- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Site: Gainesville, Virginia.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (7,385 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.7 million. Winner’s share: $1,206,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 2:30-6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Friday, 2-6 a.m., 2:30-6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Saturday, 4-6 p.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-3 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6:30 p.m.).

Last year: Justin Rose won at Congressional in Bethesda, Maryland, beating Shawn Stefani with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

Last week: Jason Day won the Canadian Open for his second victory of the year, birdieing the final three holes to beat Bubba Watson by a stroke. David Hearn was third in his unsuccessful bid to become the first Canadian winner in 61 years.

Notes: Tournament host Tiger Woods won in 2009 and 2012 at Congressional. He missed the cut in the British Open two weeks ago in his last start. … Rose is the top-ranked player in the field at No. 7. No. 8 Rickie Fowler and No. 14 Jimmy Walker also are playing. Woods is No. 266th. … The United States won the Presidents Cup at the course in 1994, 1996, 2000 and 2005. … There are two tournaments next week. The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, and the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada. The PGA Championship is the following week at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Turnberry, Scotland.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Trump Turnberry Resort, Alisa Course (6,410 yards, par 72).

Purse: $3 million. Winner’s share: $474,575.

Television: ESPN2 (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.) and ABC (Sunday, 5-6 p.m.).

Last year: Mo Martin won at Royal Birkdale, closing with a 6-foot eagle putt after her 3-wood approach hit the pin. Suzann Pettersen and Shanshan Feng tied for second, a stroke back.

Last week: Lexi Thompson won the Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan for her fifth tour title, shooting a 6-under 65 to overcome a four-stroke deficit. Lizette Salas and Gerina Piller tied for second, a stroke back. … Australia’s Rebecca Artis won the Ladies Scottish Open, finishing with a 6-under 66 in windy and rainy conditions for a two-stroke victory over Pettersen.

Notes: The tournament is the third of the tour’s five major championships. Brittany Lincicome won the ANA Inspiration in April, Inbee Park took the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June, and In Gee Chun won the U.S. Women’s Open this month. … The tournament also was played at Turnberry in 2002. Karrie Webb won that year at 15 under. … The 2016 event will be played at Woburn in England. … The LPGA Tour is off next week. Play will resume Aug. 13-16 with the Cambia Portland Classic in Oregon.

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: Blaine, Minnesota.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Twin Cities (7,114 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.75 million. Winner’s share: $262,500.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, noon-2 p.m.; Saturday, 2-4 a.m., 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30-5:30 a.m., 3-6 p.m.; Monday, 3-5 a.m.)

Last year: Kenny Perry won the second of his two 2014 titles. He finished at 23 under, shooting 65-63-65 to beat Bernhard Langer by a stroke.

Last week: Marco Dawson won the Senior British Open at Sunningdale for his second victory of the year. He closed with a 6-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over Langer.

Notes: Tom Watson is making his first appearance in the event since 2011. … Langer won in 2009 and 2012. … Scott McCarron is making his second senior start. The three-time PGA Tour winner tied for 25th last week at Sunningdale. … Tom Lehman teamed with Arnold Palmer to design TPC Twin Cities. Lehman is from Alexandria, Minnesota, and played at the University of Minnesota. … The Shaw Charity Classic is next week in Calgary, Alberta.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Aberdeen, Scotland.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Murcar Links Golf Club (6,409 yards, par 70).

Purse: $1.01 million. Winner’s share: $184,365.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 7:30-9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-noon; Saturday, 6-8 a.m., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 5:30-7:30 a.m., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last week: England’s Danny Willett won the European Masters in Switzerland for his third European Tour title. He closed with a 5-under 65 for a one-stroke victory.

Notes: Tournament host Lawrie, the 1999 British Open champion, is playing in the 64-man, single-elimination tournament. … John Daly and Peter Uihlein are in the field.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com




Site: Lehi, Utah.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Golf Club at Thanksgiving Point (7,134 yards, par 72).

Purse: $650,000. Winner’s share: $117,000.

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

Last year: Andres Gonzales won at Willow Creek in Sandy, leading wire-to-wire for a four-stroke victory. He shot 62-67-65-69.

Last event: South Korea’s Si Woo Kim won the Stonebrae Classic in California on July 19 for his first tour title. He birdied the first hole of a playoff with Jamie Lovemark and Wes Roach.

Notes: Johnny Miller designed Thanksgiving Point. … The Digital Ally Open is next week in Overland Park, Kansas, followed by the Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield, Missouri.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Santo da Serra, Madeira Islands.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Santo da Serra Golf Club (6,826 yards, par 72).

Purse: $659,640. Winner’s share: $109,940.

Television: None.

Last year: England’s Daniel Brooks won a playoff in the fog-shortened event overshadowed by the death of caddie Ian MacGregor. Working for Alastair Forsyth, MacGregor collapsed and died on the ninth fairway.

Last week: England’s Danny Willett won the European Masters in Switzerland for his third European Tour title, closing with a 5-under 65 for a one-stroke victory.

Notes: The tournament was postponed in March after a round because of rain and high wind. … Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles west of Morocco. … Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed the Santo da Serra course.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com




MACKENZIE TOUR-PGA TOUR CANADA: ATB Financial Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Links of Glen Eagles, Calgary, Alberta. Online: https://www.pgatourcanada.com

eGOLF GATEWAY TOUR: Verdict Ridge Open, Wednesday-Friday, Verdict Ridge Golf Club, Denver, North Carolina. Online: https://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com


SYMETRA TOUR: PHC Classic, Friday-Sunday, Brown Deer Park Golf Course, Milwaukee. Online: https://www.symetratour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Daito Trust Construction Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Narusawa Golf Club, Yamanashi, Japan. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp

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