PGA Tour: RBC Canadian Open
To place: Toronto.
Course: Golf and CC of Saint-Georges. Footage: 7,014. By: 70.
Prize money: $8.7 million. Winner’s share: $1.566 million.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS). Watch on FuboTV
Defending Champion: Rory McIlroy (2019).
FedEx Cup leader: Scottie Scheffler.
Last week: Billy Horschel won the Memorial.
Remarks: The world’s fourth oldest National Open resumes after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rory McIlroy is defending the title he won in 2019. … Title sponsor RBC has ended sponsorship deals with Dustin Johnson and Graeme McDowell after they both signed up for the Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational outside London this week. … This is the sixth time St. George’s has hosted the Canadian Open and the first since Carl Pettersen won in 2010. … The field includes Justin Thomas, who wants to play a week before the majors this year . It worked the first time. He won the PGA Championship a week after AT&T Byron Nelson. … Former Masters champion Mike Weir is among the Canadians competing in his national open. … Masters champion Scottie Scheffler leads a field that has four of the top 10 in the world. … Lee Trevino (1971) and Tiger Woods (2000) are the only players to have won the US Open, Canadian Open and British Open in the same year.
Next week: US Open.
On line: https://www.pgatour.com/
LIV Golf Investments: LIV Golf Invitational-London
To place: Hertfordshire, England.
Course: Centurion GC. Footage: 7,047. By: 70.
Prize Money: $25 million ($20 million individual, $5 million team). Winner’s share: $4 million, $3 million for the winning team.
Television: LIVgolf.com, Facebook, YouTube.
Defending Champion: Inaugural event.
Remarks: This is the first in a series of eight tournaments funded by Saudi Arabia through LIV Golf Investments. … Five of the eight tournaments are scheduled in the United States, including two on courses run by former President Donald Trump. … Dustin Johnson at No. 15 is among four players in the world’s top 50 playing for a $20 million purse, with a $5 million purse earmarked for a tag team event. … Phil Mickelson, 51, was the last player to sign up for the new series. The 12 teams of four players must be drafted before the tournaments. … All 13 PGA Tour members on the field are at risk of facing some form of suspension because the Tour failed to provide them with press releases. … The winner receives $4 million, golf’s richest payout based on a 54-hole tournament. … The tournament has a shotgun start. … Six players, including Kevin Na, Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace, have resigned from their PGA Tour memberships before any disciplinary action. … Several players received a signing bonus, with the Daily Telegraph reporting that Johnson received $150 million.
Next tournament: LIV Golf Invitational-Portland July 1-3.
On line: https://www.livgolf.com/
LPGA Tour: ShopRite LPGA Classic
To place: Galloway, New Jersey.
Course: Sea view (Bay Course). Footage: By:
Prize Money: $1.75 million. Winner’s share: $262,500.
Television: Friday, 12:30-3 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 3-5 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, noon to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel), 1 to 3 p.m. (CBS). Watch on FuboTV
Defending Champion: Celine Boutier.
Race to CME Globe leader: Minjee Lee.
Last week: Minjee Lee won the US Women’s Open.
Remarks: Minjee Lee is the third Australian to win at least two LPGA majors, joining Jan Stephenson and Karrie Webb. … Lee won $1.8 million at the US Women’s Open, more than the entire ShopRite LPGA Classic purse. … US Women’s Open runner-up Mina Harigae, who won more than $1 million for finishing second, is on the court. … The field also includes Jin Young Ko, the No. 1 player in women’s golf, Lydia Ko and Inbee Park. Park, a two-time Women’s Open champion, chose not to play last week. … Webb, the 41-year-old Hall of Famer, is making a rare debut on the LPGA Tour. … The tournament dates back to 1986, when it was won by Juli Inkster. … Anna Nordqvist (2015-16) is the only consecutive winner of the Shoprite LPGA Classic. … At the 14th tournament of the year, Lee became the first multiple winner on the LPGA Tour this year. … Lee earned more than $11 million in her career with her victory at the US Women’s Open. … Lee is the first player since In Gee Chun in 2015 and 2016 to win major tournaments in consecutive years.
Next week: Meijer LPGA Classic.
On line: https://www.lpga.com/
PGA Tour Champions: American Family Insurance Championship
To place: Madison, Wis.
Course: University Ridge GC. Footage: 7,083. By: 72.
Prize money: $2.4 million. Winner’s share: $360,000.
Television: Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Golf Channel tape delay); Saturday, 8-10 p.m. (Golf Channel tape delay); Sunday, 3-5 p.m. (Golf Channel). Watch on FuboTV
Defending Champion: Jerry Kelly.
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Leader of the Charles Schwab Cup: Steven Alker.
Last week: Jerry Kelly won the Principal Charity Classic.
Remarks: Jerry Kelly now has at least one win in each of his five PGA Tour Champions seasons. … The tournament is hosted by Steve Stricker, a Wisconsin native and Ryder Cup-winning captain at Whistling Straits last year. … Bernhard Langer finished tied for third last week and now has seven top-10 nine-star finishes on the PGA Tour Champions this year. … A week after winning his first senior major, Steven Alker finished two strokes behind in a third-place tie at Iowa. It was his sixth consecutive top-three finish and the seventh time in 10 tournaments this year he has finished third or better. … Jay Haas, 68, had a 66 at Iowa to shoot his age or better for the sixth time. He had a 67 three times last year and had rounds of 65 and 64 two years ago when he was 65. …Kelly, a Wisconsin native, has won the last two times at the American Family Insurance Championship. It was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Next tournament: US Senior Open June 23-26.
On line: https://www.pgatour.com/champions.html
DP World Tour and Ladies European Tour: Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed
To place: Tylosand, Sweden.
Course: CG Halmstad. Footage: 6,909 By: 72 (Men); Footage: 6,681. Normal: 72 (women).
Prize Money: $2 million. Winner’s share: $333,333.
Television: Thursday, 7 a.m. to noon (Golf Channel); Friday, 7-9:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to noon (Golf Channel). Watch on FuboTV
Defending Champion: Jonathan Calwell.
DP World Tour Points Leader: Rory McIlroy.
Last week: Kalle Samooja has won the Porsche European Open.
Remarks: The tournament features a field of 156 players split equally between men and women playing from separate starts, competing for a prize and trophy. … Alice Hewson finished third, the top female, when the format debuted last year. … Ryder Cup Captain Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam are hosting the tournament. … Sorenstam will compete for the second week in a row, having missed the cut at the US Women’s Open last week at Pine Needles. … Alex Noren is among those playing the US Open next week away from Boston. … The tournament takes place opposite the LIV Golf Invitational, one of the reasons European players in the Saudi-funded league have been denied releases. … The history of the tournament dates back to 1991 when it began as the Scandinavian Masters, won by Colin Montgomerie with a stroke over Seve Ballesteros. … Noren was twice a winner of the Scandinavian Masters.
Next week: US Open.
On line: https://www.europeantour.com/dpworld-tour/ and https://ladieseuropeantour.com/
Korn Ferry Tour: BMW Charity Pro-Am
To place: Greer, South Carolina.
Course: Club Thornblade. Footage: 7,040. By: 71.
Prize Money: $750,000. Winner’s share; $135,000.
Television: Thursday, noon to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel); Friday, 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Golf Channel tape delay); Saturday, 10 p.m. to midnight (Golf Channel-Tape Delay); Sunday, 8-10 p.m. (Golf Channel band delay). Watch on FuboTV
Previous winner: Mito Pereira.
Head of stitches: Carl Yuan.
Last week: Davis Thompson won the Rex Hospital Open.
Next week: Wichita Open.
On line: https://www.pgatour.com/korn-ferry-tour.html
USGA: Curtis Cup, Merion GC, Ardmore, PA. Defending Champions: United States. Television: Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Peacock); Saturday, 10-11 a.m. (Peacock), 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Golf Channel), 4-5 p.m. (Peacock), 5-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. (Peacock), 5 p.m.-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Watch on FuboTV On line: https://www.usga.org/
Visiting Epson: Carolina Golf Classic, Kinston CC, Kinston, NC. Previous winner: Sophia Schubert. On line: https://www.epsontour.com/
Japan Golf Tour: Aso Iizuka Challenge, Aso Iizuka GC, Fukuoka, Japan. Defending Champion: New event. On line: https://www.jgto.org/en/
Challenge Tour: Emporda Challenge, Emporda Golf, Girona, Spain. Previous winner: Julien Brun. On line: https://www.europeantour.com/challenge-tour/
Visit of the sun: KitKat Group Pro-Am, Irene CC, Centurion, South Africa. Defending champion: Rhys Enoch. On line: https://sunshinetour.com/
PGA Tour Latin America: Bucaramanga Championship, Club Campestre de Bucaramanga, Bucaramanga, Colombia. Defending Champion: New event. On line: https://www.pgatour.com/la/en.html
Japan LPGA: Ai Miyazato Suntory Ladies Open, Rokko Kokusai GC, Hyogo, Japan. Defending champion: Serena Aoki. On line: https://www.lpga.or.jp/en/
Korean LPGA: Celltrion Queens Masters, Seolhaeone GC, Gonghang, South Korea. Defending Champion: Min Ji Park. On line: https://www.klpga.co.kr/
European Legends Tour: Jersey Legends, La Moye GC, Jersey, England. Defending Champion: New event. On line: https://www.legendstour.com/