Originally created 05/25/05

Upcoming events



Upcoming events in the world of golf:

PGA TOUR

FEDEX ST. JUDE CLASSIC

SITE: Memphis, Tenn.

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: TPC at Southwind (7,244 yards, par 70)

PURSE: $4.9 million

WINNER'S SHARE: $882,000

TELEVISION: USA (Thursday-Friday, 4-6 p.m.) and CBS-Ch. 12 (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.)

LAST YEAR: David Toms successfully defended his title, returning to form after wrist surgery to beat Bob Estes by six strokes.

LAST WEEK: Kenny Perry won the Colonial for the second time in three years, matching his tournament record with a 19-under-par 261 total en route to a seven-stroke victory. The 44-year-old Perry also won the Bay Hill Invitational in March.

PGA OF AMERICA

SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

SITE: Ligonier, Pa.

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: Laurel Valley Golf Club (7,107 yards, par 72)

PURSE: TBA ($2 million in 2004)

WINNER'S SHARE: TBA ($360,000 in 2004)

TELEVISION: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, noon-4 p.m.) and NBC-Ch. 26 (Saturday, 3-6 p.m., Sunday, 12:30-3:30 p.m.)

LAST YEAR: Hale Irwin won the major tournament for the fourth time, birdieing the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Jay Haas at Valhalla in Louisville, Ky.

LAST WEEK: D.A. Weibring won the Bruno's Memorial Classic for his third victory in three seasons on the Champions Tour title, beating Tom Kite and Tom Jenkins by two strokes in Hoover, Ala.

LPGA TOUR

LPGA CORNING CLASSIC

SITE: Corning, N.Y.

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: Corning Country Club (6,062 yards, par 72)

PURSE: $1.1 million

WINNER'S SHARE: $165,000

TELEVISION: The Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 4-6:30 p.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m.)

LAST YEAR: Annika Sorenstam won the third of her eight 2004 LPGA Tour titles, beating Michelle Estill and Vicki Goetze-Ackerman by two strokes.

LAST WEEK: Paula Creamer won the Sybase Classic to become the second-youngest winner (18 years, 9 months) in LPGA Tour history - and the youngest winner of a full event. Marlene Hagge won the 1952 Sarasota Open 14 days after her 18th birthday and took the Bakersfield Open two months later. Both of those tournaments were 18-hole events. Creamer will graduate from high school Thursday.

PGA EUROPEAN TOUR

BMW CHAMPIONSHIP

SITE: Virginia Water, England

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: Wentworth Club, West Course (7,072 yards, par 72)

PURSE: $5,025,450

WINNER'S SHARE: $837,410

TELEVISION: The Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.)

LAST YEAR: Scott Drummond won the European Tour's flagship event, closing with 64 for a two-stroke victory.

LAST WEEK: Wales' Stephen Dodd won the Irish Open, beating David Howell with a birdie on the first extra hole. Howell also lost a playoff to Thomas Bjorn the previous week in the British Masters.

NATIONWIDE TOUR

NEXT EVENT: Chattanooga Classic, Black Creek Club, Chattanooga, Tenn.

SCHEDULE: June 2-5

LAST WEEK: Rookie Chad Collins won his first Nationwide Tour title, beating Tom Scherrer by two strokes in the Henrico County Open.

OTHER TOURNAMENTS

NGA HOOTERS TOUR: The Players Turf Classic, Coyote Creek Golf Club, Bartonville, Ill.

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Mitsubishi Diamond Cup, Higashi Hirono Golf Club, Hyogo, Japan

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday