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

>PGA Tour

Event: Crowne Plaza Invitational

Site: Fort Worth, Texas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Colonial Country Club (7,204 yards, par 70).

Purse: $6.4 million. Winner's share: $1,152,000.

TV: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) and Ch. 4 Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: David Toms won his 13th tour title a week after losing a playoff to K.J. Choi in The Players Championship. Toms shot consecutive 62s to tie the tour record for the first 36 holes, then closed with rounds of 74 and 67 to beat Charlie Wi by a stroke.

Last week: Jason Dufner won the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving for his second victory in four weeks, holing a 25-foot birdie putt for a one-stroke victory over Dicky Pride.

Chip shots: Dufner and area resident Hunter Mahan, the only two-time tour winners this year, are in the field along with Toms, 2010 champion Zach Johnson, Players Championship winner Matt Kuchar, Quail Hollow champion Rickie Fowler, Louis Oosthuizen, Bill Haas and Sergio Garcia. The Memorial is next week at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.



>PGA of America

Event: Senior PGA Championship

Site: Benton Harbor, Mich.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: The Golf Club at Harbor Shores (6,861 yards, par 71).

Purse: TBA ($2 million in 2011). Winner's share: TBA ($360,000 in 2011).

TV: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, noon-3 p.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.) and Ch. 2 (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Tom Watson won at Valhalla in Kentucky, blasting out of a bunker to 3 feet to set up a birdie in a playoff with David Eger. At 61, Watson became the oldest major winner since the senior tour was created in 1980.

Last event: Fred Funk won the Insperity Championship at The Woodlands May 6.

Chip shots: Created at Bobby Jones' suggestion, the event was first played in 1937 at Augusta National. Sam Snead won six times, the last in 1973 with a record 20-under 268 total at PGA National. Watson withdrew because of a wrist injury. The Principal Charity Classic is next week in West Des Moines, Iowa.



>LPGA Tour

Next event: ShopRite LPGA Classic, June 1-3, Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Galloway, N.J.


>Area holes in one

Bob Colt, on the 174-yard 15th hole at The Links at Ivy Ridge, with a hybrid.

Devin Donohue, on the 130-yard sixth hole at Lockport, with an 8-iron.

Tom Furlani, on the 147-yard eighth hole at Springville, with an 8-iron.

Tom Guariglia, on the 145-yard 25th hole at Terry Hills, with a 7-iron.

Mark Lemma, on the 130-yard 10th hole at Tan Tara, with a pitching wedge.

James Martineck, on the 132-yard fourth hole (North) at Willowbrook, with an 8-iron.

Kevin Muvey, on the 105-yard sixth hole at Sheridan, with a pitching wedge.

Kathy Staerker, on the 112-yard third hole at Fox Valley, with a 5-wood.

Jeff Wilson, on the 165-yard 12th hole at Elkdale, with a 4-hybrid.