Weekend golf at a glance

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

LOCAL EVENTS

  • Three-person scramble, Lead Belt Golf Course, Bonne Terre, Mo., Saturday and Sunday.

  • Two-man scramble, Current River Country Club, Doniphan, Mo., Saturday and Sunday.

  • Men's individual, Kennett (Mo.)Country Club,Saturday andSunday.

  • Three-person scramble, Malden (Mo.)Country Club, Saturday andSunday.

  • Three-man scramble, Salem (Mo.)Golf and Country Club, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Two-man scramble, Perryville (Mo.)Country Club, Saturday andSunday.

    PGA TOUR

    The Colonial

  • SITE: Fort Worth, Texas.

  • SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday.

  • COURSE: Colonial Country Club (7,080 yards, par 70).

  • PURSE: $4.3 million. Winner's share: $774,000.

  • TELEVISION: The Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-5:30 p.m., 7-9:30 p.m.; Friday, 1:30-4 a.m., 3-5:30 p.m., 7-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30-6 a.m.), Fox Sports Net (Thursday-Friday, 3-5:30 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m.).

  • LAST YEAR: Spain's Sergio Garcia won his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 7-under 63 for a two-stroke victory over Phil Mickelson and Brian Gay.

  • LAST WEEK: Japan's Shigeki Maruyama won the Byron Nelson Classic in Irving, holding off Ben Crane by two strokes.

  • NOTES: Tiger Woods is skipping the tournament to play in the Deutsche Bank Open in Germany. ... Ben Hogan won his hometown event five times. ... Mickelson won in 2000, finishing with a 63 for a two-stroke victory over Davis Love III and Stewart Cink. ... Senior stars Tom Watson, Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw are in the field. Watson won the 1998 tournament for the last of his 34 PGA Tour titles. Crenshaw, a two-time Colonial winner, is making his record 32nd appearance. Kite has made the cut in all 29 of his Colonial starts, a tournament record. ... The Memorial is next week in Dublin, Ohio, followed by the Kemper Insurance Open in Potomac, Md.

    PGA EUROPEAN TOUR

    Deutsche Bank Open

  • SITE: Heidelberg, Germany.

  • SCHEDULE: Friday-Monday.

  • COURSE: St. Leon-Rot Golf Club (7,207 yards, par 72).

  • PURSE: $2.5 million. Winner's share: $410,000.

  • TELEVISION: The Golf Channel (Friday, 7-11 a.m.; Saturday, 12:30-2:30 a.m., 7-11 a.m., 7-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 6-10 a.m., 7-9:30 p.m.; Monday, 5-10 a.m., 8-10:30 p.m.).

  • LAST YEAR: Tiger Woods won the tournament for the second time in three years, beating New Zealand's Michael Campbell by four strokes. Woods holed a 175-yard shot in the final round for his fifth eagle of the tournament.

  • LAST WEEK: Argentina's Angel Cabrera won the Benson and Hedges International, beating England's Barry Lane by a stroke at The Belfry in England.

  • NOTES: Woods is making his fourth appearance in the event. He finished third last week in the PGA Tour's Byron Nelson Classic, his first start since winning the Masters. ... John Daly is coming off a ninth-place tie in the Benson and Hedges. He won the BMW International last year in Munich. ... The tour will be in England the next three weeks for the Volvo PGA, British Masters and English Open.

    LPGA TOUR

    Asahi Ryokuken International

  • SITE: North Augusta, S.C.

  • SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday.

  • COURSE: Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club (6,321 yards, par 72).

  • PURSE: $1.25 million. Winner's share: $187,5000.

  • TELEVISION: The Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 12-2:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight; Saturday-Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight).

  • LAST YEAR: Germany's Tina Fischer won the inaugural tournament for her first LPGA Tour title, holding off Emilee Klein and Tracy Hanson by a stroke.

  • LAST WEEK: Annika Sorenstam won the Aerus Electrolux USA Championship in Franklin, Tenn., beating Pat Hurst by a stroke. Sorenstam matched the course record with her closing 64 and broke the tournament mark with a 17-under 271 total.

  • NOTES: Sorenstam has 34 LPGA Tour victories. She has won three times in seven starts this year and also took the Australian Masters in her lone international appearance. ... Twelve-year-old Hawaiian star Michelle Wie and 15-year-old Japanese player Shinobu Moromizato received sponsor exemptions. Wie missed the cut in the season-opening Takefuji Classic after becoming the youngest Monday qualifier in tour history.

    SENIOR PGA TOUR

    Instinet Classic

  • SITE: Princeton, N.J.

  • SCHEDULE: Friday-Sunday.

  • COURSE: TPC at Jasna Polana (6,911 yards, par 72).

  • PURSE: $1.5 million. Winner's share: $225,000.

  • TELEVISION: PAX (Friday, noon-2 p.m.) and CNBC (Saturday-Sunday, 4:30-6:30 p.m.).

  • LAST YEAR: Gil Morgan successfully defended his title, holding off J.C. Snead and Tom Jenkins by two strokes.

  • LAST WEEK: Bruce Lietzke won the rain-shortened TD Waterhouse Championship in Kansas City, Mo., beating Larry Nelson by two strokes.

  • NOTES: Hale Irwin has two victories this year to push his tour-record total to 34. He leads the money list with $1,131,100. ... Tom Watson, Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw are skipping the event to play in the Colonial.

    BUY.COM TOUR

    SAS Carolina Classic

  • SITE: Raleigh, N.C.

  • SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday.

  • COURSE: TPC at Wakefield Plantation (6,724 yards, par 71).

  • PURSE: $450,000. Winner's share: $81,000.

  • TELEVISION: None.

  • LAST YEAR: John Maginnes won his third Buy.com Tour title, beating Ryuji Imada by two strokes.

  • LAST WEEK: Monday qualifier Patrick Moore won the Richmond Open, holing a 15-foot eagle putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Maginnes.

  • NOTES: Hale Irwin designed the TPC at Wakefield Plantation. ... Mark Hensby won the 2000 tournament, beating Manny Zerman on the seventh hole of a playoff at Raleigh Country Club.

    OTHER TOURNAMENTS

    Men

  • NGA/HOOTERS TOUR: NGA Arlington Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Arlington Golf Club, Granite City, Ill.

  • JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Japan PGA Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Koma Country Club, Nara, Japan.

  • PGA EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: Irish Seniors Open, Friday-Sunday, Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, Adare, Ireland.

    Women

  • FUTURES TOUR: Greater Kansas City Futures Golf Classic, Friday-Sunday, Shirkey Golf Club, Richmond, Mo.

  • LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Italian Open, Thursday-Sunday, Poggio dei Medici Golf Club, Scarperia, Italy.

  • JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Vernal Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Fukuoka Century Golf Club, Fukuoka, Japan.

    -- From staff, wire reports

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