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Teeing it up: This week’s golf at a glance

PGA Tour

Event: Byron Nelson Championship

Site: Irving, Texas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday

Course: TPC Four Seasons Resort (7,166 yards, par 70).

Purse: $6.9 million. Winner’s share: $1.24 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: South Korea’s Sang-Moon Bae beat Keegan Bradley by two strokes for his first PGA Tour title.

Last week: Germany’s Martin Kaymer won The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, holing a 30-foot par putt on the island-green 17th and closing with another par for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.

Notes: Jordan Spieth, from the Dallas area, is coming off a disappointing fourth-place tie in The Players Championship. He finished with a 74 after sharing the third-round lead with Kaymer. Spieth won the John Deere Classic last year. ... Jason Dufner won in 2012. ... Bradley won the 2011 tournament for his first PGA Tour title. ... Byron Nelson died in 2006 at 94. He won a record 11 consecutive events in 1945. ... The Colonial is next week in Fort Worth, followed by the Memorial at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com.


Event: Kingsmill Championship

Site: Williamsburg, Va.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Kingsmill Resort, River Course (6,340 yards, par 71).

Purse: $1.3 million. Winner’s share: $195,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 5-7 p.m.).

Last year: Cristie Kerr beat Suzann Pettersen with a par on the second hole of a playoff.

Last event: Stacy Lewis won the North Texas LPGA Shootout on May 4 for her ninth LPGA Tour title, closing with 7-under 64 for a six-stroke victory. She had six runner-up finishes in her previous 16 tournaments after winning the Women’s British Open in August.

Notes: Lewis could take the top spot in the world from Inbee Park with a victory. ... In 2012, Jiyai Shin beat Paula Creamer with a par on the ninth extra hole. They played the par-4 18th eight times Sunday in an attempt to break the tie before darkness suspended play, then finished Monday on the par-4 16th. ... Lydia Ko is making her first start since winning the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in California. The 17-year-old Ko beat Lewis by a stroke. ... The Michelob Ultra Championship was played at Kingsmill from 2003 to 2009. Kerr won the event in 2005 and 2009. ... The Airbus LPGA Classic is next week in Mobile, Ala., followed by the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway Township, N.J.

Online: http://www.lpga.com.

Champions Tour

Event: Regions Tradition

Site: Birmingham, Ala.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Shoal Creek (7,145 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2.2 million. Winner’s share: $330,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Friday, 2-4 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2-4 a.m., 3-5 p.m.; Sunday, 3:30-5:30 a.m., 3-5 p.m.; Monday, 2:30-4:30 a.m.).

Last year: South Africa’s David Frost beat Fred Couples by a stroke.

Last event: Bernhard Langer won the Insperity Invitational for the third time, beating Couples by a stroke May 4 at The Woodlands in Texas. The 56-year-old Langer has 20 victories on the 50-and-over tour.

Notes: The tournament, the first of the Champion Tour’s five major championships, is in its fourth season at Jack Nicklaus-designed Shoal Creek. ... Shoal Creek was the site of the PGA Championship in 1984 and 1990. In 1990, Shoal Creek’s all-white membership and remarks club founder Hall Thompson made that the club wouldn’t be pressured into accepting black members sparked a controversy. The club now has black members, including former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. ... Tom Lehman won in 2011 and 2012. ... The Senior PGA Championship is next week at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com.

Area Holes-In-One

William Houghton, on the 156-yard second hole at Orchard Park CC with a 7-iron.

Tony Lafornara, on the 118-yard third hole at Terry Hills with an 8-iron.

Howard Nichols, on the 172-yard No. 13 hole at Niagara-Orleans CC with a 7-wood.

Bill Ossont, on the 139-yard ninth hole at Shelridge CC with a 7 rescue.

Joe Riter, on the 160-yard eighth hole at Ironwood, with a 7-wood.

Matthew Turcotte, on the 186-yard third hole at Westwood C.C., with a 6-iron.

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