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Golf Glance

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/ Source: The Associated Press

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Site: Colorado Springs, Colo.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: The Broadmoor, East Course (7,047 yards, par 71).

Purse: TBA ($3.25 million in 2010). Winner's share: TBA ($585,000 in 2010).

Television: ESPN2 (Thursday-Friday, 5-9 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Paula Creamer won her first major title, shooting 72-70-70-69 at Oakmont to finish at 3 under. Suzann Pettersen and Na Yeon Choi tied for second, four strokes back.

Last event: Yani Tseng won the LPGA Championship by 10 strokes on June 26, finishing at 19-under 269 to match the lowest score in an LPGA Tour major. At 22, she became the youngest player to win four LPGA majors. Tseng has won the last two LPGA Tour events and also won the season-opening tournament in Thailand. She has three other victories this year, the Australian Women's Open and Masters and Taiwan's Taifong Ladies.

Notes: The high-altitude course — Colorado Springs is 6,008 feet above sea level — is the longest in U.S. Women's Open history, surpassing Interlachen (6,789 yards in 2008). The Broadmoor played to 6,407 yards in 1995 in Annika Sorenstam's victory. The East Course consists of nine holes designed by Donald Ross (Nos. 1-6, 16-18) and nine by Robert Trent Jones (No. 7-15). ... If tied after 72 holes, a three-hole playoff will take place immediately following the fourth round. If still tied after three holes, the players will go to sudden death. ... Betsy King, the 1989 and 1990 winner, earned a spot in sectional qualifying. She is 55. ... The 2012 tournament will be played at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wis., and the 2013 event is set for Sebonack in Southampton, N.Y. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume July 21-24 with the Evian Masters in France. The Women's British Open is the following week at Carnoustie.


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Site: Silvis, Ill.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Deere Run (7,268 yards, par 71).

Purse: $4.5 million. Winner's share: $810,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Steve Stricker successfully defended his title, shooting 60-66-62-70 for a two-stroke victory over Paul Goydos. Goydos matched the tour record with a first-round 59.

Last week: Nick Watney won the AT&T National at Aronimink for his second victory of the year, shooting 62-66 in the final two rounds to beat K.J. Choi by two strokes.

Notes: The British Open is next week at Royal St. George's. The leading player, not otherwise exempt for the British Open, among the top five and ties will earn a spot. ... Stricker, the Memorial winner last month, tops the field along with Mark Wilson, Jason Day, Zach Johnson and British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen. In 2009, Stricker had a 61 in the second round and shot 68-64 in a 36-hole Sunday finish. ... Three-time winner D.A. Weibring teamed with Chris Gray to design Deere Run. ... The Viking Classic also is next week in Madison, Miss.





Site: Pebble Beach, Calif.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links (6,837 yards, par 72) and Del Monte Golf Course (6,357 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.6 million. Winner's share: $240,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1-3 a.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, midnight-2 a.m., 7-9:30 p.m.; Monday, midnight-2 a.m.).

Last year: Ted Schulz won his first Champions Tour title, holding off Tom Pernice Jr. by a stroke.

Last week: John Cook won the Montreal Championship for his third victory of the year, shooting 63-66-66 for a tournament-record 21-under 195 total. Taiwan's Lu Chien-soon was second, three strokes back.

Notes: Mark O'Meara won the PGA Tour's Pebble Beach event a record five times, the last in 1997. He also won the 1979 California State Amateur at Pebble Beach. ... Tom Kite won the 1983 Crosby and 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. ... Cook won the 1981 Crosby for the first of his 11 PGA Tour titles. ... The final round will be played at Pebble Beach. ... Seventy junior players will play alongside the professionals. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume July 21-24 with the Senior British Open at Walton Heath. The U.S. Senior Open is the following week at Inverness in Ohio.





Site: Inverness, Scotland.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Castle Stuart Golf Links (7,050 yards, par 72).

Purse: $4.82 million. Winner's share: $803,695.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 2-6 p.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2-6 p.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m.).

Last year: Italy's Edoardo Molinari won his first European Tour title, beating Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke by three strokes at Loch Lomond.

Last week: France's Thomas Levet won the French Open, closing with a 1-under 70 in windy conditions for a one-stroke victory over Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen and England's Mark Foster.

Notes: The British Open is next week at Royal St. George's. The leading player, not otherwise exempt for the British Open, among the top five and ties will earn a spot. ... The tournament is in its first seasons at Castle Stuart after 15 years at Loch Lomond. Castle Stuart is on the Moray Firth coast. ... Top-ranked Luke Donald is in the field along with Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell, Ernie Els, Matt Kuchar, Retief Goosen and Padraig Harrington.




Next event: Chiquita Classic, July 14-17, TPC River's Bend, Maineville, Ohio.

Last event: Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton won the Mexico Open on June 26 for his first victory as a professional, closing with a 7-under 65 for a two-stroke victory. The 31-year-old Compton was diagnosed at age 9 with cardiomyopathy, an enlarging of the heart that hinders its ability to pump blood. Three years later in 1992, he received a new heart. That one failed in 2008, and he had another transplant. He earned $126,000 to jump from 15th to second on the money list with $215,709, nearly guaranteeing a 2012 PGA Tour card as a top-25 finisher on the developmental tour.





CANADIAN TOUR: Dakota Dunes Casino Open, Thursday-Sunday, Dakota Dunes, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Online:

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Acaya Open, Thursday-Sunday, Acaya Golf Resort, Lecce, Italy. Online:

TOUR OF THE AMERICAS: City of Bucaramanga Open, Thursday-Sunday, Club Campestre de Bucaramanga, Ruitoque Golf and Country Club, Bucaramanga, Colombia. Online: