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City of Edmond release: 

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced it will return to Oak Tree National in 2027 when it will bring the U.S. Senior Open Championship to the prestigious club in Edmond, Oklahoma.

The 2027 U.S. Senior Open will be the third USGA championship to be played at Oak Tree National. Colin Montgomerie defeated Gene Sauers in a three-hole aggregate playoff to win the 2014 Senior Open. In 1984, Scott Verplank, a member of the 1983 NCAA Championship team at Oklahoma State University, posted a 4-and-3 victory over Sam Randolph to capture the U.S. Amateur.

“We are extremely happy as a City to have the Senior Open coming back to Oak Tree again,” said Darrell A. Davis, Mayor of the City of Edmond. “With our rich golf history, it is always great to have this prestigious tournament in our City. We are looking forward to working with Oak Tree and doing all we can to help make this a successful event.”

The economic impact borne out of the opportunity to host national events is significant. An Edmond Economic Development Authority study on the 2014 Senior Open at Oak Tree said the total impact would be nearly $13 million for the local economy.

Oak Tree National was one of three future sites for the Senior Open announced on Tuesday. The USGA also announced that in 2026 Scioto Country Club, in Columbus, Ohio, and in 2028 Crooked Stick Golf Club, in Carmel Ind., will be the host sites for the Senior Open Championship.

“The USGA is pleased to be returning to Scioto Country Club, Oak Tree National and Crooked Stick Golf Club as host sites for the U.S. Senior Open,” John Bodenhamer, USGA chief championships officer, said in a release. “Each club has a distinguished history of hosting national championships and promoting professional and amateur competition. We know each course will challenge the world’s best players and the communities will be welcoming and supportive.”

Oak Tree National, designed by Pete Dye, opened for play in 1976. Located on 640 acres, the course was named after a majestic oak tree that stands on the fifth hole. Tripp Davis completed bunker, fairway and minor putting green restorations in 2009. Oak Tree also is home to many well-known PGA Tour professionals, club pros and competitive amateurs, including USGA champions Verplank, Viktor Hovland, Kevin Tway and Willie Wood.