- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

All Times EDT



Site: Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, No. 2 Course (7,562 yards, par 70).

Purse: TBA ($8 million in 2013). Winner’s share: TBA ($1.44 million in 2013).

Television: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-7 p.m.; Monday, if necessary, noon-2 p.m.) and NBC (Thursday-Friday, 3-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, noon-7:30 p.m.; Monday, if necessary, 2 p.m.-playoff conclusion).

Last year: Justin Rose became the first English winner in 43 years, finishing at 1-over 281 at Merion in Pennsylvania. Phil Mickelson and Jason Day tied for second, two strokes back.

Last week: Ben Crane won the rain-delayed St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee, shooting 69-73 in a 30-hole Sunday finish for a one-stroke victory. … Sweden’s Mikael Lundberg won the Lyoness Open in Austria, beating Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger on the first hole of a playoff.

Notes: Mickelson, winless in 20 events since the British Open, has six runner-up finishes in the event - the first a dramatic loss to Payne Stewart in 1999 at Pinehurst. … Michael Campbell won the 2005 event at the course. … Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw renovated the Donald Ross-designed layout in 2011 to restore native sandy areas. … Three-time winner Tiger Woods is sidelined following back surgery. … The U.S. Women’s Open is next week on the course, the first time the tournaments have been contested in consecutive weeks on the same layout. … The 2015 event will be played at Chambers Bay near Tacoma, Washington. … The Travelers Championship is next week in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Online: https://www.usopen.com

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

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



Next event: U.S. Women’s Open June 19-22, Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, No. 2 Course, Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Last week: Inbee Park won the Manulife Financial Classic in Waterloo, Ontario, for her first LPGA Tour title in more than 11 months. She matched the course record with a 10-under 61 for a three-stroke victory.

Online: https://www.lpga.com



Next event: Encompass Championship, June 20-22, North Shore Country Club, Glenview, Illinois.

Last week: Jeff Sluman and Fred Funk teamed to win the Legends of Golf in Ridgedale, Missouri. Jim Colbert and Jim Thorpe won the Legends Division for players 65 and older.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com



Next event: Air Capital Classic, June 19-22, Crestview Country Club, Wichita, Kansas.

Last week: New Zealand’s Steven Alker won the Cleveland Open in the longest playoff in Web.com Tour history, beating South Africa’s Dawie van der Walt with a birdie on the 11th extra hole.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Najeti Hotels Open, Thursday-Sunday, Aa Saint Omer Golf Club, Lumbres, France. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Forest Oaks Classic, Wednesday-Saturday, Forest Oaks Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina. Online: https://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com


SYMETRA TOUR: Decatur-Forsyth Classic, Friday-Sunday, Hickory Point Golf Course, Decatur, Illinois. Online: https://www.symetratour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Suntory Ladies Open, Thursday-Sunday, Rokko International Golf Club, Hyogo, Japan. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp



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