The Associated Press
Jun. 05, 2018
FEDEX ST. JUDE CLASSIC
Site: Memphis, Tenn.
Course: TPC Southwind. Yardage: 7,244. Par: 70.
Purse: $6.6 million. Winner's share: $1,188,000.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel); 3-6 p.m. (CBS).
Defending champion: Daniel Berger.
Last week: Bryson DeChambeau won the Memorial.
FedEx Cup leader: Justin Thomas.
Notes: Dustin Johnson made a late decision to play in the tournament. He won the tournament in 2012 and closed with a 63 two years ago to tie for fifth. ... Phil Mickelson is in the field. He prefers to play the week before majors and has played Memphis the past five years. During that span, he has been runner-up twice and has not finished worse than a tie for 11th. ... This is the last year of the St. Jude Classic as a regular PGA Tour event. It will become a World Golf Championship next year and will be played a week after the British Open in Northern Ireland. ... Daniel Berger will try to become the first player to win the St. Jude Classic three straight times. David Toms was the last player to win back-to-back. He was runner-up to Justin Leonard the following year in 2005. ... Dave Hill won the tournament four times in a seven-year span when it was held at Colonial Country Club in Memphis. ... U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka is in the field. ... John Daly is playing on a sponsor's exemption.
Next week: U.S. Open.
SHOPRITE LPGA CLASSIC
Site: Galloway, N.J.
Course: Stockton Seaview Hotel and GC (Bay Course). Yardage: 6,177. Par: 71.
Purse: $1.75 million. Winner's share: $262,500.
Television: Friday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-5 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: I.K. Kim.
Last week: Ariya Jutanugarn won the U.S. Women's Open.
Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn
Notes: This is first of only three 54-hole events on the LPGA Tour. The other two are the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship and the Toto Japan Classic. ... Jutanugarn has played in all 14 events on the LPGA Tour schedule and is the only player to have made all 14 cuts. ... Jutanugarn's victory in the U.S. Women's Open ended another long streak to start the LPGA Tour season of not having a multiple winner until the 15th week. ... The two LPGA majors have required a combined 12 playoff holes. ... Four World Golf Hall of Fame members have won the tournament — Betsy King, Annika Sorenstam, Si Ri Pak and Karrie Webb. ... With her victory at Shoal Creek, the 22-year-old Jutanugarn went over $6 million in career earnings. ... Jutanugarn has won and tied for fourth in the two LPGA majors this year.
Next week: Meijer LPGA Classic.
SHOT CLOCK MASTERS
Site: Vienna, Austria.
Course: Diamond CC. Yardage: Par:
Purse: 1 million euros. Winner's share: 166,667 euros.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m. to noon (Golf Channel); Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 6-10 a.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Dylan Frittelli.
Last week: Thorbjorn Olesen won the Italian Open.
Race to Dubai leader: Francesco Molinari.
Notes: The tournament brings a new format to the Austrian Open, which dates to 1990 when Bernhard Langer won. ... The tournament will use a shot clock for every shot over 72 holes of stroke play. Each player gets 40 seconds to hit a shot (50 seconds if he is first to play the approach, chip or a putt). Players will get a one-shot penalty for each bad time. Each player has two time extensions he can use to take twice the time allowed for that shot. ... The top 60 in the world ranking after this week get into the U.S. Open if not already exempt, though the field is too weak for anyone who wins to move that high in the ranking. ... Tom McKibbin, a 15-year-old from Rory McIlroy's home club in Northern Ireland, is making his European Tour debut. He played a Challenge Tour event two years ago. ... After the U.S. Open, the European Tour has six consecutive events in Britain, Ireland, France and Germany.
Next week: U.S. Open.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
PRINCIPAL CHARITY CLASSIC
Site: Des Moines, Iowa.
Course: Wakonda Club. Yardage: 6,831. Par: 72.
Purse: $1.75 million. Winner's share: $262,500.
Television: Friday-Sunday, 7-9 p.m. (Golf Channel-Tape Delay).
Defending champion: Brandt Jobe.
Last tournament: Paul Broadhurst won the Senior PGA Championship.
Schwab Cup leader: Paul Broadhurst.
Notes: Broadhurst took over the Schwab Cup lead with his victory in the second major of the year. ... Steve Stricker is leading the race for lowest scoring average by 1.15 strokes over Jerry Kelly. ... The tournament dates to 2001, with Jim Thorpe the winner. ... Jay Haas is a three-time winner of the event. ... Jobe, who won his first PGA Tour Champions title last year in Iowa, is leading the tour in driving distance (296.7 yards) by nearly four yards over John Daly. ... Illinois golf coach Mike Small is playing the Principal Charity Classic on a sponsor's exemption.
Next tournament: American Family Insurance Championship on June 22-24.
Site: Ivanhoe, Ill.
Course: Ivanhoe Club. Yardage: 7,059. Par: 72.
Purse: $600,000. Winner's share: $108,000.
Television: Thursday, 1-4 p.m. (Golf Channel); Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 5-7 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Stephan Jaeger.
Last week: Joey Garber won the Rex Hospital Open.
Money leader: Sungjae Im.
Next tournament: Air Capital Classic on June 21-24.
UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION
Site: Scarsdale, N.Y.
Course: Quaker Ridge GC. Yardage: 6,235. Par: 70.
Television: Friday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5-8 p.m. (FS1); Sunday, 1-6 p.m. (FS1).
Defending champion: Britain & Ireland won 11½-8½ at Dun Laoghaire GC in Ireland.
Series: US leads 28-8-3.
U.S. roster: Virginia Derby Grimes (captain), Mariel Galdiano, Kristen Gillman, Jennifer Kupcho, Andrea Lee, Lucy Li, Sophia Schubert, Lauren Stephenson, Lilia Vu.
GB&I roster: Elaine Farquharson-Black (captain), India Clyburn, Annabel Fuller, Paula Grant, Alice Hewson, Lily May Humpreys, Sophie Lamb, Shannon McWilliam, Olivia Mehaffey.
Notes: The last time Britain/Ireland captured the Curtis Cup on U.S. soil was in 1994 at The Honors Course when the matches were tied at 9 with Britain/Ireland the defending champion. It has not won away from home since 1986 at Prairie Dunes in Kansas (13-5). ... The last USGA event at Quaker Ridge was the Walker Cup in 1997. ... Lucy Li, who qualified for the U.S. Women's Open at age 12, is the youngest American on the team at 15. Sophia Schubert (22) is the oldest. ... Kupcho won the NCAA title last month. ... Five Britain/Ireland players are from England.
Next time: Conway GC in Wales in 2020.
Asian Tour: Thailand Open, Thai CC, Bangkok, Thailand. Defending champion: Rattanon Wannasrichan. Online: www.asiantour.com
PGA Tour China: Guilin Championship, Guilin Landscape GC, Guilin, China. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: www.pgatour.com/china
Mackenzie Tour: Bayview Place DCBank Open, Uplands GC, Victoria, British Columbia. Defending champion: Max Rottluff. Online: www.pgatour.com/canada
Sunshine Tour: Sun City Challenge, Gary Player CC, Sun City, South Africa. Defending champion: Peter Karmis. Online: www.sunshinetour.com
Challenge Tour: Hauts de France Golf Open, Aa Saint-Omer GC, Lumbres, France. Defending champion: Julien Guerrier. Online: www.europeantour.com/challengetour
Korean PGA: Descente Korea Munsingwear Match Play, South Cape Honors Club, Namhae, South Korea. Defending champion: Seung Hyuk Kim. Online: www.eng.kgt.co.kr
Symetra Tour: Four Winds Invitational, Blackthorn GC, South Bend, Ind. Defending champion: Kendall Dye. Online: www.symetratour.com
Korean LPGA: S-Oil Championship, Elysian GC, Jeju, South Korea. Defending champion: Ji-Hyun Kim. Online: www.klpga.co.kr
Japan LPGA: Suntory Ladies Open, Rokko International GC, Hyogo, Japan. Defending champion: Ha-neul Kim. Online: www.lpga.or.jp