ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST. ANDREWS
Site: St. Andrews, Scotland.
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Course: St. Andrews, Old Course (7,305 yards, par 72).
Purse: $7.19 million. Winner's share: $1,273,790.
Television: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 5 a.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.; Sunday, 6 a.m.).
Last year: Tom Watson squandered a chance to become the oldest major champion, bogeying the 72nd hole at Turnberry and losing a four-hole playoff to Stewart Cink. The 59-year-old Watson was seeking his sixth British Open victory. Cink beat him by six strokes in the playoff for his first major title.
Last weekend: Steve Stricker defended his John Deere Classic title for his second PGA Tour victory of the year and ninth overall, shooting 60-66-62-70 for a two-stroke victory over Paul Goydos.
Site: Reno, Nev.
Course: Montreux Golf and Country Club (7,472 yards, par 72).
Purse: $3.5 million. Winner's share: $630,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 4 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 4 p.m.).
Last year: John Rollins won his third PGA Tour title, matching the course record with a second-round 62 and finishing at 17-under 271. Martin Laird and Jeff Quinney tied for second, three strokes back.
Next event: Evian Masters, July 22-25, Evian Masters Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France.
Next event: Senior British Open, July 22-25, Carnoustie (Scotland) Golf Links. associated press