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Teeing it up / This week's golf at a glance

> PGA Tour

Event: Memorial Tournament.

Site: Dublin, Ohio. Schedule: Today-Sunday.

Course: Muirfield Village Golf Club (7,352 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner: $1,116,000.

TV: Golf Channel (Today, 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., 12:30-2:30 p.m., 9:30-12:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-2 p.m., 9:30-12:30 p.m.) and Ch. 4 (Saturday, 3-6 p.m., Sunday, 2:30-6 p.m.).

Last year: Steve Stricker won the first of his two 2012 titles, beating Matt Kuchar and Brandt Jobe by a stroke.

Last week: Zach Johnson won the Colonial for his eighth PGA Tour title and first since the 2010 tournament, beating Jason Dufner by a stroke. Johnson was assessed a two-stroke penalty on the final hole for failing to replace his ball to its original position after marking it before his last putt.

Chip shots: Tiger Woods is making his first start since tying for 40th in The Players Championship on May 13. He won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March for his first PGA Tour title since September 2009. Woods has a record four victories in the event, winning in 1999-2001 and 2009. Jack Nicklaus founded the event in 1976 and won in 1977 and 1984. Luke Donald took the top spot in the world ranking from Rory McIlroy last week, successfully defending his title in the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship. Donald and McIlroy are in the field along with Stricker, Dufner, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan. The St. Jude Classic will be next week in Memphis, Tenn., followed by the U.S. Open at Olympic Club in San Francisco.

> LPGA Tour

Event: Shoprite LPGA Classic.

Site: Galloway, N.J. Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Stockton Seaview Golf Club, Bay Course (6,155 yards, par 71).

Purse: $1.5 million. Winner: $225,000.

TV: Golf Channel (Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3-5 a.m., 2-6 p.m.; Monday, 3-5 a.m.).

Last year: Brittany Lincicome won the first of her two 2012 titles, birdieing the final hole to beat Cristie Kerr and Jiyai Shin by a stroke.

Last event: Azahara Munoz won the Sybase Match Play Championship on May 20, beating Candie Kung, 2 and 1. In the semifinals, Munoz rallied to beat Morgan Pressel, 2 and 1, after Pressel was penalized for slow play.

Chip shots: The tournament returned to the tour in 2010. First played in 1986, it folded in 2006. Top-ranked Yani Tseng has won three of the first nine events this season. The LPGA Championship will be next week in Pittsford.

> Champions Tour

Event: Principal Charity Classic.

Site: West Des Moines, Iowa. Schedule: Today-Sunday.

Course: Glen Oaks Country Club (6,879 yards, par 71).

Purse: $1.75 million. Winner's share: $262,500.

TV: Golf Channel (Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-2:30 a.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-3 a.m., 7-9:30 p.m.; Monday, 1-3 a.m.).

Last year: Bob Gilder won his 10th Champions Tour title to become the oldest winner in tournament history at 60 years, 6 months, 5 days.

Last week: England's Roger Chapman won the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores in Michigan.

Chip shots: Hale Irwin will be 67 on Sunday. The Champions Tour career victory leader with 45, Irwin was third last week in the Senior PGA. The Regions Tradition will be next week at Shoal Creek in Alabama.

> Area holes in one

Angelo Alessandra, on 120-yard, second hole, at Brighton, with a 9-iron.

Mike Balsavage, on 168-yard 12th hole at Springville, with a 7-iron.

Sean Brennan, on 312-yard eighth hole at Cazenovia with a driver.

Vinnie Brown, on 110-yard 10th hole at Delaware Park, with pitching wedge.

Dr. David Campbell, on 148-yard seventh hole at Crag Burn, with a 6-iron.

Chris Collins, on 170-yard 12th hole at Westwood, with a 6-iron.

John Coury, on 135-yard ninth hole at Willowbrook, with pitching wedge.

Deborah Donohoe, on 100-yard third hole at Cazanovia 7-iron.

Jerry Gadawski, on 126-yard 13th hole at Diamond Hawk with a 7-iron.

Bob Gilbert, on 196-yard 17th hole at Springville, with a hybrid.

Jerry Hickson, on 105-yard, 16th at Orchard Park CC, with a wedge.

Jim Kirchmeyer, on 151-yard, second hole at Orchard Park CC.

Al Monile, on 168-yard 12th hole at Springville, with a 5-iron.

Hank Murak, on 170-yard 12th hole at Westwood, with a 3-hybrid.

Adam Patronik, on 175-yard fifth hole at Crag Burn, with a 5-iron.

Justin Ryan, on 142-yard 12th hole at Glen Oak, with a 7-iron.

Dave Schlee, on 140-yard second hole at Orchard Park, with a 9-iron.

Joseph Tabaczynski, on 180-yard fourth hole at 18-Mile Creek GC, with a 3-iron.

Len Twarozek, on 105-yard 16th hole at Orchard Park CC, with a wedge.

Chris Warden, on 90-yard third hole at Audubon, with a sand wedge.

Scott Winkler, on 174-yard 15th hole at Links at Ivy Ridger, with a 18-degree rescue.

Ron Woltz, on 139-yard seventh hole at Crag Burn, with a 8-iron.

Charles Yeager, on 139-yard fifth hole at Cherry Hill.

Dr. William Ziter, on 130-yard fifth hole at Crag Burn, with a 9-iron.