NW in national golf spotlight in 2010

Updated: March 4, 2010

The Pacific Northwest will be squarely in the national golfing spotlight in 2010 with a pair of events which will attract attention from all over the country – and the world.

First up will be the United States Senior Open, set for July 29-Aug. 1 at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish. The top players on the Champions Tour will take part, including Seattle native Fred Couples who is acting as the honorary chairman for the event. Sahalee has hosted a pair of big-time events in past years, including the PGA Championship and the NEC Invitational.

The U.S. Amateur will be played at Chambers Bay Aug. 23-29, featuring the top amateur players from the United States and from around the world. Chambers Bay and the Home Course will both host the qualifying rounds for the tournament before the match play shifts to Chambers Bay.

Chambers Bay will also be the host course for the 2015 United States Open.