PGA TOUR

BUICK OPEN

Site: Grand Blanc, Mich., Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Warwick Hills Country Club (7,105 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.8 million (winner/$324,000).

TV: CBS, Saturday/Sunday

Last year: Fiji's Vijay Singh finished four-strokes ahead of six other players with a 15-under 273.

Last week: Nick Price won the St. Jude Classic at Memphis, Tenn., holing a 20-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Jeff Sluman.

Notes: Tiger Woods is making his first start since the British Open, where he finished third at Royal Birkdale. . . . The PGA Championship is next week at Sahalee in Redmond, Wash., followed by the final round of the suspended Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Monday, Aug. 17.

LPGA TOUR

STAR BANK LPGA CLASSIC

Site: Beavercreek, Ohio, Friday-Sunday.

Course: Country Club of the North (6,302 yards, par 72).

Purse: $600,000 (winner/$90,500).

TV: None.

Last year: Colleen Walker closed with a 5-under 67 for a tournament-record 13-under 203 total.

Last week: Brandie Burton won the du Maurier Classic at Windsor, Ontario, shooting 68-64-66-72 for an 18-under 270 total - the lowest score in relation to par ever in a women's major.

Notes: Top European players are skipping the tournament to play in the McDonald's WPGA Championship in Scotland.

SENIOR PGA TOUR

COLDWELL BANKER BURNET CLASSIC

Site: Coon Rapids, Minn., Friday-Sunday.

Course: Bunker Hills Golf Club (6,909 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.5 million (winner $225,000).

TV: ESPN, Friday/Saturday/Sunday

Last year: Hale Irwin won the fifth of nine 1997 titles.

Last week: Gil Morgan won the Utah Showdown for his fifth victory of the year and 12th in 47 senior starts. He did not have a bogey en route to a 16-under 200 total.

Notes: Irwin won the U.S. Senior Open two weeks ago for his fifth victory of the year and 18th in 72 senior starts. He leads the money list with $2,002,750 in 14 events. Morgan is second at $1,514,915.

NIKE TOUR

OMAHA CLASSIC

Site: Omaha, Neb., Thursday-Sunday.

Course: The Champions Club (7,034 yards, par 72).

Purse: $250,000 (winner/$45,000).

TV: The Golf Channel

Local Golfers

PGA TOUR

Mike Weir: The ex-BYU player from Canada had one of his better efforts of late, shooting 3-under 281, but it was only good for a tie for 35th at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Jay Don Blake: A final-round 75 dropped the ex-Aggie to a tie for 54th.

Mike Reid: A final-round 68 moved Reid to 60th place, a shot behind Blake.

Keith Clearwater: At least he made the cut in Memphis, tying Reid at 285 and earning $3,798.

SENIOR TOUR

Bruce Summerhays: Unfortunately the local hero had one of his worst tournaments of the year at last week's Utah Showdown, finishing in 58th place.

LPGA TOUR

Val Skinner: She shot even-par 288 and finished way back at the Du Maurier Classic.

Golf Stats

LPGA Tour money leaders*

Trn Money

1. Annika Sorenstam 15 $790,495

2. Se Ri Pak 19 $773,645

3. Liselotte Neumann 16 $616,136

4. Donna Andrews 17 $590,179

5. Karrie Webb 16 $518,967

6. Pat Hurst 19 $464,759

7. Brandie Burton 19 $390,213

8. Helen Alfredsson 17 $380,811

9. Lorie Kane 23 $377,907

10. Dottie Pepper 18 $372,579

11. Meg Mallon 20 $370,643

12. Rosie Jones 19 $341,119

13. Juli Inkster 17 $312,491

14. Lisa Hackney 21 $300,582

15. Danielle Ammaccapane 20 $297,868

16. Chris Johnson 19 $286,723

17. Wendy Ward 19 $280,784

18. Kelly Robbins 20 $273,471

19. Tammie Green 18 $271,858

20. Michelle Estill 21 $256,283

*Through Aug. 2