|Wednesday, July 03, 2013 12:36 AM|
Site: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
Course: The Greenbrier Resort, The Old White TPC (7,287 yards, par 70).
Purse: $6.3 million. Winner’s share: $1,134,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m., 6:30-11 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 7-11:30 p.m.) CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last year: Ted Potter Jr. won his first PGA Tour title, beating Troy Kelly with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff. Tiger Woods missed the cut.
Last week: Bill Haas won the AT&T National at Congressional for his fifth PGA Tour title, closing with a 5-under 66 for a 3-stroke victory over Roberto Castro.
Notes: Phil Mickelson is making his first start since tying for second three weeks ago in the U.S. Open. … Haas and Champions Tour players Tom Watson and Kenny Perry also are in the field. Watson is Greenbrier’s golf professional emeritus. Perry won the Senior Players Championship on Sunday. … Tour victory leader Sam Snead was Greenbrier’s professional for 29 years and served as professional emeritus from 1993 until his death in 2002. … In the inaugural event in 2010, Stuart Appleby shot the fifth 59 in PGA Tour history to win by a stroke. Appleby birdied the final three holes and finished the 11-under round with nine birdies and an eagle. … University of California star Michael Kim, the Haskins Awards winner as the college player of the year, received a sponsor exemption. … The John Deere Classic is next week in Silvis, Ill., followed by the British Open at Muirfield.
Site: Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France.
Course: Le Golf National, Albatross Course (7,331 yards, par 71).
Purse: $3.91 million. Winner’s share: $651,200.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon; Monday, midnight-3 a.m.).
Last year: Germany’s Marcel Siem beat Italy’s Francesco Molinari by a stroke.
Last week: England’s Paul Casey won the Irish Open for his 12th European Tour title, holing a 50-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole for a 3-stroke victory.
Notes: American Matt Kuchar is in the field along with English stars Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell and Germany’s Martin Kaymer. Kuchar has two PGA Tour victories this year, winning the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in February and the Memorial last month. … First played in 1906, the tournament is the oldest in continental Europe. … France’s Thomas Levet won the 2011 event. … The Scottish Open is next week at Castle Stuart, followed by the British Open at Muirfield.
Next event: Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, July 11-14, Grey Silo Golf Course, Waterloo, Ontario.
Last week: Inbee Park won the U.S. Women’s Open at Sebonack in Southampton, N.Y., for her third straight major title and sixth victory of the year. The top-ranked South Korean star finished at 8 under for a 4-stroke victory. Babe Zaharias is the only other player to win the first three majors of the season, accomplishing the feat in 1950 when there were only three majors. Park also won the 2008 tournament.
Next event: U.S. Senior Open, July 11-14, Omaha Country Club, Omaha, Neb.
Last week: Kenny Perry won the Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel in Pittsburgh for his first major title. He closed with rounds of 63, 63 and 64 to beat Fred Couples and Duffy Waldorf by two strokes.
Next event: Utah Championship, July 11-14, Willow Creek Country Club, Sandy, Utah.
Last week: Ben Martin won the United Leasing Championship in a Monday finish, beating Joe Affrunti, Ashley Hall and Billy Hurley with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup, Thursday-Sunday, The North Country Golf Club, Hokkaido, Japan.
PGA TOUR CANADA: Dakota Dunes Open, Thursday-Sunday, Dakota Dunes Golf Links, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open, Friday-Sunday, Bad Ragaz Golf Club, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland.
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Bad Griesbach Challenge Tour, Thursday-Sunday, Hartl Resort, Bad Griesbach, Germany.
SUNSHINE TOUR: Sun City Challenge, Wednesday-Friday, Lost City Golf Club, Sun City, South Africa.
NGA TOUR: Florida Marine Open, Thursday-Sunday, Beau Chene Country Club, Mandeville, La.
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Nichi-Iko Ladies Open, Friday-Sunday, Yatsuo Country Club, Toyama, Japan.