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

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.

"I think everyone really pinches themselves when you think
about the fact that at age 50 you can start all over again," Funk
said Thursday.

The former Maryland coach turned 50 on June 14.