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ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST. ANDREWS
Site: Sandwich, England.
Course: Royal St. George's Golf Club (7,211 yards, par 70).
Purse: $7.92 million. Winner's share: $1.43 million.
Television: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 4 a.m.-6 p.m., 7-11 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m.), ABC (Saturday-Sunday, 2-6 p.m.) and ESPN2 (Sunday, 7-10 p.m.).
Last year: Louis Oosthuizen won at St. Andrews, leading the final 48 holes and blowing away the field by seven strokes. The South African finished at 16-under 272. Lee Westwood was second.
Last week: Steve Stricker holed a 25-foot birdie putt from off the 18th green to win the John Deere Classic for the third straight year. The 44-year-old Stricker shot 66-64-63-69 to finish at 22 under and beat rookie Kyle Stanley by a stroke. Also the Memorial winner last month, Stricker has 11 PGA Tour victories — seven in the last three seasons. ... Top-ranked Luke Donald won the rain-shortened Scottish Open, closing with a 9-under 63 for a four-stroke victory at Castle Stuart.
Notes: Tiger Woods, the winner at St. Andrews in 2000 and 2005 and Royal Liverpool in 2006, is sidelined by leg injuries. ... In the first two majors of the year, Charl Schwartzel won the Masters and Rory McIlroy took the U.S. Open. ... In 2003 at Royal St. George, Ben Curtis won in his first start in a major, beating Thomas Bjorn and Vijay Singh by a stroke. Bjorn got a spot in the field Monday when Singh withdrew. ... Greg Norman won in 1993 at the course, the first links in England to hold the British Open.
PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com
European Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com
Site: Madison, Miss.
Course: Annandale Golf Club (7,199 yards, par 72).
Purse: $3.6 million. Winner's share: $648,000.
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: Bill Haas won the second of his two 2010 titles, beating Champions Tour player Michael Allen by three strokes in the event played opposite the Ryder Cup.
Last week: Steve Stricker holed a 25-foot birdie putt from off the 18th green to win the John Deere Classic for the third straight year. The 44-year-old Stricker shot 66-64-63-69 to finish at 22 under and beat rookie Kyle Stanley by a stroke. Also the Memorial winner last month, Stricker has 11 PGA Tour victories — seven in the last three seasons.
Notes: Haas is playing the British Open. ... Jack Nicklaus designed the Annandale course. ... In 2009, the tournament was canceled because of unplayable conditions on the rain-soaked course. ... The Canadian Open is next week at Shaughnessy in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Site: Maineville, Ohio.
Course: TPC River's Bend (7,180 yards, par 72).
Purse: $550,0000. Winner's share: $99,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 2-4 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 3-5 a.m., 2-4 a.m.; Monday, 3-5 a.m.).
Last year: Tommy Gainey won the inaugural tournament for the second of two 2010 titles. He shot 64-66-62-69 to finish at 27 under, three strokes ahead of Joe Affrunti.
Last event: Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton won the Mexico Open on June 26 for his first tour title, 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 to second on the money list with $215,709, nearly guaranteeing a 2012 PGA Tour card as a top-25 finisher.
Notes: Compton is skipping the tournament. ... Australia's Mathew Goggin, a two-time winner this year, leads the money list with $303,898. ... Arnold Palmer designed TPC River's Bend. ... The tour will remain in Ohio next week for the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational in Columbus.
Next event: Evian Masters, July 21-24, Evian Masters Golf Club, Evian-Les-Bains, France.
Last week: So Yeon Ryu won the rain-delayed U.S. Women's Open in a Monday finish, beating South Korean rival Hee Kyung Seo by three shots in a three-hole playoff at the Broadmoor. Ryu birdied the final hole of regulation to tie Seo, who finished Sunday at 3-under 281.
LPGA Tour site: http://www.lpga.com
Next event: Senior British Open, July 21-24, Walton Heath Golf Club, Surrey, England.
Last week: Jeff Sluman won the First Tee Open at Pebble Beach for the third time, finishing with a 2-under 70 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory. He also won in 2008 and 2009.
eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: The Southern Open, Wednesday-Saturday, The Club at Irish Creek, River Run Country Club, Kannapolis, N.C. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com
NGA HOOTERS TOUR: Cutter Creek Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Cutter Creek Golf Club, Snow Hill, N.C. Online: http://www.ngahooterstour.com
CANADIAN TOUR: Canadian Tour Players Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Pine Ridge Golf Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Online: http://www.cantour.com
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Credit Suisse Challenge, Thursday-Sunday, Golf Sempachersee, Lucerne, Switzerland. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
TOUR OF THE AMERICAS: Copa Sura International, Thursday-Friday, Club Deportivo el Rodeo, Medellin, Colombia. Online: http://www.tourdelasamericas.com
LPGA FUTURES TOUR: New England Golf Classic, Friday-Sunday, Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, Bloomfield, Conn. Online: http://www.lpgafuturestour.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Stanley Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Tomei Country Club, Shizuoka, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp