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Teeing it up (July 13): This week’s golf and Area Holes-In-One

PGA Tour

Event: 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon Golf Club in South Ayrshire, Scotland, Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 1:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday, 4-7 a.m., Golf Channel and 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m., NBC, and Sunday, 4-7 a.m., Golf Channel and 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m., NBC.

Last Year: American Zach Johnson claimed his second major title, outlasting Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa by one stroke and Marc Leishman of Australia by three in a four-hole aggregate playoff on the Old Course at St. Andrews. Johnson, who also won the 2007 Masters, closed with a 5-under-par 66, holing a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to get into the playoff. Leishman also finished with a 66, but missed a 12-foot birdie putt on the last hole that would have given him the Claret Jug, while Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open champion at St. Andrews, sank a five-foot birdie putt on the last to join the playoff with a 69. Johnson birdied the first two holes of the playoff and finished the four holes in 15 strokes, while Oosthuizen had 16 and Leishman totaled 18. Jordan Spieth, coming off victories in the Masters and U.S. Open, closed with a 69 and missed the playoff by one stroke.

PGA Tour

Event: Barbasol Championship at Grand National Golf Club on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Opelika, Ala., Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 5-8 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday and Sunday, 3-6 p.m., Golf Channel.

Last Year: Scott Piercy shot 65-65 on the weekend to collect his third PGA Tour victory by three strokes over Will Wilcox. Piercy birdied four of the first six holes in the final round to build a four-stroke lead and coasted to his first victory since the 2012 RBC Canadian Open. It capped a career comeback for Piercy, who started the season on a major medical extension after undergoing surgery in 2014 to repair a torn flexor digitorum superficialis in his right arm. Piercy will not defend his title because he is playing in the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland.


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

TV: Thursday and Friday, 8-10 p.m., Golf Channel; Sunday, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, 4-6 p.m. on CBS.

Last Year: Chella Choi of South Korea tapped in for a winning birdie on the first playoff hole, earning her first LPGA Tour victory in 157 starts after Ha Na Jang, also of South Korea, hit her approach shot into high rough on the way to a bogey. Choi shot 5-under-par 66 in the final round to catch Jang, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour this year, who led after each of the first three rounds and then closed with a 68. Choi opened with a 73, but bounced back into contention by shooting 66-65 in the middle rounds.

PGA Tour Champions

Next Event: The Senior Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Club in Carnoustie, Scotland, July 21-24.

Area Holes-In-One

Brendan Chiarilli, on the 141-yard 12th hole at Brookfield, with an 8-iron.

Steven Cvetanovich, on the 150-yard fifth hole at Grandview, with a driver.

Michael Danney, on the 140-yard 12th hole at Harvest Hill, with an 8-iron.

Mallory Frew, on the 116-yard 16th hole at Quiet Times GC, with a 6-iron.

Benita Kaszubowski, on the 153-yard sixth hole at Grandview, with a driver.

Larry Kavanaugh, on the 148-yard 12th hole at Wanakah, with an 8-iron.

Tyler Munch, on the 143-yard 13th hole at Ironwood, with a pitching wedge.

Brad Priebe, on the 198-yard 16th hole at Niagara County GC, with a 7-iron.

Tim Rochford, on the 153-yard sixth hole at Grandview, with a 5-wood.

Jeff Skinner, his second, on the 157-yard sixth hole at Elma Meadows, with a 6-iron.