USGA

U.S. OPEN

Site: San Francisco.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: The Olympic Club, Lake Course (6,797 yards, par 70).

Purse: $3 million.

Winner's share: $535,000.

TV: NBC (Thursday-Friday, 3-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2-8 p.m.; Monday, if necessary, 2 p.m.-playoff conclusion) and ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 5-10:30 p.m.; Monday, if necessary, noon-2 p.m.).

Last year: South Africa's Ernie Els won at Congressional in Bethesda, Md., closing with a 1-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Scotland's Colin Montgomerie.

Last week: J.P. Hayes won the Buick Classic at Harrison, N.Y., beating Jim Furyk with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff in the rain-shortened tournament.

On the tour: Tiger Woods is making his first start since withdrawing from the Kemper Open on June 1 because of back problems. . . . Jack Nicklaus, 58, a four-time winner, is making his 42nd straight U.S. Open appearance and 154th consecutive start in a major championship for which he has been eligible. . . . Casey Martin, allowed to use a cart in tour competition under a federal court ruling, qualified two weeks ago in Cincinnati.

LPGA TOUR

FRIENDLY'S CLASSIC

Site: Agawam, Mass.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Crestview Country Club (6,381 yards, par 72).

Purse: $600,000.

Winner's share: $90,000.

TV: None.

Last year: Deb Richard closed with a 5-under 277 for a one-stroke victory over Chris Johnson. Richard had an 11-under 277 total.

Last week: Canada's Lisa Walters matched the tour's 72-hole record, shooting 67-67-65-66 for a 23-under 265 total in the Oldsmobile Classic at East Lansing, Mich. Wendy Ward set the record in the 1997 Fieldcrest Cannon Classic.

On the tour: Andrews, the tour's money leader with $525,944, has four straight runner-up finishes. She won the Longs Drugs Chal-lenge in April.

SENIOR PGA TOUR

CANADA SENIOR OPEN

Site: Calgary, Alberta.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Glencoe Golf and Country Club (6,686 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.1 million.

Winner's share: $165,000.

TV: None.

Last year: Jack Kiefer won at Etobicoke, Ontario, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Jim Colbert.

Last week: Japan's Isao Aoki won the BellSouth Senior Classic at Nashville, Tenn., shooting 62-66-70 for a two-stroke victory over Larry Nelson.

On the tour: No. 7 Dave Stockton and No. 8 John Jacobs are the only players in the top 10 on the money list in the field. . . . Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin, Graham Marsh and Jumbo Ozaki are playing in the U.S. Open.

NIKE TOUR

LEHIGH VALLEY OPEN

Site: Center Valley, Pa.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Center Valley Club (6,904 yards, par 72).

Purse: $225,000.

Winner's share: $40,500.

TV: None.

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last week: Doug Dunakey won the Cleveland Open, closing with consecutive 7-under 65s for a one-stroke victory. Dunakey, coming off a record-tying 59 in the Miami Valley Open, had an 18-under 270 total.

On the tour: Dunakey leads the money list with $101,578. The top 15 on the final list qualify for the 1999 PGA Tour.

Local golfers

Bud Allin: Finished 8-under par at the Bell-South Classic to earn $27,950.

Bruce Summerhays: Turned in a forgettable 3-over par in the Bell-South. The $2,795 he earned will barely cover his gas money.

Golf stats

PGA Tour money leaders*

... Trn Money

1. Fred Couples 11 $1,477,017

2. David Duval 13 $1,462,155

3. Justin Leonard 15 $1,165,927

4. Tiger Woods 11 $1,061,234

5. Jim Furyk 16 $1,035,015

6. Mark O'Meara 12 $984,924

7. Mark Calcavecchia 15 $863,679

8. John Huston 15 $862,552

9. Glen Day 14 $836,519

10. Tom Watson 10 $832,385

11. Phil Mickelson 15 $788,800

12. John Cook 14 $784,407

13. Scott Hoch 14 $743,173

14. Davis Love III 11 $729,141

15. Tom Lehman 15 $704,722

16. Bob Estes 16 $683,817

17. Jesper Parnevik 13 $671,575

18. Trevor Dodds 17 $669,229

19. Ernie Els 8 $667,638

20. Jeff Maggert 15 $660,880

21. Billy Mayfair 16 $637,050

22. Andrew Magee 15 $567,611

23. Stuart Appleby 15 $564,847

24. Skip Kendall 16 $547,614

25. Scott Verplank 15 $532,915