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US PGA TOURMemorial Tournament

Site: Dublin, Ohio.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Muirfield Village Golf Club (7,352 yards, 6,723 meters, par 72).

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1,116,000.

Last year: England's Justin Rose won the first of his two 2010 US PGA Tour titles, overcoming a four-shot deficit. Rickie Fowler was second, three strokes back.

Last week: Keegan Bradley won the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, for his first U.S. tour victory, parring the first hole of a playoff with Ryan Palmer.

Notes: Jack Nicklaus founded the event in 1976 and won the 1977 and 1984 titles. He made his last competitive appearance in the tournament in 2005. ... Tiger Woods, sidelined by left leg injuries, has a record four victories in the event, winning in 1999-2001 and 2009. ... Luke Donald is in the field. He took the No. 1 spot in the world ranking on Sunday with a playoff victory over Lee Westwood in the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship. ... Phil Mickelson is making his first start since tying for 33rd in The Players Championship. He won the Houston Open in early April for his 39th US PGA Tour victory, and first since the 2010 Masters. ... The St. Jude Classic is next week in Memphis, Tenn., followed by the U.S. Open at Congressional in Bethesda, Maryland.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOURWales Open

Site: Newport, Wales.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Celtic Manor Resort, The Twenty Ten Course (7,378 yards, 6,746 meters, par 71).

Purse: $2.97 million. Winner's share: $494,730.

Last year: Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell closed with an 8-under 63 for a three-stroke victory over Rhys Davies. McDowell won the U.S. Open two weeks later.

Last week: Luke Donald won a duel for No. 1 with a playoff victory over Lee Westwood in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Donald, second behind Westwood entering the tournament, birdied the par-5 18th in the playoff, hitting his approach within 5 feet before Westwood's wedge shot spun into the water.

Notes: Last October at Celtic Manor, Europe won the Ryder Cup, beating the United States 14 1/2-13 1/2 when McDowell held off Hunter Mahan in the final singles match. ... McDowell is in the field along with Ryder Cup teammates Miguel Angel Jimenez, Ross Fisher and Peter Hanson and captain Colin Montgomerie. ... John Daly is making his second straight European Tour start. He withdrew during the second round at Wentworth because of a hip injury. ... The Italian Open is next week in Turin.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

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US LPGA TOURShopRite LPGA Classic

Site: Galloway, New Jersey.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Seaview Dolce Seaview Resort, Bay Course (6,155 yards, 5,628 meters, par 71).

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

Last year: Ai Miyazato took the top spot in the world, winning the fourth of her five 2010 titles. The Japanese star closed with a 64 to beat M.J. Hur by two strokes.

Last week: Colombia's Mariajo Uribe won the Brazil Cup, finishing with a 6-under 66 in rainy conditions for a one-stroke victory in the 36-hole exhibition event.

Notes: The tournament returned to the tour last year. First played in 1986, it folded in 2006 after the previous organizers accused then-US LPGA Tour commissioner Carolyn Bivens of providing three unsuitable dates for the 2007 event. Bivens resigned in July 2009 after a group of players wrote a letter to the tour's board of directors calling for her to quit. She was replaced by Michael Whan. ... Suzann Pettersen won the last official event, beating Cristie Kerr 1-up on May 22 in the Sybase Match Play Championship at Hamilton Farm. ... Michelle Wie has four top-10 finishes in six starts this year. ... Alexis Thompson received a sponsor exemption. The 16-year-old pro tied for 19th in the Mobile, Alabama, event after taking a share of the lead into the final round. ... The LPGA State Farm Classic is next week in Springfield, Illinois.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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CHAMPIONS TOURPrincipal Charity Classic

Site: West Des Moines, Iowa.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Glen Oaks Country Club (6,879 yards, 6,290 meters, par 71).

Purse: $1,725,000. Winner's share: $258,750.

Last year: Nick Price won the second of his two 2010 titles, finishing with a 4-under 67 to beat Tommy Armour III by four strokes.

Last week: Tom Watson won the Senior PGA at Valhalla, blasting out of a bunker to 3 feet to set up a birdie on the first hole off a playoff with David Eger. The 61-year-old Watson became the oldest major winner since the senior tour was created in 1980.

Notes: Tom Lehman has three victories in eight tour starts this year. He tied for 22nd at Valhalla, closing with a 77. ... Price won the Toshiba Classic in March in California for his fourth Champions Tour title. ... The Greater Hickory Classic is next week at Rock Barn in Conover, North Carolina.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTSMen

NATIONWIDE TOUR: Melwood Prince George's County Open, Thursday-Sunday, University of Maryland Golf Course, College Park, Maryland. Online: http://www.pgatour.com

COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Golf Championships, through Sunday, Karsten Creek, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Online: http://www.ncaa.com

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: River Hills Classic, Wednesday-Saturday, River Hills Country Club, The Palisades Country Club, Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com

CANADIAN TOUR: Times Colonist Island Savings Open, Thursday-Sunday, Uplands Golf Club, Victoria, British Columbia. Online: http://www.cantour.com

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Japan Golf Tour Championship Citibank Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Shishido Hills Country Club, Ibaraki, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org

SUNSHINE TOUR: Lombard Insurance Classic, Friday-Sunday, Royal Swazi Sun Country Club, Mbabane, South Africa. Online: http://www.sunshinetour.com

EUROPEAN SENIORS TOUR: ISPS Handa Senior Masters, Friday-Sunday, Stapleford Park, Melton Mowbray, England. Online: http://www.europeantour.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Karnten Golf Open, Thursday-Sunday, Klagenfurt-Seltenheim Golf Club, Klagenfurt, Austria. Online: http://www.europeantour.com

Women

LPGA FUTURES TOUR: Ladies Titan Tire Challenge, Friday-Sunday, Hunters Ridge Golf Course, Marion, Iowa. Online: http://www.lpgafuturestour.com

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Deloitte Ladies Open, Friday-Sunday, Broekpolder Golf Club, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Resort Trust Ladies Open, Friday-Sunday, Grandee Golf Club, Nishigo, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp

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