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First Look: JT Heads to Paris; Tiger Tees Off in DC; Plus Two Majors

It’s Monday, and time for our quick look ahead to the week’s professional golf tour events – PGA, Champions, European, and LPGA.

It’s a stacked schedule this week, with all four tours in action, and maybe for one of the few times on the schedule, the PGA Tour event checks in as the least important. Although with Tiger Woods teeing it up, it will surely be the the most watched.

The European Tour kicks off a three-week stretch of its elite Rolex Series events, with the Open De France on the clock first. The field in Paris is headlined by top-ranked stars Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood, and Sergio Garcia, among others.

The ladies tour is in Illinois for the KPMG Women’s PGA, the third major of the LPGA season. Meanwhile, the USGA is back on the scene for the U.S. Senior Open in Colorado Springs as the Champions Tour also contests its third major of the 2018 season.

Here’s a preview of the four tournaments for the week of June 28-July 1, 2018.


EUROPEAN TOUR

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Tournament: HNA Open De France
Title Sponsor: HNA
Type: Rolex Series
Course: Le Golf National
Where: Paris, France
Architects: Hubert Chesneau, Robert Von Hagge (1990)
Format: 72-holes, stroke play, 36-hole cut
Purse: $7,000,000
Win Share: $1,041,000
TV: GOLF (Th-Su: 7:30am-12:30pm)
Defending Champion: Tommy Fleetwood
Marquee Players: Justin Thomas, Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Alex Noren, Martin Kaymer, Tyrrell Hatton, Alex Levy, Jon Rahm, Francesco Molinari


PGA TOUR

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Tournament: Quicken Loans National
Title Sponsor: Quicken Loans
Type: Regular
Course: TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm
Where: Potomac, MD
Architect: Ed Ault, Tom Clark, Ed Sneed (1986); Stephen Wenzloff, Jim Hardy (2007)
Format: 72-holes, stroke play, 36-hole cut
Purse: $7,100,000
Win Share: $1,278,000
TV: GOLF (Th-Fr: 3:30-6:30 pm; Sa-Su: 1-2:30pm), CBS (Sa-Su: 3-6pm)
Defending Champion: Kyle Stanley
Marquee Players: Rickie Fowler, Charles Howell III, J.B. Holmes, Billy Horschel, Chesson Hadley, Tiger Woods, Jimmy Walker


LPGA TOUR

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Tournament: KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
Title Sponsor: KPMG
Type: Major
Course: Kemper Lakes GC
Where: Kildeer, IL
Architects: Ken Killian, Dick Nugent (1978)
Format: 72-holes, stroke play, 36-hole cut
Purse: $3,650,000
Win Share: $525,000
TV: GOLF (Th-Fr: 11am-3pm); NBC (Sa-Su: 3-6pm)
Defending Champion: Danielle Kang
Marquee Players: So Yeon Ryu, Nelly Korda, Minjee Lee, Cristie Kerr, Shanshan Feng, Jessica Korda, Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie, Inbee Park, Sung Hyun Park


CHAMPIONS TOUR

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Tournament: U.S. Senior Open
Title Sponsor: USGA
Type: Major
Course: The Broadmoor Resort
Where: Colorado Springs, CO
Architect: Robert Trent Jones (1918)
Format: 72-holes, stroke play, 36-hole cut
Purse: $4,000,000
Win Share: $720,000
TV Coverage: FS1 (Th-Su: 4-9pm)
Defending Champion: Kenny Perry
Marquee Players: Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Scott McCarron, Jerry Kelly, Steve Stricker, John Daly, Colin Montgomerie

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