- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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Site: Southport, England.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Royal Birkdale Golf Club (6,458 yards, par 72).

Purse: $3 million. Winner’s share: $456,818.

Television: ESPN2 (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon; Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon).

Last year: Stacy Lewis won at St. Andrews, birdieing the final two holes for a two-stroke victory. Inbee Park finished 14 strokes behind in her bid to win her fourth straight major.

Last event: Lewis won the NW Arkansas Championship on June 29 for her third LPGA Tour victory of the year. The top-ranked Lewis played at the University of Arkansas.

Notes: The tournament is the third of the tour’s five major championships. Lexi Thompson won the Kraft Nabisco in April in California, and Michelle Wie took the U.S. Women’s Open last month at Pinehurst. … The tournament became an official LPGA Tour event in 1994 and was elevated to major status in 2001. … Yani Tseng won in 2010 at Royal Birkdale and 2011 at Carnoustie. … I.K. Kim won the Ladies European Masters on Sunday at Buckinghamshire. … The 2015 event will be played at Turnberry. … The Marathon Classic is next week in Ohio, followed by the International Crown in Maryland.

Online: https://www.ricohwomensbritishopen.com

LPGA Tour site: https://www.lpga.com

Ladies’ Golf Union site: https://www.lgu.org

Ladies European Tour site: https://www.ladieseuropeantour.com




Site: Silvis, Illinois.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Deere Run (7,268 yards, par 71).

Purse: $4.7 million. Winner’s share: $846,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-midnight; Friday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., 3-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Jordan Spieth won at age 19 to become the first teenager to win on the PGA Tour since 1931, beating 2012 champion Zach Johnson and David Hearn with a par on the fifth hole of a playoff.

Last week: Angel Cabrera won the Greenbrier Classic for his first non-major victory on the PGA Tour, closing with his second straight 6-under 64 for a two-stroke victory. Cabrera’s other PGA Tour victories came in the 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters.

Notes: The top finisher not previously eligible for the British Open will earn a spot next week at Royal Liverpool, provided he’s among the top five and ties. … Steve Stricker won in 2009, 2010 and 2011. … Paul Goydos shot a 59 in the first round of the 2010 event. … Johnson, from nearby Iowa, has a sponsorship deal with John Deere. … Three-time winner D.A. Weibring teamed with Chris Gray to design Deere Run.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Edmond, Oklahoma.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Oak Tree National Golf Club (7,219 yards, par 71).

Purse: TBA ($2,685,000 million in 2013). Winner’s share: TBA ($500,000 in 2013).

Television: ESPN2 (Thursday-Friday, 4-8 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 2:30-6 p.m.).

Last year: Kenny Perry won by five strokes at Omaha Country Club for his second straight major victory. He closed with rounds of 64 and 63 to finish at 13-under 267, matching the event record for total score.

Last event: Bernhard Langer won the Senior Players Championship on June 29 at Fox Chapel in Pittsburgh for his third victory of the year. He beat Jeff Sluman with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff in the major tournament.

Notes: Scott Verplank, the 1984 U.S. Amateur winner at Oak Tree, is making his senior debut. The former Oklahoma State player is an Oak Hill member. Fellow PGA Tour winners Kevin Sutherland, Woody Austin and Mike Standly also are making their first senior starts. … The tournament is the fourth of the five Champions Tour majors. In May, Perry won the Tradition in Alabama, and Colin Montgomerie took the Senior PGA in Michigan. … Sluman won the 1988 PGA Championship at Pete Dye-designed Oak Tree. Jay Haas won the 2006 Senior PGA at the course. … The 2015 event will be played at Del Paso in Sacramento, California. … The tour is off next week. Play will resume July 24-27 with the Senior British Open at Royal Porthcawl in Wales.

Online: https://www.usga.org

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




Site: Aberdeen, Scotland.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Royal Aberdeen Golf Club (6,867 yards, par 71).

Purse: $5.14 million. Winner’s share: $856,720.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 5:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-noon) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, noon-2:30 p.m.).

Last year: Phil Mickelson won at Castle Stuart, beating Branden Grace with a birdie on the first extra hole. Mickelson won the British Open the following week at Muirfield.

Last week: Graeme McDowell successfully defended his French Open title, overcoming an eight-stroke deficit in rainy conditions for a one-shot victory. Kevin Stadler, the leader after each of the first three rounds, finished with a 76 to tie for second. He missed a 3-foot par putt on the final hole.

Notes: Mickelson is in the field along with Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Jimmy Walker, Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter, Nick Faldo and Louis Oosthuizen. Rose won the PGA Tour’s Quicken Loans National two weeks at Congressional. … The top three finishers not previously eligible for the British Open will earn spots next week at Royal Liverpool, provided they are among the top 10 and ties. … Royal Aberdeen was founded in 1780. It is sixth-oldest course in the world.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com




Site: Sandy, Utah.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Willow Creek Country Club (6,953 yards, par 71).

Purse: $625,000. Winner’s share: $112,500.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 6-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30-9 p.m.; Sunday, 7-9 p.m.).

Last year: Steven Alker beat Ashley Hall with a par on the first hole of a playoff. Will Wilcox matched the tour record with a 59 to finish third, a stroke out of the playoff.

Last week: Canada’s Roger Sloan won the Nova Scotia Open for his first Web.com Tour title, beating Derek Fathauer with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

Notes: Carlos Ortiz leads the tour with two victories and earnings of $365,469. The top 25 at the end of the regular season will earn PGA Tour cards. … The Boise Open is next week, followed by the Midwest Classic in Overland Park, Kansas.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




PGA TOUR CANADA: The Players Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Pine Ridge Golf Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Online: https://www.pgatourcanada.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Slovakia Challenge, Thursday-Sunday, Penati Golf Resort, Senica, Slovakia. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

NGA TOUR: All American Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Gates Four Golf & Country Club, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Online: https://www.ngatour.com

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: The Southern Open, Wednesday-Saturday, The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, North Carolina. Online: https://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com

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