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John Elway: Tough golf greens might block his path to Senior Open at The Broadmoor

March 20, 2018 Updated: March 20, 2018 at 12:52 pm
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Denver Broncos general manager John Elway jokes with reporters after he was introduced as the honorary chairman of the 39th U.S. Senior Open, which will be held at the Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs, Colo., during a news conference at one of the retired football player's steakhouses on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Denver. The 2018 U.S. Senior Open will run from June 28 through July 1 on the Broadmoor's East Course. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Is John Elway nervous about traveling to Colorado Springs May 28 to try to qualify for the Senior Open?

We asked Elway this question last Friday at Dove Valley. Elway was there to welcome Case Keenum to Colorado.

Nervous?

“No,” he said quickly before adding a laugh. “I have nothing to lose.”

Elway will be trying to qualifying at The Broadmoor’s East Course. He said he has traveled to play at the East Course “not very often.” Elway played the East Course once with Peyton Manning.

“I’ve never played it very well,” he said.

Why?

“The greens,” he answered. “I think I had 42 putts the last time I was down there.”

He laughed again, but it was not a happy laugh. Those greens, he said, are unpredictable and unforgiving.

Elway, 57, is scheduled to compete in the Open’s sectional qualifying May 28. The Senior Open is scheduled for June 28-July 1, 2018 at The Broadmoor’s East Course.

 

 

 

 

 

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