Call it the win that keeps on giving.
When Sean Knapp won the U.S. Senior Amateur last August in his first national senior event, he knew there would be perks that went with that title.
Things like a 10-year exemption into the U.S. Senior Amateur, two-year exemption into the U.S. Amateur, three years into the U.S. Mid-Am and two years into the U.S. Senior Open.
What he didn’t know – because it hadn’t been announced when he won – was that he would become part of U.S. Open week at Shinnecock Hills, even he wasn’t playing in the Open.