Salem Country Club in Peabody, MA was the host of this years U.S. Senior Open.
The course was the perfect location for the tournament and the big names came out to earn the Champions Tour’s most coveted trophy.
This year, they went low.
The two on top of the leaderboards finished at -16 and -14 respectively.
Kenny Perry was lights out Sunday going bogey free 68 to go with his 65, 64 and 67 for the week.
Considering the tough pin locations and firm greens on the final day, a bogey free round is worth a trophy alone.
“I felt ready to go today,” Perry said. “I had a good warm-up session … It’s our goal to always win our championship. I’ve never had such a mental challenge all week. It fell my way this week. I just can’t thank the USGA enough. This trophy goes back a long way.”
Kirk Triplett came into the day leading, but his 1 over score for the day gave the lead away to Perry who was locked in all day on bringing the hardware back to Kentucky.
Perry beat out some big names like Fred Couples who came in at -8, Vijay Singh -5 and Bernhard Langer -2.
According to the scores holes 2, 17 and 18 played the hardest this week.
If you have played Salem CC before, don’t get confused by that stat. They flip the 9’s for the tournament so 18 was 9, 17 was 8 and 2 was 11 if you were to play it on a normal day.
In all the tournament was a success and many of the golfers made comments about how good the fans were all week, the city of champs loves its sports.
The next time the USGA will be visiting New England will be in 2022 when the U.S. Senior Open comes to The Country Club in Brookline.