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Teeing it up for May 20

PGA Tour

Event: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 4-7 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday and Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., Golf Channel and 3-6 p.m., CBS.

Last year: Adam Scott completed the Texas Slam when he won at Colonial with a 7-foot birdie putt to beat Jason Dufner on the third playoff hole. The Aussie collected his 11th victory on the PGA Tour, including one in all four events in Texas – the Colonial, the Valero Texas Open (2010), the Shell Houston Open (2007) and what is now the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship (2008). Scott, who ascended to the No. 1 spot in the World Golf Rankings a week earlier, closed with his second straight 6-under-par 66, carding seven birdies and overcoming a double-bogey 6 on the ninth hole. Dufner also finished with a 66, forcing the playoff when he sank a 25-foot birdie putt on the 72th hole.

Champions Tour

Event: Senior PGA Championship on the Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind., Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 1-4 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m., NBC; and Sunday, 2:30-3 p.m., Golf Channel and 3-6 p.m. on NBC.

Last Year: Colin Montgomerie of Scotland, considered one of the best players who never won a major championship on the PGA Tour, claimed his first victory in the United States and made it a Champions Tour major to boot. The 51-year-old closed with a 6-under-par 65 at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich., to win by four strokes over Tom Watson, 64, who also finished with a 65. Montgomerie, who won 43 times previously around the world, earned his first victory as a senior and his first anywhere in seven years. He claimed his first senior major title in his fifth attempt, after going 0-for-71 in PGA and European tour Grand Slam events. Monty came back later in the year to win the U.S. Senior Open in a playoff over Gene Sauers at Oak Tree National in Edmond, Okla.


Event: ShopRite LPGA Classic on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club’s Bay Course in Galloway, N.J., Friday through Sunday.

TV: Friday, 1-3:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 3-6 p.m., Golf Channel.

Last Year: Stacy Lewis collected her 10th victory on the LPGA Tour by closing with a 4-under-par 67 to win by six strokes over Christina Kim, winning the tournament for the second time in three years. After opening with a 67, Lewis took the lead for good with a bogey-free 63 in the second round that included four birdies on each nine, coming home in 4-under 30. Lewis, who also won the ShopRite in 2012 by four shots over Katherine Hull of Australia, took the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings with the 2014 victory, unseating Inbee Park of South Korea, who was on top for the previous 69 weeks.

Area Holes-In-One

Bill Irish-Baker, on the 174-yard 15th hole at The Links at Ivy Ridge, with a 7-iron.

Rick Miles, on the 105-yard 6th hole at Sheridan, with a sand wedge.

Susan Scibetta Rajnisz, on the 90-yard fifth hole at Crag Burn, with a 9-iron.

Aidan Shaw, on the 125-yard second hole at Orchard Park, with a pitching wedge.

Peter Stanley, on the 168-yard eighth hole at Arrowhead, with a Hybrid No. 4.

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