- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

All Times EDT



Site: Hoylake, England.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Royal Liverpool Golf Club (7,312 yards, par 72).

Purse: 5.4 million pounds ($9.24 million). Winner’s share: 975,000 pounds ($1.67 million).

Television: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 4 a.m.-6 p.m., 7-10 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 7-10 p.m.; Sunday, 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) and ABC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Phil Mickelson won at Muirfield for his fifth major title, birdieing four of the last six holes for a 5-under 66. He finished at 3 under for a three-stroke victory.

Last week: Justin Rose won the European Tour’s Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen for his second straight victory, holding off Kristoffer Broberg by two strokes. Rose won the PGA Tour’s Quicken Loans National at Congressional in his previous start. … Brian Harman won the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois, for his first PGA Tour title, beating Zach Johnson by a stroke. Harmon earned a spot at Hoylake.

Notes: Tiger Woods, the winner at St. Andrews in 2000 and 2005 and Royal Liverpool in 2006, is making his second start since having back surgery March 31. He missed the cut three weeks ago at Congressional in his first event since Doral in early March. Woods won the last of his 14 major titles in the 2008 U.S. Open. … Mickelson is winless since his victory last year at Muirfield. … The tournament is the third major of the year. Bubba Watson won the Masters, and Martin Kaymer took the U.S. Open. … Founded in 1869, Royal Liverpool is the second-oldest course in England. … The 2015 event will be played at St. Andrews. … The Canadian Open is next week at Royal Montreal. The European Tour will be in Moscow next week for the Russian Open.

Online: https://www.opengolf.com

PGA Tour site: https://www.pgatour.com

European Tour site: https://www.europeantour.com




Site: Sylvania, Ohio.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Highland Meadows Golf Club (6,512 yards, par 71).

Purse: $1.4 million. Winner’s share: $210,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-5 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 7-9 a.m., 3-5 p.m.).

Last year: Spain’s Beatriz Recari won the second of her two 2013 LPGA Tour titles, shooting 69-65-67-66 to beat Paula Creamer by a stroke.

Last week: Mo Martin won the Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale for her first LPGA Tour title. She closed with an eagle, holing a 6-foot putt after her 3-wood approach hit the pin. Suzann Pettersen and Shanshan Feng tied for second, a stroke back.

Notes: Martin is in the field along with Recari, Creamer, top-ranked Stacy Lewis, U.S. Women’s Open champion Michelle Wie, Kraft Nabisco winner Lexi Thompson, Lydia Ko, 2012 winner So Yeon Ryu and 2010 champion Na Yeon Choi. … Creamer won in 2008, opening with a 60. … In 2012, Ryu made six straight birdies in a final-round 62 en route to a seven-stroke victory. … The International Crown is next week at Caves Valley in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Online: https://www.lpga.com




Site: Boise, Idaho.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Hillcrest Country Club (6,807 yards, par 71).

Purse: $800,000. Winner’s share: $144,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 5-7 p.m.).

Last year: Kevin Tway beat Spencer Levin with a birdie on the first extra hole. Russell Knox matched the tour record with a 59 in the second round.

Last week: Andres Gonzales won the Utah Championship, leading wire-to-wire for a four-stroke victory. He shot 62-67-65-69.

Notes: The tournament is one of four events remaining from the tour’s first season in 1990. … Tway is making his first Web.com Tour start of the year after failing to qualify for the British Open. He has played 20 PGA Tour events this season. … Carlos Ortiz leads the tour with two victories and earnings of $369,291. The top 25 at the end of the regular season will earn PGA Tour cards. … The Midwest Classic is next week in Overland Park, Kansas, followed by the Stonebrae Classic in Hayward, California.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com



Next event: Senior British Open, July 24-27, Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Bridgend, Wales.

Last week: Colin Montgomerie won the U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree in Edmond, Oklahoma, for his second major victory of the year. The Scot beat Gene Sauers in a three-hole aggregate playoff. Montgomerie won the Senior PGA in May.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




American Century Championship, Friday-Sunday, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Stateline, Nevada. Television: NBC Sports Network (Friday, 4-7 p.m.), Golf Channel (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.). Online: https://www.tahoecelebritygolf.com


U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Amateur Public Links, through Saturday, Sand Creek Station Golf Course, Newton, Kansas. Online: https://www.usga.org

PGA TOUR CANADA: Staal Foundation Open, Thursday-Sunday, Whitewater Golf Club, Thunder Bay, Ontario. Online: https://www.pgatourcanada.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Swiss Challenge, Thursday-Sunday, Golf Sempachersee, Lucerne, Switzerland. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

NGA TOUR: NGA Seven Lakes Classic, Wednesday-Friday, Seven Lakes Country Club, West End, North Carolina. Online: https://www.ngatour.com

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Cabarrus Classic, Wednesday-Friday, Cabarrus Country Club, Concord, North Carolina. Online: https://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com


U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, through Saturday, The Home Course, Dupont, Washington. Online: https://www.usga.org

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Ladies German Open, Thursday-Sunday, Worthsee Golf Club, Worthsee, Germany. Online: https://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Samantha Thavasa Girls Collections Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Eagle Point Golf Club, Ibaraki, Japan. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp

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