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Posted on May 13, 2014 at 6:00 AM

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PGA TOUR

BYRON NELSON CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Irving, Texas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday

Course: TPC Four Seasons Resort (7,166 yards, par 70).

Purse: $6.9 million. Winner's share: $1,242,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: South Korea's Sang-Moon Bae beat Keegan Bradley by two strokes for his first PGA Tour title.

Last week: Germany's Martin Kaymer won The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, holing a 30-foot par putt on the island-green 17th and closing with another par for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.

Notes: Jordan Spieth, from the Dallas area, is coming off a disappointing fourth-place tie in The Players Championship. He finished with a 74 after sharing the third-round lead with Kaymer. Spieth won the John Deere Classic last year. ... Jason Dufner won in 2012. ... Bradley won the 2011 tournament for his first PGA Tour title. ... Byron Nelson died in 2006 at 94. He won a record 11 consecutive events in 1945. ... The Colonial is next week in Fort Worth, followed by the Memorial at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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LPGA TOUR

KINGSMILL CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Williamsburg, Virginia.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Kingsmill Resort, River Course (6,340 yards, par 71).

Purse: $1.3 million. Winner's share: $195,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 5-7 p.m.).

Last year: Cristie Kerr beat Suzann Pettersen with a par on the second hole of a playoff.

Last event: Stacy Lewis won the North Texas LPGA Shootout on May 4 for her ninth LPGA Tour title, closing with 7-under 64 for a six-stroke victory. She had six runner-up finishes in her previous 16 tournaments after winning the Women's British Open in August.

Notes: Lewis could take the top spot in the world from Inbee Park with a victory. ... In 2012, Jiyai Shin beat Paula Creamer with a par on the ninth extra hole. They played the par-4 18th eight times Sunday in an attempt to break the tie before darkness suspended play, then finished Monday on the par-4 16th. ... Lydia Ko is making her first start since winning the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in California. The 17-year-old Ko beat Lewis by a stroke. ... The Michelob Ultra Championship was played at Kingsmill from 2003-09. Kerr won the event in 2005 and 2009. ... The Airbus LPGA Classic is next week in Mobile, Alabama, followed by the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway Township, New Jersey.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

REGIONS TRADITION

Site: Birmingham, Alabama.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

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

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

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Friday, 2-4 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2-4 a.m., 3-5 p.m.; Sunday, 3:30-5:30 a.m., 3-5 p.m.; Monday, 2:30-4:30 a.m.).

Last year: South Africa's David Frost beat Fred Couples by a stroke.

Last event: Bernhard Langer won the Insperity Invitational for the third time, beating Couples by a stroke May 4 at The Woodlands in Texas. The 56-year-old Langer has 20 victories on the 50-and-over tour.

Notes: The tournament, the first of the Champion Tour's five major championships, is in its fourth 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. ... Tom Lehman won in 2011 and 2012. ... The Senior PGA Championship is next week at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR

SPANISH OPEN

Site: Girona, Spain.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: PGA Catalunya Resort, Stadium Course (7,333 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2.06 million. Winner's share: $343,925.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 5:30-7:30 a.m., 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m.; Sunday, 7-11:30 a.m.).

Last year: France's Raphael Jacquelin won at Parador de El Saler with a birdie on the ninth hole of a playoff with Maximilian Kieffer. Felipe Aguilar dropped out on the third extra hole. The playoff matched the 1989 Dutch Open for the longest in tour history.

Last week: England's Daniel Brooks won a playoff in the Madeira Islands Open, the fog-shortened event overshadowed by the death of caddie Ian MacGregor. The 52-year-old MacGregor, working for Alastair Forsyth, collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack on the ninth fairway.

Notes: Spain's Sergio Garcia and Miguel Angel Jimenez are in the field. Garcia is coming off a third-place finish Sunday in The Players Championship on the PGA Tour. He won the 2002 tournament at El Cortijo and has five European Tour victories in Spain. The 50-year-old Jimenez finished fourth in the Masters and won the Greater Gwinnett Championship the following week in his Champions Tour debut. He won the Hong Kong Open in December for his 20th European Tour title. ... The BMW PGA Championship is next week at Wentworth in Virginia Water, England, followed by the Nordea Masters in Sweden.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

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WEB.COM TOUR

BMW CHARITY PRO-AM

Site: Greer, South Carolina.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Courses: Thornblade Club (7,024 yards, par 71); Greenville Country Club, Chanticleer Course (6,664 yards, par 72); The Reserve at Lake Keowee (7,112 yards, par 72).

Purse: $650,000. Winner's share: $117,000.

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

Last year: Former South Carolina player Mark Anderson won his first tour title, closing with a 65 for a five-stroke victory. Anderson had a tournament-record 27-under 259 total.

Last event: Blayne Barber won the South Georgia Classic on May 4, finishing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory.

Notes: Mexico's Carlos Ortiz is skipping the tournament. He leads the tour with two victories and earnings of $363,058. ... The final round will be played at Thornblade Club. ... The Rex Hospital Open is next week at TPC Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

ASIAN TOUR: Philippine Open, Thursday-Sunday, Wack Wack Golf and Country Club, Manila, Philippines. Online: http://www.asiantour.com

ONEASIA TOUR: SK Telecom Open, Thursday-Sunday, Sky 72 Golf Club, Ocean Course, Incheon, South Korea. Online: http://www.oneasia.asia

SUNSHINE TOUR: Zambia Open, Thursday-Sunday, Nkana Golf Club, Kitwe, Zambia. Online: http://www.pgatour.co.za

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Turkish Airlines Challenge, National Golf Club, Belek, Turkey. Online: http://www.europeantour.com

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Dominican Republic Open, Thursday-Sunday, Teeth of the dog Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic. Online: http://www.pgatourla.com

WOMEN

SYMETRA TOUR: Friends of Mission Charity Classic, Friday-Sunday, Country Club of Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina. Online: http://www.symetratour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Hoken No Madoguchi Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Fukuoka Century Golf Club, Fukuoka, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp

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