Originally created 04/12/06

Golf Glance



PGA TOUR

VERIZON HERITAGE

SITE: Hilton Head Island, S.C.

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: Harbour Town Golf Links (6,973 yards, par 71)

PURSE: $5.3 million

WINNER'S SHARE: $954,000

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

LAST YEAR: Peter Lonard won his first PGA Tour title, taking advantage of Darren Clarke's late collapse for a two-stroke victory. Clarke played the final 13 holes in 9 over to tie for second with Davis Love III, Jim Furyk and Billy Andrade.

LAST WEEK: Phil Mickelson won the Masters Tournament for the second time in three years, closing with 3-under-par 69 for a two-stroke victory over Tim Clark.


LPGA TOUR

TAKEFUJI CLASSIC

SITE: Las Vegas

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Saturday

COURSE: The Las Vegas Country Club (6,550 yards, par 72)

PURSE: $1.1 million

WINNER'S SHARE: $165,000

TELEVISION: The Golf Channel (Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 1:30-3 a.m., 7-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-3 a.m.)

LAST YEAR: Wendy Ward led wire-to-wire for her first victory in nearly four years. She closed with 67 to hold off Lorena Ochoa by two strokes.


PGA EUROPEAN TOUR

VOLVO CHINA OPEN

SITE: Beijing

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: Beijing Honghua International Golf Club (7,203 yards, par 72)

PURSE: $1.8 million

WINNER'S SHARE: $300,000

TELEVISION: The Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon)

LAST YEAR: England's Paul Casey won in November at Shenzhen Golf Club, matching the course record with a final-round 65 and beating countryman Oliver Wilson with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.


CHAMPIONS TOUR

NEXT EVENT: Legends of Golf, April 21-23, Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, Savannah, Ga.

LAST WEEK: Morris Hatalsky won his first Champions Tour title in nearly three years, closing with 2-under-par 70 for a one-stroke victory over Scott Simpson on April 2 in the Blue Agave Golf Classic in Mexico.

NATIONWIDE TOUR

NEXT EVENT: Athens Regional Foundation Classic, April 20-23, Jennings Mill Country Club, Athens, Ga.

LAST WEEK: Tripp Isenhour moved within a victory of an automatic promotion to the PGA Tour, winning the inaugural Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship on April 2 for his second title of the season.