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Teeing it up / Golf at a glance

PGA Tour

Event: Quicken Loans National

Site: Bethesda, Md.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Congressional Country Club, Blue Course (7,569 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.5 million. Winner’s share: $1.17 million.

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

Last year: Bill Haas closed with a 5-under 66 for a three-stroke victory.

Last week: Kevin Streelman won the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn., birdieing the final seven holes for a 6-under 64 and a one-stroke victory.

Notes: The top four finishers not previously eligible for the British Open will earn spots, provided they are among the top 12 and ties.


Event: NW Arkansas Championship

Site: Rogers, Ark.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Pinnacle Country Club (6,389 yards, par 71).

Purse: $2 million. Winner’s share: $300,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 9-11 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 5-7 p.m.).

Last year: Inbee Park won the fifth of her six 2013 LPGA Tour titles, beating fellow South Korean player So Yeon Ryu with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Last week: Michelle Wie won the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst for her first major title. She finished at 2 under for a two-stroke victory over top-ranked Stacy Lewis.

Notes: Lewis, a two-time winner this year, played at the University of Arkansas. 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.

Champions Tour

Event: Senior Players Championship

Site: Pittsburgh.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Fox Chapel Golf Club (6,676 yards, par 71).

Purse: $2.7 million. Winner’s share: $405,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-2:30 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2-4 a.m., 3-5 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30-4:30 a.m., 3-5 p.m.; Monday, 5-7 a.m.).

Last year: Kenny Perry shot 71-63-63-64 to beat Fred Couples and Duffy Waldorf by two strokes. Perry won the U.S. Senior Open in his next Champions Tour start.

Last week: Tom Lehman won the Encompass Championship in Glenview, Ill., making a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory.

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