Salem Country Club Clubhouse overlooking the 18th green. | Photo: Spenser Hasak

Tickets for the 2017 U.S. Senior Open, which will be played June 26 –July 2 at Salem Country Club, are now on sale.

The Open is the sixth national championship to be played at Salem, which underwent a significant restoration in the fall of 2015, restoring the course to its original 1925 Donald Ross design.

More than 150 of the world’s top senior golfers will be vying for the title and the right to raise the Francis Ouimet Trophy traditionally awarded to the winner of the Open.

The tournament is expected to attract 125,000-140,000 spectators throughout the week who will have the opportunity to see some of the game’s most recognizable players, including Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie as well as Gene Sauers, who won the 2016 U.S. Senior Open Championship at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio.

Sauers, who has competed in eight USGA championships, including three U.S. Opens, has a history of success in New England, with his first PGA Tour victory coming at the 1986 Bank of Boston Classic at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton.

“We are thrilled to have Gene Sauers as the reigning national champion,” said 2017 U.S. Senior Open Chairman William Sheehan III. “His professional career was jump-started in this area in 1986 and now he’s returning next summer to defend the title of national champion at Salem Country Club. It’s a remarkable feat for such a deserving golfer.

“The Boston area’s rich history of major championship golf writes another chapter next summer,” added Sheehan. “From those who have won national championships to those seeking their first, such as Rocco Mediate and John Daly, it promises to be a memorable and historic week at Salem Country Club.”

Ticket options include a four-ticket gallery flex pack that costs $125. Tickets are good any day, Monday through Sunday. Each of the four tickets is valid for one one-time entry.

For $225, there is the Francis Ouimet Trophy Club package. Ticketholders have access to the championship grounds as well as access to a climate controlled pavilion along the championship hole No. 17 fairway. Food and beverages will be available for purchase inside the pavilion. A Trophy Club ticket is good for each day from Monday through Sunday.

Children age 17 and younger are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

For further information or to purchase tickets, visit the tournament website at www.ussenioropen.com.

PLAYERS EXPECTED TO COMPETE INCLUDE:

  • Michael Allen
  • Olin Browne
  • Brad Bryant
  • Mark Calcavecchia
  • Roger Chapman
  • Russ Cochran
  • John Cook
  • Fred Couples
  • Fred Funk
  • Jay Haas
  • Hale Irwin
  • Peter Jacobsen
  • Tom Kite
  • Bernhard Langer
  • Tom Lehman
  • Davis Love III
  • Rocco Mediate
  • Colin Montgomerie
  • Mark O’Meara
  • Corey Pavin
  • Tom Pernice, Jr.
  • Loren Roberts
  • Eduardo Romero
  • Peter Senior
  • Vijay Singh
  • Jeff Sluman
  • Hal Sutton
  • Tom Watson
  • Mark Wiebe
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