Event: The Memorial
Site: Dublin, Ohio
Course: Muirfield Village Golf Club (7,163 yards, par 72)
Purse: $2.2 million.
Winner's share: $396,000
Last year: Fiji's Vijay Singh won the rain-shortened tournament, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Greg Norman and Jim Furyk. Singh had a 14-under 202 total.
Last week: Tom Watson won the Colonial at Fort Worth, Texas, finishing with a 4-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Furyk. Watson, 48, a 34-time PGA Tour winner, had a 15-under 265 total.
Skinny: Watson, a two-time winner of the event, is not entered. Tiger Woods is coming off a 12th-place tie two weeks ago in the Byron Nelson Classic. He won the BellSouth Classic on May 10 to end a 10-month winless streak on the PGA Tour. Jack Nicklaus, the 1977 and 1984 winner, designed Muirfield Village. Tom Lehman set the tournament record in 1994, shooting four 67s for a 20-under 268 total. John Huston set the course record of 61 in 1996.
Next week: Kemper Open, TPC at Avenel
June 11-14: Buick Classic, Westchester C.C.
June 18-21: U.S. Open, The Olympic Club, San Francisco
Event: Rochester International
Site: Pittsford, N.Y.
Course: Locust Hill Country Club (6,162 yards, par 72)
Winner's share: $105,000
Television: ESPN2 (tomorrow, 3: 30-5: 30 p.m.; Saturday, 2: 30-4: 30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-3 p.m.)
Last week: England's Laura Davies won the LPGA Skins Game at Frisco, Texas, finishing with 10 skins and $270,000. Australia's Karrie Webb was second with $140,000. Tammie Green won the Corning Classic, closing with a 7-under 65 for a tournament-record 20-under 268 total.
Last year: Penny Hammel closed with a 4-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over Green, Dottie Pepper and Nanci Bowen. Hammel had a 9-under 279 total. Pepper, the 1996 winner, missed a 2-foot par putt on the final hole.
Skinny: Patty Sheehan has a tournament-record four victories, winning in 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1995. She set the tournament record of 19-under 269 in 1992.
Next week: Michelob Light Classic, St. Louis
June 11-14: Oldsmobile Classic, East Lansing, Mich.
June 18-21: Friendly's Classic, Agawam, Mass.
Senior PGA Tour
Event: Pittsburgh Senior Classic
Site: Sewickley Heights, Pa.
Course: Sewickley Heights Golf Club (6,781 yards, par 72)
Purse: $1.1 million
Winner's share: $165,000
Last year: South Africa's Hugh Baiocchi won his first senior title, parring all six holes of a playoff with Bob Duval.
Last week: Jay Sigel won the Bell Atlantic Classic at Avondale, Pa., beating Spain's Jose Maria Canizares with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff. Sigel, who shot a 10-under 62 in the second round, closed with a 69 to match Canizares at 11-under 205.
Skinny: Arnold Palmer is making his eighth senior start of the year. Palmer, 68, a native of Latrobe, Pa., finished 75th last week in the Bell Atlantic Classic.
Next week: Nationwide Championship, Alpharetta, Ga.
June 12-14: BellSouth Senior Classic, Nashville, Tenn.
June 18-21: Canada Senior Open, Alberta, Canada
PGA European Tour
Event: TPC of Europe
Site: Hamburg, Germany
Course: Gut Kaden Country Club (7,029 yards, par 72)
Purse: $1.81 million
Winner's share: $302,511
Television: The Golf Channel (tomorrow-Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon and 9-11 p.m.; Sunday-Monday, 8-11 a.m. and 9-11 p.m.).
Last year: England's Ross McFarlane won his first tour title, closing with a 6-under 282 total for a one-stroke victory over Sweden's Anders Forsbrand and Scotland's Gordon Brand Jr.
Last week: Scotland's Colin Montgomerie won the Volvo PGA at Virginia Water, England, finishing with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over countryman Gary Orr, South Africa's Ernie Els and Sweden's Patrik Sjoland.
Skinny: Masters champion Mark O'Meara is making his first European tour start of the year. German Bernhard Langer won the 1983 and 1995 tournaments.
Pub Date: 5/28/98