This week's tournaments

May 21, 1998

PGA Tour

Event: Colonial Invitational

Site: Fort Worth, Texas

Schedule: Today through Sunday

Course: Colonial CC (7,010 yards, par 70)

Purse: $2.3 million (winner receives $414,000)

Television: USA (Today and tomorrow, 4-6 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.)

Last year: South Africa's David Frost won his 10th tour title, finishing with a 3-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Brad Faxon and David Ogrin. Frost had a 15-under 265 total.

Last week: John Cook won the Byron Nelson Classic at Irving, Texas, closing with a 5-under 65 for a three-stroke victory over Fred Couples, Hal Sutton and Harrison Frazar. Cook had a 15-under 265 total.

Notes: Brad Elder, the 1997 Jack Nicklaus College Player of the Year for the University of Texas, is making his pro debut.

Coming weeks:

May 28-31--The Memorial, Dublin, Ohio

June 4-7--Kemper Open, Potomac

June 11-14--Buick Classic, Rye, N.Y.

June 18-21--U.S. Open, San Francisco

LPGA Tour

Event: Corning Classic

Site: Corning, N.Y.

Schedule: Today through Sunday.

Course: Corning Country Club (6,062 yards, par 72).

Purse: $700,000 (winner receives $105,000)

Television: The Golf Channel (Today and tomorrow, 2: 30-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2-4: 30 p.m.).

Last year: Rosie Jones successfully defended her title, holing a 50-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with Tammie Green.

Coming weeks:

May 28-31--Rochester International, Pittsford, N.Y.

June 4-7--Michelob Classic, St. Louis, Mo.

June 11-14--Oldsmobile Classic, East Lansing, Mich.

June 18-21--Friendly's Classic, Agawam, Mass.

LPGA Tour

Event: Skins Game

Site: Frisco, Texas.

Schedule: Saturday and Sunday.

Course: Stonebriar Country Club (6,285 yards, par 72).

Purse: $540,000 (Nos. 1-6, $20,000 each; Nos. 7-12, $30,000; Nos. 13-18, $40,000).

Television: ABC (Saturday, 4-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3: 30-6 p.m.).

Players: Annika Sorenstam, Nancy Lopez, Laura Davies and Karrie Webb.

Notes: Lopez replaces Dottie Pepper from last year's foursome.

Senior PGA Tour

Event: Bell Atlantic Classic

Site: Avondale, Pa.

Schedule: Tomorrow through Sunday

Course: Hartefeld National (6,969 yards, par 72)

Purse: $1.1 million (winner receives $165,000)

Television: ESPN (Tomorrow, 3-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 5: 30-7 p.m.).

Tickets: Season grounds pass $60; daily grounds $20

Directions: From Baltimore Beltway, I-95 North to Exit 4 (Metroform) in Delaware. Exit to Route 7 North and follow for 12 miles. After Pa. Route 41 overpass, turn at the first left onto Kaolin Road. From Baltimore Beltway (Exit 32 North) may take Route 1 North into Pennsylvania. Exit at Route 41 and at top of ramp turn right. Go through Avondale and after several miles take exit for Route 7 and turn left at end of ramp. Pass under Route 41, and the first left is Kaolin Road and entrance to club.

Last year: Bob Eastwood won the rain-shortened tournament, closing with a 1-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over John Bland and Bob E. Smith.

Last week: Larry Ziegler, 58, won the St. Luke's Classic at Belton, Mo., setting a tour record for time between victories (six years, 10 months and three days).

Coming weeks:

May 25-31--Pittsburgh Senior Classic, Pittsburgh

June 1-7--Nationwide Championship, Atlanta

June 8-14--BellSouth Senior Classic, Nashville, Tenn.

June 15-21--AT&T Canada Senior Open, Calgary, Alberta

PGA European Tour

Event: Volvo PGA Championship

Site: Virginia Water, England

Schedule: Tomorrow through Monday

Course: Wentworth Club, West Course (7,006 yards, par 72)

Purse: $1.92 million (winner receives $320,000)

Television: The Golf Channel (Tomorrow, 10 a.m.-1 p.m and 9-11 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m and 9-11 p.m.; Monday, 9: 30 a.m.-12: 30 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.).

Last year: Wales' Ian Woosnam closed with a 2-under 70 for a two-stroke victory.

Last week: Darren Clarke won the Benson and Hedges International.

Notes: Ernie Els is making his sixth European tour start of the year. He won the South African Open, has two runner-up finishes and was third in two starts.

Pub Date: 5/21/98

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