At 72, Dale Douglass of Castle Rock is the elder statesman of the field at the 29th U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs this week.
He won the tournament in 1986 in his first try just four months after turning 50, the minimum age for the senior circuit.
Douglass joked that he was hoping Gary Player would be at the tournament this year as the oldest player. Douglass is four months younger than Player.
Douglass first played The Broadmoor at the 1959 U.S. Amateur championship that launched Jack Nicklaus's career. He is playing in his 23rd Senior Open, two shy of Arnold Palmer's mark.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.