John Elway named honorary chairman of 2018 U.S. Senior Open

John Elway has been named the honorary chairman of the 39th U.S. Senior Open, which will be held at the Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs in 2018.

Executive Vice President of Football Operations/ General Manager John Elway announces the Lombardi Trophy is "for Pat" after defeated  the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Santa Clara, Calif.  February 7, 2016 (Photo by Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)
Executive Vice President of Football Operations/ General Manager John Elway announces the Lombardi Trophy is "for Pat" after defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Santa Clara, Calif. February 7, 2016 (Photo by Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)
John Elway will serve as an honorary chairman of the U.S. Senior Open in 2018. (Photo by Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)

By Arnie Stapleton, AP Pro Football Writer

DENVER (AP) — John Elway has been named the honorary chairman of the 39th U.S. Senior Open, which will be held at the Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs in 2018.

Elway guided the Denver Broncos to all three of their Super Bowl titles, two during his Hall of Fame career as quarterback and last year as the team’s general manager and executive vice president of football operations.

The 56-year-old Elway is a low-handicap golfer who has played in two Colorado Senior Opens and is past president of Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver.

The 2018 U.S. Senior Open will be held at the Broadmoor Golf Club’s East Course from June 28-July 1.