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A fan’s know-before-you-go guide to the U.S. Senior Open in Sacramento

Tom Watson watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the Regions Tradition Champions Tour golf tournament at Shoal Creek Country Club, Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala.
Tom Watson watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the Regions Tradition Champions Tour golf tournament at Shoal Creek Country Club, Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. AP

U.S. Senior Open organizers have provided a tip sheet for fans before they attend the championship, scheduled this week at the Del Paso Country Club in Arden Arcade.

About 120,000 spectators are expected at the event to see golfers such as Fred Couples and Tom Watson compete. Golf fans from 32 states and three countries are said to have purchased tickets to the event.

The open is expected to boost the economy by $17 million and be seen on Fox Sports all four days. The weather the first two days is expected to test the senior golfers, especially the men who tee off in the afternoon because temperatures on Thursday and Friday are forecast to be at 100 degrees or above.

Know-before-you-go facts for the open:

▪  Golf fans attending the U.S. Senior Open will be taken by free shuttle bus from Cal Expo to the site of the championship. Transportation from the parking lot at Cal Expo starts at 6 a.m. The main entrance of the championship is the corner of Marconi Avenue and Morse Avenue.

▪  Roads near the golf course will be closed.

▪  Practice rounds are scheduled for today through Wednesday. The championship will be played Thursday through Sunday. Championship play starts at 7 a.m.

▪  Public parking around Del Paso Country Club will be prohibited.

▪  Cameras are not permitted during the championship rounds.

▪  Cell phones are allowed but the devices must be set to silent or vibrate at all times.

▪  Tablets and computers are not allowed.

▪  No signs, posters or banners allowed.

▪  No food or beverages allowed to be brought in.

▪ Due to the heat expected during the open, organizers will allow fans to bring in one sealed, clear water bottle up to 24 ounces.

▪  No backpacks, briefcases or bags larger than 6-inches wide x 6-inches high x 6-inches deep. Clear plastic hand and shoulder bags no larger than 12-inches wide x 12-inches high x 6-inches deep are permitted

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Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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