- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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Site: Dublin, Ohio.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Muirfield Village Golf Club (7,392 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner’s share: $1,116,600.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 2:30-6:30 p.m., 7:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-4:30 a.m., 2:30-6:30 p.m., 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday, 3-6 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sunday, noon-2 p.m., 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30-6 p.m.).

Last year: Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama won his first PGA Tour title. He beat Kevin Na with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

Last week: Australia’s Steven Bowditch won the AT&T; Byron Nelson in Irving, Texas, closing with a 5-under 64 for a four-shot victory.

Notes: Tiger Woods is making his first start since tying for 69th on May 10 in The Players Championship. He won at Muirfield Village in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009 and 2012. … Jack Nicklaus founded the tournament in 1976 and won in 1977 and 1984. … Masters champion Jordan Spieth is playing for the third straight week. In his home Dallas area the last wo weeks, he tied for second in the Colonial and tied for 30th in the Byron Nelson. … Players Championship winner Rickie Fowler is coming off a 30th-place tie last week in the Irish Open. … Nick Faldo is the tournament honoree. … The FedEx St. Jude Classic is next week in Memphis, Tennessee, followed by the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Cambridge, Ontario.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Whistle Bear Golf Club (6,613 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.5 million. Winner’s share: $225,000.

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

Last year: South Korea’s Inbee Park won at Grey Silo in Waterloo. She closed with a 10-under 61 for a three-stroke victory.

Last week: Anna Nordqvist won the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey for her fifth LPGA Tour title. The Swede beat France’s Christel Boeljon by a stroke.

Notes: Top-ranked Lydia Ko is in the field. She won the Canadian Women’s Open as an amateur in 2012 and 2013. … Canadian Brooke Henderson is making her sixth tour start of the year. The 17-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ontario, was third in the Swinging Skirts in April in California. … The tournament is in its first season at Whistle Bear after three years at Grey Silo. … The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the second major of the season, is next week at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, New York.

Online: https://www.lpga.com




Site: Des Moines, Iowa.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Wakonda Club (6,910 yards, par 72).

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

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1-3 a.m., 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-3:30 a.m., 5-7 p.m.; Monday, 1:30-3:30 a.m.).

Last year: Tom Pernice Jr. beat Doug Garwood with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.

Last event: Colin Montgomerie successfully defended his Senior PGA title May 24 for his third victory in the last six senior majors. He won by four strokes in French Lick, Indiana.

Notes: Davis Love III is making his fourth Champions Tour start since turning 50 in April 2014. … Jay Haas won the event at Glen Oaks in 2007, 2008 and 2012. … Bob Gilder won in 2011 to become the oldest winner in tournament history at 60 years, 6 months, 5 days. He also won in 2002. … The Constellation Senior Players Championship, the third major of the year, is next week at Belmont Country Club in Massachusetts.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Malmo, Sweden.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: PGA Sweden National, Lakes Course (7,390 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.64 million. Winner’s share: $272,965.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 5-7 a.m., 9 a.m.-noon; Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m.; Sunday, 7-11:30 a.m.).

Last year: Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee beat Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher and France’s Victor Dubuisson with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Last week: Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen won the Irish Open at Royal County Down, beating England’s Eddie Pepperell and Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger with a birdie on the first extra hole.

Notes: Fourth-ranked Henrik Stenson tops the Swedish contingent along with Jonas Blixt and Robert Karlsson. Stenson represents PGA Sweden National. … The event is in its second year at PGA Sweden National. … The Lyoness Open is next week in Austria.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com




Site: Lewisville, Texas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: The Lakes at Castle Hills (7,356 yards, par 72).

Purse: $500,000. Winner’s share: $90,000.

Television: None.

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last week: Kyle Thompson won the Rex Hospital Open in a playoff to become the first player to win a tour event three times. He also won the North Carolina tournament in 2007 and 2011.

Notes: Patton Kizzire tied for second last week to earn $55,000 and jump from fourth to first on the money list with $217,099. … The Rust-Oleum Championship is next week in Westlake, Ohio.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships, through Wednesday, The Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Florida. Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 12:30-4 a.m., 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-midnight; Thursday, 1-4 a.m.). Online: https://https://www.ncaa.com

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: JGT Championship Mori Building Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Shishido Hills Country Club, Ibaraki, Japan. Online: https://www.jgto.org

EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: Acorn Jersey Open, Thursday-Saturday, La Moye Golf Club, St. Brelade, Jersey. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

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

MACKENZIE TOUR-PGA TOUR CANADA: Bayview Place Island Savings Open, Thursday-Sunday, Uplands Golf Club, Victoria, British Columbia. Online: https://www.pgatourcanada.com

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Dominican Republic Open, Thursday-Sunday, Casa de Campo, Teeth of the Dog, La Romana, Dominican Republic. Online: https://www.pgatourla.com


SYMETRA TOUR: FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship, Friday-Sunday, Battle Creek Country Club, Battle Creek, Michigan. Online: https://www.symetratour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Yonex Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Yonex Country Club, Niigata, Japan. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp

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