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Golf Glance

Golf Glance


By The Associated Press

Tuesday, May 14, 2019



Site: Farmingdale, N.Y.

Course: Bethpage State Park (Black Course). Yardage: 7,459. Par: 70.

Purse: TBA ($11 million in 2018).

Television: Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (TNT); Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (TNT), 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CBS Sports).

Defending champion: Brooks Koepka.

Last major: Tiger Woods won the Masters.

Notes: Tiger Woods goes for the second leg of the Grand Slam. The only time Woods won the first two majors of the year was in 2002 when they were held at Augusta National and Bethpage Black (U.S. Open). ... Kopeka is 47 under par in his last five PGA Championship appearances. ... Jordan Spieth gets his third crack at the career Grand Slam, lacking only the PGA Championship. None of the other five players with the career slam completed it at the PGA Championship. ... The PGA Championship was last held in May in 1949, when Sam Snead won at The Hermitage in Virginia. ... Bethpage Black previously held the U.S. Open in 2002 and 2009, and The Barclays on the PGA Tour in 2012 and 2016. ... Among the 15 players playing in all three majors at Bethpage Black is Craig Bowden, who played the U.S. Opens as a PGA Tour qualifier and is playing the PGA Championship as a club pro. ... Justin Thomas is sitting out the PGA to let a bone bruise in his right wrist fully heal.

Next year: Harding Park in San Francisco.

Next major: U.S. Open on June 13-16 at Pebble Beach.

Online: www.pgachampionship.com



Site: Knoxville, Tenn.

Course: Fox Den CC. Yardage: 7,088. Par: 71.

Purse: $550,000. Winner’s share: $99,000.

Television: None.

Defending champion:Stephan Jaeger.

Last week: Michael Gellerman won the KC Golf Classic.

Points leader: Xinjun Zhang

Next week: Evans Scholars Invitational.

Online: www.pgatour.com/webcom



Site: Southern Pines, N.C.

Course: Pine Needles Lodge & GC. Yardage: 6,016. Par: 71.

Purse: $1 million. Winner’s share:

Television: Saturday-Sunday, 3-5 p.m. (FS1).

Defending champion: Laura Davies.

Notes: Pine Needles previously hosted the U.S. Women’s Open three times, won by Annika Sorenstam (1996), Karrie Webb (2001) and Cristie Kerr (2007). It is scheduled to host the Women’s Open a fourth time in 2022. ... The field is 120 players. ... Davies won the inaugural championship last year by 10 shots over Juli Inkster at Chicago Golf Club.

Next year: Brooklawn CC in Fairfield, Conn.

Online: www.usga.org


Last week: Sung Kang won the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Next week: Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial.

FedEx Cup leader: Matt Kuchar.

Online: www.pgatour.com


Last tournament: Sei Young Kim won the LPGA Mediheal Championship.

Next week: Pure Silk Championship.

Race to CME Globe leader: Jin Young Ko.

Online: www.lpga.com


Last week: Steve Stricker won the Regions Tradition.

Next week: Senior PGA Championship.

Charles Schwab Cup leader: Scott McCarron.

Online: www.pgatour.com/champions


Last week: Marcus Kinhult won the British Masters.

Next week: Made in Denmark.

Race to Dubai leader: Kevin Kisner.

Online: www.europeantour.com


Symetra Tour: Symetra Classic, River Run CC, Davidson, N.C. Defending champion: Jenny Haglund. Online: www.symetratour.com

Ladies European Tour: La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational, La Reserva Club de Sotogrande, Sotogrande, Spain. Defending champion: New event. Online: www.ladieseuropeantour.com

PGA Tour Latinoamerica: Jamaica Classic, Cinnamon Hill GC, Montego Bay, Jamaica. Defending champion: Michael Buttacavoli. Online: www.pgatour.com/la/en

PGA Tour China: Qinhuangdao Championship, Qinhuangdao Poly GC, Qinhuangdao, China. Defending champion: New event. Online: www.pgatour.com/china

Sunshine Tour: Lombard Insurance Classic, Royal Swazi Spa CC, Mbabane, Swaziland. Defending champion: Justin Harding. Online: www.sunshinetour.com

Korean LPGA: Doosan Match Play Championship, Ladena GC, Chuncheon, South Korea. Defending champion: Inbee Park. Online: www.klpga.co.kr

Japan LPGA: Hoken No Madoguchi Ladies, Fukuoka Cantree Club (Wajiro), Fukuoka, Japan. Defending champion: Ai Suzuki. Online: www.lpga.or.jp