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Funk to make Champions Tour debut in U.S. Senior Open

n PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Fred Funk will make his Champions Tour debut next week in the U.S. Senior Open at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.

The seven-time PGA Tour winner, the tour’s driving accuracy leader this season at 77.3 percent, also is scheduled to play the Ford Senior Players Championship the following week in Dearborn, Mich. He has made 18 PGA Tour starts this year, tying for second in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and earning $1,152,197.

The former Maryland coach turned 50 on June 14.