Upcoming events in the world of golf:
FEDEX ST. JUDE CLASSIC
SITE: Memphis, Tenn.
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.
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 CORNING CLASSIC
SITE: Corning, N.Y.
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
SITE: Virginia Water, England
COURSE: Wentworth Club, West Course (7,072 yards, par 72)
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.
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.
NGA HOOTERS TOUR: The Players Turf Classic, Coyote Creek Golf Club, Bartonville, Ill.
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Mitsubishi Diamond Cup, Higashi Hirono Golf Club, Hyogo, Japan
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