Senior Open Golfers

KEVIN SUTHERLAND: 2015 US Senior Open golfer profile

Kevin Sutherland tees off on the 15th hole during the final round of the Regions Tradition Champions Tour golf tournament at Shoal Creek Country Club, Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. Sutherland lost to Jeff Maggert on the first playoff hole.
Kevin Sutherland tees off on the 15th hole during the final round of the Regions Tradition Champions Tour golf tournament at Shoal Creek Country Club, Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. Sutherland lost to Jeff Maggert on the first playoff hole. 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.

Kevin Sutherland of Sacramento and Jeff Maggert waged a four-day battle at this year’s first major championship, the Regions Tradition, but fell in a one-hole playoff after they tied at 14-under par 274.

Sutherland was the 36-hole leader by two strokes, but finished tied for second at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

WATCH: Sutherland puts up a 59

(Video courtesy pgatour.com)

Professional

  • Driving distance 2015: 282.8 yards (ninth on Champions Tour)
  • Scoring average 2015: 70.32 (ninth)
  • Career Champions Tour earnings: $879,883
  • Career highlights: Won the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship in 2002.

Note: Stats through June 10

Personal

  • Height: 6-foot-1
  • Weight: 185 pounds
  • Year turned pro: 1987
  • Birthplace: Sacramento
  • Birth date: July 4, 1964
  • College: Fresno State (1987, business)
  • Did you know? He shot the first 59 in Champions Tour history in 2014 – in just his third event on the circuit.
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