RI's Andrade looks to shine at US Senior Open
The US Senior Open is coming to New England.
Starting on Thursday, the event will take over historic Salem Country Club, a place that Bristol's Billy Andrade hopes to tame.
"Yeah, this is really cool,” Andrade told NBC 10 News. “This place reminds me a lot of Rhode Island Country Club -- the Donald Ross course. It's a typical, old-style, Donald Ross golf course that makes you think, and that's what he did when he built all these great golf courses around here in New England. You have to think your way around it, and it's going to be a great test for all of us.”
Winning a major won't be easy for the Rhode Island native, between the tough course and the extremely talented field.
"Well, we've got a lot of great players that play out here,” Andrade said. “Freddy Couples won last week. I didn't play very good, Bernhard's back. He's played so well all year long. We've got a lot of great players and I just want to have a chance on Sunday and be in the mix and have a chance to win this thing.”
Andrade enters this major with a little momentum, as he's coming off a victory at his own tournament, the CVS Health Charity Classic last Monday.
"Anytime you win, it's great. But to win the CVS was really special for me,” Andrade said. “We had a wonderful CVS, but now it's on to this event, now it's on to getting focused in and getting ready to play here.”
Barrington's Brad Faxon will be calling the US Senior Open for Fox.
The Event tee's off on Thursday from Salem Country Club in Peabody, Massachusetts.