World Golf Glance
ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST. ANDREWS
Site: Hoylake, England.
Course: Royal Liverpool Golf Club (7,312 yards, 6,686 metres, par 72).
Purse: 5.4 million pounds ($9.24 million). Winner’s share: 975,000 pounds ($1.67 million).
Last year: Phil Mickelson won at Muirfield for his fifth major title, birdieing four of the last six holes for a 5-under 66. He finished at 3 under for a three-stroke victory.
Last week: Justin Rose won the European Tour’s Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen for his second straight victory, holding off Kristoffer Broberg by two strokes. Rose won the U.S. PGA Tour’s Quicken Loans National at Congressional in his previous start. ... Brian Harman won the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois, for his first U.S. tour title, beating Zach Johnson by a stroke. Harmon earned a spot at Hoylake.
Notes: Tiger Woods, the winner at St. Andrews in 2000 and 2005 and Royal Liverpool in 2006, is making his second start since having back surgery on March 31. He missed the cut three weeks ago at Congressional in his first event since Doral in early March. Woods won the last of his 14 major titles in the 2008 U.S. Open. ... Mickelson is winless since his victory last year at Muirfield. ... The tournament is the third major of the year. Bubba Watson won the Masters, and Martin Kaymer took the U.S. Open. ... Founded in 1869, Royal Liverpool is the second oldest course in England. ... The 2015 event will be at St. Andrews. ... The Canadian Open is next week at Royal Montreal. The European Tour will be in Moscow next week for the Russian Open.
US PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com
European Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com
US LPGA TOUR
Site: Sylvania, Ohio.
Course: Highland Meadows Golf Club (6,512 yards, 5,955 metres, par 71).
Purse: $1.4 million. Winner’s share: $210,000.
Last year: Spain’s Beatriz Recari won the second of her two 2013 U.S. LPGA Tour titles, shooting 69-65-67-66 to beat Paula Creamer by a stroke.
Last week: Mo Martin won the Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale for her first tour title. She closed with an eagle, holing a 6-foot putt after her 3-wood approach hit the pin. Suzann Pettersen and Shanshan Feng tied for second, a stroke back.
Notes: Martin is in the field along with Recari, Creamer, top-ranked Stacy Lewis, U.S. Women’s Open champion Michelle Wie, Kraft Nabisco winner Lexi Thompson, Lydia Ko, 2012 winner So Yeon Ryu and 2010 champion Na Yeon Choi. ... Creamer won in 2008, opening with a 60. ... In 2012, Ryu made six straight birdies in a final-round 62 en route to a seven-stroke victory. ... The International Crown is next week at Caves Valley in Owings Mills, Maryland.
WEB.COM TOUR: Boise Open, Thursday-Sunday, Hillcrest Country Club, Boise, Idaho. Online: http://www.pgatour.com
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Amateur Public Links, through Saturday, Sand Creek Station Golf Course, Newton, Kansas. Online: http://www.usga.org
PGA TOUR CANADA: Staal Foundation Open, Thursday-Sunday, Whitewater Golf Club, Thunder Bay, Ontario. Online: http://www.pgatourcanada.com
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Swiss Challenge, Thursday-Sunday, Golf Sempachersee, Lucerne, Switzerland. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
NGA TOUR: NGA Seven Lakes Classic, Wednesday-Friday, Seven Lakes Country Club, West End, North Carolina. Online: http://www.ngatour.com
eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Cabarrus Classic, Wednesday-Friday, Cabarrus Country Club, Concord, North Carolina. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, through Saturday, The Home Course, Dupont, Washington. Online: http://www.usga.org
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Ladies German Open, Thursday-Sunday, Worthsee Golf Club, Worthsee, Germany. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Samantha Thavasa Girls Collections Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Eagle Point Golf Club, Ibaraki, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp
American Century Championship, Friday-Sunday, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Stateline, Nevada. Online: http://www.tahoecelebritygolf.com