Dan Olsen is now 44 years old. He's an assistant pro this summer at Walnut Hills Country Club after playing the mini tours out of his Ponte Vedra, Florida home. His injured shoulder finally feels good and out of nowhere he qualified near Detroit Tuesday to play in next month's Sectional qualifier for the U. S. Open. That parent tournament will be played in June at Bethesda Country Club near Washington, D. C. and will be seen on channel ten.
Olsen was a medalist with a 69. Now he goes on to the sectionals, much, much tougher. But Olsen made it to the 2004 Open at Shinnecock in New York and almost made the cut. His driver helped him Tuesday and he was surprised after playing just ten rounds this season in the poor weather. He'll have a 36 hole test in Columbus, Ohio June 6th and now he wants to fully prepare so that he gets another chance to play in an Open. Olsen is a 1985 East Lansing High School grad who went on to play in college at Indiana before turning pro.