Site: Bethesda, Maryland.
Course: Congressional Country Club, Blue Course (7,255 yards, 6,634 meters, par 70).
Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1,116,000.
Last year: Anthony Kim won the second of his two 2008 titles, closing with a 5-under 65 for a two-shot victory over Fredrik Jacobson.
Last week: Kenny Perry won the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut, for his second victory of the year and 14th overall. The 48-year-old Perry shot 61-68-66-63 for a tournament-record 258 total. Paul Goydos and David Toms finished three strokes back.
Notes: Tournament host Tiger Woods is coming off a sixth-place tie two weeks ago in the U.S. Open. He tied for sixth in the 2007 event at Congressional, then missed the 2008 tournament following knee surgery. ... The 2010 and 2011 tournament will be played at Aronimink in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania., while the Blue Course is renovated for the 2011 U.S. Open. ... Ernie Els, the 1997 U.S. Open winner at Congressional, and Sergio Garcia, the 2005 Booz Allen Classic champion on the Devereux Emmett-designed Blue Course, are skipping the tournament. ... U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover is in the field. He followed his victory at Bethpage Black with an 11th-place tie last week in Connecticut. ... South Korea's K.J. Choi won the inaugural event in 2007. ... The John Deere Classic is next week in Silvis, Illinois, followed by the British Open at Turnberry, opposite the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.
PGA EUROPEAN TOUR
Site: Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France.
Course: Le Golf National, Albatross Course (7,300 yards, 6,675 meters, par 71).
Purse: $5.65 million. Winner's share: $942,015.
Last year: Spanish rookie Pablo Larrazabal won his first European Tour title, finishing with a 67 for a four-stroke victory over Scotland's Colin Montgomerie.
Last week: England's Nick Dougherty won the BMW International Open in Germany, closing with an 8-under 64 to hold off Argentina's Rafa Echenique by a stroke. Echenique holed out from 243 yards on the par-5 18th for a double-eagle 2 and a 60.
Notes: The tournament, first played in 1906, is the oldest in continental Europe. ... Padraig Harrington tops the field along with Masters champion Angel Cabrera, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter. ... France's Jean-Francois Remesy won in 2004 and 2005. ... Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez is making his 500th European Tour start. ... The Scottish Open is next week at Loch Lomond, followed by the British Open at Turnberry.
US LPGA TOUR
Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic
Site: Sylvania, Ohio.
Course: Highland Meadows Golf Club (6,428 yards, 5,878 meters, par 71).
Purse: $1.4 million. Winner's share: $210,000.
Last year: Paula Creamer won the third of her four 2008 titles. She opened with a 60 and added rounds of 65, 70 and 73 for a two-stroke victory over Nicole Castrale.
Last week: Jiyai Shin won the Wegmans LPGA in Rochester, New York, for her second victory of the year and fifth in 11 months. The 21-year-old South Korean had a 17-under 271 total for a seven-stroke victory over Kristy McPherson and Yani Tseng.
Notes: The U.S. Women's Open is next week at Saucon Valley in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. ... Se Ri Pak won the 2007 event for her fifth victory in the event, tying the tour record for wins in a tournament set by Mickey Wright (Sea Island Open) and matched twice by Annika Sorenstam (Mizuno Classic, Samsung World Championship). Pak also won in 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2003. ... Pak, Shin and Creamer top the field along with top-ranked Lorena Ochoa and Michelle Wie, coming off a 10th-place tie in Rochester. ... Amanda Blumenherst is making her second US LPGA Tour start as a professional. She tied for 32nd last week in the Wegmans LPGA.
Next event: 3M Championship, July 10-12, TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota.
Last week: Lonnie Nielson won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, New York, for his second Champions Tour title. The 56-year-old Nielson finished with a 9-under 63 for a three-stroke victory over Fred Funk and Ronnie Black.
Site: Bethesda, Maryland.