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U.S. Open

Site: Pebble Beach, Calif.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Pebble Beach Golf Links (7,040 yards, par 71). Purse: TBA ($7.5 million in 2009). Winner's share: TBA ($1.35 million in 2009).

Television: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 1 p.m., 5 p.m.) and NBC (Thursday-Friday, 3 p.m.; Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.).

Last year: Lucas Glover won in a rain-delayed Monday finish at Bethpage Black on Long Island, N.Y., closing with a 3-over 73 for a two-stroke victory over Phil Mickelson, David Duval and Ricky Barnes. Glover finished at 4-under 276.

Last week: England's Lee Westwood won the St. Jude Classic in Memphis for his second career PGA Tour victory, beating Sweden's Robert Karlsson with a birdie on the fourth hole of a playoff.

Note: Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open the last time it was played at Pebble Beach, obliterating the field in 2000 by a record 15 shots and tying the event record at 272.


ShopRite LPGA Classic

Site: Galloway, N.J.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Seaview Dolce Seaview Resort, Bay Course (6,150 yards, par 71). Purse: $1.5 million. Winner's share: $225,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 3 p.m.; Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.).

Last year: No tournament. In 2006 in the last event, South Korea's Seon Hwa Lee closed with an 8-under 63 for a two-stroke victory over Annika Sorenstam, Jeong Jang and Sherri Steinhauer.

Last week: Cristie Kerr won the LPGA State Farm Classic in a Monday finish, beating Anna Nordqvist and Na Yeon Choi by a stroke. Kerr is the first American winner in eight events this year.

Notes: The tournament, first played in 1986, folded in 2006 after the previous organizers accused then-LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens of providing three unsuitable dates for the 2007 event. Bivens resigned in July 2009 after a group of players wrote a letter to the tour's board of directors calling for her to quit. She was replaced by Michael Whan.... Alexis Thompson, 15, is making her pro debut.


Next event: Dick's Sporting Goods Open, June 25-27, Endicott, N.Y.

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