This week in golf: June 20-23
- June 20, 2013 - 6:46 AM
What: Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn.
Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday (Ch. 4)
Course: TPC River Highlands (6,854 yards, par 70)
Purse: $6.1 million (winner’s share: $1,098,000)
Defending champion: Marc Leishman
What: NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers, Ark.
Schedule (TV): Friday-Sunday : Golf Channel
Course: Pinnacle Country Club (6,389 yards, par 71)
Purse: $2 million (winner’s share: $300,000)
Defending champion: Ai Miyazato
What: Encompass Championship in Glenview, Ill.
Schedule (TV): Friday-Sunday (Golf Channel)
Course: North Shore CC (7,031 yards, par 72)
Purse: $1.8 million (winner’s share: $270,000)
Defending champion: Inaugural event
PGA: Rose is in the field along with Watson, Lee Westwood, Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan, Jason Dufner, Ian Poulter, Webb Simpson, Harris English and Rickie Fowler. Watson won the 2010 tournament for his first PGA Tour title, overcoming a six-stroke deficit and beating Scott Verplank on the second hole of playoff. ... J.J. Henry won in 2006 to become the first Connecticut winner in tournament history. ... Chris Williams is making his professional debut. The former University of Washington star won the Ben Hogan Award, given by Colonial Country Club to the top player in college and amateur events in the last year. ... The AT&T National is next week at Congressional in Bethesda, Md.
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