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World Golf Glance

May 12, 2015

US PGA TOUR

WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Charlotte, North Carolina.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Quail Hollow Club (7,562 yards, 6,915 meters, par 72).

Purse: $7.1 million. Winner’s share: $1,278,000

Last year: J.B. Holmes won for the first time since brain surgery. Jim Furyk was second, a shot back.

Last week: Rickie Fowler won The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. He played the final six holes in regulation in 6 under, then outlasted Kisner and Sergio Garcia in a playoff. Garcia dropped out after a three-hole aggregate playoff, and Fowler beat Kisner on the first hole of sudden death with his third birdie of the day on the par-3 17th.

Notes: Top-ranked Rory McIlroy is in the field. He won in 2010 for his first US PGA Tour title, finishing with a 10-under 62. ... Fowler, the 2012 winner, is skipping the tournament. ... Holmes won the Houston Open in April. ... The tour will be in the Dallas area the next two weeks for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, and the AT&T Byron Nelson in Irving.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR

SPANISH OPEN

Site: Barcelona, Spain.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Real Golf Club El Prat (7,326 yards, 6,699 meters, par 72).

Purse: $1.68 million. Winner’s share: $279,570.

Last year: Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez won at 50 years, 133 days to break his own record as the oldest European Tour champion. He beat Thomas Pieters and Richard Green with a par on the first hole of a playoff at PGA Catalunya Resort.

Last week: South Africa’s George Coetzee won the Mauritius Open for his second European Tour victory of the season. He beat Thorbjorn Olesen with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.

Notes: Sergio Garcia is coming off a playoff loss on Sunday in Florida in The Players Championship. He won in 2002 at El Cortijo. ... The tournament was first played in 1912 and was the tour’s inaugural event in 1972. ... The BMW PGA Championship is next week at Wentworth in England, followed by the Irish Open at Royal County Down in Northern Ireland.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

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US LPGA TOUR

KINGSMILL CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Williamsburg, Virginia.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Kingsmill Resort, River Course (6,379 yards, 5,833 meters, par 72).

Purse: $1.3 million. Winner’s share: $195,000.

Last year: Lizette Salas won her first tour title, closing with a 71 for a four-stroke victory.

Last event: Inbee Park won the North Texas Shootout on May 3 for her second victory of the year. She also won the 2013 event.

Notes: Top-ranked Lydia Ko has two US LPGA Tour victories this year and won a Ladies European Tour event at home in New Zealand. ... In 2012, Jiyai Shin beat Paula Creamer with a par on the ninth extra hole. ... Canadian teen Brooke Henderson received a sponsor exemption. ... Cristie Kerr won the Michelob Ultra Championship at Kingsmill in 2005 and 2009 and took the current event in 2013. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume May 29-31 with the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Regions Tradition, Thursday-Sunday, Shoal Creek, Birmingham, Alabama. Online: http://www.pgatour.com

WEB.COM TOUR: BMW Charity Pro-Am, Thursday-Sunday, Thornblade Club (7,024 yards, par 71); Green Valley Country Club (7,030 yards, par 72); The Reserve at Lake Keowee (7,112 yards, par 72), Greer, South Carolina. Online: http://www.pgatour.com

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Japan PGA Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Taiheiyo Club, Kohnan Course, Saitama, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org

ONEASIA TOUR: Maekyung Open, Thursday-Sunday, Namseoul Country Club, Seoul, South Korea. Online: http://www.oneasia.asia

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Mexican Open, Thursday-Sunday, Club Campestre, Aguascalientes, Mexico. Online: http://www.pgatourla.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Made in Denmark Challenge, Thursday-Sunday, Royal Golf Club, Copenhagen, Denmark. Online: http://www.europeantour.com

NGA TOUR: Milton Martin Honda Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Chattahoochee Golf Club, Gainesville, Georgia. Online: http://www.ngatour.com

WOMEN

U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, through Wednesday, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Pacific Dunes, Bandon, Oregon. Online: http://www.usga.org

SYMETRA TOUR: Mission Health Wellness Classic, Friday-Sunday, Country Club of Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina. Online: http://www.symetratour.com

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Turkish Airlines Ladies Open, Sunday-May 20, Carya Golf Club, Belek, Turkey. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Hoken No Madoguchi Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Fukuoka Kantsuri Club, Fukuoka, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp

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