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PGA TOUR

TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP

SITE: Cromwell, Conn.

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: TPC River Highlands (6,841 yards, par 70)

PURSE: $6.5 million. WINNER’S SHARE: $1.17 million.

TV: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-6 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, 2:30-5:30 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., midnight-2 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.)

LAST YEAR: Sweden’s Fredrik Jacobson won his first PGA Tour title, beating Ryan Moore and John Rollins by a stroke. Jacobson had one bogey in 72 holes.

LAST WEEK: Webb Simpson won the U.S. Open at Olympic Club in San Francisco for his first major title. He finished at 1-over for a one-stroke victory over Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson.

NOTES: Simpson is in the field. ... UCLA star Patrick Cantlay received a sponsor exemption. Last year, he shot 60 in the second round and tied for 24th. He also will play the next two weeks in the AT&T National and Greenbrier Classic

LPGA TOUR

MANULIFE FINANCIAL
LPGA CLASSIC

SITE: Waterloo, Ontario

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: Grey Silo Golf Course (6,532 yards, par 71)

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

LAST YEAR: Inaugural event

LAST EVENT: Shanshan Feng won the LPGA Championship in Pittsford, N.Y., to become the first Chinese winner in LPGA history. Also the first Chinese player to win a golf major, she closed with 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory.

NOTES: Top-ranked Yani Tseng is skipping the tournament.

CHAMPIONS TOUR

MONTREAL CHAMPIONSHIP

SITE: Sante-Julie, Quebec

SCHEDULE: Friday-Sunday

COURSE: Vallee du Richelieu Golf Club, Vercheres Course (6,894 yards, par 72)

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

LAST YEAR: John Cook won at Fontainebleu for the last of three 2011 tour titles, shooting 63-66-66 for a tournament-record 21-under 195 total.

LAST EVENT: Tom Lehman successfully defended his Regions Tradition title in Birmingham, Ala., beating Lu Chien-soon and Bernhard Langer by two strokes.

EUROPEAN TOUR

BMW INTERNATIONAL OPEN

SITE: Pulheim, Germany

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday.

COURSE: Gut Larchenhof Golf Club (7,228 yards, par 72)

TV: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon; Sunday, 7-11 a.m.).

LAST YEAR: Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal won at Munich Nord-Eichenried, beating countryman Sergio Garcia with a birdie on the fifth hole of a playoff.

NATIONWIDE TOUR

WICHITA OPEN

SITE: Wichita, Kan.

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday.

COURSE: Crestview Country Club (6,951 yards, par 71)

TV: None.

LAST YEAR: Australia’s Mathew Goggin won the second of his two 2011 titles, birdieing the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Kyle Thompson.

LAST EVENT: Lee Williams won the Mexico Open for his first Nationwide Tour title.


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