See a video of the sights and sounds at the U.S. Senior Open.
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LAKE ORION, Mich. - You'd think they were studying a long putt with the U.S. Senior Open golf championship on the line.
One guy intently watched how officials set pin placements on the 18th green.
A woman rubbed shirt sleeves between her fingers, clicked photos with her smartphone and took notes in the merchandise tent.
A colleague consulted with them about what they found.
In a way, the Senior Open is on the line for the three Omahans, leaders of the group that will stage the 2013 Senior Open next July at Omaha Country Club. They visited suburban Detroit last week to see how organizers there coordinated the 2012 tournament, on and off the course.
"The main objective of our trip was to work on a number of little details for next year, primarily the golf course and golf course setup,'' said Patrick Duffy, general chairman for the 2013 tournament.