LPGA TOUR/LADIES' GOLF UNION
WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN
Site: Hoylake, England
Course: Royal Liverpool Golf Club (6,657 yards, par 72)
Purse: $2.75 million (winner's share: $418,825).
TV: ESPN2 (Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 a.m.)
Last year: Taiwan's Yani Tseng successfully defended her title for her second major victory of the year and fifth overall, beating Brittany Lang by four shots at Carnoustie. Tseng won in 2010 at Royal Birkdale.
Last week: Jiyai Shin won the Kingsmill Championship in the longest playoff between two players in tour history, beating Paula Creamer with a par Monday on the ninth extra hole. They played the par-4 18th eight times Sunday in an attempt to break the tie before darkness suspended play. The playoff was decided on the par-4 16th. ... Caroline Hedwall won the UNIQA Ladies in Austria for the second straight year, winning the Ladies European Tour event by four shots.
Notes: Royal Liverpool, also known as Hoylake, is hosting the tournament for the first time. Tiger Woods won the 2006 British Open on the course. ... The event is the final major of the year. South Korea's Sun Young Yoo won the Kraft Nabisco, China's Shanshan Feng took the LPGA Championship, and South Korea's Na Yeon Choi won the U.S. Women's Open. ... The 2013 tournament will be played at the Old Course at St. Andrews.
Site: Kapolei, Hawaii
Course: Kapolei Golf Course (6,972 yards, par 72)
Purse: $1.8 million (winner's share: $270,000)
TV: Golf Channel (Friday, 4:30-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 4:30-7 p.m.)
Last year: Inaugural event
Next event: Tour Championship, Sept. 20-23, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta
Last week: Rory McIlroy won the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick (Ind.) for his second straight FedEx Cup victory. He closed with a 5-under 67 for a two-shot win over Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood.