This week's tournament

August 05, 1999

PGA Tour

Buick Open

Site: Grand Blanc, Mich.

Schedule: Today-Sunday

Course: Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club (7,105 yards, par 72)

Purse: $2.4 million

Winner's share: $432,000

TV: The Golf Channel and Fox Sports Net (Today-tomorrow, 4-6: 30 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 4-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6 p.m.)

Last year: Billy Mayfair closed with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Scott Verplank.

Last week: Brent Geiberger won his first PGA Tour title, the Greater Hartford Open, by three strokes over Skip Kendall.

Notes: Tony Lema, who won in 1964 and 1965, is the only player to repeat as champion. Julius Boros is the only other golfer to win the tournament twice -- in 1963 and 1967. Dewey Arnette birdied a record-tying eight consecutive holes during the 1987 tournament. Next is the PGA Championship in Medinah, Ill.

LPGA Tour Challenge

Site: Sutton, Mass.

Schedule: Today-Sunday

Course: Pleasant Valley Country Club (6,334 yards, par 72)

Purse: $800,000

Winner's share: $120,000

TV: The Golf Channel (Today-tomorrow, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m.)

Last year: Inaugural event

Last week: Karrie Webb birdied four of the last five holes and came back from a five-stroke deficit to win her first career major, the du Maurier Classic in Priddis, Alberta.

Notes: Webb won $180,000 last week to shatter the LPGA Tour's season earnings record with $1,254,051 in just 18 events. Webb needs just nine points for LPGA Hall of Fame induction. Points are earned by winning tournaments or by winning certain post-season awards. Juli Inkster shot above par in the third round last week for the first time since April 25. She bounced back with a final-round 69. Next is the Women's British Open in Milton Keynes, England.

Senior PGA Tour

Long Island Classic

Site: Jericho, N.Y.

Schedule: Tomorrow-Sunday

Course: Meadow Brooks Club (6,842 yards, par 72)

Purse: $1.2 million

Winner's share: $180,000

TV: ESPN (Tomorrow, 3-5 p.m.; Saturday, 2-4 p.m.; Sunday, 5: 30-7 p.m.)

Last year: South Africa's Gary Player, who turns 64 Nov. 1, became the second-oldest winner in tour history. Player had three straight 4-under 68s.

Last week: Dave Eichelberger won the Utah Showdown for his fifth Senior PGA Tour victory. He defeated Dana Quigley on the first playoff hole.

Notes: There have been four holes-in-one in tournament history. Raymond Floyd is the only player to win a Senior PGA Tour and PGA Tour event on Long Island. Next is the Foremost Insurance Championship in Ada, Mich.

Pub Date: 8/05/99

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