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Teeing it up / This week’s golf

PGA Tour

Event: Canadian Open.

Site: Montreal.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Royal Montreal Golf Club, Blue Course (7,153 yards, par 70).

Purse: $5.7 million. Winner’s share: $1.02 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m., 11 p.m.-2 a.m.; Friday, 4-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Brandt Snedeker won at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ont. He took the lead in the third round after second-round leader Hunter Mahan withdrew when his wife went into labor.

Last week: Rory McIlroy won the British Open at Royal Liverpool for his third major title. He led wire-to-wire for a two-stroke victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler.

Notes: Snedeker and Mahan are in the field along with two-time winner Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Luke Donald, Ernie Els and Canadians Mike Weir, Graham DeLaet and David Hearn. Weir beat Tiger Woods in singles at Royal Montreal in the 2007 Presidents Cup. ... Pat Fletcher, born in England, was the last Canadian winner, taking the 1954 event at Point Grey in Vancouver. ... The 2015 tournament will be played at Glen Abbey. ... The World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational is next week at Firestone in Akron, Ohio.

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


Event: International Crown.

Site: Owings Mills, Md.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Caves Valley Golf Club (6,628 yards, par 71).

Purse: $1.6 million. Winners’ shares: $100,000 each.

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

Format: Team match play, with two points awarded for a victory and one for a halve. After four-ball matches Thursday-Saturday in two four-team pools, the top two in each pool and the winner of a playoff between the third-place teams will play singles Sunday. Points from all four days count in the final total. If tied, the championship will be decided in a sudden-death playoff involving one player from each team.

Pool A: U.S.A. (Stacy Lewis, Paula Creamer, Lexi Thompson, Cristie Kerr), Thailand (Pornanong Phatlum, Ariya Jutanugarn, Moriya Jutanugarn, Onnarin Sattayabanphot), Spain (Azahara Munoz, Beatriz Recari, Carlota Ciganda, Belen Mozo), Taiwan (Yani Tseng, Teresa Lu, Candie Kung, Phoebe Yao).

Pool B: South Korea (Inbee Park, I.K. Kim, Na Yeon Choi, So Yeon Ryu), Japan (Mika Miyazato, Ai Miyazato, Sakura Yokomine, Mamiko Higa), Sweden (Anna Nordqvist, Caroline Hedwall, Pernilla Lindberg, Mikaela Parmlid), Australia (Karrie Webb, Minjee Lee, Katherine Kirk, Lindsey Wright).

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last week: Lydia Ko won the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio, for her second victory of the year and fourth on the LPGA Tour. The 17-year-old Ko beat Ryu by a stroke.

Notes: The eight countries earned spots based on the combined world ranking of the top four players Nov. 24. The players were set by the March 31 ranking. ... The biennial event will be played in 2016 at Rich Harvest Farms in Illinois. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume Aug. 7-10 with the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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

Champions Tour/European Senior Tour

Event: Senior British Open.

Site: Bridgend, Wales.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Royal Porthcawl Golf Club (7,021 yards, par 71).

Purse: $2 million. Winner’s share: $315,600.

Television: ESPN2 (Thursday-Sunday, noon-2 p.m.).

Last year: Mark Wiebe won in a Monday finish at Royal Birkdale, beating Bernhard Langer with a par on the fifth hole of a playoff.

Last event: Colin Montgomerie won the U.S. Senior Open on July 13 at Oak Tree in Edmond, Okla., for his second major victory of the year. The Scot beat Gene Sauers in a three-hole aggregate playoff.

Notes: Tom Watson is coming off a 51st-place tie Sunday in the British Open at Royal Liverpool. The 64-year-old Watson won the British Open five times and is a three-time winner in the senior event. ... Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Greater Gwinnett Championship in April in his only career Champions Tour start. He won the Spanish Open in May at 50 years, 133 days to break his own record as the oldest European Tour champion.

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

Area Holes-In-One

Warren Bamber, on the 157-yard ninth hole at Elkdale.

Dennis Curtin, on the 174-yard sixth hole at Whispering Woods (Pa.), with a 5-iron.

Carl DeLuca, on the 125-yard 22nd hole, at Terry Hills with an 8-iron.

Brad Jacobs, on the 169-yard 15th hole at East Aurora, with a 7-iron.

Kim Merrihew, on the 188-yard eighth hole at Glen Oak with a driver.

Santo Vitrano, on the 115-yard 13th hole at Bob-O-Link with a 9-iron.

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