This week's tournaments

September 10, 1998

PGA Tour

Event: Canadian Open

Site: Oakville, Ontario

Schedule: Today-Sunday

Course: Glen Abbey Golf Club (7,112 yards, par 72)

Purse: $2.2 million

Winner's share: $396,000

Television: ESPN (Today-Saturday, 4-6 p.m.; Sunday, 5-7 p.m.).

Last year: Steve Jones won at Royal Montreal, closing with a 1-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Greg Norman.

Last week: Jeff Sluman won in Milwaukee, shooting 68-66-63-68 for a 19-under 265 total.

Notes: Chip Beck tied for 42nd in the Greater Milwaukee Open, completing a tournament for the first time in 47 starts.

Coming weeks:

Sept. 17-20--B.C. Open, En-Joie G.C., Endicott, N.Y.

Sept. 24-27--LaCantera Texas Open, LaCantera G.C., San Antonio

Oct. 1-4--Buick Challenge, Callaway Gardens Resort, Pine Gardens, Ga.

Oct. 8-11--Michelob Championship at Kingsmill, Kingsmill G.C., Williamsburg, Va.

Oct. 14-18--Las Vegas Invitational, TPC at Summerlin and Desert Inn G.C., Las Vegas


Event: SAFECO Classic

Site: Kent, Wash.

Schedule: Today-Sunday

Course: Meridian Valley Country Club (6,241 yards, par 72)

Purse: $600,000

Winner's share: $90,000

Television: The Golf Channel (Today-Sunday, 4: 30-7 p.m. and 9-11: 30 p.m.)

Last year: Karrie Webb successfully defended her title, closing with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Annika Sorenstam. Webb had a 16-under 272 total.

Last week: Danielle Ammaccapane won the Safeway Championship in Portland, Ore., finishing with a 12-under 204.

Notes: Sorenstam leads the money list with $806,188; South Korea's Se Ri Pak is second at $800,076.

Coming weeks:

Sept. 18-20--Solheim Cup, Murfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio.

Sept. 24-27--CoreStates Betsy King Classic, Berkleigh Country Club, Kutztown, Pa.

Oct. 8-11--LPGA Tournament of Champions, Alabama site TBA.

Oct. 15-18--Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf, TBA.

Oct. 30-Nov. 1--Nichirei International, Tsukuba Country Club, Ibaraki, Japan.

Senior PGA Tour

Event: Comfort Classic

Site: Indianapolis

Schedule: Tomorrow-Sunday

Course: Brickyard Crossing Golf Club (6,678 yards, par 72)

Purse: $1.15 million

Winner's share: $172,500

Television: ESPN (Tomorrow, 2-4 p.m.), ESPN2 (Saturday, 3: 30-5 p.m.) and ABC (Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: David Graham won the third of three 1997 titles, finishing with a 7-under 67 for 200.

Last week: Dana Quigley won the Emerald Coast Classic in Milton, Fla., with a final-round 65 for 210.

Notes: Hale Irwin has a tour-high six victories and earning of $2,302,350.

Coming weeks:

Sept. 18-20--Kroger Classic, The Golf Center at Kings Island, Mason, Ohio.

Sept. 25-27--Boone Valley Classic, Boone Valley Golf Club, Augusta, Mo.

Oct. 2-4--Vantage Championship, Tanglewood Park, Clemmons, N.C.

Oct. 9-11--Transamerica Championship, Silverado Country Club, Napa, Calif.

Oct. 16-18--Raley's Gold Rush Classic, Serrano Country Club, El Dorado Hills, Calif.

PGA European Tour

Event: British Masters

Site: Coventry, England

Schedule: Today-Sunday

Course: Forest of Arden Country Club (7,106 yards, par 72)

Purse: $1.24 million

Winner's share: $206,250

Television: Golf Channel (today, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; tomorrow, 1-3 a.m. and 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 a.m. and 9: 30 a.m.-12: 30 p.m.; Monday, 1-3 a.m.).

Last year: Greg Turner closed with a 2-under 70 for a one-stroke victory over Colin Montgomerie. Turner had a 13-under 275 total.

Last week: Sven Struver won the European Masters in Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland, beating Sweden's Patrik Sjoland on the first hole of a playoff.

Nike Tour

Event: Tri-Cities Open

Site: Richland, Wash.

Schedule: Today-Sunday

Course: Meadow Spring Country Club (6,926 yards, par 72)

Purse: $225,000

Winner's share: $40,500

Television: None

Pub Date: 9/10/98

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