PGA of America
Event: PGA Championship.
Site: Louisville, Ken.
Course: Valhalla Golf Club (7,458 yards, par 71).
Purse: $10 million. Winner’s share: $1.8 million.
Television: TNT (Thursday-Friday, 1-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 2-7 p.m.).
Last year: Jason Dufner won at Oak Hill in Rochester, N.Y. He matched the major championship record with a second-round 63 in a two-stroke victory.
Last week: Rory McIlroy regained the top spot in the world, following his British Open victory with a comeback win in the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio. ... Geoff Ogilvy won the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nev., for his first PGA Tour victory since 2010.
Notes: Tiger Woods, the 2000 winner at Valhalla, withdrew from the Bridgestone Invitational in the final round because of a back injury. The tournament was his third since returning from surgery to alleviate pain from a pinched nerve. Also the 1999, 2006 and 2007 PGA winner, he won the last of his 14 major titles in the 2008 U.S. Open. ... The tournament ends the points race for the nine automatic spots on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. ... McIlroy won by eight shots in 2012 at Kiawah Island to break the tournament record for margin of victory. ... 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. ... The United States won the 2008 Ryder Cup at Valhalla. ... Michael Block won the PGA Professional title in June to top the 20 club pro qualifiers. ... The PGA of America owns Jack Nicklaus-designed Valhalla. ... The 2015 tournament will be played at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. ... The Wyndham Championship is next week at Sedgefield in Greensboro, N.C., followed by The Barclays – the FedEx Cup opener at Ridgewood in New Jersey.
PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com.
European Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com.
Event: Meijer LPGA Classic.
Site: Belmont, Mich.
Course: Blythefield Country Club (6,414 yards, par 71).
Purse: $1.5 million. Winner’s share: $225,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 5-7 p.m.).
Last year: Inaugural event.
Last event: Spain won the International Crown on July 27 in Maryland, beating Sweden by four points. Spain swept its four singles matches, with Belen Mozo securing the winning points with a victory over Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn. Mozo teamed with Carlota Ciganda, Beatriz Recari and Azahara Munoz.
Notes: Top-ranked Stacy Lewis is in the field along with No. 2 Lydia Ko, No. 3 Inbee Park, No. 4 Suzann Pettersen and No. 5 Lexi Thompson. U.S. Women’s Open champion Michelle Wie and Women’s British Open winner Mo Martin also are playing. ... The tournament is the tour’s first in Michigan since the 2000 Oldsmobile Classic in East Lansing. ... The LPGA Championship is next week in Pittsford, N.Y., followed by the Canadian Women’s Open in London, Ont.
U.S. Golf Association
Event: U.S. Women’s Amateur.
Site: Glen Cove, N.Y.
Schedule: through Sunday.
Course: Nassau Country Club (6,297 yards, par 70).
Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 3-5 p.m.; Thursday, 1-3 a.m., 3-5 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 3-5 a.m., 3-5 p.m.).
Last year: Emma Talley, the Alabama player from Princeton, Ken., beat Yueer Cindy Feng 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final at the Country Club of Charleston.
Notes: The top 64 in stroke-play qualifying will advance to match play, starting Wednesday. ... Talley is in the field. ... Princess Mary Superal of the Philippines won the U.S. Girls’ Junior last month. ... Sixteen-year-old Brooke Mackenzie Henderson of Canada was the low amateur in the U.S. Women’s Open. ... The 1914 event also was played at Seth Raynor-designed Nassau. ... The 2015 event will be played at Portland Golf Club in Oregon.
Next event: Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, Aug. 15-17, En-Joie Golf Course, Endicott, N.Y.
Last week: Kenny Perry won the 3M Championship in Blaine, Minn., for his second victory of the year.
Len Applebach, on the 140-yard fourth hole at Turkey Run, with a 9-iron.
Bob Crooks, on the 135-yard 10th hole at Tan Tara, with a pitching wedge.
Billy Gaffney, on the 172-yard seventh hole at Crag Burn, with a 7-iron.
Mark A. Higgins, on the third hole at Cazenovia with a D-wedge.
Eric Kuras, on the 113-yard second hole at Ironwood, with a pitching wedge.
Jason Kuzdale, on the 136-yard second hole at Brighton with a pitching wedge.
Nikko Lazzara, on the 195-yard 17th hole at Fox Valley, with a 3-wood.
John Lomeo, on the 105-yard sixth hole at Sheridan, with a pitching wedge.
Rosalie McHugh, on the 95-yard fifth hole at Brookfield, with a Hybrid.
Larry Poturalski, on the 168-yard eighth hole at East Aurora with a 4 Hybrid.
Ron Raccuia, on the 172-yard fourth hole at Wanakah.
Pete Sunderland, on the 167-yard 16th hole at Elkdale, with a 5-iron.
Steve Whalen, on the 18th hole at Oak Run with an 8-iron.