The week ahead in golf
Wednesday, August 21, 2002
Two-man best ball, Hiddren Trails Country Club, Dexter, Saturday and Sunday.
Mixed scramble, Westwood Hills Country Club, Poplar Bluff, Saturday and Sunday.WGC
Site: Sammamish, Wash.
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.
Betsy King Classic
Site: Kutztown, Pa.
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
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.
Uniting Fore Care Classic
Site: Park City, Utah.
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
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.
Site: Gleneagles, Scotland.
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.
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.
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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