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Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange
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PGA TOUR: The Greenbrier Classic on the TPC Old White Course at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 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: Ted Potter Jr., a 28-year-old rookie on the PGA Tour, holed a four-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole to turn back Troy Kelly and earn his first victory on the circuit after winning twice on the Tour a year earlier. Potter, who became the sixth first-time winner on the PGA Tour in 2012, had missed the cut in five consecutive events, and his previous best finish was a tie for 13th at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January. Potter was four strokes behind Kelly with four holes remaining, but he caught him by finishing birdie-par-eagle-birdie to close out a 6-under-par 64. The 33-year-old Kelly, who also was seeking his first victory on the PGA Tour, closed with a 66 and missed a 45-foot birdie putt on the final playoff hole.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: The 34th United States Senior Open Championship at Omaha Country Club, Omaha, Neb., July 11-14.
TV: Thursday and Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. EDT on the Golf Channel; Saturday, and Sunday, 1-3 p.m. EDT, on CBS.
LAST YEAR: Roger Chapman of England, who claimed his first victory on the Champions Tour two months earlier in the Senior PGA Championship, came from four strokes down in the final round to win by two shots over Corey Pavin, Bernhard Langer, Fred Funk and Tom Lehman at Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake Orion, Mich. The 53-year-old Chapman joined Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Hale Irwin as the only players to win the U.S. Senior Open and Senior PGA Championship in the same year. Langer, who won two majors on the PGA Tour and has two more on the Champions Tour, entered the final round with a four-stroke lead, but he closed with a 2-over-par 72. That opened the door for Chapman, who followed three 68s with a 66 in the final round, taking charge with four birdies in the last 11 holes.

LPGA TOUR: Manulife Financial LPGA Classic at Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, July 11-14.
TV: Thursday through Sunday, 2:30-5:30, on the Golf Channel each day.
LAST YEAR: Brittany Lang earned her first victory on the LPGA Tour in the inaugural event by holing a six-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole to defeat Hee Kyung Seo of South Korea. Lang made birdie on all three extra holes, while Chella Choi of South Korea dropped out with a par on the first playoff hole and Inbee Park of South Korea was finished after a par on the second. Lang, who closed with a 67, had a chance to win in regulation but missed a birdie putt, as did Choi (63), Park (69) and Seo (67). It took the 26-year-old Lang, who left Duke after her sophomore season, seven years to win on the LPGA Tour, and she also became the first former Blue Devil to win on the circuit.

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