 

FLAHERTY: "There's been some great cooperation not only from the club, but the city supervisors, the mayor's office, convention and bureau's authority.   These are the kind of places that we like to come to."

Professional golfer Kevin Sutherland remembers seeing the Women's U.S. Open when it was played at Del Paso in the 1970's.  He hopes the 2015 Senior Open will change the life of the next generation of local golfers.

SUTHERLAND: "I know those experiences at a young age had a big impact on my career and maybe inspired me to practice a little bit more and get to where I am right now."

125,000 people are expected to turn out for the event.  Organizers will focus on sales for the next nine months, and then start working out parking and mass transit issues in about a year.  

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