The week ahead in golf

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

LOCAL EVENTS

  • Two-man best ball, Hiddren Trails Country Club, Dexter, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Mixed scramble, Westwood Hills Country Club, Poplar Bluff, Saturday and Sunday.WGC

    NEC Invitational

  • Site: Sammamish, Wash.

    Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

  • Course: Sahalee Country Club (6,961 yards, par 72).

  • Purse: $5 million. Winner's share: $1 million.

  • Television: USA (Thursday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m.).

  • Last year: Tiger Woods won the tournament for the third straight year, outlasting Jim Furyk with a birdie on the seventh extra hole at Firestone in Akron, Ohio.

  • Last week: Rich Beem won the PGA Championship for his first major title, beating Woods by a stroke at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minn. Woods birdied the final four holes.

    LPGA

    Betsy King Classic

  • Site: Kutztown, Pa.

  • Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

  • Course: Berkleigh Country Club (6,197 yards, par 72).

  • Purse: $1.2 million. Winner's share: $180,000.

  • Television: The Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight).

  • Last year: Heather Daly-Donofrio won her first tour title, beating Mhiari McKay and Moira Dunn by a stroke.

  • Last week: Meg Mallon won the Canadian Women's Open for her 14th tour title. Michele Redman, Catriona Matthew and Michelle Ellis tied for second, four strokes back.PGA

    Reno-Tahoe Open

  • Site: Reno, Nev.

    n Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

  • Course: Montreux Golf and Country Club (7,472 yards, par 72).

  • Purse: $3 million. Winner's share: $540,000.

  • Television: The Golf Channel (Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 1:30-4 a.m., 7-9:30 p.m.; Monday, 1:30-4 a.m.).

  • Last year: John Cook overcame a six-stroke deficit in the final round to win his 11th tour title, shooting a 64 and capitalizing on Jerry Kelly's late triple bogey for a one-shot victory.

  • Last week: Rich Beem won the PGA Championship for his first major title, beating Tiger Woods by a stroke at Hazeltine National.

    SENIOR PGA

    Uniting Fore Care Classic

  • Site: Park City, Utah.

  • Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

  • Course: Park Meadows Country Club (7,327 yards, par 72).

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

  • Television: Television: PAX (Friday, 1-3 p.m.) and CNBC (Saturday-Sunday, 4:30-6:30 p.m.)

  • Last year: Steve Veriato won his first senior title, shooting three 68s for a one-stroke victory over Bruce Lietzke, Graham Marsh, Jesse Patino and Tom Jenkins.

  • Last event: Hale Irwin won the 3M Championship on Aug. 11 in Blaine, Minn., beating Hubert Green by three strokes.USGA

    U.S. Amateur

  • Site: Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

    Schedule: Match play, Wednesday-Sunday.

  • Course: Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course (6,988 yards, par 70).

  • Television: ESPN (Wednesday, noon-3 p.m.; Thursday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.; Friday, noon-3 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday, 1-3 p.m.; Sunday, 3-5 p.m.).

  • Last year: Bubba Dickerson birdied the 36th hole to beat Robert Hamilton 1-up at East Lake in Atlanta.

    PGA EUROPE

    Scottish Championship

  • Site: Gleneagles, Scotland.

  • Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

  • Course: Gleneagles Hotel, PGA Centenary Course (7,060 yards, par 72).

  • Purse: $1.54 million. Winner's share: $256,815.

  • Television: The Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon; Saturday-Sunday, 8-11 a.m.).

  • Last year: England's Paul Casey won his first tour title, closing with a birdie to beat Germany's Alex Cejka by a stroke.

  • Last week: Sweden's Adam Mednick won the North West of Ireland Open for his first tour title. Scotland's Andrew Coltart and Italy's Costantino Rocca tied for second, five strokes back.BUY.COM

    Permian Basin Open

  • Site: Midland, Texas.

    n Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

  • Course: Midland Country Club (7,354 yards, par 72).

  • Purse: $425,000. Winner's share: $76,500.

  • Television: None.

  • Last year: Chad Campbell won the second of three 2001 victories en route to qualifying for the PGA Tour. He had a tournament-record 24-under 264 total at The Club at Mission Dorado.

  • Last week: Tyler Williamson won the Wichita Open for his first tour title, beating Jeff Klauk and Koeke Cotner by a stroke.

    OTHER EVENTS

    Men

  • NGA/Hooters Tour: The Ravines Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Ravines Inn and Golf Club, Middleburg, Fla.

  • Asian PGA Tour: Taiwan Mercuries Masters, Thursday-Sunday, Taiwan Golf and Country Club, Tamsui Course, Taiwan.

  • PGA European Challenge Tour: Skandia PGA Open, Thursday-Sunday, Halmstad Golf Club, Halmstad, Sweden; and Rolex Trophy, Thursday-Sunday, Geneva Golf Club, Geneva, Switzerland.Women

  • Ladies European Tour: Wales WPGA Championship of Europe, Thursday-Sunday, Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Porthcawl, Wales.

    n Japan LPGA Tour: New Catapiler Mitsubishi Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Daihakone Country Club, Hakone, Japan.

    -- From staff, wire reports

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