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Spectator Information

An ATM will be available in the Merchandise Tent.

Autographs are permissible, however, not during a player's round.

Bleacher seating will be available throughout the golf course and at the practice range.

Bicycle Parking
Bicycle racks will be available at the Main Admission Gate.

Camera Policy
Cameras are permitted during practice rounds Monday - Wednesday ONLY.

There will be numerous concession stands located throughout the golf course serving a variety of items. No food or beverage can be brought into the championship.

Monday, July 26- Sunday, August 1, 2010

72 Hole stroke play; field will be cut to low 60 and ties plus anyone within 10 strokes of the leader following the completion of the second round.

Handicap Access
Pride Mobility Scooters will be provided free of charge on a first come, first serve basis at the Main Admission Gate.

Hospitality Packages
For more information on hospitality packages, contact Max Novena at 425-836-1870, extension 102 or maxn@sahalee.com.

Inclement Weather
The USGA will have meteorology staff on-site monitoring the possibility of inclement weather. If inclement weather is approaching, special weather warning signs will be posted on leaderboards around the course. When the sign appears, spectators are advised to take immediate precautions (including clearing grandstands) PRIOR to play being suspended. In the event of a weather warning, please avoid:

  • Hilltops
  • High places
  • Isolated trees
  • Golf carts
  • Wire fences
  • Open areas

If play is suspended, which will be indicated by 1 prolonged air-horn blast, please close your umbrella and seek shelter immediately.

Kids / Youth Tickets
Kids 17 and under are admitted FREE to the championship when accompanied by a ticketed adult each day of the championship. One adult may escort up to nine (9) kids. It is not necessary to notify the championship office in advance. 

The on-site merchandise tent covering over 8,000 square feet will offer a variety of merchandise bearing the U.S. Senior Open logo.

Some of the merchandise available for purchase will include caps, shirts, T-shirts, sweaters, jackets, artwork, lapel pins, golf balls, divot repair tools, ball markers, towels and much, much more.

Acceptable forms of payment in the Merchandise Pavilion are: U.S. dollars, traveler's checks, American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA. Personal checks are not accepted.

Parking information will be sent with tickets approximately 4-6 weeks in advance of the Championship. The information will also be posted on the Parking page when it is determined.

Cell phones, PDA or other portable e-mail devices are NOT permitted on the grounds.

156 professional and amateur players.  The field has not yet been announced, although we are expecting those listed below.  For a complete listing, visit the Players page.

  • Fred Couples
  • Hale Irwin
  • Peter Jacobsen 
  • Bernhard Langer 
  • Mark O'Meara 
  • Greg Norman 
  • Tom Kite 
  • Tom Watson 
  • Fuzzy Zoeller 

Prohibited Items (subject to change)
The following items cannot be brought into the championship:

  • No Cell Phones, including any cell phones with photographic capabilities
  • No PDAs and/or other Portable Email Devices
  • No Noise Producing Electronic Devices
  • No Cameras and/or Camcorders (other than Monday through Wednesday for personal photographic use only and without their cases)
  • No Bags or backpacks larger than 8"W x 8"H x 8"D in its natural state
  • No Cases and/or Covers (such as chair or umbrella covers)
  • No Signs, Posters and/or Banners
  • No Televisions and/or Radios
  • No Food and/or Beverage
  • No Containers and/or Coolers
  • No Pets (other than service animals)
  • No Lawn and/or Folding Armchairs
  • No Bicycles
  • No Ladders
  • No Metal-spiked Golf Shoes
  • No Noisemaking Devices
  • No Weapons (regardless of permit, including but not limited to firearms or knives)

Any other items deemed unlawful or dangerous by the USGA and/or Championship Security Personnel, in their sole discretion.

Parents with small children are allowed to bring strollers and diaper bags, if needed. These items are subject to reasonable inspection before entering and/or at any time during the Championship.

Sectional qualifying tournaments will be held at various courses during July 2010. For more information visit www.usga.org.

Rain Policy
If it rains on any day of the championship, play will continue as long as it is deemed safe to do so. Each day's ticket is valid only on the day it is printed for. Therefore, a rain delay does not allow the current day's ticket to be transferred or used on a different day of Championship play. All Corporate Hospitality will be open each day rain or shine. The USGA and 2010 U.S. Senior Open Championship staff will always keep spectators informed at the earliest possible moment of any changes made on this policy based upon situational circumstances.

Many locations around the golf course, mostly adjacent to concession areas.

Schedule of Events
Practice Rounds will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Championship Rounds will begin on Thursday with the field cut at the conclusion of play on Friday.  Visit the Schedule of Events page for more information. Play will begin at approximately 7am daily and conclude at approximately 7pm. There is not a Pro-Am as the U.S. Senior Open is a USGA Championship.

The U.S. Senior Open will be broadcast nationally on ESPN on Thursday and Friday and NBC on Saturday and Sunday.

Spectators can select from two ticket options, the Championship Weekly ticket or the Trophy Club ticket. Both options include complimentary parking and shuttle transportation to the main admission gate.  Tickets are available at Fred Meyer stores, by calling 877-281-OPEN or on-line.

Volunteer Opportunities
More than 3,000 people from around the country will volunteer their time to help make the Championship a success.  To read committee descriptions and view all of the details, visit the Volunteer section.

Will Call
Will Call will be located at the Main Admission Gate. Photo ID will be required at Will Call to pick up tickets.