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ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST. ANDREWS
Site: Gullane, Scotland.
Course: Muirfield Golf Club (7,192 yards, par 71).
Purse: 5.25 million pounds ($7.95 million). Winner's share: 945,000 pounds ($1.43 million).
Television: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 4 a.m.-6 p.m., 7-10 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) and ABC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last year: Ernie Els won at Royal Lytham & St. Annes for his second victory in the event and fourth major championship. The South African made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to reach 7 under and won when Australia's Adam Scott missed a 7-footer on No. 18 for his fourth straight bogey.
Last week: Jordan Spieth won the John Deere Classic to become the first teenager to win on the PGA Tour since 1931, beating Zach Johnson and David Hearn with a par on the fifth hole of a playoff. The 19-year-old Spieth earned a spot at Muirfield. ... Phil Mickelson won the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart, edging South Africa's Branden Grace with a birdie on the first extra hole.
Notes: Tiger Woods, the winner at St. Andrews in 2000 and 2005 and Royal Liverpool in 2006, is coming off a four-week break because of soreness in his left elbow. He won the last of his 14 major titles in the 2008 U.S. Open. Woods has a PGA Tour-high four victories this year to push his career total to 78, four short of Sam Snead's tour record. ... The tournament is the third major of the year. Scott won the Masters, and Justin Rose took the U.S. Open. ... Els won the 2002 tournament at Muirfield. ... Nick Faldo, the 1987 and 1992 winner at Muirfield, is in the field. ... The tournament will be played next year at Royal Liverpool, and the 2015 event is set for St. Andrews.
PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com
European Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com
Site: Sylvania, Ohio.
Course: Highland Meadows Golf Club (6,428 yards, par 71).
Purse: $1.3 million. Winner's share: $195,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 2-4 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 9-11 a.m., 2-4 p.m.).
Last year: South Korea's So Yeon Ryu made six straight birdies in a final-round 62 en route to a seven-stroke victory.
Last week: South Korea's Hee Young Park won the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Waterloo, Ontario, beating Angela Stanford with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff. They finished at 26-under 258 to match the LPGA Tour record for lowest total score.
Notes: Inbee Park won the first three major championships of the season — the Kraft Nabisco, LPGA Championship and U.S. Women's Open — and has six victories this year. The top-ranked South Korean star tied for 14th last week in Canada, ending her victory streak at three. ... Se Ri Pak has won the event five times. ... Paula Creamer won in 2008, opening with a 60. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume Aug. 1-4 with the Women's British Open at St. Andrews.
SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Madison, Miss.
Course: Annandale Golf Club (7,202 yards, par 72).
Purse: $3 million. Winner's share: $540,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 4-7 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, midnight-3 a.m., 4-7 p.m.; Monday, midnight-3 a.m.).
Last year: Scott Stallings won his second tour title, shooting 68-64-64-68 to finish at 24 under. Jason Bohn was second, two strokes back.
Last week: Jordan Spieth won the John Deere Classic to become the first teenager to win on the PGA Tour since 1931, beating Zach Johnson and David Hearn with a par on the fifth hole of a playoff. The 19-year-old Spieth earned a spot in the British Open.
Notes: Davis Love III is in the field. He failed to qualify for the British Open, ending his start streak in the event at 26. ... Jack Nicklaus designed the Annandale course. ... The Canadian Open is next week at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario.
Site: Overland Park, Kan.
Course: Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate (7,237 yards, par 71)
Purse: $600,000. Winner's share: $108,000.
Last year: Shawn Stefani closed with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over Luke List and Russell Henley.
Last week: New Zealand's Steven Alker won the Utah Championship, beating Australia's Ashley Hall with a par on the first hole of a playoff. Will Wilcox matched the tour record with a 59 to finish third, a stroke out of the playoff.
Notes: Alker, Hall and Wilcox are in the field. ... The Boise Open is next week, followed by the Mylan Classic in Canonsburg, Pa.
Next event: Senior British Open, July 25-28, Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England.
Last week: Kenny Perry won the U.S. Senior Open at Omaha Country Club for his second straight major victory. He closed with rounds of 64 and 63 to finish at 13-under 267, matching the event record for total score. Fred Funk was second, five strokes back.
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Amateur Public Links, through Saturday, Laurel Hill Golf Club, Lorton, Va. Online: http://www.usga.org
PGA TOUR CANADA: The Players Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Pine Ridge Golf Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Online: http://www.pgatourcanada.com
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Tuscany Open, Thursday-Sunday, UNA Poggio dei Medici Golf Club, Florence, Italy. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: HGM Hotels Classic, Wednesday-Saturday, Rock Barn Golf Club, Robert Trent Jones Course, Conover, N.C. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com
Northeast Delta Dental International, Friday-Sunday, Beaver Meadow Golf Course, Concord, N.H. Online: http://www.symetratour.com
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Spanish Women's Open, Thursday-Sunday, Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Samantha Thavasa Girls Collections Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Eagle Point Golf Club, Ibaraki, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp