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Golf Glance

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/ Source: The Associated Press

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Site: Carnoustie, Scotland.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Carnoustie Golf Links (6,490 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2.5 million. Winner's share: $408,700.

Last week: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon; Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 8:45 a.m.-noon).

Last year: Taiwan's Yani Tseng won at Royal Birkdale for her second major victory of the year. Tseng made a 6-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Katherine Hull.

Last week: Japan's Ai Miyazato won the Evian Masters for the second time in three years, closing with 2-under 70 for a two-stroke victory over Stacy Lewis.

Notes: Tseng won the LPGA Championship on June 26 to become the youngest player (22) to win four LPGA majors. She has three LPGA Tour victories this year and also has three international wins. ... The tournament became an official LPGA Tour event in 1994 and was elevated to major status in 2001, replacing the du Maurier in Canada. ... Sherri Steinhauer won the 1998, 1999 and 2006 titles. ... Karrie Webb won in 1995, 1997 and 2002. ... The 2012 tournament will be played at Royal Liverpool, and the 2013 event is set for Old Course at St. Andrews. ... The LPGA Tour is off the next two weeks. Play will resume Aug. 19-21 with the Safeway Classic in North Plains, Ore.

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Site: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: The Greenbrier, Old White Course (7,274 yards, par 70).

Purse: $6 million. Winner's share: $1.08 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 1-2:30 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Stuart Appleby shot the fifth 59 in PGA Tour history to win the inaugural event by a stroke. Appleby birdied the final three holes and finished the 11-under round with nine birdies and an eagle.

Last week: Sean O'Hair won the Canadian Open at Shaugnessy in Vancouver, British Columbia, beating Kris Blanks with a bogey on the first hole of a playoff.

Notes: Phil Mickelson is in the field. ... Tom Watson, The Greenbrier's golf professional emeritus, is skipping the U.S. Senior Open to play in the event. ... Designed by Charles Blair MacDonald in 1914, the Old White was recently restored by Lester George. PGA Tour victory leader Sam Snead was The Greenbrier's professional for 29 years and served as professional emeritus from 1993 until his death in 2002. ... Canadian Adam Hadwin earned a spot in the field with his fourth-place tie at Shaugnessy. ... The World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational is next week at Firestone in Akron, Ohio, followed by the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club. The Reno-Tahoe Open also is next week.





Site: Toledo, Ohio.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Inverness Club (7,143 yards, par 71).

Purse: TBA ($2.6 million in 2010). Winner's share: TBA ($470,000 in 2010).

Television: ESPN2 (Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Bernhard Langer completed a British Senior-U.S. Senior Open sweep, beating Seattle favorite Fred Couples by three strokes at Sahalee in Washington. The German star won at Carnoustie the previous week.

Last week: Russ Cochran won the Senior British Open at Walton Heath, shooting his second straight 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Mark Calcavecchia.

Notes: Inverness winners Hale Irwin (1979 U.S. Open), Bob Tway (1986 PGA Championship), Paul Azinger (1993 PGA Championship), Bruce Lietzke (2003 U.S. Senior Open) and Craig Stadler (1973 U.S. Amateur) are in the field. ... If tied after 72 holes, a three-hole playoff will immediately follow the fourth round. If still tied after three holes, the players will go to sudden death. ... The 2012 tournament will be played at Indianwood in Lake Orion, Mich., and the 2013 event is set for Omaha Country Club in Nebraska. ... The 3M Championship is next week in Blaine, Minn.


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Site: Killarney, Ireland.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, Killeen Course (7,161 yards, par 71).

Purse: $2.18 million. Winner's share: $361,850.

Last week: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon).

Last year: England's Ross Fisher beat Ireland's Padraig Harrington by two strokes.

Last week: Sweden's Alexander Noren won the Nordea Masters in Stockholm, finishing with a 5-over 77 in windy conditions for seven-stroke victory. He shot a course-record 63 in the third round to take an 11-stroke lead.

Notes: Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke is making his first start since winning the British Open. U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy and 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell, both from Northern Ireland, also are in the field along with Irish star Padraig Harrington. Harrington won in 2007 at Adare Manor. ... In 2009, Irish amateur Shane Lowry won in his first tour start. ... Following two weeks in the United States for the World Golf Championships' Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship, the tour will return to Europe on Aug. 18-21 for the Czech Open.





Site: Sandy, Utah.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Willow Creek Country Club (7,104 yards, par 71).

Purse: $550,000. Winner's share: $99,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7-9:30 p.m.).

Last year: Michael Putnam won his first tour title, closing with a 4-under 67 for a three-stroke victory over Jhonattan Vegas and Bradley Iles.

Last week: Harris English became the second amateur to win on the Nationwide Tour this year, birdieing the final hole for a one-stroke victory over fellow amateur John Peterson and Kyle Reifers. English, coming off his senior year at Georgia, joined fellow Bulldog Russell Henley as Nationwide Tour winners this year.

Notes: John Daly won the inaugural event in 1990. ... The Cox Classic is next week in Omaha, Neb., followed by the Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield, Mo.





JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Sun Chlorella Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Otaru Country Club, Hokkaido, Japan. Online:

SUNSHINE TOUR: Vodacom Origins of Golf, Wednesday-Friday, Simola Golf Estate, Kysna, South Africa. Online:


LPGA FUTURES TOUR: Alliance Bank Golf Classic, Friday-Sunday, Drumlins Country Club, Syracuse, N.Y. Online: