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Teeing it up for July 15

PGA Tour

Event: The 144th Open Championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland, Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 4 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; on ESPN each day.

Last Year: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland claimed the third leg of the career Grand Slam, losing most of a six-stroke lead but closing with a 1-under-par 71 to win by two strokes over Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia of Spain at Royal Liverpool. McIlroy, who joined Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to win three-fourths of the Grand Slam by the age of 25, will not be able to defend his title because of a left ankle injury he sustained recently while playing soccer with friends. McIlroy became the seventh player in the first 143 years of the Open Championship to lead after each round, starting with scores of 66-66-68. Garcia closed with a 66 and Fowler had a 67, but neither got closer than two shots in the final round.


Event: Marathon Classic at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Thursday through Sunday.

TV: 2-4 p.m. on the Golf Channel each day.

Last Year: Lydia Ko of New Zealand birdied the final hole to close with a 6-under-par 65 and claim her fourth LPGA Tour victory by one stroke over So Yeon Ryu of South Korea. Ko, who was 17 at the time, wedged her approach shot from 72 yards to within 4 feet on the 18th hole and knocked in the winning putt. Ryu, playing one group behind Ko, made it exciting by holing a 30-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole and had a chance to force a playoff, but she missed a 6-foot birdie putt on the last hole. Ko became the youngest player in LPGA Tour history to exceed $1 million in earnings, at 17 years, 2 months, 26 days, and she could have made even more because she won two tournaments on the circuit as an amateur.

Champions Tour

Next Event: The 29th Senior Open Championship on the Old Course at Sunningdale Golf Club in Sunningdale, England, July 23-26.

Area Holes-In-One

Tony Breggins, on the 133-yard 11th hole at Eighteen Mile Creek, with an 8-iron.

Colleen M. Burke, on the 108-yard eighth hole at the Links at Ivy Ridge, with a 5-iron.

Andy Burns, on the 156-yard 11th hole at Gowanda, with 6-iron.

Andrew Franz, on the 183-yard 17th hole at Eden Valley, with a 5-wood.

Mike Manning, on the 247-yard first hole at Attica, with a 2-iron.

Jim Meyer, on the 134-yard eighth hole at Ironwood, with a 7-iron.

Dr. George Siefert, on the 166-yard third hole at Brookfield with a 6-iron.

Mike Struski, on the 138-yard 11th hole at Eighteen Mile Creek, with a 7-iron.

Jim Taylor, on the 150-yard sixth hole at Diamondhawk, with a 6-hybrid.

Mike Todd, on the 148-yard fifth hole at Brookfield with a 5-hybrid.

Jim Williams, on the 182-yard 12th hole at the Links at Ivy Ridge, with a 3-hybrid.