this week in golf


What: RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, S.C.

Course: Harbour Town Golf Links (7,101 yards, par 71)

Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel, Ch. 4)

Purse: $5.8 million (winner’s share: $1,044,000)

Defending champion: Carl Pettersson


What: LPGA Lotte Championship in Kapolei, Hawaii

Course: Ko Olina Golf Club (6,383 yards, par 72)

Schedule (TV): Wednesday-Saturday (Golf Channel)

Purse: $1.7 million (winner’s share: $255,000)

Defending champion: Ai Miyazato


What: Greater Gwinnett Championship in Duluth, Ga.

Course: TPC Sugarloaf (7,259 yards, par 72)

Schedule (TV): Friday-Sunday (Golf Channel)

Purse: $1.8 million (winner’s share: $270,000)

Defending champion: Inaugural tournament

tour notes

PGA: Jason Day is the top Masters finisher in this week’s field. He was third at Augusta National, two strokes out of the playoff. ... Brandt Snedeker, coming off a sixth-place tie in the Masters, won in 2011 at Harbour Town.

LPGA: Inbee Park jumped from second to first in the world ranking on Monday, ending Stacy Lewis’ four-week run at No. 1.

Champions: Kenny Perry is attempting to return to play following knee surgery in February.

associated press