Thursday, July 29, 2004

Golf Glance


This week's golf tournaments

LPGA TOUR

Women's British Open

Site: Sunningdale, England.

Schedule: today-Sunday.

Course: Sunningdale Golf Club (6,392 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.6 million. Winner's share: $254,880.

Television: TNT (today-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon) and ABC (Saturday, 2-4 p.m.; Sunday 1-3 p.m.).

Last year: Annika Sorenstam completed the career Grand Slam, beating Se Ri Pak by a stroke at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.

Last week: Australia's Wendy Doolan won the Evian Masters in France, overcoming a six-stroke deficit to Sorenstam with 12 holes to play en route to a one-stroke victory.

Note: Sorenstam won the LPGA Championship in June for her seventh major victory. She has four LPGA Tour victories this year to push her career total to 52.

CHAMPIONS TOUR

U.S. Senior Open

Site: St. Louis.

Schedule: today-Sunday.

Course: Bellerive Country Club (7,117 yards, par 71).

Purse: $2.6 million. Winner's share: $475,000.

Television: ESPN (today-Friday, noon-2 p.m., 4-6 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Bruce Lietzke won his first senior major title, beating Tom Watson by two strokes at Inverness in Toledo, Ohio.

Last week: Delaware club pro Peter Oakley won the Senior British Open for his first senior title, holding off Tom Kite and Eduardo Romero by a stroke at Royal Portrush.

Note: St. Louis-area resident Hale Irwin has seven major victories on the Champions Tour, one off Jack Nicklaus' senior record.

PGA TOUR

Buick Open

Site: Grand Blanc, Mich.

Schedule: today-Sunday.

Course: Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club (7,127 yards, par 72).

Purse: $4.5 million. Winner's share: $810,000.

Television: USA (today-Friday, 4-6 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Jim Furyk followed his U.S. Open victory with a two-stroke win over 2002 champion Tiger Woods, Chris DiMarco, Geoff Ogilvy and Briny Baird.

Last week: Paraguay's Carlos Franco won the U.S. Bank Championship, beating Fred Funk and Brett Quigley by two strokes. Franco also won the Milwaukee event in 1999.

Note: Woods, coming off a ninth-place tie in the British Open, has one victory - the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship - in 13 PGA Tour starts this year and is winless in his last 14 stroke-play events.

NATIONWIDE TOUR

Wichita Open

Site: Wichita, Kan.

Schedule: today-Sunday.

Course: Crestview Country Club (6,913 yards, par 72).

Purse: $475,000. Winner's share: $85,500.

Television: None.

Last year: Jeff Klauk won his first Nationwide Tour title, closing with a 66 for a one-stroke victory.

Last week: Charles Warren ran away with the Canadian PGA Championship, beating Doug Barron and Dave Christensen by seven strokes.

Note: Jimmy Walker and D.A. Points are two-time winners this year.




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OLYMPICS
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BOXING
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TV
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