US PGA TOUR
THE GREENBRIER CLASSIC
Site: White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Course: The Greenbrier Resort, The Old White TPC (7,287 yards, 6,663 metres, par 70).
Purse: $6.5 million. Winner's share: $1.17 million.
Last year: Sweden's Jonas Blixt shot 66-67-67-67 for a two-stroke victory.
Last week: England's Justin Rose won the Quicken Loans National at Congressional, beating Shawn Stefani with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
Notes: Masters champion Bubba Watson, at No. 3 in the world, is the top-ranked player in the field. No. 17 Jimmy Walker, No. 18 Steve Stricker and No. 25 Keegan Bradley are the only other players in the top 25. ... The top four finishers not previously eligible for the British Open will earn spots in the July 17-20 tournament at Royal Liverpool, provided they are among the top 12 and ties. ... In the inaugural event in 2010, Stuart Appleby shot the fifth 59 in US PGA Tour history to win by a stroke.
Appleby birdied the final three holes and finished the 11-under round with nine birdies and an eagle. ... Tom Watson and Nick Faldo are playing. Tom Watson is Greenbrier's golf professional emeritus. ... Tour victory leader Sam Snead was Greenbrier's professional for 29 years and served as professional emeritus from 1993 until his death in 2002. ... The John Deere Classic is next week in Silvis, Illinois.
Site: Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France.
Course: Le Golf National, Albatross Course (7,331 yards, 6,703 metres, par 71).
Purse: $4.1 million. Winner's share: $682,190.
Last year: Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell beat Richard Sterne by four strokes.
Last week: Fabrizio Zanotti won the BMW International Open in Germany to become the first player from Paraguay to win a European Tour event. He beat Henrik Stenson on the fifth hole of a playoff. Rafa Cabrera-Bello was eliminated on the fourth extra hole, and Gregory Havret dropped out on the second.
Notes: US Open champion Martin Kaymer is in the field along with McDowell, French star Victor Dubuisson and Phoenix Open winner Kevin Stadler. Kaymer missed the cut last week in Germany in his home event. ... First played in 1906, the tournament is the oldest in continental Europe. ... France's Thomas Levet won the 2011 event. ... The Scottish Open is next week at Royal Aberdeen, followed by the British Open at Royal Liverpool.
US LPGA TOUR
Next event: Women's British Open, July 10-13, Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England.
Last week: Stacy Lewis won the NW Arkansas Championship by a stroke for her third victory of the year.
WEB.COM TOUR: Nova Scotia Open, Thursday-Sunday, Ashburn Golf Club, New Course, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Online: http://www.pgatour.com
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Nagashima Shigeo Invitational SEGA Sammy Cup, Thursday-Sunday, The North Country Golf Club, Hokkaido, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org
PGA TOUR CANADA: Dakota Dunes Open, Thursday-Sunday, Dakota Dunes Golf Links, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Online: http://www.pgatourcanada.com
SUNSHINE TOUR: Sun City Challenge, Wednesday-Friday, Lost City Golf Course, Sun City, South Africa. Online: http://www.pgatour.co.za
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Aegean Airlines Challenge, Thursday-Sunday, Hartl Resort, Bad Griesbach, Germany. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: ArrowCreek Open, Tuesday-Thursday, ArrowCreek Country Club, Legends Course, Reno, Nevada. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Ladies European Masters, Thursday-Sunday, Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Denham, England. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Nichi-Iko Ladies Open, Friday-Sunday, Yatsuo Country Club, Toyama, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp
This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings