- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

All Times Eastern

U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION

U.S. OPEN

Site: Oakmont, Pa.

Course: Oakmont Country Club. Yards: 7,254. Par: 70.

Purse: TBA ($10 million in 2015).

Television: Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., FS1; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fox Sports. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fox Sports. Sunday, 11 a.m. 7:30 p.m., Fox Sports.

Defending champion: Jordan Spieth

Notes: Oakmont is hosting the U.S. Open for a record ninth time dating to 1927. … Six of the eight U.S. Open champions at Oakmont are in the World Golf Hall of Fame: Tommy Armour, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Larry Nelson and Ernie Els. … Oakmont also hosted the PGA Championship three times. … The course was designed by Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Fownes in 1903 and has a reputation as the hardest championship golf course in America. … Curtis Strange (1988-89) is the only player in the last 65 years to win back-to-back in the U.S. Open. … Johnny Miller was the first player to shoot 63 in a major, in the final round at Oakmont in the 1973 U.S. Open. … Of the 156-man field, 27 players went through 18 holes of local qualify and 36 holes of sectional qualifying. … Former PGA Tour winner Wes Short Jr. at age 52 is playing his first U.S. Open.

Next year: The U.S. Open will be held at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

Online: www.usopen.com

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LPGA TOUR

MEIJER LPGA CLASSIC

Site: Belmont, Mich.

Course: Blythefield Country Club. Yards: 6,414. Par: 71.

Purse: $2 million (First Prize: $300,000).

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m.).

Defending champion: Lexi Thompson.

Last week: Brooke Henderson defeated Lydia Ko in a playoff in the KPGA Women’s PGA Championship for the Canadian’s first major.

Notes: Henderson and Ko both are in the field after the show they put on at Sahalee Country Club in the second major of the year. … Henderson’s victory pushed her over $1 million for the year, the third player this year to cross that mark. Last year, nine players earned $1 million or more. … Ariya Jutanugarn ended her streak of three straight tournaments. She has finished third and fourth in the two majors this year. … This is the second tournament in four weeks in Michigan. … LPGA players will be going back and forth across the country. In a five-week span, the schedule goes from New Jersey to the Seattle area to Michigan, Arkansas and then Oregon.

Next week: Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers, Ark.

Online: www.lpga.com

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WEB.COM TOUR

NASHVILLE GOLF OPEN

Site: Nashville, Tenn.

Course: Nashville Golf & Athletic Club.

Purse: $500,000.

Defending champion: New tournament.

Last week: Max Homa won the Rust-Oleum Championship.

Next week: U.S. Open.

Online: www.pgatour.com

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ROYAL & ANCIENT

BRITISH AMATEUR

Site: Porthcawl, Wales.

Course: Royal Porthcawl.

Defending champion: Romain Langasque.

Notes: The winner is exempt into the British Open this year, and into the Masters and U.S. Open next year. … The last major champion to have won the British Amateur was two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal, who defeated Colin Montgomerie at Formby. … The field features 288 players from 30 countries.

Online: https://championships.randa.org/en/AmateurChampionships/AmateurChampionship/Home.aspx

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PGA TOUR

Last week: Daniel Berger won the FedEx St. Jude Classic for his first PGA Tour victory.

Next week: Quicken Loans National at Congressional.

Online: www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR

Last week: Wu Ashun won the Lyoness Open.

Next week: BMW International Open in Germany.

Online: www.europeantour.com

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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

Last week: Bernhard Langer won the Senior Players Championship for the third straight year.

Next week: American Family Insurance Championship in Madison, Wis.

Online: www.pgatour.com/champions

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OTHER TOURS

MEN:

Asian Tour: Queen’s Cup, Santiburi Samui CC, Koh Samui, Thailand. Defending champion: Prayad Marksaeng. Online: www.asiantour.com

Challenge Tour: Najeti Open, Saint-Omer GC, Lumbres, France. Defending champion: Sebastien Gros. Online: www.europeantour.com/challengetour

WOMEN:

Ladies European Tour: Tipsport Golf Masters, Golf Park Plzen, Dysina, Czech Republic. Defending champion: Hannah Burke. Online: www.ladieseuropeantour.com

Symetra Tour: Four Winds Invitational, Blackthorn Golf Club, South Bend, Ind. Defending champion: Brooke Henderson. Online: www.symetratour.com

Japan LPGA: Nichirei Ladies, Sodegaura Kang GC, Chiba, Japan. Defending champion: Monkey Jie. Online: www.lpga.jp.or/tournament/lpgatour


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