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

PGA Tour

Event: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Site: Fort Worth, Texas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Colonial Country Club (7,204 yards, par 70).

Purse: $6.4 million. Winner’s share: $1.15 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-midnight; Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 7-11:30 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Boo Weekley beat Matt Kuchar by a stroke for his third PGA Tour title.

Last week: Brendon Todd won the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving for his first tour title. Mike Weir was second, two strokes back.

Notes: Adam Scott took the top spot in the world ranking from Tiger Woods on Monday. The Australian tops the field along with No. 4 Kuchar, No. 9 Jordan Spieth, No. 12 Jim Furyk, No. 13 Zach Johnson, No. 14 Dustin Johnson and No. 17 Jimmy Walker. ... The 20-year-old Spieth, from the Dallas area, tied for 37th in the Byron Nelson.

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

PGA Of America

Event: Senior PGA Championship.

Site: Benton Harbor, Mich.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Harbor Shores (6,852 yards, par 71).

Purse: TBA ($2 million in 2013). Winner’s share: TBA ($378,000 in 2013).

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, noon-3 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., noon-3 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-3:30 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Japan’s Kohki Idoki rallied to win at Bellerive in St. Louis. Jay Haas and Kenny Perry tied for second, two strokes back.

Last week: Perry won his third straight Champions Tour major, beating Mark Calcavecchia by a stroke in the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek in Alabama.

Notes: Created at Bobby Jones’ suggestion, the event was first played in 1937 at Augusta National. ... England’s Roger Chapman won in 2012 at Harbor Shores. ... Gene Fieger won the rain-delayed Senior PGA Professional National Championship last month at PGA Golf Club in Florida to top the 35 club professional qualifiers.

Online: http://www.pga.com/seniorpga.

Champions Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com.


Event: Airbus LPGA Classic.

Site: Mobile, Ala.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Magnolia Grove, The Crossings (6,521 yards, par 72).

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

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 6:30-9 p.m.; Friday, 3:30-5 a.m., 6:30-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Jennifer Johnson won her first LPGA Tour title, beating Jessica Korda and Pornanong Phatlum by a stroke.

Last week: Lizette Salas won the Kingsmill Championship in Virginia for her first tour title, finishing with even-par 71 for a four-stroke victory.

Notes: Top-ranked Inbee Park is winless in eight tour starts this season. She swept the first three majors last year and finished the season with six victories. ... Second-ranked Stacy Lewis won in 2012, shooting 68-67-67-69.

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

Area Holes-In-One

Doug Beitz, on the 165-yard, third hole at Attica, with a 6-iron.

Alex Brown, on the 127-yard, seventh hole at Harvest Hill with a 9-iron.

Tom Herberger, on the 166-yard, third hole at Audubon with a 4-iron.

Dave Schaefer, on the 142-yard, 16th hole at Holland Hills with a driver.

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