ON THE FAIRWAYS This week's events
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATIONU.S. Women's OpenCherry Hills Village, Colo.
Schedule: Today-SundayCourse: Cherry Hills Country Club (6,749 yards, par 71)Purse: $3.1 million. Winner's share: $560,000Television: ESPN2 (Today-Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Monday, if necessary, noon-playoff conclusion) and NBC (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6:30 p.m.)Last year: Meg Mallon won her second U.S. Open title, closing with a 6-under 65 -- the best final round by a champion in tournament history -- to beat Annika Sorenstam by two strokes at Orchards in South Hadley, Mass. Mallon also won in 1991 at Colonial.
PGA TOURBarclays ClassicHarrison, N.Y.
Schedule: Today-SundayCourse: Westchester Country Club, West Course (6,839 yards, par 71)Purse: $5.75 million. Winner's share: $1,035,000Television: USA (Today-Friday, 4-6 p.m.) and ABC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.)Last year: Sergio Garcia won the tournament for the second time in four years, beating Rory Sabbatini on the third hole of a playoff. Padraig Harrington was eliminated on the second extra hole.
CHAMPIONS TOURBank of America ChampionshipConcord, Mass.
Schedule: Friday-SundayCourse: Nashawtac Country Club (6,729 yards, par 72)Purse: $1.6 million. Winner's share: $240,000Television: The Golf Channel (Friday-Sunday, 1:30-4 p.m., 9-11:30 p.m.)Last year: Craig Stadler closed with an 8-under 64 for four-stroke victory. His son, Kevin, won the Nationwide Tour's Lake Erie Charity Classic on the same day.
PGA EUROPEAN TOURFrench OpenVersailles, France
Schedule: Today-SundayCourse: Le Golf National, Albatross Course (7,214 yards, par 71)Purse: $4.3 million. Winner's share: $716,750Television: The Golf Channel (Today-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8-11 a.m.)Last year: Jean-Francois Remesy became the first Frenchman in 35 years to win the tournament, beating Australians Richard Green and Nick O'Hern by seven strokes.
NATIONWIDE TOURNortheast Pennsylvania ClassicMoosic, Pa.
Schedule: Today-SundayCourse: Glenmaura National Golf Club (6,933 yards, par 71)Purse: $450,000. Winner's share: $81,000Television: NoneLast year: D.A. Points won the first of two 2004 Nationwide Tour titles, beating James Driscoll with a par on the first hole of a playoff.