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Associated Press

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 11 at 8:06 AM

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U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION

U.S. OPEN

Site: Ardmore, Pa.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Merion Golf Club, East Course (6,996 yards, par 70).

Purse: TBA ($8 million in 2012). Winner's share: TBA ($1.44 million in 2012).

Television: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-7 p.m., 8-11 p.m.; Monday, if necessary, noon-2 p.m.) and NBC (Thursday-Friday, 3-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, noon-7:30 p.m.; Monday, if necessary, 2 p.m.-playoff conclusion).

Last year: Webb Simpson won at Olympic Club in San Francisco for his first major title. He finished at 1 over for a one-stroke victory over Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson. Tiger Woods tied for 21st, six strokes back.

Last week: Harris English won the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn., for his first PGA Tour title, beating Phil Mickelson and Scott Stallings by two strokes. ... Dutchman Joost Luiten won the Lyoness Open in Austria for his second European Tour title.

Notes: Tiger Woods won the 2008 tournament at Torrey Pines for the last of his 14 major victories. He also won in 2000 at Pebble Beach and 2002 at Bethpage. Woods has four victories this year to increase his PGA Tour total to 78, four short of Sam Snead's tour record. ... The tournament is being played at Merion for the fifth time. Olin Dutra won at the course in 1934, Ben Hogan in 1950, Lee Trevino in 1971 and David Graham in 1981. The clubs uses red wicker baskets instead of flags on the pins. ... Adam Scott won the Masters in April for his first major title. He will play the first two rounds alongside Woods and 2011 winner Rory McIlroy. ... The 2014 tournament will be played at Pinehurst in North Carolina. ... The Travelers Championship is next week in Cromwell, Conn.

Online: http://www.usopen.com

PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com

European Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com

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WEB.COM TOUR

AIR CAPITAL CLASSIC

Site: Wichita, Kan.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Crestview Country Club (6,959 yards, par 71).

Purse: $650,000. Winner's share: $117,000.

Television: None.

Last year: Casey Wittenberg won the second of his two 2012 titles, finishing with a 5-under 66 in 100-degree heat for a two-stroke victory over Justin Hicks and Jim Herman.

Last event: Michael Putnam won the Mid-Atlantic Championship on June 2 in Potomac, Md., for his second straight title. He won the Mexico Open the previous week.

Notes: The tournament is in its 23nd season. It is one of four remaining events from the tour's inaugural 1990 season. ... Putnam leads the money list with $354,234, more than $132,000 in front of No. 2 Edward Loar. ... The Rex Hospital Open is next week in Raleigh, N.C., followed by the United Leasing Championship in Newburgh, Ind.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR/EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR

NAJETI HOTELS OPEN

Site: Lumbres, France.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club (6,840 yards, par 71).

Purse: $663,200. Winner's share: $110,530.

Television: None.

Last year: South Africa's Darren Fichardt won the wind-swept tournament, beating England's Gary Lockerbie by three strokes.

Last week: Dutchman Joost Luiten won the Lyoness Open in Austria for his second European Tour title, closing with a 1-under 71 for a two-stroke victory.

Notes: Dutch architect Johan Frederik Dudok van Heel designed the course. ... The BMW International Open is next week in Germany, followed by the Irish Open.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

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LPGA TOUR

Next event: NW Arkansas Championship, June 21-23, Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers, Ark.

Last week: South Korea's Inbee Park won the LPGA Championship in Pittsford, N.Y., for her second major victory of the year, beating Catriona Matthew with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff. Park has four victories this season.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

Next event: Encompass Championship, June 21-23, North Shore Country Club, Glenview, Ill.

Last week: South Africa's David Frost won the Regions Tradition in Alabama for his second victory of the year and first senior major title. Fred Couples was second, a stroke back.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

ASIAN TOUR: Queen's Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Santiburi Samui Country Club, Samui, Thailand. Online: http://www.asiantour.com

SUNSHINE TOUR: Polokwane Classic, Thursday-Saturday, Polokwane Golf Club, Polokwane, South Africa. Online: http://www.pgatour.co.za

EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: Wales Senior Open, Friday-Sunday, Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Bridgend, Wales. Online: http://www.europeantour.com

NGA TOUR: Avoca Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Scotch Hall Preserve, Windsor, N.C. Online: http://www.ngatour.com

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Spring Creek Classic, Wednesday-Friday, Spring Creek Golf Club, Gordonsville, Va. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com

WOMEN

SYMETRA TOUR: Decatur-Forsyth Classic, Friday-Sunday, Hickory Point Golf Club, Decatur, Ill. Online: http://www.symetratour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Suntory Ladies Open, Thursday-Sunday, Rokko International Golf Club, Hyogo, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp

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