Elway Will Attempt to Qualify for 2018 U.S. Senior Open

Denver Broncos legend, GM and Honorary Chairman of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open Championship, John Elway, files entry for qualification.

John Elway will attempt to qualify for the 2018 U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor.

John Elway will attempt to qualify for the 2018 U.S. Senior Open at the May 28 qualifier at The Broadmoor.

The Broncos legend and Honorary Chairman of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open Championship files entry 

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. –John Elway, who has led the Denver Broncos to Super Bowl victories as both a player and a general manager, has filed an entry for the 39th U.S. Senior Open Championship, which will be contested at The Broadmoor Golf Club’s East Course, in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 28-July 1, 2018. His entry was received at 9:15 a.m. EST today.

Elway, 57, is scheduled to compete in U.S. Senior Open sectional qualifying on Monday, May 28, at The Broadmoor.

Online entry applications for the Senior Open began Wednesday morning and continue through Wednesday, May 16, at 5 p.m. EDT (www.usga.org/champs/apply).

To be eligible, a player must be age 50 or older at the start of the championship and have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 3.4, or be a professional.

John Elway and Russ Miller, 2018 U.S. Senior Open
Broadmoor Director of Golf Russ Miller with 2018 U.S. Senior Open Honorary Chairman John Elway in 2016.

Elway, who was named honorary chairman of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open in November 2016, is in his seventh year as the Broncos’ executive vice president of football operations/general manager. His Hall-of-Fame playing career with the Broncos included five Super Bowl appearances and back-to-back victories in 1997-98. He became the first starting quarterback for a Super Bowl champion to win also as a general manager when the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

Elway has played in two Colorado Senior Opens and is a past president of three-time U.S. Open host site Cherry Hills Country Club.

The May 28 qualifier is free and open to the public.


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