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Adam Scott, from Australia, pumps his fist after making birdie on the 14th hole during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011. Scott won the tournament.

Adam Scott, from Australia, pumps his fist after making birdie on the 14th hole during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011. Scott won the tournament.

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WGC-BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL

Site: Akron, Ohio.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Firestone Country Club, South Course (7,400 yards, par 70).

Purse: $8.5 million. Winner's share: $1.4 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 2-6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-1:30 p.m., 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 2-6 p.m.).

Last year: Adam Scott won his first WGC title, finishing with a 65 for a four-stroke victory.

Last week: Scott Piercy won the Canadian Open for his second PGA Tour title, beating William McGirt and Robert Garrigus by a stroke at Hamilton Golf & Country Club. ... Bernd Wiesberger won the Lyoness Open in his native Austria for his second European Tour victory of the year.

Notes: The PGA Championship is next week at Kiawah Island in South Carolina. ... Tiger Woods is coming off a third-place tie two weeks ago in the British Open. He has a PGA Tour-high three victories this year to push his career total to 74. Woods swept the 1999-2001 and 2005-07 titles and won in 2009 to become the first player in PGA Tour history to win seven times on one course. In 2000, he won by 11 strokes, matching the course record with a 61 en route to a tournament-record 21-under 259 total. In 2001, Woods beat Jim Furyk with a birdie on the seventh extra hole. ... Scott is coming off a second-place finish in the British Open. He bogeyed the final four holes to end up a stroke behind Ernie Els. ... Hunter Mahan won the 2010 tournament.

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PGA TOUR: RENO-TAHOE OPEN

Site: Reno, Nev.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Montreux Golf and Country Club (7,472 yards, par 72).

Purse: $3 million. Winner's share: $540,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, 1:30-3:30 a.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30-3:30 a.m., 6:30-9 p.m.; Sunday, 1-3 a.m., 7-9 p.m.; Monday, 1-3 a.m.).

Last year: Scott Piercy won his first PGA Tour title, holing a 7-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Pat Perez.

Last week: Piercy won the Canadian Open for his second PGA Tour title, beating William McGirt and Robert Garrigus by a stroke at Hamilton Golf & Country Club.

Notes: Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington is making his first appearance in the event. ... Jack Nicklaus designed the Montreux course. ... The PGA Championship is next week at Kiawah Island in South Carolina, followed by the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C.

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CHAMPIONS TOUR: 3M CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Blaine, Minn.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Twin Cities (7,114 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.75 million. Winner's share: $262,500.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, noon-1:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 3-5 a.m., 4-6 p.m.; Monday, 3-5 a.m.).

Last year: Jay Haas birdied the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Minnesota native Tom Lehman, Kenny Perry and Peter Senior.

Last week: Fred Couples won the Senior British Open, beating Gary Hallberg by two strokes on Turnberry's Ailsa Course. The 52-year-old Couples won the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in March and has eight Champions Tour titles.

Notes: Haas won the Principal Charity Classic in Iowa in June for his 16th Champions Tour title. ... In 2010, David Frost matched the tour record for a 54-hole event at 25-under 191, eagling the final hole for an 11-under 61 and five-stroke victory. ... Lehman, the former University of Minnesota player from Alexandria, teamed with Arnold Palmer to design the TPC Twin Cities. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume Aug. 17-19 with the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, N.Y.

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WEB.COM TOUR: COX CLASSIC

Site: Omaha, Neb.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Champions Run (7,161 yards, par 71).

Purse: $650,000. Winner's share: $117,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-noon; Saturday-Sunday, 2-4 p.m.).

Last year: J.J. Killeen won for the second time in two weeks, shooting 66-64-63-69 for a one-stroke victory. He went on to win the money title and earn a PGA Tour card.

Last week: Ben Kohles won the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational in Columbus, Ohio., in his first professional start, beating Luke Guthrie with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff. Kohles, a former University of Virginia player, was one of 12 college All-Americans invited to the event.

Notes: Jason Gore is in the field. In 2005, he earned an immediate promotion to the PGA Tour in the event, winning a playoff for his tour-record third straight victory. Gore shot a 59 in the second round, closed with a 63, then beat Roger Tambellini with a birdie on the second extra hole. ... The Price Cutter Charity Championship is next week in Springfield, Mo.

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LPGA TOUR

Next event: Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, Aug. 9-12, Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio.

Last week: South Korea's Inbee Park won the Evian Masters in France, closing with a 6-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Stacy Lewis and Karrie Webb. Park, also the 2008 U.S. Women's Open winner, had a 17-under 271 total.

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS: MEN

PGA OF AMERICA: Junior PGA Championship, Tuesday-Friday, Sycamore Hills Golf Club, Fort Wayne, Ind.

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: The Championship at Woodside Plantation, Wednesday-Saturday, Woodside Plantation, Jones Course, Aiken, S.C.

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Finnish Challenge, Thursday-Sunday, Kytaja Golf Club, Hyvinkaa, Finland.

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS: WOMEN

PGA OF AMERICA: Junior PGA Championship, Tuesday-Friday, Sycamore Hills Golf Club, Fort Wayne, Ind.

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Ladies Irish Open, Friday-Sunday, Killeen Castle, Dunsany, Ireland.

SYMETRA TOUR: Credit Union Challenge, Friday-Sunday, Capital Hills at Albany, Albany, N.Y.

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Meiji Cup, Friday-Sunday, Sapporo International Country Club, Island Pine Course, Hokkaido, Japan.

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