Site: Sandwich, England.
Course: Royal St. George's Golf Club (7,211 yards, 6,594 meters, par 70).
Purse: $7.92 million. Winner's share: $1.43 million.
Last year: Louis Oosthuizen won at St. Andrews, leading the final 48 holes and blowing away the field by seven strokes. The South African finished at 16-under 272. Lee Westwood was second.
Last week: Steve Stricker holed a 25-foot birdie putt from off the 18th green to win the John Deere Classic for the third straight year. The 44-year-old Stricker shot 66-64-63-69 to finish at 22 under and beat rookie Kyle Stanley by a stroke. Also the Memorial winner last month, Stricker has 11 US PGA Tour victories _ seven in the last three seasons. ... Top-ranked Luke Donald won the rain-shortened Scottish Open, closing with a 9-under 63 for a four-stroke victory at Castle Stuart.
Notes: Tiger Woods, the winner at St. Andrews in 2000 and 2005 and Royal Liverpool in 2006, is sidelined by leg injuries. ... In the first two majors of the year, Charl Schwartzel won the Masters and Rory McIlroy took the U.S. Open. ... In 2003 at Royal St. George, Ben Curtis won in his first start in a major, beating Thomas Bjorn and Vijay Singh by a stroke. Bjorn got a spot in the field Monday when Singh withdrew. ... Greg Norman won in 1993 at the course, the first links in England to hold the British Open.
US PGA TOUR
Site: Madison, Mississippi.
Course: Annandale Golf Club (7,199 yards, 6,583 meters, par 72).
Purse: $3.6 million. Winner's share: $648,000.
Last year: Bill Haas won the second of his two 2010 titles, beating Champions Tour player Michael Allen by three strokes in the event played opposite the Ryder Cup.
Last week: Steve Stricker holed a 25-foot birdie putt from off the 18th green to win the John Deere Classic for the third straight year. The 44-year-old Stricker shot 66-64-63-69 to finish at 22 under and beat rookie Kyle Stanley by a stroke. Also the Memorial winner last month, Stricker has 11 US PGA Tour victories _ seven in the last three seasons.
Notes: Haas is playing the British Open. ... Jack Nicklaus designed the Annandale course. ... In 2009, the tournament was canceled because of unplayable conditions on the rain-soaked course. ... The Canadian Open is next week at Shaughnessy in Vancouver, British Columbia.
US LPGA TOUR
Next event: Evian Masters, July 21-24, Evian Masters Golf Club, Evian-Les-Bains, France.
Last week: So Yeon Ryu won the rain-delayed U.S. Women's Open in a Monday finish, beating South Korean rival Hee Kyung Seo by three shots in a three-hole playoff at the Broadmoor. Ryu birdied the final hole of regulation to tie Seo, who finished Sunday at 3-under 281.
Next event: Senior British Open, July 21-24, Walton Heath Golf Club, Surrey, England.
Last week: Jeff Sluman won the First Tee Open at Pebble Beach for the third time, finishing with a 2-under 70 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory. He also won in 2008 and 2009.