This week's tournaments

June 03, 1999

PGA Tour

Memorial Tournament

Site: Dublin, Ohio.

Schedule: Today-Sunday.

Course: Muirfield Village GC (7,163 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2.55 million (winner receives $459,000).

TV: USA (Today, 3-6 p.m.; tomorrow, 4-6 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 2-6 p.m.).

Last year: Fred Couples finished with a 17-under 271 total for a four-stroke victory over Andrew Magee.

Last week: Rich Beem beat Bradley Hughes and Bill Glasson by one stroke to win the Kemper Open in Potomac, his first PGA Tour victory.

Notes: Course designer Jack Nicklaus won the tournament in 1977 and 1984. Couples looks to become the first player to defend a Memorial title. Tom Lehman set the tournament record of 268 in 1994. Scott Hoch had made the cut for 17 consecutive years before last season, when he missed by four strokes.

LPGA Tour

U.S. Women's Open

Site: West Point, Miss.

Schedule: Today-Sunday.

Course: Old Waverly Golf Club (6,433 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.75 million (winner receives $315,000).

TV: ESPN (Today, tomorrow, 4-7 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: South Korea's Se Ri Pak, 21, became the youngest U.S. Women's Open champion, beating Jenny Chuasiriporn in a playoff. Pak made an 18-foot birdie putt on the second hole of sudden death. Pak and Chuasiriporn shot 73s in the playoff after finishing regulation at 6-over 290 on the Blackwolf Run course in Kohler, Wis.

Last week: At 22, Kelli Kuehne became the youngest winner in the 21-year history of the LPGA Corning Classic, defeating Rosie Jones by one stroke.

Notes: Pak also won the LPGA Championship last season. Pak is 53rd on the money list and has failed to finish in the top 10 this year. Annika Sorenstam was the last player to win back-to-back Opens, in 1995-96. Juli Inkster, Meg Mallon and Rachel Hetherington have each won twice this year. Dottie Pepper ended a three-year victory drought, setting the scoring record in the Dinah Shore, the first major of the season. Karrie Webb has won four times this season on the LPGA Tour.

Senior PGA Tour

Cadillac NFL Classic

Site: Clifton, N.J.

Schedule: Tomorrow-Sunday.

Course: Upper Montclair Country Club (6,816 yards, par 72).

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

TV: ESPN (Tomorrow, 1-3 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 5: 30-7 p.m.).

Last year: Bob Dickson won on the first hole of a playoff with Jim Colbert and Larry Nelson. Trent Dilfer won the NFL portion of the tournament for the second consecutive year, defeating the Ravens' Brian Kinchen in a one-hole playoff.

Last week: Hale Irwin defeated Al Geiberger by two strokes to win the Boone Valley Classic in Belton, Mo.

Notes: Buzz Thomas made just the second hole-in-one in tournament history last year. The par-4 12th hole was ranked as the 12th-hardest hole on the Senior Tour last year. Kinchen has finished second in the NFL players part of the competition three straight years.

Pub Date: 6/03/99

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