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PGA Tour has one final signature event as LPGA heads to Sahalee for its third major

PGA Tour has one final signature event as LPGA heads to Sahalee for its third major

Location: Cromwell, Connecticut.

Course: TPC River Highlands. Distance: 6,852. Par: 70.

Prize money: $20 million. Winner’s share: $3.6 million.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Golf Channel), 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (CBS).

Defending champion: Keegan Bradley.

FedEx Cup Leader: Scottie Scheffler.

Last week: Bryson DeChambeau won the US Open.

Notes: This is the final signature event with a $20 million purse and a small field. There will be no discount on the Travelers Championship. … Rory McIlroy withdrew a day after bogeying three of his last four holes to finish one shot behind at the US Open. …Adam Scott and Webb Simpson each received a sponsor exemption, the fifth for a signature event for both of them. They are members of the PGA Tour policy council. … Michael Thorbjornsen, who finished No. 1 in the PGA Tour University rankings, was waived. He finished fourth among the Travelers in 2022 while at Stanford. … The five leading players in the top 20 of the FedEx Cup after this week earn exemptions to the British Open. Christiaan Bezuidenhout is currently the only player from the top 20 who is not eligible. Thomas Detry is just outside the top 20. …Xander Schauffele and Bryson DeChambeau are the only players with top-10 finishes in all three majors this year.

Next week: Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/

LPGA TOUR AND PGA OF AMERICA

KPMG WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Location: Sammamish, Washington.

Course: Sahalee Country Club. Distance: 6,831. Par: 72.

Prize money: $10 million. Winner’s share: $1.5 million.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM (Peacock), 6:00 PM-10:00 PM (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Peacock), 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (NBC), 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Golf Channel); Sunday, 12pm-3pm (Peacock), 3pm-7pm (NBC).

Defending champion: Ruoning Yin.

Race to CME Globe Leader: Nelly Korda.

Last week: Lilia Vu won the Meijer LPGA Classic.

Notes: The third LPGA major of the year returns to Sahalee for the first time since 2016, when Canada’s Brooke Henderson won her first major. … This is the final week before the women’s world rankings are used to determine the 60 players who will qualify for the Olympics. … The Americans will have just three players for the Paris Games unless Megan Khang has a good week. She is number 16 in the world rankings, one place behind Lydia Ko. … Lexi Thompson moved from No. 75 to No. 33 in the Race to CME Globe after her playoff loss last week. … Of the four players who have already topped $1 million, Japan’s Ayaka Furue is the only one who has yet to win on the LPGA this year. … Sahalee hosted the 1998 PGA Championship that Vijay Singh won over Steve Stricker. … Nelly Korda has missed the cut in consecutive tournaments for the first time since the Founders Cup and the KPMG Women’s PGA last year.

Next week: Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational.

Online: https://www.lpga.com/ and https://www.kpmgwomenspgachampionship.com/

Location: College Grove, Tennessee.

Course: The Grove GC. Distance: 7,297. Par: 71.

Prize money: $20 million. Winner’s share: $4 million.

Television: Friday, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM (CW app); Saturday-Sunday, 1-6pm (CW Network).

Defending champion: new event.

Points leader: Joaquin Niemann.

Last tournament: Carlos Ortiz won LIV Golf Houston.

Notes: Bryson DeChambeau plays just a week after capturing his second US Open title by beating Rory McIlroy by one shot at Pinehurst No. 2. … DeChambeau joined Brooks Koepka as the only active LIV players to hold a won major. …LIV had three players finish in the top 10 at the Masters. In the next two majors, DeChambeau was the only player in the top 10. … Tennessee is the 12th state to host an LIV event. … The Grove is a Greg Norman design that previously hosted a Korn Ferry Tour event and NCAA men’s regional tournaments. … DeChambeau has just one top-five finish at LIV Golf this year. He has two top fives (a win and a second place) in the Majors. … LIV Golf has six players from four countries who have qualified for the Paris Olympics. … Dustin Johnson has just one top 10 since winning at LIV Las Vegas earlier this year. He has missed the cut in two of the three majors this year.

Next tournament: LIV Golf Andalucia on July 12-14.

Online: https://www.livgolf.com/

Course: The International. Distance: 6,914. Par: 71.

Prize money: $2.5 million. Winner’s share: $416,667.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 6:30am-11:30am (Golf Canal).

Defending champion: Pablo Larrazabal.

Race to Dubai leader: Rory McIlroy.

Last week: Bryson DeChambeau won the US Open.

Notes: Six players in the field were in North Carolina last week for the US Open, and all but one missed the cut. Tom McKibbin from Northern Ireland finished in 41st place. … Sebastian Soderberg makes his first start since taking a double bogey on the final hole to lose the Scandinavian Mixed by one shot to Linn Grant. He is number 2 in the Race to Dubai. … Luke List will not be at the PGA Tour’s signature event this week. He plays in the Netherlands on sponsor exemption. … Matt Wallace is in the field, the only player in the field to have won on the European tour and the PGA Tour. … Henrik Norlander uses one of the spots for PGA Tour players who finished from No. 126 to 200 in last year’s FedEx Cup. Two weeks ago he also played in Sweden. … Three players who competed at LIV Golf this year are among the top 11 of the Race to Dubai. … Europe has nine players in the top 25 of the world rankings.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com/dpworld-tour/

DICK’S SPORTING GOODS OPEN

Location: Endicott, New York.

Course: En-Joie CC. Distance: 6,994. Par: 72.

Prize money: $2.1 million. Winner’s share: $315,000.

Television: Friday, 12:00-14:00 (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM (Golf Canal).

Defending champion: Padraig Harrington.

Charles Schwab Cup Leader: Stephen Ames.

Final tournament: Ernie Els won the American Family Insurance Championship.

Notes: Padraig Harrington will play for the first time since being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. … This is the final tournament for a pair of majors. Next week is the US Senior Open and after a bye week it is the Kaulig Companies Championship at Firestone in Ohio. … Steve Stricker is not on the field. He is the only player in the top six of the Charles Schwab Cup standings who has not won this year. …Ken Tanigawa, Billy Andrade and Paul Broadhurst are the only PGA Tour Champions players to play all 13 tournaments this year. … Ernie Els and Stephen Ames are the only players with multiple wins this year. … Angel Cabrera is on the alternate list and likely won’t participate. He won the Legends Tour in Europe last week. It was his first win since being released from prison in Argentina last summer for gender violence.

Next week: US Senior Open.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/pgatour-champions

COMPLIANCE SOLUTIONS CHAMPIONSHIP

Course: Jimmie Austin OU GC. Distance: 7,487. Par: 72.

Prize money: $1 million. Winner’s share: $180,000.

Previous winner: Jimmy Stanger.

Points leader: Tim Widing.

Last week: Taylor Dickson won the Wichita Open.

Next week: Memorial Health Championship.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/korn-ferry-tour

Epson Tour: Island Resort Championship, Sweetgrass GC, Harris, Michigan. Defending champion: Tsai Ching Tseng. Online: https://www.epsontour.com/

Japanese Players Championship, Nish Nasuno CC, Tochigi, Japan. Defending champion: Hideto Tanihara. Online: https://www.jgto.org/en/

Asian tour: Kolon Korea Open, Woo Jeong Hills CC, Cheonan, South Korea. Defending champion: Seungsu Han. Online: https://asiantour.com/

Challenge Tour: Blot Open de Bretagne, Golf Bluegreen de Pleneuf Val Andre, Pleneuf, France. Previous winner: Stuart Manley. Online: https://www.europeantour.com/challenge-tour/

Women’s European Tour: Tipsport Czech Ladies Open, Royal Beroun GC, Beroun, Czech Republic. Defending champion: Diksha Dagar. Online: https://ladieseuropeantour.com/

PGA Tour America: The Beachlands Victoria Open, Uplands GC, Victoria, British Columbia. Defending champion: Etienne Papineau. Online: https://www.pgatour.com/americas

Japan LPGA: Earth Mondahmin Cup, Camellia Hills CC, Chiba, Japan. Defending champion: Jiyai Shin. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp/en/

Korea LPGA: Hankyung Ladies Cup, Fortune Hills CC, Pocheon, South Korea. Defending champion: Minji Park. Online: https://klpga.co.kr/

This version corrects that Americans have insurance for three players, not two, in the women’s competition at the Olympics.

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