World Golf Glance
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION
Site: Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Course: Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, No. 2 Course (7,562 yards, 6,915 metres, par 70).
Purse: TBA ($8 million in 2013). Winner’s share: TBA ($1.44 million in 2013).
Last year: Justin Rose became the first English winner in 43 years, finishing at 1-over 281 at Merion in Pennsylvania. Phil Mickelson and Jason Day tied for second, two strokes back.
Last week: Ben Crane won the rain-delayed St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee, shooting 69-73 in a 30-hole Sunday finish for a one-stroke victory. ... Sweden’s Mikael Lundberg won the Lyoness Open in Austria, beating Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger on the first hole of a playoff.
Notes: Mickelson, winless in 20 events since the British Open, has six runner-up finishes in the event — the first a dramatic loss to Payne Stewart in 1999 at Pinehurst. ... Michael Campbell won the 2005 event at the course. ... Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw renovated the Donald Ross-designed layout in 2011 to restore native sandy areas. ... Three-time winner Tiger Woods is sidelined following back surgery. ... The U.S. Women’s Open is next week on the course, the first time the tournaments have been contested in consecutive weeks on the same layout. ... The 2015 event will be played at Chambers Bay near Tacoma, Washington. ... The Travelers Championship is next week in Cromwell, Connecticut.
US PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com
European Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com
US LPGA TOUR
Next event: U.S. Women’s Open June 19-22, Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, No. 2 Course, Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Last week: Inbee Park won the Manulife Financial Classic in Waterloo, Ontario, for her first US LPGA Tour title in more than 11 months. She matched the course record with a 10-under 61 for a three-stroke victory.
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Najeti Hotels Open, Thursday-Sunday, Aa Saint Omer Golf Club, Lumbres, France. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Forest Oaks Classic, Wednesday-Saturday, Forest Oaks Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com
SYMETRA TOUR: Decatur-Forsyth Classic, Friday-Sunday, Hickory Point Golf Course, Decatur, Illinois. Online: http://www.symetratour.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Suntory Ladies Open, Thursday-Sunday, Rokko International Golf Club, Hyogo, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp