Where: TPC-Avenel, Potomac
When: June 4-7
Purse: $2 million (winner receives $360,000)
Defender: Justin Leonard
Yardage: 7,005 yards; par 71
Tickets: (Through May 31) Season grounds $120; season pavilion club $160; any one day book of 10, grounds $250; pavilion club $320; any one day ticket practice $10; tournament day $27; pavilion club $38. (After May 31) Practice $10; daily $30; pavilion club $40.
Last year: Journeyman Mark Wiebe carried a three-shot lead in the final round and led by four shots after seven holes only to crumble down the stretch. Wiebe missed a 2-foot par putt on No. 17 and a 3-foot par putt on No. 18 to shoot a 73 and hand Leonard the title. For Leonard, who shot a 67, it was his second PGA Tour victory.
State Farm Classic
Tour: Senior PGA
Where: Hobbit's Glen GC, Columbia
When: July 3-5
Purse: $1.25 million (winner receives $187,000)
Defender: New event
Yardage: 6,975 yards, par 72
Tickets: Season (includes practice rounds) $80; daily tournament $25; daily practice rounds (Monday-Tuesday) $10; (Wednesday-Thursday) $15. Information available from 410-964-0900
Pub Date: 5/21/98