Golf Glance

PGA TOURCrowne Plaza Invitational

Site: Fort Worth, Texas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Colonial Country Club (7,054 yards, par 70).

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

Last year: Steve Stricker won the first of his three 2009 PGA Tour titles, birdieing the second hole of a playoff with Tim Clark and Steve Marino.

Last week: Jason Day won the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving for his first PGA Tour title. The 22-year-old Australian finished at 10 under for a two-stroke victory. Jordan Spieth, a 16-year-old junior at a local high school, tied for 16th at 4 under.

Notes: Masters champion Phil Mickelson, the 2000 and 2008 winner, is making his first start since tying for 17th in The Players Championship. … Stricker is returning from a right clavicle injury that sidelined him since the Masters. He won the Northern Trust Open at Riviera in February. … Kenny Perry, the 2003 and 2005 winner, is making his 21st start at Colonial. He had a career-best 61 to match the tournament record in 2003 and finished at an event-record 19-under 261 in both of his victories. … Clark is making his first start since winning The Players. … Angel Cabrera, Jim Furyk, Paul Casey, Ian Poulter and Hunter Mahan also are in the field. … Ben Hogan won his hometown event five times. … The Memorial is next week in Dublin, Ohio, followed by the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn., and the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.



Site: Parker, Colo.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Colorado Golf Club (7,604 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2 million. Winner’s share: $315,000.

Last year: Michael Allen won in his Champions Tour debut, beating Larry Mize by two strokes at Canterbury in Beachwood, Ohio. Winless in two decades on the PGA Tour, Allen had a 6-under 274 total.

Last event: Dan Forsman won the Regions Charity Classic on May 16 in Hoover, Ala., for his second senior title. Joe Ozaki and Peter Senior tied for second, three strokes back.

Notes: Fred Couples is making his first senior major start. He has won three of his first six events on the 50-and-over tour and leads the money list with $1,049,317. … Created at Bobby Jones’ suggestion, the event was first played in 1937 at Augusta National. … Sam Snead won six times, the last in 1973 with a record 20-under 268 total at PGA National. … The field includes 35 PGA club professionals. … The 2011 event will be played at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville. … The Principal Charity Classic is next week at Glen Oaks in West Des Moines, Iowa.


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Site: Rio de Janeiro.

Schedule: Saturday-Sunday.

Course: Itanhanga Golf Club (6,447 yards, par 72).

Purse: $700,000. Winner’s share: $105,000.

Last year: Scotland’s Catriona Matthew, playing five months’ pregnant, won the exhibition event in January, shooting two 3-under 69s for a five-stroke victory over Kristy McPherson. Matthew went to win the Women’s British Open in August, 10 weeks after giving birth to her second child.

Last week: South Korea’s Sun Young Yoo won the Sybase Match Play Championship at Hamilton Farm for her first LPGA Tour victory. Seeded 28th, Yoo beat Angela Stanford 3 and 1 in the final. Yoo also beat No. 32 Karen Stupples, No. 5 Cristie Kerr, No. 12 Song-Hee Kim, No. 4 Yani Tseng and No. 1 Jiyai Shin.

Notes: Organizers and tour officials hope to upgrade the tournament to a full official event. … Matthew, Stanford and McPherson are in the 27-player field – up from 15 last year – along with top Brazilian player Angela Park, Julieta Granada, M.J. Hur, Vicky Hurst, Stacy Lewis, Candie Kung and Janice Moodie. … Golf will return to the Olympics in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. … The tour is off next week. The LPGA State Farm Classic is June 10-13 in Springfield, Ill.



Site: Madrid.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Real Sociedad Hipica Espanola Club de Campo (7,162 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.85 million. Winner’s share: $308,410.

Last year: England’s Ross McGowan won the October event for his first European tour title, shooting a 12-under 60 in the third round at Centro Nacional. Finland’s Mikko Ilonen was second, three strokes back.

Last week: England’s Simon Khan won the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth for his second European tour title. A late edition to the field, Khan closed with a 5-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over Luke Donald and Fredrik Andersson Hed.

Notes: Sergio Garcia, down to 32nd in the world ranking, is in the field along with Spanish Open winner Alvaro Quiros and fellow home players Miguel Angel Jimenez and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, also the event promoter . Jimenez won the Dubai Desert Classic in February. … Madrid is bidding for the 2018 Ryder Cup. … The Wales Open at Celtic Manor – the Ryder Cup site in October – is next week.



Next event: Prince George’s County Open, June 3-6, University of Maryland Golf Course, College Park, Md.

Last week: John Riegger won the rain-shortened Rex Hospital Classic in Raleigh, N.C., for his second Nationwide Tour title. The 46-year-old Riegger finished 54 holes at 20 under. Chris Nallen was second, five strokes back.



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