Paul Broadhurst: 'Major win not sunk in'

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• Paul Broadhurst won the Senior Open in July
• The win secured his place in this week's US Senior Open
• Englishman says he's 'still not aware of how big it is yet'

Paul Broadhurst | US Senior Open

Less than a month after winning his first senior major title, Paul Broadhurst says it ‘still hasn’t sunk in’ as he prepares to tee it up in the first round of the US Senior Open Championship.


Paul Broadhurst came from four shots back in the final round to secure victory in the Senior Open Championship at Carnoustie last month, and now he’s set to go again at Scioto Country Club in Ohio this week.

“I’m still not aware of how big it is yet, honestly,” said the Englishman who turns 51 on Sunday. “I’m trying not to think about it. It’s beyond my wildest dreams to be honest.

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“This sort of thing doesn’t happen to players like me normally. I’ve won a few tournaments over the years, but nothing anywhere near as big as this. I feel very, very privileged to have won.”

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The Senior Open Championship - Day Four

Paul Broadhurst turned professional in 1988 after winning the Silver Medal as lead amateur at the Open Championship. He went on to win six times on the European Tour before making the transition onto the European Seniors Tour last year after turning 50.

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His career highlight was representing Europe in the 1991 Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island where he was unbeaten. A fourball win with Ian Woosnam over Paul Azinger and Hale Irwin and a singles victory over Mark O’Meara wasn’t quite enough to triumph, however, as the Americans ran out 14½ - 13½ winners.

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Paul Broadhurst will be teeing it up in Ohio with the support of British golf apparel brand Stromberg as he is set to wear their Sintra trousers to help deal with expected high temperatures.

Sintra trousers are made with high moisture wicking fabric to keep you cool in warmer weather and, as they are non-iron, they are the perfect trouser to have on tour.
"We are confident that our Sintra trouser will support his performance in the US.” - Rodney Taylor, Stromberg's MD

Rodney Taylor, managing director of Stromberg, said the brand is thrilled for Broadhurst and his recent success.

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“It is an amazing achievement to win the British Senior Open Championship and now have the opportunity to play at the prestigious US Senior Open,” said Taylor. “Paul has supported the Stromberg brand for several years. He chooses to wear our trousers because he likes the fit and comfort of the fabric and design. We are confident that our Sintra trouser will support his performance in the US.”

To find out more about the Stromberg brand, visit stromberggolf.com, or to find out more about Paul Broadhurst, visit championsofgolf.co.uk

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