Site: Pinehurst, N.C.
Course: Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, No. 2 Course (7,562 yards, par 70).
Television: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-7 p.m.; Monday, if necessary, noon-2 p.m.) and NBC (Thursday-Friday, 3-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, noon-7:30 p.m.; Monday, if necessary, 2 p.m.-playoff conclusion).
Last year: Justin Rose became the first English winner in 43 years, finishing at 1-over 281 at Merion in Pennsylvania.
Last week: Ben Crane won the rain-delayed St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn., shooting 69-73 in a 30-hole Sunday finish for a one-stroke victory.
Notes: Phil Mickelson, winless in 20 events since the British Open, has six runner-up finishes in the event – the first a dramatic loss to Payne Stewart in 1999 at Pinehurst. ... Michael Campbell won the 2005 event at the course. ... Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw renovated the Donald Ross-designed layout in 2011 to restore native sandy areas. ... Three-time winner Tiger Woods is sidelined following back surgery.
Next event: U.S. Women’s Open June 19-22, Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, No. 2 Course, Pinehurst, N.C.
Last week: Inbee Park won the Manulife Financial Classic in Waterloo, Ont., for her first LPGA Tour title in more than 11 months. She matched the course record with a 10-under 61 for a three-stroke victory.
Next event: Encompass Championship, June 20-22, North Shore Country Club, Glenview, Ill.
Last week: Jeff Sluman and Fred Funk teamed to win the Legends of Golf in Ridgedale, Mo. Jim Colbert and Jim Thorpe won the Legends Division for players 65 and older.
AREA HOLES IN ONE
Sharkey Diebold, on the 150-yard eighth hole at Sheridan with 7-wood.
Dallas Jantzi, on the 95-yard eighth hole at Springville CC, with a 5-hybrid.
Mike Miller, on the 156-yard 11th hole at Gowanda, with a 7-iron.
John O’Neil, on the 136-yard third hole at Cazenovia, with a 7-iron.
Mike Padak, on the 136-yard third hole at Cazenovia, with a 9-iron.
Rich Singer, on the 146-yard 12th hole at Harvest Hill with a 6-iron.
Jim Stoklosa, on the 172-yard fourth hole at Wanakah CC, with a 7-iron.
Judy Swircek, on the 124-yard 16th hole at Willowbrook, with a 9-wood.
Bob Dehr, on the 173-yard 17th hole at Ironwood, with a 3-hybrid.