PGA OF AMERICA
What: PGA Championship in Louisville, Ky.
Course: Valhalla Golf Club (7,458 yards, par 71)
Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (TNT, Ch. 4)
Purse: $10 million (winner’s share: $1.8 million)
Defending champion: Jason Dufner
Notes: Tiger Woods, the 2000 winner at Valhalla, withdrew from the Bridgestone Invitational in the final round because of a back injury but has proclaimed himself healthy and ready to play. ... The tournament ends the points race for the nine automatic spots on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. ... . ... If tied after 72 holes, the tournament will be decided in a three-hole, stroke-play playoff. If still tied, it will go to sudden death.
What: Meijer LPGA Classic in Belmont, Mich.
Course: Blythefield Country Club (6,414 yards, par 71)
Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel)
Purse: $1.5 million (winner’s share: $225,000)
Defending champion: Inaugural event