Senior Open Golfers

FRED FUNK: 2015 US Senior Open golfer profile

Fred Funk waves to fans after his birdie on the sixth hole at the Champions Tour’s Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek Country Club on Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala.
Fred Funk waves to fans after his birdie on the sixth hole at the Champions Tour’s Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek Country Club on Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. The Associated Press

The Bee highlights 22 golfers that are scheduled to play in the 2015 U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club on June 25-28 in Sacramento.

Fred Funk comes to Sacramento seeking his fourth Champions Tour major championship. He prevailed in the U.S. Senior Open by six strokes in 2009, and has won The Tradition twice (2008, ’10).

Since joining the senior circuit in 2006, Funk has won nine times overall.

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(Video courtesy pgatour.com)

Professional

  • Driving distance 2015: 266.5 yards (53rd on Champions Tour)
  • Scoring average 2015: 71.95 (37th)
  • Career Champions Tour earnings: $10,459,867
  • Career highlights: Won the 2009 U.S. Senior Open Championship, and the Tradition in 2008 and ’08. Has eight PGA Tour victories.

Note: Stats through June 10

Personal

  • Height: 5-foot-8
  • Weight: 165
  • Year turned pro: 1981
  • Birthplace: Takoma Park, Md.
  • Birth date: June 14, 1956
  • College: Maryland (1980, Law Enforcement)
  • Did you know? After turning pro in 1981, Funk was the golf coach at Maryland (1982-88), according to pgatour.com. He’s one of the first players on tour to have LASIK surgery.
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