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Teeing it up for July 2


Event: The Greenbrier Classic.

Site: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: The Greenbrier Resort, The Old White TPC (7,287 yards, par 70).

Purse: $6.5 million. Winner: $1.17 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-7 p.m., 7:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, midnight-4 a.m., 3-7 p.m., 7:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday, midnight-4 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 6:30-11 p.m., 11:30-4 a.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 7 p.m.-4 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Sweden’s Jonas Blixt shot 66-67-67-67 for a two-stroke victory.

Last week: England’s Justin Rose won the Quicken Loans National at Congressional, beating Shawn Stefani with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

Notes: Masters champion Bubba Watson, at No. 3 in the world, is the top-ranked player in the field. No. 17 Jimmy Walker, No. 18 Steve Stricker and No. 25 Keegan Bradley are the only other players in the top 25. ... The top four finishers not previously eligible for the British Open will earn spots in the July 17-20 tournament at Royal Liverpool, provided they are among the top 12 and ties. ... In the inaugural event in 2010, Stuart Appleby shot the fifth 59 in PGA Tour history to win by a stroke. Appleby birdied the final three holes and finished the 11-under round with nine birdies and an eagle. ... Tom Watson and Nick Faldo are playing. Tom Watson is Greenbrier’s golf professional emeritus. ... Tour victory leader Sam Snead was Greenbrier’s professional for 29 years and served as professional emeritus from 1993 until his death in 2002. ... The John Deere Classic is next week in Silvis, Ill. at the TPC Deere Run.


Next event: Women’s British Open, July 10-13, Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England.

Last week: Stacy Lewis won the NW Arkansas Championship by a stroke for her third victory of the year. The top-ranked Lewis played at the University of Arkansas.

Champions Tour

Next event: U.S. Senior Open, July 10-13, Oak Tree National Golf Club, Edmond, Okla.

Last week: Bernhard Langer won the Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel in Pittsburgh for his third victory of the year, beating Jeff Sluman with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.

Holes in one

Vinny Eddy, on the 220 yard 16th hole at ???, with a 5-wood.

Paul Fox, on the 136-yard 3rd hole at Cazenovia, with an 8-iron.

Nancy Holzerland, on the 152-yard 5th hole at The Links at Ivy Ridge, with a 9-wood.

Gerry Hooley, on the 139-yard 12th hole at Transit Valley with a 4-hybrid.

Phil Kushman, on the 136-yard 9th hole at Tan Tara with a 9-iron.

Jacob Lacarrubba, on the 115-yard 13th hole at Bob-O-Link, with a 5-hybrid.

Steve Snyder, in the 100-yard 16th hole at Orchard Park with a lob wedge.

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