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U.S. Senior Open: A look at this week's favorites

by Michael Baldwin Published: July 8, 2014

Here are 20 favorites capable of winning the 2014 U.S. Open that begins Thursday at Oak Tree National.

Bernhard Langer: The 56-year-old German has dominated the Champions Tour this year with three wins, 11 top-10 finishes and $1.8 million in earnings.

Jay Haas: Finishing in the top 10 in all but one of his 12 events this year, Haas, 60, is fifth all-time in Champions Tour wins (16).

Vijay Singh: The Hall of Famer has 59 professional wins and $68.5 million in career earnings (third all-time). Singh, 51, still primarily plays on the PGA Tour.

Colin Montgomerie: The 51-year-old Scotland native has finished in the top 10 in all but two events (8 of 10) this year and is third on the money list ($979,930).

Jeff Sluman: In addition to winning the 1988 PGA Championship at Oak Tree, Sluman is having a good year (fourth on the money list – $889,125).

Scott Verplank: The Oak Tree pro makes his Champions Tour debut on his home course after earning $27.5 million on the PGA Tour (23rd all-time).

Kenny Perry: The defending U.S. Senior Open champion has six top-10 finishes this year and is fifth on this year’s money list ($869,604).

Rocco Mediate: Coming off a top-20 finish at last week’s PGA Tour stop, Mediate, who has six career PGA Tour wins and two Champions Tour wins, is on a hot streak.

Corey Pavin: The PGA Tour veteran owns 28 pro wins, including 15 on the PGA Tour, highlighted by the 1995 U.S. Open.

Tom Lehman: With six top-10 finishes among his 11 tournaments, Lehman, 55, is eighth on this year’s money list ($739,363).

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by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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