- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Site: Irving, Texas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Four Seasons Resort (7,166 yards, par 70).

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

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

Last year: Brendon Todd won his first tour title. Mike Weir was second, two strokes back.

Last week: Chris Kirk won the Colonial for his fourth PGA Tour title. He beat Masters champion Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker and Jason Bohn by a stroke.

Notes: The second-ranked Spieth is from the Dallas area and played at the University of Texas. He also won the Valspar Championship in March and had consecutive runner-up finishes in the Texas Open and Houston Open. … Byron Nelson died in 2006 at 94. He won a record 11 consecutive events in 1945. … The Memorial is next week in Dublin, Ohio, followed by the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee, and the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Washington.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Galloway Township, New Jersey.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Bay Course (6,155 yards, par 71).

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

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 1-3:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2-4 a.m., 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30-3 a.m., 3-6 p.m.; Monday, 12:30-3 a.m.).

Last year: Stacy Lewis won to take the top spot in the world ranking from Inbee Park. Lewis finished with a six-stroke victory. She’s now No. 3 in the world.

Last event: Minjee Lee won the rain-delayed Kingsmill Championship on May 18 for her first LPGA Tour victory. The 18-year-old Australian beat So Yeon Ryu by two strokes.

Notes: Top-ranked Lydia Ko is skipping the tournament. … The event returned to the tour in 2010. First played in 1986, it folded in 2006 after the previous organizers accused then-Commissioner Carolyn Bivens of providing unsuitable 2007 dates. Bivens resigned in July 2009 after a group of players wrote to the tour’s board of directors calling for her to quit. She was replaced by Michael Whan. … The Manulife LPGA Classic is next week in Cambridge, Ontario, followed by the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Harrison, New York.

Online: https://www.lpga.com




Site: Newcastle, Northern Ireland.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Royal County Down Golf Club (7,186 yards, par 71).

Purse: $2.19 million. Winner’s share: $364,630.

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

Last year: Finland’s Mikko Ilonen won by a stroke at Fota Island, leading wire-to-wire.

Last week: South Korea’s Byeong Hun An won the BMW PGA Championship by six strokes at Wentworth for his first European Tour title. He had a tournament-record 21-under 267 total.

Notes: Top-ranked Rory McIlroy, from Northern Ireland, is the tournament host. He missed the cut at Wentworth after winning the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship the previous week in North Carolina. McIlroy won the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic in February and the WGC-Match Play Championship in San Francisco on May 3. … American Rickie Fowler is coming off a victory three weeks ago in PGA Tour’s Tour Championship. … The Nordea Masters is next week in Sweden, followed by the Lyoness Open in Austria.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com




Site: Raleigh, North Carolina.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Wakefield Plantation (7,257 yards, par 71).

Purse: $625,000. Winner’s share: $112,500.

Television: None.

Last year: Byron Smith closed with a 5-under 66 for a four-stroke victory.

Last event: Australia’s Rod Pampling won the BMW Charity Pro-Am on May 17 in South Carolina. He shot 63-63-69-66 to finish at 25-under 261. Kelly Kraft was second, two strokes back.

Notes: Peter Malnati leads the money list with $197,142. He won the Brazil Champions in March. … Hale Irwin designed TPC Wakefield Plantation. … The Greater Dallas Open is next week, followed by the Rust-Oleum Championship in West Lake, Ohio.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com



Next event: Principal Charity Classic, June 5-7, Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa.

Last week: Colin Montgomerie successfully defended his Senior PGA title for his third victory in the last six senior majors. He won by four strokes at French Lick.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships, Friday-June 3, 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, 1-4 a.m.). Online: https://https://www.ncaa.com

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Mizuno Open, Thursday-Sunday, JFE Setonaikai Golf Club, Okayama, Japan. Online: https://www.jgto.org

ASIAN TOUR: Bangladesh Open, Wednesday-Saturday, Kurmitola Golf Club, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Online: https://www.asiantour.com

EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: Wales Senior Open, Friday-Sunday, The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Czech Challenge, Thursday-Sunday, Kuneticka Hora Golf and Spa, Dritec, Czech Republic. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

PGA TOUR CANADA: PC Financial Open, Thursday-Sunday, Point Grey Golf and Country Club, Vancouver, British Columbia. Online: https://www.pgatourcanada.com

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Honduras Open, Thursday-Sunday, Indura Golf Resort, Tela, Honduras. Online: https://www.pgatourla.com

NGA TOUR: All-American Golf Championship, Wednesday-Saturday, Gates Four Golf and Country Club, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Online: https://www.ngatour.com

eGOLF GATEWAY TOUR: Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Open, Thursday-Sunday, Albemarle Plantation, Hertford, North Carolina. Online: https://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com


COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships, through Wednesday, The Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Florida. Television: Golf Channel (Tuesday, 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

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Resort Trust Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Maple Point Golf Club, Yamanashi, Japan. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp

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