- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

All Times Eastern

PGA TOUR

MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT

Site: Dublin, Ohio

Course: Muirfield Village GC. Yards: 7,265. Par: 72.

Purse: $8.5 million (First prize: $1.53 million).

Television: CBS Sports (Saturday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.). Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 2 p.m.)

Defending champion: David Lingmerth.

Last week: Jordan Spieth won the Dean & Deluca Invitational at Colonial for his second victory this year.

Notes: The top three players in the world are all coming off victories going into the Memorial - Jason Day at The Players Championship, Rory McIlroy at the Irish Open and Jordan Spieth at Colonial. … Day, whose wife is from the Columbus area and who is a member at Muirfield Village, has never finished better than a tie for 27th at the Memorial. … Justin Rose withdrew because of back pain. The field still includes six of the top 10 players in the world, including all of the top five. … Davis Love III was the last player 40 or older to win on the PGA Tour at the Wyndam Championship in August, a stretch of 33 tournaments. … Johnny Miller is the Memorial honoree this year, while John Garrity of Sports Illustrated is the journalism honoree. The Memorial will posthumously honor Leo Diegel and Horton Smith, with Rhonda Glenn as the posthumous journalism honoree. … Steve Stricker is not in the field this week because his daughter, Bobbi Maria, is graduating high school.

Next week: FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Online: www.pgatour.com

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LPGA TOUR

SHOPRITE LPGA CLASSIC

Site: Galloway, N.J.

Course: Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club (Bay Course). Yards: 6,177. Par: 71.

Purse: $1.5 million (First prize: $225,000).

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, Noon to 3 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Defending champion: Anna Nordqvist.

Last week: Ariya Jutanugarn won the LPGA Volvik Championship for her third straight victory.

Notes: The tournament starts Friday. It is the first of only three 54-hole tournaments on the LPGA schedule. The others are the Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship and the Toto Japan Classic. … Along with being the first player since Inbee Park in 2013 to win three straight tournaments, Ariya Jutanugarn is the first player in LPGA history to have her first three victories come in consecutive events. The Thai is not playing this week. … The field includes high school sophomore Elizabeth Wang from San Marino, California, who earned a spot by winning the 2015 Junior PGA Championship last year. … Lydia Ko’s lead on the money list is down to just over $120,000 over Jutanugarn. … Annika Sorenstam holds the tournament record at 17-under 196. She did that twice, in 1998 and 2005. … Gerina Piller is No. 15 in the women’s world ranking. She has to stay there by July 11 to be part of the U.S. team at the Olympics.

Next week: KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

Online: www.lpga.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR

NORDEA MASTERS

Site: Stockholm.

Course: Bro Hof Slott GC. Yards: 7,511. Par: 72.

Purse: 1.5 million euros.

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

Defending champion: Alex Noren.

Last week: Chris Wood won the BMW PGA Championship.

Notes: Henrik Stenson is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 6. Also playing is Lee Westwood, who won this tournament in 1996, 2000 and 2012. … Chris Wood (28) became the fourth straight BMW PGA Championship winner in his 20s, the longest such streak since the event began in 1972. … Five Swedes have won the Nordea Masters seven times. Alex Noren and Jesper Parnevik won it twice. The others were Joakim Haeggman, Peter Hanson and Richard S. Johnson. … Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed the Bro Hof course. While it is one of the longer courses at 7,511 yards, the winning score has progressively become lower - 11 under, 15 under, 19 under and 21 under the last time it was held there in 2013.

Next week: Lyoness Open.

Online: www.europeantour.com

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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

PRINCIPAL CHARITY CLASSIC

SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Des Moines, Iowa.

Course: Wakonda Club. Yards: 6,959. Par: 72.

Purse: $1.75 million (First prize: $262,500).

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.).

Defending champion: Mark Calcavecchia.

Last week: Rocco Mediate won the Senior PGA Championship.

Notes: This is the only non-major on the PGA Tour Champions during a four-week stretch. … John Daly is playing his fourth senior event and still looking for his first top 10. … Miguel Angel Jimenez returns to the tour for the first time since April 17 outside Atlanta. The Spaniard has been on the European Tour, making two cuts in four events. His best was 13th in the Shenzhen International. … Jay Haas is a three-time winner of the Principal Charity Classic. Haas has only one top 10 this year. … The 1,531 birdies at Harbor Shores was a record for the Senior PGA Championship. It beat the previous mark of 1,347 birdies in 2011 at Valhalla.

Next week: Constellation Senior Players Championship.

Online: www.pgatour.com/champions

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WEB.COM TOUR

CORALES PUNTACANA RESORT & CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Course: Corales Golf Club.

Purse: $625,000 (First prize: $112,500).

Defending champion: New tournament.

Last tournament: Richy Werenski won the BMW Charity Pro-Am on May 22.

Next week: Rust-Oleum Championship.

Online: www.pgatour.com/webcom

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OTHER TOURS

MEN

Japan Golf Tour: JGT Championship Mori Building Cup, Shishido Hills CC, Ibaraki, Japan. Defending champion: Liang Wen-chong. Online: www.jgto.org

Sunshine Tour: KCM Zambia Open, Nchanga GC, Chingola, Zambia. Defending champion: Vaughn Groenewald. Online: www.sunshinetour.com

Challenge Tour: Swiss Challenge, Sempachersee GC, Lucerne, Switzerland. Defending champion: Daniel Im. Online: www.europeantour.com/challengetour

Mackenzie Tour Canada: Bayview Place Island Savings Open, Uplands GC, Victoria, British Columbia. Defending champion: Albin Choi. Online: www.pgatour.com/canada

PGA Tour China Series: Cadillac Championship, Chengdu Poly GC, Chengdu, China. Defending champion: Bryden Macpherson. Online: https://www.pgatour.com/pga-tour-china.html

European Senior Tour: SSE Enterprise Wales Senior Open, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales. Defending champion: Paul Wesselingh. Online: www.europeantour.com/seniortour

WOMEN:

Symetra Tour: Fuccillo Kia Championship, Capital Hills at Albany, Albany, N.Y. Defending champion: Breanna Elliott. Online: www.symetratour.com

Japan LPGA: Yonex Ladies, Yonex CC, Niigata, Japan. Defending champion: Shiho Oyama. Online: www.pga.or.jp


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