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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., 9 p.m.-midnight; Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 7-11:30 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last year: Boo Weekley beat Matt Kuchar by a stroke for his third PGA Tour title.
Last week: Brendon Todd won the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving for his first tour title. Mike Weir was second, two strokes back.
Notes: Adam Scott took the spot in the world ranking from Tiger Woods on Monday. The Australian tops the field along with No. 4 Kuchar, No. 9 Jordan Spieth, No. 12 Jim Furyk, No. 13 Zach Johnson, No. 14 Dustin Johnson and No. 17 Jimmy Walker. … The 20-year-old Spieth, from the Dallas area, tied for 37th in the Byron Nelson. … Walker has two top-10 finishes — a tie for eighth in the Masters and a tie for sixth in The Players Championship — in his last nine starts after winning three times in his first eight events of the season. … Ben Hogan won his hometown event five times. … The Memorial is next week at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, followed by the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee, and the U.S. Open at Pinehurst in North Carolina.
BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Virginia Water, England.
Course: Wentworth Club, West Course (7,302 yards, par 72).
Purse: $6.51 million. Winner’s share: $1,085,780.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 5 a.m.-noon; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30-4 a.m., 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Monday, 12:30-4 a.m.).
Last year: Italy’s Matteo Manassero beat Simon Khan with a birdie on the fourth hole of a playoff. Marc Warren was eliminated on the first extra hole.
Last week: Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Spanish Open at 50 years, 133 days to break his own record as the oldest European Tour champion. He won with a par on the first hole of a playoff with Thomas Pieters and Richard Green.
Notes: Jimenez, the 2008 champion, also won the Hong Kong Open in December and has 21 European Tour titles. He finished fourth in the Masters and won the following week in his Champions Tour debut. … Third-ranked Henrik Stenson is in the field along with No. 7 Sergio Garcia, No. 8 Justin Rose, No. 10 Rory McIlroy, No. 18 Charl Schwartzel, No. 19 Luke Donald and No. 20 Ian Poulter. … McIlroy has only one victory — the Australian Open in December — in 18 months. … Donald won the European Tour’s flagship event in 2011 and 2012. … Ernie Els, a seven-time World Match Play winner at Wentworth, refurbished the Harry Colt-designed course. … The Nordea Masters is next week in Sweden.
PGA OF AMERICA
SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Course: Harbor Shores (6,852 yards, par 71).
Purse: TBA ($2 million in 2013). Winner’s share: TBA ($378,000 in 2013).
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: Japan’s Kohki Idoki rallied to win at Bellerive in St. Louis. Jay Haas and Kenny Perry tied for second, two strokes back.
Last week: Perry won his third straight Champions Tour major, beating Mark Calcavecchia by a stroke in the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek in Alabama. Perry won the Senior Players Championship and U.S. Senior Open in consecutive tour starts last year.
Notes: Created at Bobby Jones’ suggestion, the event was first played in 1937 at Augusta National. … England’s Roger Chapman won in 2012 at Harbor Shores. … Gene Fieger won the rain-delayed Senior PGA Professional National Championship last month at PGA Golf Club in Florida to top the 35 club professional qualifiers. He’s the PGA director of golf at Hideout in Naples, Florida. … Sam Snead won a record six times, the last in 1973. … Jack Nicklaus-designed Harbor Shores opened in 2010. … The 2015 tournament will be played at French Lick Resort in Indiana. … The Principal Charity Classic is next week in Iowa.
Champions Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com
AIRBUS LPGA CLASSIC
Site: Mobile, Alabama.
Course: Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Magnolia Grove, The Crossings (6,521 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.3 million. Winner’s share: $195,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 6:30-9 p.m.; Friday, 3:30-5 a.m., 6:30-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last year: Jennifer Johnson won her first LPGA Tour title, beating Jessica Korda and Pornanong Phatlum by a stroke.
Last week: Lizette Salas won the Kingsmill Championship in Virginia for her first tour title, finishing with even-par 71 for a four-stroke victory.
Notes: Top-ranked Inbee Park is winless in eight tour starts this season. She swept the first three majors last year and finished the season with six victories. … Second-ranked Stacy Lewis won in 2012, shooting 68-67-67-69. She won the North Texas LPGA Shootout three weeks ago. … Michelle Wie, the winner last month in Hawaii, has six top-10 finishes in nine starts this year. … English teen Charley Hull is in the field. … The ShopRite LPGA Classic is next week in Galloway Township, New Jersey, followed by the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Waterloo, Ontario.
REX HOSPITAL OPEN
Site: Raleigh, North Carolina.
Course: TPC Wakefield Plantation (7,257 yards, par 71).
Purse: $600,000. Winner’s share: $108,000.
Last year: Chesson Hadley won his hometown event, finishing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory.
Last week: Max Homa won the BMW Charity Pro-Am in South Carolina for his first tour title, closing with an 8-under 63 for a one-stroke victory over Jonathan Randolph. Homa was the NCAA individual medalist last year for California.
Notes: Carlos Ortiz is trying to earn an immediate promotion to the PGA Tour as a three-time winner this season. The Mexican player leads the money list with $363,058. … Hale Irwin designed TPC Wakefield Plantation. … The tour is off next week. Play will resume June 5-8 with the Cleveland Open.
COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships, Friday-May 28, Prairie Dunes Country Club, Hutchinson, Kansas. Online: http://www.ncaa.com
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Kansai Open, Thursday-Sunday, Rokko Country Club, Hyogo, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org
SUNSHINE TOUR: Lombard Insurance Classic, Friday-Sunday, Royal Swazi Sun Country Club, Mbabane, South Africa. Online: http://www.pgatour.co.za
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Karten Open, Thursday-Sunday, Schloss Finkenstein Golf Club, Godersdorf, Austria. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Panama Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Buenaventura Golf Club, Rio Hato, Panama. Online: http://www.pgatourla.com
NGA TOUR: Bluegrass Open, Thursday-Sunday, Shelbyville Country Club, Shelbyville, Kentucky. Online: http://www.ngatour.com
eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Willow Creek Open, Wednesday-Friday, High Point Country Club, Willow Creek Course, High Point, North Carolina. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com
COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships, through Friday, Tulsa Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Online: http://www.ncaa.com
SYMETRA TOUR: Symetra Classic, Thursday-Saturday, Raintree Country Club, Charlotte, North Carolina. Online: http://www.symetratour.com
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Deloitte Ladies Open, Friday-Sunday, The International, Amsterdam. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Chukyo TV Bridgestone Ladies Open, Friday-Sunday, Chukyo Golf Club, Aichi, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp
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