Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

This Week on Tour

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

This Week on Tour

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PGA TOUR

Tournament: Buick Championship.

When: Today-Sunday.

Site: Cromwell, Conn.

Course: TPC River Highlands (par 70, 6,830 yards, architect, Bobby Weed).

Purse: $4.4 million.

First place: $792,000.

TV: USA (today-Friday, 4-6 p.m.). ABC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Field: Headliners - Stewart Cink, Camilo Villegas, Bubba Watson, J.B. Holmes, Steve Elkington, Tim Herron, Sean O'Hair, Zach Johnson. Area players entered - Fred Funk and Frank Lickliter of Ponte Vedra Beach; Len Mattiace of Jacksonville; Bubba Dickerson of Fernandina Beach; Jonathan Byrd of St. Simons Island, Ga.

Last year: Brad Faxon defeated Tjaart van der Walt with a birdie on the first playoff hole.

Last week: Ben Curtis won the Booz Allen Classic.

Notable: Faxon's 65-61-126 on the weekend is the third-lowest total in PGA Tour history.

Next week: Cialis Western Open, Lemont, Ill.

LPGA TOUR

Tournament: U.S. Women's Open.

When: Today-Sunday.

Site: Newport, R.I.

Course: Newport Country Club (par 71, 6,616 yards, architect, William F. Davis).

Purse: $3.1 million in 2005.

First place: $560,000 in 2005.

TV: ESPN (today-Friday, 2-6 p.m.). NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Field: Headliners - Defending champion Birdie Kim, Annika Sorenstam, Karrie Webb, Se Ri Pak, Michelle Wie, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, Natalie Gulbis. Area players entered - Laura Diaz of Amelia Island.

Last year: Kim holed a bunker shot on the final hole for a birdie to defeat Pressel and Brittany Lang by two shots.

Last week: Jeong Jang won the Wegman's LPGA.

Notable: The original layout by Davis has been redesigned by famed architects A.W. Tillinghast and Donald Ross.

Next week: HSBA Women's World Match Play, Gladstone, N.J.

CHAMPIONS TOUR

Tournament: Greater Kansas City Golf Classic.

When: Friday-Sunday. …

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