USGA: US Open
Site: Brooklyn, Massachusetts.
Grade: The Country Club. Yard: 7,264. Pair: 70.
Prize money: TBA ($12.5 million in 2001).
TV: Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (USA Network), 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (NBC), 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (USA Network); Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (USA Network), 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (NBC); Saturday, noon to 8 pm (NBC); Sunday, noon to 7 pm (NBC). Watch it on FuboTV
Title Defender: Jon Rahm.
Last year: Jon Rahm won his first major at Torrey Pines and became the first player to birdie the last two holes to win the US Open by one shot. The win came two weeks after Rahm led by six shots in 54 holes at the Memorial and had to withdraw due to a positive COVID-19 test. Louis Oosthuizen was runner-up for the sixth time in a major.
Grades: The US Open returns to The Country Club for the fourth time and the first time since Curtis Strange beat Nick Faldo in an 18-hole playoff in 1988. …Tiger Woods decided to retire to ensure his right leg heals and gets stronger on time. for the British Open in St. Andrews. … Phil Mickelson only misses the US Open for the Grand Slam of his career. He is playing for the first time on American soil since the end of January. Mickelson opted out for four months and returned to play in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series last week. … Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau are among the 12 players on the course who played in last week’s LIV Golf tournament outside London. … The US Open hasn’t had a playoff since 2008, the longest stretch of the Big Four. The three previous US Opens at Brookline have been decided by 18-hole playoffs. … The last four great champions were all in their twenties. … Players in the top 10 in the world have won the last four majors.
Next year: Los Angeles Country Club.
LPGA Tour: Meijer LPGA Classic
Site: Belmont, Michigan.
Grade: Blythefield CC. Yards: 6,638. Pair: 72.
Prize money: $2.5 million. Winner’s share: $375,000.
TV: Thursday-Sunday, 3-6 pm (Golf Channel). Watch it on FuboTV
Title Defender: Nelly Korda.
In the past week: Brooke Henderson won the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
Race to the CME Globe leader: Minjee Lee.
Grades: Brooke Henderson ended more than a year without a win at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. She is a two-time winner of the Meijer Classic. … Defending champion Nelly Korda makes her second start since she returned from a four-month layoff due to a blood clot in her left arm. Korda will also defend next week at the KPGA Women’s PGA Championship in Congress. … Inbee Park is in the countryside. She missed the US Women’s Open and then returned to the ShopRite LPGA Classic the following week and tied for 15th. … The field boasts nine of the top 10 in the women’s world rankings. Jin Young Ko, the highest ranked, is not playing. … Cristie Kerr is playing from her position in the top 20 in career LPGA earnings. … The tournament comes two weeks after the US Women’s Open and a week before the next major in Congress. … The tournament dates back to 2014. All previous winners have won a major championship, starting with Mirim Lee (2020 ANA Inspiration) in 2014.
Next week: KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Korn Ferry Tour: Wichita Open
Site: Wichita, Kan.
Grade: Crestview CC. Yards: 6,910. Pair: 70.
Prize money: $750,000. Winner’s share: $135,000.
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Previous winner: HarryHall.
Points Leader: Carl Yuan.
In the past week: Robby Shelton won the BMW Charity Pro-Am.
Next week: He lives and works in the Maine Open.
In the past week: Rory McIlroy won the RBC Canadian Open.
Next week: Traveler Championship.
FedEx Cup Leader: Scottie Scheffler.
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In the past week: Linn Grant won the Volvo Scandinavian Mixed.
Next week: BMW International Open.
DP World Tour Points Leader: Rory McIlroy.
PGA Tour Champions
In the past week: Thongchai Jaidee won the American Family Insurance Championship.
Next week: US Senior Open.
Charles Schwab Cup Leader: Steven Alker.
Royal and ancient: British Hobbyist, Royal Lytham and St. Annes, Lytham-St. Annes, England. Defending Champion: Laird Shepherd. Television: Friday-Saturday, 2:30-11 am (Golf Channel). Watch it on FuboTV online: https://www.randa.org/
Epson Tours: Ann Arbor Road to the LPGA, Travis Pointe CC, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Defending Champion: New tournament. Online: https://www.epsontour.com/tournaments
Women’s European Tour: Aramco Team Series-London, Centurion GC, St. Albans, England. Defending Champion: Marianne Skarpnord. Online: https://ladieseuropeantour.com/
Challenge Tour: Kaskáda Golf Challenge, Kaskáda Golf Resort, Brno, Czech Republic. Previous winner: Marcel Schneider. Online: https://www.europeantour.com/challenge-tour/
Mackenzie Tour: ATB Classic, Edmonton Petroleum Golf & CC, Edmonton, Alberta. Previous winner: Hayden Buckley. Online: https://www.pgatour.com/canada/en_us.html
Korean LPGA: Korea Women’s Open, Rainbow Hills CC, Chungcheongbuk, South Korea. Defending Champion: Min Ji Park. Online: https://www.klpga.co.kr/
Japan LPGA: Nichirei Ladies, Sodegaura CC (Shinsode), Chiba, Japan. Defending Champion: Jiyai Shin. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp/en/