Last year: Argentina’s Angel Cabrera closed with consecutive 64s for a two-stroke victory.
Last week: Bubba Watson won the Travelers Championship in Connecticut, beating Paul Casey with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Watson also won the 2010 event.
Notes: Tiger Woods is making his seventh start of the season. He missed the cut in the U.S. Open two weeks ago, shooting 80-76. In 16 rounds this season, he has shot 80 or higher three times and broken 70 only twice. … The top four finishers not previously eligible for the British Open will earn spots in the July 16-19 tournament at St. Andrews, provided they are among the top 12 and ties. … Watson is in the field. … In the inaugural event in 2010, Stuart Appleby shot a 59 in the final round to win by a stroke. … Tour victory leader Sam Snead was Greenbrier’s professional for 29 years and served as professional emeritus from 1993 until his death in 2002. … The John Deere Classic is next week in Silvis, Illinois.
Site: Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France.
Course: Le Golf National, Albatross Course (7,331 yards, par 71).
Last year: Ireland’s Graeme McDowell successfully defended his title, overcoming an eight-stroke deficit in the rainy final round for a one-shot victory. Third-round leader shot a 76 to tie for second. He missed a 3-foot par putt on the final hole.
Last week: Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal won the BMW International Open in Munich, closing with 6-under 66 for a one-stroke victory. He also won the 2011 tournament.
Notes: McDowell tops the field along with Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood. … First played in 1906, the tournament is the oldest in continental Europe. … France’s Thomas Levet won the 2011 event. … The Scottish Open is next week at Gullane, followed by the British Open at St. Andrews.
NOVA SCOTIA OPEN
Site: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Course: Ashburn Golf Club, New Course (6,906 yards, par 71).
Last year: Canada’s Roger Sloan beat Derek Fathauer with a par on the first extra hole.
Last week: Rob Oppenheim won the Air Capital Classic in Wichita, Kansas, finishing with a 6-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over Andy Winings.
Notes: Stuart Appleby is returning from surgery for a herniated disk. The nine-time PGA Tour winner has been sidelined since the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February. He last appeared on the second-tier tour in 1995. … The Boise Open is next week.
Next event: U.S. Women’s Open, July 9-12, Lancaster Country Club, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Last week: Na Yeon Choi won the NW Arkansas Championship by two strokes for her second victory of the year. She holed out from 142 yards for eagle on the par-4 16th and hit to a foot for a birdie on the par-3 17th, using an 8-iron on both shots.
Next event: Encompass Championship, July 10-12, North Shore Country Club, Glenview, Illinois.
Last week: Jeff Maggert won the U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso in Sacramento, California, for his second major victory of the year. He won the Regions Tradition in May in Alabama.
PGA OF AMERICA: PGA Professional National Championship, through Wednesday, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Flourtown, Pa. Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 2-5 p.m.; Thursday, 2:30-4:30 a.m.). Online: http://www.pga.com
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Shigeo Nagashima Invitational, Thursday-Sunday, The North Country Golf Club, Hokkaido, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org