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Site: Cromwell, Conn.
Course: TPC River Highlands (6,854 yards, par 70).
Purse: $6.1 million. Winner's share: $1,098,000.
Television: 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, 1-2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-midnight; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last year: Marc Leishman won his first PGA Tour title. He closed with 8-under 62 and won when Charley Hoffman blew a late two-stroke lead. Hoffman and Bubba Watson tied for second.
Last week: Justin Rose became the first Englishman in 43 years to win the U.S. Open, finishing at 1-over 281 at Merion in Ardmore, Pa. Phil Mickelson and Jason Day tied for second, two strokes back.
Notes: Rose is in the field along with Watson, Lee Westwood, Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan, Jason Dufner, Ian Poulter, Webb Simpson, Harris English and Rickie Fowler. Watson won the 2010 tournament for his first PGA Tour title, overcoming a six-stroke deficit and beating Scott Verplank on the second hole of playoff. ... J.J. Henry won in 2006 to become the first Connecticut winner in tournament history. ... Chris Williams is making his professional debut. The former University of Washington star won the Ben Hogan Award, given by Colonial Country Club to the top player in college and amateur events in the last year. ... The AT&T National is next week at Congressional in Bethesda, Md.
NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Rogers, Ark.
Course: Pinnacle Country Club (6,389 yards, par 71).
Purse: $2 million. Winner's share: $300,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 5-7 p.m.).
Last year: Japan's Ai Miyazato won the second of her two 2012 titles, closing with a 65 to overcome a five-shot deficit. She beat Mika Miyazato and Azahara Munoz by a stroke.
Last event: South Korea's Inbee Park won the LPGA Championship on June 9 in Pittsford, N.Y., for her second major victory of the year, beating Catriona Matthew with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff. The top-ranked Park has four victories this season.
Notes: The U.S. Women's Open is next week at Sebonack in Southampton, N.Y. ... Former University of Arkansas star Stacy Lewis has two victories this year, winning consecutive events in Singapore and Phoenix. She won the inaugural tournament in 2007, an unofficial victory after the event was cut to 18 holes because of rain. The then-college player shot a 65. ... Lydia Ko is in the field. The 16-year-old New Zealand amateur won the Canadian Women's 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. ... Yani Tseng won the event in 2010 and 2011.
Site: Glenview, Ill.
Course: North Shore Country Club (7,031 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.8 million. Winner's share: $270,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 12:30-2:30 a.m., 3-5 p.m.; Monday, 2:30-4:30 a.m.).
Last year: Inaugural event.
Last event: South Africa's David Frost won the Regions Tradition on June 9 in Birmingham, Ala., for his second victory of the year and first senior major title. Fred Couples was second, a stroke back.
Notes: The tournament is the tour's first event in the Chicago area since 2002. ... Couples is making his sixth start of the season on the 50-and-over tour. He also has played in three PGA Tour events. ... Nick Price is attempting to return from a left elbow injury that has since him since August. ... Johnny Goodman won the 1933 U.S. Open at North Shore. ... The Senior Players Championship is next week at Fox Chapel in Pittsburgh.
BMW INTERNATIONAL OPEN
Course: Munich Eichenried Golf Club (7,157 yards, par 72).
Purse: $2.67 million. Winner's share: $445,060.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.).
Last year: England's Danny Willett won at Gut Larchenhof for his first European Tour title, beating Australia's Marcus Fraser with a par on the fourth hole of a playoff.
Last week: Justin Rose became the first Englishman in 43 years to win the U.S. Open, finishing at 1-over 281 at Merion in Ardmore, Pa. ... Ireland's Simon Thornton won the Najeti Hotels Open in France for his first tour title, beating South Africa's Tjaart Van der Walt with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
Notes: Martin Kaymer is the lone German champion in tournament history. He won in 2008 at Munich Eichenried. Kaymer tops the German contingent along with Marcel Siem, the Trophy Hassan II winner in March. ... Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia also are in the field along with Colin Montgomerie, the 1999 champion who will be 50 on Sunday. ... American Peter Uihlein, the Madeira Islands Open winner last month, is making his eighth European Tour start of the year. The former Oklahoma State star won the 2010 U.S. Amateur. ... The Irish Open is next week at Carton House.
REX HOSPITAL OPEN
Site: Raleigh, N.C.
Course: TPC Wakefield Plantation (7,257 yards, par 71).
Purse: $625,000. Winner's share: $112,500.
Last year: James Hahn won his lone tour title, beating Scott Parel with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Hahn finished fifth on the money list to earn a PGA Tour card.
Last week: Parel won the Air Capital Classic in Wichita, Kan., to become the fourth-oldest tour winner. The 48-year-old Parel closed with a 7-under 64 for a three-stroke victory.
Notes: Michael Putnam, the Mexican Open and Mid-Atlantic Championship winner in consecutive weeks, leads the money list with $354,234. ... Hale Irwin designed TPC Wakefield Plantation. ... The United Leasing Championship in Newburgh, Ind.
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Japan Golf Tour Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Shishido Hills Country Club, West Course, Ibaraki. Online: http://www.jgto.org
ASIAN TOUR: Selangor Masters, Thursday-Sunday, Seri Selangor Golf Club, Selangor, Malaysia. Online: http://www.asiantour.com
PGA TOUR CANADA: ATB Financial Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Country Hills Golf Club, Talons Course, Calgary, Alberta. Online: http://www.pgatourcanada.com
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Scottish Hydro Challenge, Thursday-Sunday, Macdonald Spey Valley Golf Club, Aviemore, Scotland. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
NGA TOUR: Cutter Creek Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Cutter Creek Golf Club, Snow Hill, N.C. Online: http://www.ngatour.com
eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Mimosa Hills Open, Wednesday-Friday, Morganton Golf and Country Club, Morganton, N.C. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links, through Saturday, Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, Norman, Okla. Online: http://www.usga.org
SYMETRA TOUR: Four Winds Invitational, Friday-Sunday, Blackthorn Golf Club, South Bend, Ind. Online: http://www.symetratour.com
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Ladies Slovak Open, Thursday-Sunday, Tale Golf Resort, Brezno, Slovakia. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Nichirei Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Sodegaura Country Club, Chiba, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp