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Langer and Montgomerie Senior Open hopes

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The United States Golf Association plays the second of its 'open championships' this week when the US Senior Open is played at the Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento in California.

Colin Montgomerie defends after winning last year and after making the cut at the US Open last week and having won the Senior PGA Championship recently he is in good enough form to successfully defend his title and win his third major championship on the Champions Tour.

Bernard Langer blitzed the field at the Senior Players Championship two weeks ago to win his first event of the season but with five other top tens he is currently second on the Charles Schwab Cup points list and is primed for a shot at his 4th US Senior Open.

Miguel Angel Jimenenz is a player good enough to have finished runner-up at the recent BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and despite missing the cut in his two most recent starts he should do well.

Joe Durant is in outstanding form this year and given his great accuracy from the tee then he will be suited on this layout.

Four former US Open Champions are in the field namely, Tom Watson, Steve Jones, Corey Pavin, Hale Irwin and Jerry Pate. Only Irwin amongst those has won both the US Senior and US Open Championships.

Australians in the field are Peter Senior and Peter Fowler, Fowler currently in outstanding form having won his last two events in Europe and New Zealander Grant Waite also has a start.

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