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PGA TOUR: AT&T National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 3-6 p.m. EDT on the Golf Channel; Saturday and Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT on the Golf Channel and 3-6 p.m. EDT on CBS.

LAST YEAR: Tiger Woods won the tournament, which he hosts, for the second time at Congressional when he played 41 holes without a bogey until the 16th hole of the final round. He claimed the title by two shots over Bo Van Pelt. It was his third victory of the year and 74th of his career, moving him past Jack Nicklaus and into sole possession of second place on the all-time PGA Tour list. He will be unable to defend his title because of an elbow injury. Woods, who finished with a 2-under-par 69, carded two solid pars after his only bogey of the last two rounds, while Van Pelt made bogeys on the last three holes to close with a 71. Adam Scott closed with his second 67 to finish alone in third place. After opening with a 72, Woods put himself in position heading to Sunday by shooting 68-67 in the middle rounds.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. EDT; Saturday, and Sunday, 2:30-6 p.m. EDT, on the Golf Channel each day.

LAST YEAR: Joe Daley, with three major champions chasing him, held on down the stretch to claim a two-stroke victory over Tom Lehman, winning for the first time in nearly 20 years of trying on the PGA and Champions tours. The 51-year-old Daley posted four rounds of 2-under-par 68 or better and bounced back from a bogey on the 17th hole in the final round by holing a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole. That was his 24th birdie of the tournament, which led the field. Before claiming his first victory, Daley probably was best known for missing out on a PGA Tour card by one stroke in 2000, when his short putt hit the metal inside the hole and popped out at Q-School.

LPGA TOUR: The 68th United States Women's Open at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 3-7 p.m. EDT on ESPN2; Saturday and Sunday, 3-6 p.m. EDT on NBC.

LAST YEAR: Na Yeon Choi of South Korea built a six-stroke lead by shooting 7-under-par 65 in the third round and held on for a four-stroke victory over Amy Yang, also from South Korea, despite closing with a 73 at Blackwolf Run Golf Course in Kohler, Wis. The 24-year-old Choi claimed her sixth victory on the LPGA Tour, but her first major title. She was coasting along with a five-stroke lead after nine holes in the final round, but she lost her ball after hooking a drive into the trees en route to a triple-bogey 8, reducing the lead to two shots. However, Choi righted the ship with a birdie on the next hole, and after par saves on the 12th and 13th holes, she locked up the title with birdies on the 15th and 16th. Choi became the fourth South Korean to claim the title in a five-year span, joining Inbee Park (2008), Eun-Hee Ji (2009) and So Yeon Ryu (2011).
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