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Associated Press

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 2:00 PM

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LPGA TOUR

LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Pittsford, N.Y.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Locust Hill Country Club (6,532 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2.25 million. Winner's share: $337,500.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 12:30-3 p.m.; Friday, 2:30-4:30 a.m., 12:30-3 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30-4:30 a.m., 3-7 p.m.; Sunday, 4:30-6:30 a.m., 3-7 p.m.).

Last year: Shanshan Feng became the first Chinese player to win an LPGA Tour title and a major event. She closed with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory.

Last week: Karrie Webb won the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey for her first LPGA Tour title in two years, rallying for a two-stroke victory over Feng. The Australian has 39 tour victories.

Notes: The tournament moved to Locust Hill, a longtime regular LPGA Tour stop, in 2010 after five years at Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace, Md.. ... South Korea's Inbee Park won the first major of the season, the Kraft Nabisco in California in early April, for the second of her three victories this year. ... Asian players have won eight straight majors since Stacy Lewis' victory in the 2011 Kraft Nabisco. ... Lydia Ko is in the field. The 16-year-old New Zealand amateur won the Canadian Open last August to become the youngest LPGA Tour winner. The South Korea-born Ko has two other pro victories, the New South Wales Open last year and New Zealand Women's Open this year, and won the U.S. Women's Amateur last season. ... Yani Tseng won by 10 strokes in 2011, finishing at 19-under 269 to match the lowest score in an LPGA Tour major. She also won the 2008 event at Bulle Rock. ... Cristie Kerr won by 12 strokes in 2010, also finishing at 19 under. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume June 21-23 with the NW Arkansas Championship.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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PGA TOUR

ST. JUDE CLASSIC

Site: Memphis, Tenn.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Southwind (7,239 yards, par 70).

Purse: $5.7 million. Winner's share: $1,026,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Dustin Johnson won in his second event following a back injury that sidelined him nearly three months. John Merrick finished second, a stroke back.

Last week: Matt Kuchar won the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio, for his second victory of the year, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory. Tiger Woods finished 20 strokes back at 8-over 296, the second-highest score of his career.

Notes: The U.S. Open is next week at Merion in Ardmore, Pa. ... Brandt Snedeker, from Nashville, won at Pebble Beach in February. He missed the event last year because of a rib injury. ... Phil Mickelson is making his third career start in the event and first since 2009. He won the Phoenix Open in February for his 41st PGA Tour title. ... Johnson won the season-opening Tournament of Champions for his seventh tour title. ... Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old Chinese amateur who made the cut in the Masters, is in the field. He missed the cut last week in the Memorial. ... Paul Goydos is returning from a left wrist injury that sidelined him since February 2012. ... Al Geiberger shot the first 59 in PGA Tour history in his 1977 victory at Colonial Country Club. ... John Cook had a tournament-record 26-under 258 total in 1996, shooting 64-62-63-69.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

REGIONS TRADITION

Site: Birmingham, Ala.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Shoal Creek (7,145 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2.2 million. Winner's share: $330,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-2:30 a.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-2:30 a.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30-4:30 a.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Monday, 2:30-4:30 a.m.).

Last year: Tom Lehman successfully defended his title for the first of his two 2012 victories, beating Bernhard Langer and Chien Soon Lu by two strokes.

Last week: Russ Cochran won the Principal Charity Classic in Iowa for his fourth career Champions Tour title, finishing with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Jay Don Blake.

Notes: The tournament, the second of the Champion Tour's five major championships is in its third season at Jack Nicklaus-designed Shoal Creek. ... Shoal Creek was the site of the PGA Championship in 1984 and 1990. In 1990, Shoal Creek's all-white membership and remarks club founder Hall Thompson made that the club wouldn't be pressured into accepting black members sparked a controversy. The club now has black members, including former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. ... In the first major of the season, Japan's Kohki Idoki won the Senior PGA Championship two weeks ago at Bellerive in St. Louis. Idoki isn't in the field. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume June 21-23 with the Encompass Championship in Glenview, Ill.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR

LYONESS OPEN

Site: Atzenbrugg, Austria.

Schedule: Wednesday-Sunday.

Course: Diamond Country Club (7,410 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.31 million. Winner's share: $217,670.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon).

Last year: Austria's Bernd Wiesberger won the national championship for the second of his two 2012 European Tour titles, finishing with a 7-under 65 for a three-stroke victory.

Last week: Finland's Mikko Ilonen won the Nordea Masters in Sweden, closing with a 3-under 69 for a three-stroke victory. Sweden's Jonas Blixt was second.

Notes: Wiesberger is coming off a third-place finish in Sweden. He had weekend rounds of 64 and 66. ... In 2006 at Fontana Golf Club, Markus Brier won the tournament for the third time to become the first Austrian champion in European Tour history. The event was part of the second-tier Challenge Tour when Brier won in 2002 and 2004. ... Former tennis star Yevgeny Kafelnikov is in the field. He missed the cut last year with rounds of 75 and 77. ... The Najeti Hotels Open is next week in France, opposite the U.S. Open.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

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WEB.COM TOUR

Next event: Air Capital Classic, June 13-16, Crestview Country Club, Wichita, Kan.

Last week: Michael Putnam won the Mid-Atlantic Championship for his second straight title, closing with a 2-under 68 for a two-stroke victory. He won the Mexico Open the previous week.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

PGA TOUR CANADA: Times Colonist Island Savings Open, Thursday-Sunday, Uplands Golf Club, Victoria, British Columbia. Online: http://www.pgatourcanada.com

EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: PGA Seniors Championship, Thursday-Sunday, De Vere Mottram Hall, Mottram St. Andrew, England. Online: http://www.europeantour.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Czech Challenge Open, Thursday-Sunday, Kuneticka Hora Golf & Spa, Dritec, Czech Republic. Online: http://www.europeantour.com

SUNSHINE TOUR: Vodacom Origins of Golf, Wednesday-Friday, Simola Golf & Country Estate, Kysna, South Africa. Online: http://www.pgatour.co.za

WOMEN

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Yonex Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Yonex Country Club, Niigita, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp

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