The Omaha Country Club is hosting the 2013 U.S. Senior Open, the biggest golf event ever staged in this state, starting Monday. Corporate sponsorships for the Senior Open are estimated at $5.6 million, (topping the previous high of $5.3 million). Tournament organizers are expecting 30-35,000 spectators on the course each day. Practice rounds run Monday thru Wednesday starting at 7 a.m. The Tournament starts on Thursday.
Here’s a great article from David Shefter of USGA, on the emergence of Omaha as a major player when it comes to hosting big time sporting events.