ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST. ANDREWS

BRITISH OPEN

Site: Hoylake, England

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday

Course: Royal Liverpool Golf Club (7,312 yards, par 72)

Purse: 5.4 million pounds ($9.24 million); winner's share: 975,000 pounds ($1.67 million)

TV: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 1 a.m.-3 p.m., 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, 4-11:30 a.m., 4-7 p.m.; Sunday, 3-10:30 a.m.) and ABC (Saturday-Sunday, noon-3 p.m.)

Last year: Phil Mickelson won at Muirfield for his fifth major title, birdieing four of the last six holes for a 5-under 66. He finished at 3 under for a three-shot victory.

Last week: Justin Rose won the European Tour's Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen for his second straight victory, edging Kristoffer Broberg by two shots. Rose won the PGA Tour's Quicken Loans National at Congressional in his previous start. ... Brian Harman won the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois, for his first PGA Tour title, beating Zach Johnson by a stroke. Harman earned a spot at Hoylake.

Notes: Tiger Woods, the winner at St. Andrews in 2000 and 2005 and Royal Liverpool in 2006, is making his second start since having back surgery March 31. He missed the cut three weeks ago at Congressional. Woods won the last of his 14 major titles in the 2008 U.S. Open. ... Mickelson is winless since his victory last year at Muirfield. ... The tournament is the third major of the year. Bubba Watson won the Masters, and Martin Kaymer took the U.S. Open. ... Founded in 1869, Royal Liverpool is the second-oldest course in England. ... The 2015 event will be played at St. Andrews.

LPGA TOUR

MARATHON CLASSIC

Site: Sylvania, Ohio

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday

Course: Highland Meadows Golf Club (6,512 yards, par 71)

Purse: $1.4 million; winner's share: $210,000

TV: Golf Channel (Thursday, noon-2 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 4-6 a.m., noon-2 p.m.)

Last year: Beatriz Recari won the second of her two 2013 tour titles, shooting 69-65-67-66 to beat Pleasanton native Paula Creamer by a stroke.

Last week: Mo Martin won the Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale for her first tour title. She made eagle at No. 18 on Sunday, holing a 6-foot putt after her 3-wood approach hit the pin. Suzann Pettersen and Shanshan Feng tied for second, a shot back.

Notes: Martin is in the field along with Recari, Creamer, top-ranked Stacy Lewis, U.S. Women's Open champion Michelle Wie, Kraft Nabisco winner Lexi Thompson and Lydia Ko. ... Creamer won in 2008, opening with a 60.

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