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Pro golf glance

May 8th, 2007 9:18 pm by Staff Report





Site: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.


Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.


Course: TPC Sawgrass, Players Stadium Course (7,215 yards, par 72).


Purse: $9 million. Winner's share: $1.62 million.


FedExCup points: 27,500. Winner's share: 4,950.


Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 1-7 p.m., 9 p.m.-midnight) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 2-7 p.m.).


Last year: Stephen Ames routed the best field in golf, closing with a 67 for a six-shot victory over Retief Goosen. Ames also won the 2004 Western Open.


Last week: Tiger Woods won the Wachovia Championship, beating Steve Stricker by two strokes for his third PGA Tour victory of the year and ninth in his last 12 tour starts. Woods had a tournament-record 13-under 275 total.


Notes: Woods won the 2001 event, the second leg of his Bay Hill-Players-Masters sweep. He also won the first of his record three straight U.S. Amateur titles in 1994 on the Stadium Course. ... The Pete Dye-designed course was renovated after the March 2006 tournament. The tour also built a 77,000-square-foot clubhouse. ... Fred Funk won the 2005 tournament to become the oldest champion in the event at 48. In 2004, Adam Scott beat Padraig Harrington by a stroke to become the youngest winner at 23. ... Greg Norman set the tournament record in 1994. He opened with a 63 and finished with three 67s for a 24-under 264 total. ... Jack Nicklaus is the only three-time champion, winning in 1974 at Atlanta Country Club, 1976 at Inverrary and 1978 at Sawgrass Country Club.



Site: Williamsburg, Va.


Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.


Course: Kingsmill Resort & Spa, River Course (6,306 yards, par 71).


Purse: $2.2 million. Winner's share: $330,000.


Television: ESPN2 (Friday-Saturday, 2-4 p.m.; Sunday, 3-5 p.m.).


Last year: Karrie Webb won the second of her five 2006 titles, beating Lorena Ochoa and Hee-Won Han by seven strokes. Webb shot 66-68-66-70.


Last week: Mi Hyun Kim won the SemGroup Championship in Oklahoma, beating Juli Inkster with a par on the first hole of a playoff. Kim, the first South Korean winner this year, has eight LPGA Tour victories. Notes: Webb is winless in five LPGA Tour starts this season after opening the year with victories in the Women's Australian Open and Australian Ladies Masters. The third-ranked Webb tops the field along with No. 1 Ochoa, Kraft Nabisco winner Morgan Pressel, Brittany Lincicome and Kingsmill winners Grace Park (2003), Se Ri Pak (2004) and Cristie Kerr (2005). ... Second-ranked Annika Sorenstam is sidelined by a ruptured disk in her back. ... Ji Yeon Lee has changed her playing name to Won Lee.



Next event: Regions Charity Classic, May 18-20, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge, Birmingham, Ala.


Last week: Scott Hoch won the the FedEx Kinko's Classic for his first Champions Tour title, closing with a 68 for a two-stroke victory over D.A. Weibring. The 51-year-old Hoch won 11 times on the PGA Tour.


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