This week's tournaments

July 08, 1999

PGA Tour

Greater Milwaukee Open

Site: Milwaukee.

Schedule: Today-Sunday.

Course: Brown Deer Park Golf Club (6,739 yards, par 71).

Purse: $3.5 million.

Winner's share: $414,000.

TV: ESPN (Today-tomorrow, 3-5 p.m.) and ABC (Saturday, 1: 30-3: 30 p.m.; Sunday, 4-6 p.m.)

Last year: Jeff Sluman shot 68-66-63-68 for a 19-under 265. Wisconsin resident Steve Stricker finished second, a stroke back.

Last week: Tiger Woods won the Western Open by three strokes over Mike Weir.

Notes: No player has won consecutive titles at Milwaukee. This is the 32nd Greater Milwaukee Open. Dave Stockton won the first in 1968. Woods regained the World's No. 1 ranking with his victory last week. David Duval, who held the No. 1 position for the last 14 weeks, is second. Next is the British Open in Carnoustie, Scotland, followed by the John Deere Classic.

Senior PGA Tour U.S. Senior Open

Site: Des Moines, Iowa.

Schedule: Today-Sunday.

Course: Des Moines Golf & Country Club (6,888 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.75 million.

Winner's share: $315,000.

TV: ESPN (Today-tomorrow, 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.)

Last year: Hale Irwin won at Riviera in Los Angeles, holing a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Argentina's Vicente Fernandez. Irwin, the seventh player to win the U.S. Open and U.S. Senior Open, shot 77-68-71-69 for a 1-over 285 total.

Last week: Christy O'Connor beat Bruce Fleisher by one stroke to win the State Farm Senior Classic.

Notes: Miller Barber (1984-85) and Gary Player (1987-88) are the only players to win consecutive U.S. Senior Opens. Irwin passed Jim Colbert for first place on the all-time Senior Tour money list. Irwin has earned over $8.5 million. Next is the Ameritech Senior Open in Long Grove, Ill.


Michelob Light Classic

Site: St. Louis.

Schedule: Today-Sunday.

Course: Forest Hills Country Club (6,375 yards, par 72).

Purse: $800,000.

Winner's share: $74,474.

TV: ESPN2 (Today-tomorrow, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.) and ESPN (Saturday, 3: 30-5: 30 p.m.; Sunday, 5-7 p.m.)

Last week: Sweden's Annika Sorenstam won for the third time in four years, beating Donna Andrews on the second playoff hole. Sorenstam closed with a 4-under 68 to match Andrews at 8-under 208.

Last week: Se Ri Pak won the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic in a six-player playoff, the largest playoff in LPGA history.

Notes: Pak has won all three events in Ohio that she has entered in her career, including two straight Jamie Farr Kroger Classics. Juli Inkster, winner of two majors this year, is just one point away from induction to the LPGA Hall of Fame. Inkster is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds game Wednesday. Next is the Big Apple Classic in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Other tournaments

Nike Tour: Greensboro Open, Thursday-Sunday, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, N.C.

European Challenge Tour: BTC Slovenian Open, Thursday-Sunday, Bled Golf Club, Bled, Slovenia.

Rolex Trophy: Thursday-Sunday, Golf Club de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland.

European LPGA Tour: Ladies Austrian Open, Thursday-Saturday, Steiermdrkischer Golf Club, Frohnleiten, Austria.

Pub Date: 7/08/99

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