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Teeing it up / This week's golf at a glance

>PGA Tour

Event: PGA Championship.

Site: Johns Creek, Ga.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course (7,467 yards, par 70).

Purse: TBA ($7.5 million in 2010). Winner: TBA ($1.35 million in 2010).

TV: TNT (Thursday-Friday, 1-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Ch. 4 (Saturday-Sunday, 2-7 p.m.).

Last year: Germany's Martin Kaymer won at Whistling Straits, beating Bubba Watson by a stroke in a three-hole playoff. Dustin Johnson lost a spot in the playoff when he was penalized two strokes on the final hole for grounding his club in a tiny patch of sand considered a bunker.

Last week: Adam Scott won the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone for his first World Golf Championship title, closing with a 65 for a four-stroke victory. Scott gave caddie Steve Williams, recently fired by Tiger Woods, his eighth victory in the event. Scott Piercy won the Reno-Tahoe Open for his first PGA Tour title, holing a 7-foot putt for par on the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Pat Perez.

Chip shots: Tiger Woods, the 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007 winner, tied for 37th at Firestone -- 16 strokes behind Scott -- in his first event after an 11-week break to let injuries to his left leg fully heal. U.S. players are winless in the last six majors. David Toms won the 2001 PGA at Atlanta Athletic Club, also the site of the 1976 U.S. Open (Jerry Pate) and 1981 PGA (Larry Nelson). If tied after 72 holes, the tournament will be decided in a three-hole, stroke-play playoff. If still tied, it will go to sudden death. David Hutsell won the PGA Professional National Championship in June at Hershey Country Club in Pennsylvania to top the 20 club pro qualifiers. Hutsell is the PGA director of instruction at The Elkridge Club in Baltimore. The 2012 tournament will be played at Kiawah Island in South Carolina.

Online: www.pga.com/pgachampionship.

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>LPGA Tour

Next event: Safeway Classic, Aug. 19-21, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Ghost Creek Golf Course, North Plains, Ore.

Last event: Yani Tseng won the Women's British Open for the second straight year, beating Brittany Lang by four strokes on July 31 at Carnoustie. The 22-year-old Tseng, the LPGA Championship winner in June, become the youngest woman to win five major titles. She leads the LPGA Tour with four victories and has seven overall wins this year.

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>Champions Tour

Next event: Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, Aug. 18-21, Westchester Country Club, West Course, Harrison, N.Y.

Last week: Jay Haas won the 3M Championship in Blaine, Minn., for his 15th Champions Tour title and first in two years, birdieing the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Tom Lehman, Kenny Perry and Peter Senior.

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>Area holes in one

Jerry Baker, on the 158-yard fifth hole at Terry Hills, with a 8-iron.

Shar Ciambella-Donovan, on the 70-yard 12th hole at Harvest Hill, with a sand wedge.

Dave Cilson, on the 147-yard third hole at Harris Hill, with a 8-iron.

Vito Cinfio, on the 158-yard sixth hole at Brierwood, with a 7-iron.

Jack Conrad, on the 133-yard seventh hole at Cazenovia, with a 9-iron.

Nancy Czajka, on the 80-yard 11th hole at Brierwood, with an 8-iron.

Anthony Gocella, on the 191-yard sixth hole at Orchard Park CC, with a 7-iron.

Murek Gozbzialski, 158-yard sixth hole at Brierwood, with a 9-iron.

CJ Herman, on the 175-yard 12th hole at Byrncliff, with a 5-iron.

Dan Kessel, on the 215-yard third hole at Brierwood, with a driver.

Jim Klubek, on the 151-yard 15th hole at Brierwood, with a pitching wedge.

Joyce Lunser, on the 142-yard seventh hole at Turkey Run, with a 6-hybrid.

Alex Luthringer, on the 162-yard 11th hole at Hamburg, with a 9-iron.

Phil Petoniak, on the 191-yard sixth hole at Orchard Park CC, with a hybrid.

Sam Puleo, on the 180-yard second hole at Orchard Park CC, with a 5-iron.

Tim Twarozek, on the 123-yard 14th hole at Terry Hills, with a pitching wedge.

Bob Witherspoon, on the 117-yard 16th hole at Orchard Park CC, with a pitching wedge.

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