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Teeing it up for May 28

PGA Tour

Event: Memorial Tournament.

Site: Dublin, Ohio.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

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

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner’s share: $1,116,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 2:30-6:30 p.m., 7-11 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m.; Friday, 2:30-6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Sunday, noon-2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30-6 p.m.).

Last year: Matt Kuchar won the second of his two 2013 titles, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Kevin Chappell.

Last week: Adam Scott won the Colonial in his first event as the No. 1 player in the world. He beat Jason Dufner with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff.

Notes: Scott tops the field along with Kuchar, Masters champion Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and 2010 winner Justin Rose. ... Kuchar won the RBC Heritage in April for his seventh PGA Tour title. ... McIlroy won the European Tour’s BMW PGA at Wentworth on Sunday for his first victory of the year. ... Jack Nicklaus founded the tournament in 1976 and won in 1977 and 1984. ... The United States won the Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village in October.

Jason Day is returning from a thumb injury that limited him to only the Masters since his Match Play victory. ... Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz is making his PGA Tour debut. He leads the Web.com Tour with two victories and earnings of $365,469. ... The St. Jude Classic is next week in Memphis, Tenn., followed by the U.S. Open at Pinehurst in North Carolina.

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


Event: Shoprite LPGA Classic.

Site: Galloway Township, New Jersey.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

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

Purse: $1.5 million. Winner’s share: $225,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, noon-2 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30-5 p.m.; Sunday, 2-5 p.m.).

Last year: Karrie Webb won her first LPGA Tour title in two years, rallying for a two-stroke victory over Shanshan Feng.

Last week: Jessica Korda won the Airbus LPGA in Alabama for her second victory of the year, birdieing four of the last five holes to beat Anna Nordqvist by a stroke.

Notes: Webb won the Women’s Australian Open and Founders Cup this year to push her LPGA Tour victory total to 41. ... Second-ranked Stacy Lewis won the 2012 tournament. ... Top-ranked Inbee Park failed to advance to weekend play last week, ending her cuts streak at 22. ... The event returned to the tour in 2010. First played in 1986, it folded in 2006 after the previous organizers accused then-LPGA Tour Commissioner Carolyn Bivens of providing unsuitable dates for the 2007 event. Bivens resigned in July 2009 after a group of players wrote a letter to the tour’s board of directors calling for her to quit. She was replaced by Michael Whan. ... The Manulife Financial LPGA Classic is next week in Waterloo, Ontario.

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

Champions Tour

Event: Principal Charity Classic.

Site: Des Moines, Iowa.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Wakonda Club (6,910 yards, par 72).

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

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 7-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2-4 a.m., 5-7 p.m.; Sunday, midnight-2 a.m., 5-7 p.m.; Monday, midnight-2 a.m.).

Last year: Russ Cochran won the first of his two 2013 titles, finishing with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Jay Don Blake.

Last week: Colin Montgomerie won the Senior PGA at Harbor Shores in Michigan for his first Champions Tour title. He closed with a 6-under 65 for a four-stroke victory over Tom Watson.

Notes: Jay Haas won the event at Glen Oaks in 2007, 2008 and 2012. He tied for third in the Senior PGA. ... Bob Gilder won in 2011 to become the oldest winner in tournament history at 60 years, 6 months, 5 days. He also won in 2002. ... The Legends of Golf is next week in Ridgedale, Missouri.

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

Area Holes-In-One

Jack Berry, on the 156-yard 15th hole at Brierwood, with a 9-iron.

Dr. David Durante, on the 163-yard 17th hole at Crag Burn, with a 7-iron.

David Kendziora, on the 141-yard 16th hole at Dande Farms, with a 5-iron.

Don Mack, on the 150-yard second hole at Orchard Park, with a hybrid.

Dwight Daniels, on the 243-yard third hole at Delaware, with a 3-wood.

Rick Moorehead, on the 180-yard seventh hole at Terry Hills, with a 6-iron.

Lindsay Pass, on the 130-yard seventh hole at Willowbrook, with a driver.

Tom Robida, on the 167-yard 14th hole at Dande Farms, with a 5-iron.

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