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Women's British Open

Site: Southport, England.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Royal Birkdale Golf Club (6,465 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2.5 million. Winner's share: $398,254.

Television: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.) and ABC (Sunday, 2-3 p.m.).

Last year: Scotland's Catriona Matthew won her first major title, beating Karrie Webb by three strokes. Matthew was 3 under at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.

Last weekend: South Korea's Jiyai Shin won the Evian Masters in France to reclaim the top spot in the world ranking, finishing with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Morgan Pressel, Na Yeon Choi and 15-year-old Alexis Thompson.


U.S. Senior Open

Site: Sammanish, Wash.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Sahalee Country Club (6,866 yards, par 70).

Purse: TBA ($2.6 million in 2009). Winner's share: TBA ($470,000 in 2009).

Television: ESPN2 (Thursday-Friday, 5-9 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 4-7 p.m.).

Last year: Fred Funk won by six strokes, closing with a 7-under 65 at Crooked Stick for a tournament-record 20-under total. Funk broke the event mark of 17 under set by Hale Irwin in 2000 at Saucon Valley.

Last weekend: Bernhard Langer won the Senior British Open for his first senior major title, holding off Corey Pavin by a stroke at Carnoustie. Langer has three victories this year and 11 in four seasons on the 50-and-over tour.


Greenbrier Classic

Site: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: The Greenbrier, Old White Course (7,041 yards, par 70).

Purse: $6 million. Winner's share: $1.09 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last weekend: Carl Pettersson (N.C. State) rallied to win the Canadian Open for his fourth PGA Tour victory, following his tournament-record 60 with a 67 for a one-stroke victory over Dean Wilson. Pettersson was six strokes behind with 11 to play at St. George's.