The Seniors Amateur Championship
America’s leading Senior golfers will again be looking to maintain their stranglehold over The Seniors Amateur Championship when it is staged at England’s Formby Golf Club from 3-5 August, 2016.
Last year Patrick Tallent, a 61-year-old from Virginia, emerged victorious to become the sixth successive American Champion and to extend a remarkable sequence that has seen the trophy won by an American player in 15 out of the last 20 years.
Running through mature sand dunes and pinewoods, Formby Golf Club in the heart of England’s golf coast combines well protected greens, undulating fairways and challenging tee shots to deliver a course of magnificent contrasts. Founded in 1884, Formby has hosted the Amateur Championship on four occasions and has also been used as a qualifying course for The Open in 1924, 1971 and 1996.
American Patrick Tallent completed the perfect double with a gritty final round of 75 at the Seniors Amateur Championship at Royal County Down in 2015.
Winner of the US Senior Amateur Championship in California in September 2014, the 61-year-old came from one shot behind with two to play to finish on five-over-par 218 and claim his first Senior Amateur Championship title.