BY Associated Press
Thursday, July 19, 2012
7/19/12 at 8:36 AM
Contenders for the British Open title
Strategy especially important at this British Open
Rickie Fowler gains an edge in weather preparation at British Open
Site: Lytham, England
Course: Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club (7,086 yards, par 70)
Purse: $7.82 million. Winner's share: $1.41 million.
Television: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 4 a.m.-5 p.m., 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 6-9 p.m.; Sunday, 5 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), ESPN2 (Saturday, 3-6 a.m., Sunday, 8-11 p.m.) and ABC (Saturday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m.).
Last year: Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke won his first major title, finishing at 5-under at Royal St. George's for a three-stroke victory over Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson.
True South Classic
Site: Madison, Miss.
Course: Annandale Golf Club (7,202 yards, par 72)
Purse: $3 million. Winner's share: $540,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 2-5 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 11 p.m.-2 a.m., 2-5 p.m.; Monday, 11 p.m.-2 a.m.).
Last week: Zach Johnson won the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill., for his second victory of the year, beating Troy Matteson with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.
Next event: Evian Masters, July 26-29, Evian Masters Golf Club, Evian-Les-Bains, France
Last event: South Korea's Na Yeon Choi won the U.S. Women's Open on July 8 at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wis., for her first major title.
Next event: Senior British Open, July 26-29, Turnberry, Ailsa Course, Turnberry, Scotland.
Next event: Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational, July 26-29, Ohio State University Golf Club, Scarlet Course, Columbus, Ohio.