ON TOUR This week's pro golf events
LPGA TOURLPGA ChampionshipHavre de Grace, Md.
Schedule: Thursday-SundayCourse: Bulle Rock Golf Club (6,486 yards, par 72)Purse: $1.8 million; Winner's share: $270,000Television: The Golf Channel (Thursday, 4-6 p.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Friday, 4-6 p.m., 9-11 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3:30-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6 p.m.)Last year: Annika Sorenstam successfully defended her title at DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Del., shooting 64-72 in the 36-hole Sunday finale for a three-stroke victory over Shi Hyun Ahn.Notes: Sorenstam won the Kraft Nabisco by eight strokes in March for her eighth major championship. She has 11 straight rounds in the 60s to tie the LPGA Tour record she set in 2002. ... Patty Berg is the only woman to win the same major three straight years, taking the Titleholders from 1938-40 as an amateur. ... The tournament is in its first year at Pete Dye-designed Bulle Rock after 11 years at DuPont Country Club. ... Karrie Webb won the 2001 tournament to become the fifth and youngest (26) female player to complete the career Grand Slam. She will meet all of the requirements for enshrinement into the Hall of Fame by completing the first round. ... Michelle Wie is making her first appearance in the tournament. ... Julie Inkster swept the 1999-00 titles. ... McDonald's is the title sponsor. ... The Rochester LPGA is next week, followed by the U.S. Women's Open at Cherry Hills in Colorado.
PGA TOURBooz Allen ClassicBethesda, Md.
Schedule: Thursday-SundayCourse: Congressional Country Club, Blue Course (7,232 yards, par 71)Purse: $5 million; Winner's share: $900,000Television: USA (Thursday-Friday, 4-6 p.m.) and ABC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.)Last year: Australia's Adam Scott won the second of his two 2004 titles, matching the tournament record with a 21-under 263 total at the TPC of Avenel.Notes: The tournament is being played at Congressional because of renovations at the TPC at Avenel. Congressional also was the tournament site from 1980-86. ... No. 1 Vijay Singh and No. 3 Ernie Els, the 1997 U.S. Open winner at Congressional, top the field that includes eight of the top 10 players in the world. Tiger Woods is skipping the tournament to prepare for the U.S. Open next week at Pinehurst. ... Fred Funk coached at the University of Maryland from 1982-88. He won The Players Championship in March for his seventh PGA Tour title. ... The PGA Tour Network is broadcasting its first tournament on XM Satellite Radio.
CHAMPIONS TOURBayer Advantage ClassicOverland Park, Kan.
Schedule: Friday-SundayCourse: Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate (7,192 yards, par 72)Purse: $1.65 million; Winner's share: $247,500Television: The Golf Channel (Friday, 6-8:30 p.m., 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 5-7:30 p.m., 9-11:30 p.m.)Last year: Allen Doyle won the rain-shortened tournament at The National Golf Club of Kansas City, beating Jerry Pate by a stroke. Doyle also won the 1999 tournament.Notes: The tournament is in its first year at the links-style Nicklaus course after two years at The National Golf Club of Kansas City. The 65-year-old Nicklaus is making his first Champions Tour start since winning the Skins Game in February. He missed the cut last week in the Memorial in what might have been his final PGA Tour event on U.S. soil. ... Hale Irwin turned 60 on Friday. He has two victories this year to push his tour-record total to 42. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume June 24-26 with the Bank of America Championship in Concord, Mass.
PGA EUROPEAN TOURKLM OpenHilversum, Netherlands
Schedule: Thursday-SundayCourse: Hilversumsche Golf Club (6,660 yards, par 70)Purse: $1.84 million; Winner's share: $307,410Television: The Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon)Last year: England's David Lynn won his first European tour title, beating Australia's Richard Green and Ireland's Paul McGinley by three strokes.Notes: Maarten Lafeber won the 2003 tournament to become the first Dutchman to win the national championship since Joop Ruhl in 1947. ... David Lynn tied for eighth last week in Wales, his first top-10 finish of the season. ... The Aa Saint Omer Open is next week in France, opposite the U.S. Open.
NATIONWIDE TOURLaSalle Bank OpenGlenview, Ill.
Schedule: Thursday-SundayCourse: The Glen Club (7,219 yards, par 71)Purse: $650,000 million; Winner's share: $117,000Television: The Golf Channel (Thursday, 1:30-4 p.m.; Friday, midnight-2 a.m., 1:30-4 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30-4 a.m., 1:30-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 a.m., 1:30-4 p.m.; Monday, 1-2:30 a.m.)Last year: Australia's Brendan Jones won his first Nationwide Tour title, beating D.A. Points by a stroke.