What: John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill.
Course: TPC Deere Run (7,268 yards, par 71)
Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel, CBS)
Purse: $4.6 million (winner's share: $828,000)
Defending champion: Steve Stricker
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION
What: U.S. Senior Open in Lake Orion, Mich.
Course: Indianwood Golf and Country Club, Old Course (6,862 yards, par 70)
Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (ESPN2, NBC)
Purse: TBA ($2.6 million in 2011); winner's share: TBA ($500,000 in 2011)
Defending champion: Olin Browne
PGA: At last year's John Deere Classic, Steve Stricker holed a 25-foot birdie putt from off the 18th green to win the tournament for the third consecutive year. ... The British Open is next week at Royal Lytham and St. Annes, so many of the world's top players are at the Scottish Open this weekend. The field includes defending champ Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Martin Kaymer, Louis Oosthuizen, Padraig Harrington, Paul Casey, Aaron Baddeley and Kevin Na.
Champions: The U.S. Senior Open is the fourth of the five Champions Tour majors. Roger Chapman won the Senior PGA in May; Minnesota native Tom Lehman took the Regions Tradition in June; and Joe Daley won the Senior Players two weeks ago. ... Lehman tees off Thursday at 12:30 p.m. with Loren Roberts and Jeff Sluman. Lehman has a streak of 12 successive sub-70 rounds. That is one shy of the Champions Tour record of 13 set by Hale Irwin in 1999, and it is also Lehman's second such 12-round streak.
LPGA: The next tournament is the Evian Masters, July 26-29 at Evian Masters Golf Club in Evian-Les-Bains, France.