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| Wednesday, June 21, 2006

PGA TOUR

Booz Allen Classic

Site: Potomac, Md.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday

Course: TPC at Avenel (7,005 yards, par 71)

Purse: $5 million

Winner's share: $900,000

Last year: Spanish star Sergio Garcia won the last of his six PGA Tour titles, closing with a 6-under 65 on Congressional's Blue Course. Davis Love III, Ben Crane and 2004 winner Adam Scott tied for second, two strokes back.

Last week: Australia's Geoff Ogilvy won the U.S. Open at Winged Foot when Phil Mickelson made a double-bogey 6 on the final hole. Ogilvy closed with a 2-over 72 to finish at 5-over 285. Mickelson shot a 74 to finish a stroke back along with Colin Montgomerie and Jim Furyk. Montgomerie also closed with a double bogey.


LPGA TOUR

Wegmans LPGA

Site: Pittsford, N.Y.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday

Course: Locust Hill Country Club (6,221 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.8 million

Winner's share: $270,000

Last year: Mexican star Lorena Ochoa overcame a five-stroke deficit with seven holes to play to beat Paula Creamer by four strokes. Ochoa birdied six of the last seven holes for a 7-under 65.

Last event: Se Ri Pak won the LPGA Championship for the third time, hitting a hybrid 4-iron from 201 yards to 3 inches to set up a birdie on the first hole of a playoff with Karrie Webb on June 11 at Bulle Rock in Maryland.


ON THE AIR

Booz Allen Classic

First round: 4-6 p.m., Thursday, USA

Second round: 4-6 p.m., Friday, USA

Third round: 3-6 p.m., Saturday, ABC

Final round: 3-6 p.m., Sunday, ABC


NOTES

• Sergio Garcia missed the cut in the U.S. Open after withdrawing from the Barclays Classic after 27 holes the previous week because of a back injury.

• Tom Kite received a sponsor exemption. The Champions Tour star has made 590 cuts on the PGA Tour, one off the record Jay Haas broke in the U.S. Open.

• Fred Funk coached at the University of Maryland from 1982-88. The seven-time PGA Tour winner turned 50 last week.

• The Buick Championship is next week in Cromwell, Conn., followed by the Western Open in Lemont, Ill.

• Se Ri Pak, Loren Ochoa and Karrie Webb top the field in the Wegmans LPGA. Webb won the 1999 and 2002 titles.

• The tournament is in its 30th year.

• The U.S. Women's Open is next week at Newport Country Club in Rhode Island, followed by the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship in Gladstone, N.J.

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