- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Site: Charlotte, North Carolina.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Quail Hollow Club (7,562 yards, par 72).

Purse: $7.1 million. Winner’s share: $1,278,000

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: J.B. Holmes won for the first time since brain surgery. Jim Furyk was second, a shot back.

Last week: Rickie Fowler won The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. He played the final six holes in regulation in 6 under, then outlasted Kisner and Sergio Garcia in a playoff. Garcia dropped out after a three-hole aggregate playoff, and Fowler beat Kisner on the first hole of sudden death with his third birdie of the day on the par-3 17th.

Notes: Top-ranked Rory McIlroy is in the field. He won in 2010 for his first PGA Tour title, finishing with a 10-under 62. … Fowler, the 2012 winner, is skipping the tournament. … Holmes won the Houston Open in April. … In 2017 when Quail Hollow hosts the PGA Championship, the Wells Fargo Championship will be played at Eagle Point in Wilmington, North Carolina. … The tour will be in the Dallas area the next two weeks for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth and the AT&T; Byron Nelson in Irving.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Williamsburg, Virginia.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Kingsmill Resort, River Course (6,379 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.3 million. Winner’s share: $195,000.

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

Last year: Lizette Salas won her first tour title, closing with a 71 for a four-stroke victory.

Last event: Inbee Park won the North Texas Shootout on May 3 for her second victory of the year. She also won the 2013 event.

Notes: Top-ranked Lydia Ko has two LPGA Tour victories this year and won a Ladies European Tour event at home in New Zealand. … In 2012, Jiyai Shin beat Paula Creamer with a par on the ninth extra hole. … Canadian teen Brooke Henderson received a sponsor exemption. … Cristie Kerr won the Michelob Ultra Championship at Kingsmill in 2005 and 2009 and took the current event in 2013. … The tour is off next week. Play will resume May 29-31 with the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey.

Online: https://www.lpga.com




Site: Birmingham, Alabama.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Shoal Creek (7,145 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2.3 million. Winner’s share: $345,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Friday, 3:30-5:30 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 3:30-5:30 a.m., 3-5 p.m.; Monday, 2:30-4:30 a.m.).

Last year: Kenny Perry won his third straight Champions Tour major, beating Mark Calcavecchia by a stroke. Perry won the Senior Players Championship and U.S. Senior Open in consecutive tour starts in 2013.

Last event: Ian Woosnam won the Insperity Invitational on May 3 in Texas for his first Champions Tour title. He made a 30-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with Perry and Tom Lehman.

Notes: The tournament, the first of the tour’s five major championships, is in its fifth season at Jack Nicklaus-designed Shoal Creek. … The course hosted the PGA Championship in 1984 and 1990. In 1990, club founder Hall Thompson said all-white Shoal Creek wouldn’t be pressured into accepting black members. The club now has black members, including former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. … Lehman won in 2011 and 2012. … The Senior PGA Championship is next week in French Lick, Indiana.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Barcelona, Spain.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Real Golf Club El Prat (7,326 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.68 million. Winner’s share: $279,570.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 5:30-7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Sunday, 7-11:30 a.m.).

Last year: Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez won at 50 years, 133 days to break his own record as the oldest European Tour champion. He beat Thomas Pieters and Richard Green with a par on the first hole of a playoff at PGA Catalunya Resort.

Last week: South Africa’s George Coetzee won the Mauritius Open for his second European Tour victory of the season. He beat Thorbjorn Olesen with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.

Notes: Spain’s Sergio Garcia is coming off a playoff loss Sunday in Florida in The Players Championship. He won in 2002 at El Cortijo. … The tournament was first played in 1912 and was the tour’s inaugural event in 1972. … The BMW PGA Championship is next week at Wentworth in England, followed by the Irish Open at Royal County Down in Northern Ireland.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com




Site: Greer, South Carolina.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Courses: Thornblade Club (7,024 yards, par 71); Green Valley Country Club (7,030 yards, par 72); The Reserve at Lake Keowee (7,112 yards, par 72).

Purse: $675,000. Winner’s share: $121,000.

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

Last year: Max Homa shot an 8-under 63 for a one-stroke victory over Jonathan Randolph.

Last event: Smylie Kaufman won the United Leasing Championship on May 3 in Indiana. He won by five strokes, matching the course record with a 64 in the third round.

Notes: The final round will be played at Thornblade Club. … The tour is off next week. Play will resume May 28-31 with the Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Japan PGA Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Taiheiyo Club, Kohnan Course, Saitama, Japan. Online: https://www.jgto.org

ONEASIA TOUR: Maekyung Open, Thursday-Sunday, Namseoul Country Club, Seoul, South Korea. Online: https://www.oneasia.asia

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Mexican Open, Thursday-Sunday, Club Campestre, Aguascalientes, Mexico. Online: https://www.pgatourla.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Made in Denmark Challenge, Thursday-Sunday, Royal Golf Club, Copenhagen, Denmark. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

NGA TOUR: Milton Martin Honda Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Chattahoochee Golf Club, Gainesville, Georgia. Online: https://www.ngatour.com


U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, through Wednesday, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Pacific Dunes, Bandon, Oregon. Television: Fox Sports 1 (Tuesday-Wednesday, 7-9:30 p.m.). Online: https://www.usga.org

SYMETRA TOUR: Mission Health Wellness Classic, Friday-Sunday, Country Club of Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina. Online: https://www.symetratour.com

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Turkish Airlines Ladies Open, Sunday-May 20, Carya Golf Club, Belek, Turkey. Online: https://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Hoken No Madoguchi Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Fukuoka Kantsuri Club, Fukuoka, Japan. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp

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