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U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN
Site: Southampton, N.Y.
Course: Sebonack Golf Club (6,821 yards, par 72).
Purse: TBA ($3.25 million in 2012). Winner's share: TBA ($585,000 in 2012).
Television: ESPN2 (Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last year: South Korea's Na Yeon Choi won at Blackwolf Run in Wisconsin, finishing at 8 under for a four-stroke victory.
Last week: Inbee Park won the NW Arkansas Championship for her second straight victory and fifth of the season, beating fellow South Korean player So Yeon Ryu with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Notes: The top-ranked Park swept the first two major championships of the season, winning the Kraft Nabisco in April and the LPGA Championship three weeks ago. Asian players have won nine 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. ... Ryu won in 2011 at The Broadmoor in Colorado. ... Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak designed Sebonack. It opened in 2006. ... The 2014 tournament will be played at Pinehurst in North Carolina. ... The LPGA Tour is off next week. Play will resume July 11-14 with the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Waterloo, Ontario.
LPGA Tour site: http://www.lpga.com
Site: Bethesda, Md.
Course: Congressional Country Club, Blue Course (7,569 yards, par 71).
Purse: $6.5 million. Winner's share: $1.17 million.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 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: Tournament host Tiger Woods won the last of his three 2012 tour titles, rallying to beat Bo Van Pelt by two strokes. Woods also won the 2009 event at Congressional.
Last week: Ken Duke won the Travelers Championship in Connecticut for his first PGA Tour title. The 44-year-old Duke beat Chris Stroud with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.
Notes: Woods is skipping the tournament because of soreness in his left elbow. He plans to return at the British Open. ... U.S. Open champion Justin Rose withdrew Monday, citing fatigue. He won the 2010 tournament at Aronimink in Pennsylvania. ... Masters champion Adam Scott tops the field along with Brandt Snedeker, Jason Day, Nick Watney, Jim Furyk, Bill Haas and Rickie Fowler. Watney won in 2011 at Aronimink. ... The Greenbrier Classic is next week in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., followed by the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill.
SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Course: Fox Chapel Golf Club (6,996 yards, par 70).
Purse: $2.7 million. Winner's share: $405,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-2:30 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-2:30 a.m., 2:30-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-4:30 a.m., 2:30-6 p.m.; Monday, 2-5 a.m.).
Last year: Joe Daley won his first Champions Tour title. Tom Lehman was second, two strokes back.
Last week: Craig Stadler won the Encompass Championship in Illinois for his ninth senior title and first since 2004. The 60-year-old Stadler beat Fred Couples by a stroke.
Notes: Colin Montgomerie is making his Champions Tour debut. The eight-time European Tour money champion turned 50 on Sunday. ... The tournament is the third of the tour's five major championships. Kohki Idoki won the Senior PGA in May at Bellerive in St. Louis, and David Frost took the Regions Tradition three weeks ago at Shoal Creek in Alabama. ... Couples won the 2011 tournament at Westchester Country Club in New York. ... Rocco Mediate, from nearby Greensburg, won the Allianz Championship in February in his first senior start. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume July 11-14 with the U.S. Senior Open at Omaha Country Club.
Site: Maynooth, Ireland.
Course: Carton House Golf Club (7,271 yards, par 72).
Purse: $2.63 million. Winner's share: $437,895.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.).
Last year: Wales' Jamie Donaldson won his first European Tour title, finishing with a 6-under 66 for a four-stroke victory at Royal Portrush.
Last week: South Africa's Ernie Els won the BMW International Open in Germany, beating Denmark's Thomas Bjorn by a stroke.