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This week's pro golf events | July 6-12, 2015

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This week's pro golf events | July 6-12, 2015

 
PGA TOUR
JOHN DEERE CLASSIC
 
Site: Silvis, Illinois.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: TPC Deere Run (7,268 yards, par 71).
Purse: $4.7 million. Winner's share: $846,000.
 
Last year: Brian Harman won his first PGA Tour title, beating Zach Johnson by a stroke.
 
Last week: New Zealand's Danny Lee won The Greenbrier Classic for his first PGA Tour title. He beat Canada's David Hearn with a par on the second hole of a playoff. Kevin Kisner and Robert Streb were eliminated on the first extra hole.
 
Notes: Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth is in the field. He won the 2013 tournament at 19 to become the first teenager to win on the PGA Tour since 1931. ... The top finisher not previously eligible for the British Open will earn a spot next week at St. Andrews, provided he's among the top five and ties. ... Steve Stricker won in 2009, 2010 and 2011. ... Paul Goydos shot a 59 in the 2010 event. ... The Barbasol Championship also is next week in Alabama.
 
 
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION
U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN
 
Site: Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Lancaster Country Club (6,483 yards, par 70).
Purse: TBA ($4 million in 2014). Winner's share: TBA ($720,000 in 2014).
 
Last year: Michelle Wie won at Pinehurst in North Carolina for her first major title. She finished at 2 under for a two-stroke victory over Stacy Lewis.
 
Last event: Na Yeon Choi won the NW Arkansas Championship on June 28 for her second victory of the year. She holed out from 142 yards for eagle on the par-4 16th and hit to a foot for a birdie on the par-3 17th, using an 8-iron on both shots.
 
Notes: The event is the third of the five majors. Brittany Lincicome won the ANA Inspiration in April in California, and Inbee Park took the Women's PGA Championship last month in New York for her sixth major title. The top-ranked Park has won five of the last 12 majors, including the 2013 event at Sebonack in New York. She also won in 2008 at Interlachen in Minnesota. The South Korean player has a tour-high three victories this year. ... If tied after 72 holes, there will be a three-hole aggregate playoff. ... The 2016 event will be at CordeValle in San Martin, California. ... The Marathon Classic is next week in Sylvania, Ohio.
 
EUROPEAN TOUR
ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT SCOTTISH OPEN
 
Site: Gullane, Scotland.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Gullane Golf Club (7,133 yards, par 70).
Purse: $5.07 million. Winner's share: $844,840.
 
Last year: Justin Rose won at Royal Aberdeen, beating Kristoffer Broberg by two strokes.
 
Last week: Austria's Bernd Wiesberger won the French Open. He closed with a 6-under 65 for a three-stroke victory.
 
Notes: The Open Championship is next week at St. Andrews. ... Top-ranked Rory McIlroy withdrew after injuring his left ankle playing soccer. ... Phil Mickelson is in the field along with Rose, Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker, Matt Kuchar, Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald and Ryan Palmer. Mickelson won in 2013 at Castle Stuart and took the British Open the following week at Muirfield. ... The top three finishers not previously eligible for the British Open will earn spots next week at St. Andrews, provided they are among the top 10 and ties.
 
CHAMPIONS TOUR
ENCOMPASS CHAMPIONSHIP
 
Site: Glenview, Illinois.
Schedule: Friday-Sunday.
Course: North Shore Country Club (7,031 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.9 million. Winner's share: $285,000.
 
Last year: Tom Lehman made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory.
 
Last event: Jeff Maggert won the U.S. Senior Open on June 28 at Del Paso in Sacramento, California, for his second major victory of the year.
 
Notes: Maggert won the Regions Tradition in May in Alabama. He's the only multiple winner this season. ... Fred Couples is making his first Champions Tour start since March. ... Johnny Goodman won the 1933 U.S. Open at North Shore. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume July 23-26 with the Senior British Open at Sunningdale.
 
WEB.COM TOUR
ALBERTSONS BOISE OPEN
 
Site: Boise, Idaho.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Hillcrest Country Club (6,807 yards, par 71).
Purse: $800,000. Winner's share: $144,000.
 
Last year: Steve Wheatcroft beat Steven Alker with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
 
Last week: Mexico's Abraham Ancer won the Nova Scotia Open for his first Web.com Tour title. He beat Bronson Burgoon with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
 
Notes: The tournament is one of four events remaining from the tour's first season in 1990. ... Russell Knox shot a 59 in the second round of the 2013 event. ... The Stonebrae Classic is next week in Hayward, California.
 
OTHER TOURNAMENTS
MEN
 
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Musee Platinum Open, Thursday-Sunday, Japan Memorial Golf Club, Hyogo, Japan.
 
MACKENZIE TOUR-PGA TOUR CANADA: The Players Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Pine Ridge Golf Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
 
EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: WinstonGolf Senior Open, Friday-Sunday, WinstonOpen Course, Vorbeck, Germany.
 
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Slovakia Challenge, Thursday-Sunday, Penati Golf Resort, Senica, Slovakia.
 
eGOLF GATEWAY TOUR: Imperial Headwear Southern Open, Wednesday-Saturday, The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis, North Carolina. 
 
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