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Associated Press

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM

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PGA TOUR

CANADIAN OPEN

Site: Oakville, Ontario.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Glen Abbey Golf Club (7,253 yards, par 72).

Purse: $5.6 million. Winner's share: $1,008,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 2:30-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Scott Piercy won his second PGA Tour title, beating William McGirt and Robert Garrigus by a stroke at Hamilton Golf & Country Club.

Last week: Phil Mickelson won the British Open at Muirfield for his fifth major title, birdieing four of the last six holes for a 5-under 66. The 43-year-old Mickelson finished at 3 under for a three-stroke victory. He won the Scottish Open the previous week. ... Woody Austin won the Sanderson Farms Classic in Madison, Miss., for his first PGA Tour victory since 2007, beating Cameron Beckman and Daniel Summerhays with a birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff. The 49-year-old Austin became the eighth-oldest tour winner.

Notes: Matt Kuchar, a two-time winner this year, tops the field along with Brandt Snedeker, Graeme McDowell, Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Ernie Els, Luke Donald and two-time winner Jim Furyk. ... Nathan Green won the 2009 tournament at Glen Abbey. ... Pat Fletcher, born in England, was the last Canadian winner, taking the 1954 event at Point Grey in Vancouver. Carl Keffer is the only Canadian-born champion, winning in 1909 and 1914. Albert Murray, a Canadian also born in England, won in 1908 and 1913. ... The 2014 tournament will be played at Royal Montreal. ... The World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational is next week at Firestone in Akron, Ohio. The Reno-Tahoe Open also is next week. The PGA Championship is Aug 8-11 at Oak Hill in Rochester, N.Y.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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CHAMPIONS TOUR/EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR

SENIOR BRITISH OPEN

Site: Southport, England.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Royal Birkdale Golf Club (7,082 yards, par 70).

Purse: $2 million. Winner's share: $315,000.

Television: ESPN2 (Thursday-Sunday, noon-2 p.m.).

Last year: Fred Couples won on Turnberry's Ailsa Course, beating Gary Hallberg by two strokes for the last of his eight Champions Tour titles.

Last event: Kenny Perry won the U.S. Senior Open on July 14 at Omaha Country Club for his second straight major victory. He closed with rounds of 64 and 63 to finish at 13-under 267, matching the event record for total score. Fred Funk was second, five strokes back.

Notes: Couples tied for 32nd on Sunday in the British Open. Peter Senior, Tom Lehman, Mark O'Meara and Sandy Lyle also made the cut at Muirfield. O'Meara won the 1998 British Open at Royal Birkdale, also the site of his 1987 victory in the Lawrence Batley International. ... Tom Watson won the last of his five British Open titles in 1983 at Royal Birkdale. The 63-year-old American, a three-time Senior British Open champion, missed the cut last week at Muirfield. ... Colin Montgomerie is making his first start in the event, the last of the Champions Tour's five majors. In his first two senior starts, he tied for ninth in the Senior Players Championship and tied for 30th in the U.S. Senior Open. ... The 3M Championship is next week in Blaine, Minn.

Online: http://www.usga.org

European Senior Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR

RUSSIAN OPEN

Site: Moscow.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club (7,491 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.32 million. Winner's share: $219,260.

Television: None.

Last year: No event.

Last week: Phil Mickelson won the British Open at Muirfield for his fifth major title, birdieing four of the last six holes for a 5-under 66. The 43-year-old Mickelson finished at 3 under for a three-stroke victory. He won the Scottish Open the previous week.

Notes: The tournament is part of the European Tour schedule for the first time since 2008. The Jack Nicklaus-designed course was the site of European Challenge Tour tournament the last three years. ... New Zealand's Michael Campbell, the 2005 U.S. Open Champion, is in the field along with India's Jeev Milkha Singh and former Russian tennis star Yevgeny Kafelnikov.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

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WEB.COM TOUR

BOISE OPEN

Site: Boise, Idaho.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Hillcrest Country Club (6,807 yards, par 71).

Purse: $775,000. Winner's share: $139,500.

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

Last year: Luke Guthrie won the first of his two 2012 tour titles, closing with a 6-under 65 for a four-stroke victory. He opened with rounds of 64, 71 and 62 and had a tournament-record 22-under 262 total.

Last week: Jamie Lovemark won the Midwest Classic in Overland Park, Kan., holing a 15-foot par putt on the final hole for a 5-under 66 and a one-stroke victory over Mark Anderson.

Notes: The tournament is one of four events remaining from the tour's first season in 1990. ... Michael Putnam leads the money list with $390,384. He won the Mexico Championship and Mid-Atlantic Championship in consecutive weeks in May and June. ... The Mylan Classic is next week in Canonsburg, Pa., followed by the Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield, Mo.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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LPGA TOUR

Next event: Women's British Open, Aug. 1-4, St. Andrews, Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland.

Last week: Spain's Beatriz Recari won the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio, for her second victory of the year, beating Paula Creamer by a stroke.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Junior Amateur, through Saturday, Martis Camp Club, Truckee, Calif. Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 1-3 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-2:30 a.m., 10 a.m.-noon, 4-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-3:30 a.m., 10 a.m.-noon). Online: http://www.usga.org

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge, Thursday-Sunday, Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil, Le Vaudreuil, France. Online: http://www.europeantour.com

WOMEN

U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Girls' Junior, through Saturday, Sycamore Hills Golf Club, Fort Wayne, Ind. Online: http://www.usga.org

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Ladies European Masters, Thursday-Sunday, Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Denham, England. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

SYMETRA TOUR: Credit Union Classic, Friday-Sunday, Drumlins Country Club, East Course, Syracuse, N.Y. Online: http://www.symetratour.com

THE LEGENDS TOUR: Legends Swing for the Cure, Sunday, Inglewood Golf Club, Kenmore, Wash. Online: http://www.thelegendstour.com

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