GOLF GLANCE | This week's events
PGA TOURThe InternationalCastle Rock, Colo.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.Course: Castle Pines Golf Club (7,594 yards, par 72).Purse: $5 million. Winner's share: $900,000.
Television: USA (Thursday-Friday, 4-6 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last year: Davis Love III won the last of four 2003 titles, scoring 46 points under the modified Stableford system to beat Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh by 12 points.
Last week: Singh won the Buick Open for his fourth victory of the year, outlasting John Daly by a stroke. Tiger Woods and Carlos Franco tied for third.Notes: Players receive 8 points for double eagle, 5 for eagle, 2 for birdie, 0 for par, minus-1 for bogey, and minus-3 for double bogey or higher. ... Masters champion Phil Mickelson, the 1993 and 1997 winner, is skipping the tournament to prepare for the PGA Championship next week at Whistling Straits. ... Colorado resident David Duval is making his second start of the year. He missed the cut in the U.S. Open with rounds of 83 and 82 and withdrew from the British Open because of a sprained back muscle. ... Ernie Els, the 2000 winner, also is in the field along with Goosen, British Open champion Todd Hamilton, Greg Norman and Colorado native Kevin Stadler, a two-time winner this year on the Nationwide Tour. ... The Jack Nicklaus-designed course is 6,288 feet above sea level.
LPGA TOURJamie Farr ClassicSylvania, Ohio
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.Course: Highland Meadows Golf Club (6,408 yards, par 71).Purse: $1.1 million. Winner's share: $165,000.
Television: ESPN2 (Friday, 1-3 p.m.; Saturday, 2-4 p.m.; Sunday, 4-6 p.m.).Last year: Se Ri Pak won the tournament for the fourth time in six years, holding off Hee-Won Han and Marisa Baena by two strokes.
Last week: England's Karen Stupples won the Women's British Open for her first major title, opening the final round with an eagle and a double eagle en route to a five-stroke victory over Australia's Rachel Teske. Stupples finished at 19-under 269, tying the record for a major set by Dottie Pepper in the 1999 Nabisco Dinah Shore.Notes: Annika Sorenstam is skipping the tournament to play in the HP Open in Sweden. ... Pak is attempting to match Mickey Wright's tour record of five victories in one event. Wright won the Sea Island Open in 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961 and 1963. ... Former Ohio State golfer Meg Mallon is seeking her third victory the year. She won the U.S. Women's Open and Canadian Women's Open in consecutive weeks last month. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume the following week with the Wendy's Championship for Children in Dublin.
CHAMPIONS TOUR3M ChampionshipBlaine, Minn.
Schedule: Friday-Sunday.Course: TPC of the Twin Cities (7,100 yards, par 72).Purse: $1.75 million. Winner's share: $262,500.Television: The Golf Channel (Friday-Sunday, 5-7:30 p.m., 9-11:30 p.m.).Last year: Wayne Levi won his first Champions Tour title, beating Morris Hatalsky and Gil Morgan by a stroke.Last week: Peter Jacobsen won the U.S. Senior Open for his first major title, shooting 69-68 in the 36-hole Sunday finale for a one-stroke victory over Hale Irwin at Bellerive in St. Louis. Jacobsen, coming off hip surgery, was playing only his third Champions Tour event.Notes: Arnold Palmer, making his fifth Champions Tour start of the year, teamed with former University of Minnesota star Tom Lehman to design the TPC course. ... Bruce Lietzke won the 2001 tournament in his third senior start. ... Irwin won the 2002 event on the TPC course and took the 1997 and 1999 titles at Bunker Hills. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume the following week with the Greater Hickory Classic.
PGA EUROPEAN TOURKLM OpenHilversum, Netherlands
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.Course: Hilversumsche Golf Club (6,660 yards, par 70).Purse: $1.44 million. Winner's share: $240,740.Television: The Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon).Last year: Maarten Lafeber became the first Dutchman to win the national championship since 1947, beating Denmark's Soren Hansen and Sweden's Mathias Gronberg by a stroke.Last week: England's Luke Donald won the Scandinavian Masters for his first European tour title. Swedes Peter Hanson and Henrik Stenson tied for second, five strokes back.Notes: Donald jumped from 63rd to 51st in the world rankings with his victory. ... The Russian Open is next week, opposite the PGA Championship in the United States.
NATIONWIDE TOURCox ClassicOmaha, Neb.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.Course: Champions Run (7,099 yards, par 72).Purse: $600,000. Winner's share: $108,000.Television: The Golf Channel (Thursday, 1:30-4 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 1-2:30 a.m., 1:30-4 p.m.; Monday, 1-2:30 a.m.).Last year: Bo Van Pelt closed with a 62 -- the best final round on the Nationwide Tour since 1995 -- to beat Craig Lile by two strokes.Last week: Australia's Bradley Hughes won the Wichita Open, finishing regulation with a 20-foot eagle and beating Erik Compton, Hunter Haas and Scott Harrington with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.Notes: Van Pelt is playing the PGA Tour this season. ... A record 65,000 fans attended the four-day tournament last year. ... The Price Cutter Charity Championship is next week in Springfield, Mo., followed by the Alberta Classic.