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CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL AT COLONIAL
Site: Fort Worth, Texas.
Course: Colonial Country Club (7,204 yards, par 70).
Purse: $6.4 million. Winner's share: $1,152,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m., 6:30-11 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 7-11:30 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last year: Zach Johnson won the first of his two 2012 titles, beating Jason Dufner by a stroke. Johnson was assessed a two-stroke penalty on the final hole for failing to replace his ball to its original position after marking it before his last putt.
Last week: South Korea's Sang-Moon Bae won the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving for his first PGA Tour title. Keegan Bradley was second, two strokes back.
Notes: Johnson and Dufner are in the field along with Matt Kuchar. ... U.S. Amateur champion Steven Fox and 19-year-old Jordan Spieth received sponsor exemptions. Spieth tied for second this year in the Puerto Rico Open. He turned pro after helping Texas win the NCAA title last year as freshman. ... Ben Hogan won his hometown event five times. ... The Memorial is next week in Dublin, Ohio, followed by the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn., and U.S. Open at Merion in Ardmore, Pa.
BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Virginia Water, England.
Course: Wentworth Club, West Course (7,302 yards, par 72).
Purse: $6.1 million. Winner's share: $1,016,890.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 5 a.m.-noon; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m.; Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Monday, midnight-3 a.m.).
Last year: England's Luke Donald successfully defended his title, closing with a 4-under 68 to win the tour's flagship event by four strokes.
Last week: Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell won the Volvo World Match Play in Bulgaria, beating Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee 2 and 1 in the final at Thracian Cliffs. ... American Peter Uihlein won the Madeira Islands Open for his professional title, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory.
Notes: Donald, McDowell and Uihlein are in the field along with Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, Ernie Els, Martin Kaymer and Sergio Garcia. ... Els, a seven-time World Match Play winner at Wentworth, refurbished the Harry Colt-designed course. ... The Nordea Masters is next week in Sweden, followed by the Lyoness Open in Austria.
PGA OF AMERICA
SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: St. Louis.
Course: Bellerive Country Club (6,959 yards, par 71).
Purse: TBA ($2.1 million in 2012). Winner's share: TBA ($378,000 in 2012).
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, noon-3 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., noon-3 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-3:30 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last year: England's Roger Chapman won at Harbor Shores in Michigan for his first Champions Tour title. John Cook was second, two strokes back. Chapman also won the U.S. Senior Open.
Last event: Esteban Toledo won the Insperity Championship on May 5 at The Woodlands in Texas to become the first Mexican champion in tour history. He beat Mike Goodes with a par on the third playoff hole.
Notes: Created at Bobby Jones' suggestion, the event was first played in 1937 at Augusta National. ... Nick Price won the 1992 PGA Championship at Bellerive. ... Jim Woodward won the Senior PGA Professional National Championship in October at Creighton Farm in Virginia to top the 35 club professional qualifiers. He's the PGA teaching professional at Oak Tree National in Edmond, Okla. ... Sam Snead won six times, the last in 1973. ... The Principal Charity Classic is next week in Iowa, followed by the Regions Tradition in Alabama.
Champions Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com
PURE SILK-BAHAMAS LPGA CLASSIC
Site: Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Course: Atlantis Resort, Ocean Club Golf Course (6,644 yards, par 73).
Purse: $1.3 million. Winner's share: $195,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last year: Inaugural event.
Last week: Jennifer Johnson won the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic for her first tour title, beating Jessica Korda and Pornanong Phatlum by a stroke.
Notes: Top-ranked Inbee Park has three victories in eight starts this year, winning the Kraft Nabisco Championship for her second major title. ... Second-ranked Stacy Lewis has two victories this season, winning consecutive events in Singapore and Phoenix. ... The ShopRite LPGA Classic is next week in Galloway Township, N.J., followed by the LPGA Championship in Pittsford, N.Y.
Site: Leon, Mexico.
Course: El Bosque Country Club (7,708 yards, par 72).