Last week: Jhonattan Vegas won the RBC Canadian Open.
Notes: The PGA Championship was moved up to the last weekend in July because of the Olympics. It last was played in July in 1968, when Julius Boros at age 48 became the oldest major champion at Pecan Valley in San Antonio. … Day will try to join Tiger Woods as the only back-to-back winners of the PGA Championship in stroke play. Woods did it twice, in 1999-2000 and 2006-07. … Always the strongest field of the year, the PGA Championship is expected to have 98 of the top 100 in the world. The exceptions are Jaco Van Zyl, who wants to prepare for the Olympics, and Ian Poulter, out the rest of the season recovering from a foot injury. … Phil Mickelson won the PGA Championship the last time it was at Baltusrol in 2005 … This is the ninth major hosted by Baltusrol, including the U.S. Open seven times. … Eleven of the last 12 winners of the PGA Championship had already won earlier in the year. The exception was Jason Dufner in 2013. … Tiger Woods withdrew while he recovers from back surgery, the first time he has missed all four majors in one year.
Last week: The United States won the UL International Crown.
Notes: Park has withdrawn with a thumb injury. She hopes to be ready for the Olympics. … Lydia Ko has finished first, second and third in the three LPGA Tour majors this year. … Woburn last hosted the Women's British Open in 1999, two years before it replaced the du Maurier Classic as the LPGA Tour's fourth major. … Karrie Webb won the Women's British Open at Woburn in 1995, a year before her rookie season on the LPGA Tour. … Olympic-bound Gerina Piller's only two victories have been team events – the Solheim Cup in 2015 and the UL International Crown last week. … The field features 49 of the top 50 from the LPGA Tour money list and the entire top 30 from the Ladies European Tour money list. … Mo Martin, who won the Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale two years ago, leads the LPGA in driving accuracy by hitting 86.8 percent of her fairways. She is 155th out of 160 players in driving distance, averaging 239.7 yards.
Next tournament: Olympics on Aug. 17-20 in Rio de Janeiro.
Online: www.lpgatour.com and www.ladieseuropeantour.com
EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOUR
Site: Pattaya, Thailand.
Course: Phoenix Golf GC. Yardage: 6,698. Par: 70.
Defending champion: New tournament.
Last week: Henrik Stenson won the British Open.
Notes: Four Olympians are in the field for this inaugural event opposite the PGA Championship – S.S.P. Chawrasia of India, Miguel Tabuena of the Philippines, Danny Chia of Malaysia and Addison Da Silva of Brazil. … The European Tour and Asian Tour ratified their marketing and commercial alliance to maxmize opportunities for both tours around the globe. Both tours, however, will maintain their identity. The agreement includes a significant exchange of playing opportunities. … Among those scheduled to play is former Masters champion Trevor Immelman. … This is the European Tour's second tournament in Thailand this season and its 10th event in Asia.
Next week: Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play in Scotland.
Online: www.europeatour.com and www.asiantour.com
ELLIE MAE CLASSIC
Site: Hayward, Calif.
Course: TPC Stonebrae
Purse: $600,000 (First place: $108,000).
Defending champion: Si Woo Kim.
Last week: Nicholas Lindheim won the Utah Championship.
Next week: Digital Ally Open
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Last week: Paul Broadhurst won the Senior British Open.