- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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Site: Fort Worth, Texas

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Colonial Country Club (7,204 yards, par 70).

Purse: $6.5 million. Winner’s share: $1.17 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 4-7 p.m., 8-11 p.m.; Friday, 2-5 a.m., 4-7 p.m., 8-11 p.m.; Saturday, 2-5 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 7-11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30-5 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 7-11:30 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Adam Scott won in his first event as the No. 1 player in the world. He beat Jason Dufner with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff.

Last week: Rory McIlroy won the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, for his second victory in three weeks. The top-ranked McIlroy shot a course-record 61 in the third round en route to a seven-stroke victory. He had a tournament-record 21-under 267 total.

Notes: Masters champion Jordan Spieth is making his third start in the event. He won the Valspar Championship in Florida in March and had consecutive runner-up finishes in the Texas Open and Houston Open. The second-ranked Spieth is from the Dallas area and played at the University of Texas. … Scott, now ranked 11th, also is playing along with No. 12 Jimmy Walker and No. 15 Patrick Reed. … Ben Hogan won his hometown event five times. … The tour will remain in the area next week for the AT&T; Byron Nelson at TPC Four Seasons in Irving.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Virginia Water, England.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Wentworth Club, West Course (7,302 yards, par 72).

Purse: $5.64 million. Winner’s share: $940,370.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 5 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3:30-6 p.m.).

Last year: Rory McIlroy finished with a 6-under 66 to beat Shane Lowry by a stroke.

Last week: England’s James Morrison won the Spanish Open, closing with a 3-under 69 for a four-stroke victory.

Notes: McIlroy is coming off a victory Sunday in the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina. The top-ranked McIlroy also won the Match Play Championship in San Francisco on May 3. He won the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic in February. … American Brooks Koepka is in the field. He won the PGA Tour’s Phoenix Open in February. … The Irish Open is next week at Royal County Down in Northern Ireland.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com




Site: French Lick, Indiana.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: French Lick Resort, The Pete Dye Course (7,147 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2.75 million. Winner’s share: $495,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 1-4 p.m., 11 p.m.-2 a.m.; Friday, 1-4 p.m., 11 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Sunday, 3:30-6 p.m.).

Last year: Colin Montgomerie won the major championship by four strokes at Harbor Shores in Michigan. The Scot also won the U.S. Senior Open in July in Oklahoma.

Last week: Jeff Maggert won the Regions Tradition in Alabama for his first Champions Tour major title. He beat Kevin Sutherland with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

Notes: Created at Bobby Jones’ suggestion, the event was first played in 1937 at Augusta National. … Frank Esposito Jr. won the Senior PGA Professional in November at PGA Golf Club in Florida to top the 35 club pro qualifiers. The PGA head pro at Brooklake in Florham Park, New Jersey, Esposito gained a full tour card the following week by winning at Q-school. … Sam Snead won a record six times. … The 2016 tournament will be played at Harbor Shores. … The Principal Charity Classic is next week in Iowa.

Online: https://www.pga.com/seniorpga

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



Next event: ShopRite LPGA Classic, May 29-31, Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Bay Course, Galloway Township, New Jersey.

Last week: Minjee Lee won the Kingsmill Championship in a Monday finish for her first LPGA Tour victory. The 18-year-old Australian beat So Yeon Ryu by two strokes.

Online: https://www.lpga.com



Next event: Rex Hospital Open, May 28-31, TPC Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Last week: Australia’s Rod Pampling won the BMW Charity Pro-Am in South Carolina. He shot 63-63-69-66 to finish at 25-under 261. Kelly Kraft was second, two strokes back.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Kansai Open, Thursday-Sunday, Meishin Yokaichi Country Club, Shiga, Japan. Online: https://www.jgto.org

ONEASIA TOUR: SK Telecom Open, Thursday-Sunday, Sky 72 Golf Club, Ocean Course, Incheon, South Korea. Online: https://www.oneasia.asia

SUNSHINE TOUR: Lombard Insurance Classic, Friday-Sunday, Royal Swazi Sun Country Club, Mbabane, South Africa. Online: https://www.pgatour.co.za

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Karnten Golf Open, Thursday-Sunday, Schloss Finkenstein Golf Club, Godersdorf, Austria. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Guatemala Open, Thursday-Sunday, La Reunion Golf Resort, Antigua, Guatemala. Online: https://www.pgatourla.com

NGA TOUR: WildeWood Classic, through Thursday, The Members Club at WildeWood, Columbia, South Carolina. Online: https://www.ngatour.com

eGOLF GATEWAY TOUR: Willow Creek Open, Wednesday-Friday, High Point Country Club, Willow Creek Couse, High Point, North Carolina. Online: https://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com


COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships, Friday-May 27, The Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Florida. Television: Golf Channel (Monday, 4-7 p.m., 8-11 p.m.; Tuesday, midnight-3 a.m., 4-6 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1-3 p.m., 3:30-7 p.m., 8-11:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 12:30-4 a.m., 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-midnight; Thursday, 1-3 a.m.) Online: https://https://www.ncaa.com

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Turkish Airlines Ladies Open, through Wednesday, Carya Golf Club, Belek, Turkey. Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 7-10 a.m.; Thursday, midnight-3 a.m.). Online: https://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

SYMETRA TOUR: Symetra Classic, Thursday-Saturday, Raintree Country Club, Charlotte, North Carolina. Online: https://www.symetratour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Chukyo TV Bridgestone Ladies Open, Friday-Sunday, Chukyo Golf Club, Aichi, Japan. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp

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