SENIOR PGA TOUR
SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Dearborn, Mich., Thursday-Sunday.
Course: TPC of Michigan (6,876 yards, par 72).
Purse: $2 million (winner/$300,000).
Last year: The late Larry Gilbert finished with a 4-under 67 for a three-stroke victory over Dave Stockton, Isao Aoki, Bob Dickson and Jack Kiefer.
Last week: Bruce Summerhays won the State Farm Classic at Columbia, Md.
On the tour: Hale Irwin, a three-time winner this year, earned $100,000 last week to pass Greg Norman for the top spot on the PGA Tour's combined career money list with $12,030,109.
QUAD CITY CLASSIC
Site: Coal Valley, Ill., Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Oakwood Golf Club (6,696 yards, par 70).
Purse: $1.55 million (winner/$279,000).
TV: The Golf Channel
Last year: David Toms won his lone tour title, closing with a 5-under 65 for a three-stroke victory over Jimmy Johnston, Brandel Chamblee and Robert Gamez. Last week: Olin Browne won the Greater Hartford Open, holing a 40-foot birdie chip on the first hole of a playoff with Stewart Cink and Larry Mize.
Notes: Casey Martin is making his second PGA Tour start. Martin missed the cut at Hartford with rounds of 71-73. . . . Chip Beck, a four-time PGA Tour winner, has failed to complete a tournament in 40 straight starts.
JAMIE FARR KROGER CLASSIC
Site: Sylvania, Ohio, Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Highland Meadows Golf Club (6,319 yards, par 71).
Purse: $800,000 (winner/$120,000).
Last year: Kelly Robbins broke the LPGA's 72-hole record with a 19-under 265 total. Wendy Ward broke Robbins' record with a 23-under 265 total in the 1997 Fieldcrest Cannon Classic, and Canada's Lisa Walters matched Ward's mark last month in the Oldsmobile Classic.
Last week: South Korea's Se Ri Pak became the youngest U.S. Women's Open champion, beating Duke's Jenny Chuasiriporn in a playoff.
Notes: Sweden's Liselotte Neumann leads the money list with $601,610, followed by Donna Andrews ($578,405), Sweden's Annika Sorenstam ($545,474) and Pak ($525,170).
Bruce Summerhays: After coming close for a couple of weeks, the Heber resident broke through to win the State Farm Classic and $187,500, the largest paycheck of his career.
Bud Allin: Tied for 17th at State Farm Classic and earned $18,219.
Steve Schneiter: The Sandy native finished strong with a 68 to tie for 35th place and earn $1,148.
World Golf Rankings*
1. Tiger Woods USA 10.83
2. Ernie Els USA 10.50
3. Davis Love III USA 10.37
4. David Duval USA 9.33
5. Greg Norman AUS 9.20
6. Colin Montgomerie SCO 8.83
7. Justin Leonard USA 7.95
8. Nick Price ZIM 7.88
9. Fred Couples USA 7.83
10. Phil Mickelson USA 7.67
11. Mark O'Meara USA 7.55
12. Lee Westwood Eng 7.52
13. Tom Lehman USA 7.38
14. Jumbo Ozaki Jpn 6.77
15. Jim Furyk USA 6.34
16. Vijay Singh Fij 6.29
17. Scott Hoch USA 5.95
18. Jesper Parnevik Swe 5.84
19. Tom Watson USA 5.60
20. Mark Calcavecchia USA 5.56
21. Lee Janzen USA 5.35
22. Jose Maria Olazabal Spn 5.19
23. Jeff Maggert USA 4.71
24. Bernhard Langer Ger 4.67
25. Payne Stewart USA 4.53
*-Based on players' performance throughout the world through July 5. Ranking is computed on a two-year rolling basis weighted toward the current year. Players earn points based on finish and strength of field.