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WHAT: CVS Charity Classic.

WHEN: Today-Sunday.

WHERE: Sutton, Mass.

COURSE: Pleasant Valley Country Club (7,110 yards, par 71).

PURSE: $1.2-million.

WINNER'S SHARE: $216,000.

TV: 3-5:30 p.m. today-Friday, 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Golf Channel.

NOTES: Fred Funk closed with 2-over 73 for a one-stroke victory over Jim McGovern last year. Funk, who opened 66-63-66, totaled 16-under 268. The international section of the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf is Monday and Tuesday at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wis. The draw from top to bottom: Greg Norman vs. Craig Parry, Steve Elkington vs. Vijay Singh, Nick Price vs. Michael Campbell, and Ernie Els vs. David Frost. The winner will face Japan's Hisayuki Sasaki in January at Scottsdale, Ariz. Scott Hoch and Scotland's Sam Torrance are the other semifinalists.


WHAT: Heartland Classic.

WHEN: Today-Sunday.

WHERE: St. Louis.

COURSE: Forest Hills Country Club (6,337 yards, par 72).

PURSE: $550,000.

WINNER'S SHARE: $82,500.

NOTES: Swedish star Annika Sorenstam had a season-high 10-stroke victory, finishing with par 72 for a 10-under 278 total last year. Liselotte Neumann, a three-time winner this year, won the inaugural tournament in 1994. The LPGA and tournament organizer Del Wilbur & Associates have extended their contract through 1999.


WHAT: Ameritech Senior Open.

WHEN: Friday-Sunday.

WHERE: Hawthorn Woods, Ill.

COURSE: Kemper Lakes Country Club (6,830 yards, par 72).

PURSE: $1.1-million.

WINNER'S SHARE: $165,000.

TV: 1:05-1:45 p.m., 4-6 p.m. Saturday; 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday, Ch. 10.

NOTES: Last year, Hale Irwin won the first of four senior titles, finishing with 6-under 66 for a seven-stroke victory. He totaled a tournament-record 21-under 195 on the Stonebridge course. Irwin tied for 22nd last week, ending a string of 16 top-10 finishes. Ray Floyd has earned $9,998,305 on the PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour.


WHAT: Senior British Open.

WHEN: Today-Sunday.

WHERE: Portrush, Northern Ireland.

COURSE: Royal Portrush Golf Club (6,692, par 72).

PURSE: $542,500.

WINNER'S SHARE: $90,412.

TV: 11 a.m. today-Friday, ESPN; 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Chs. 28, 40.

NOTES: Scotland's Brian Barnes beat Bob Murphy in a playoff last year, holing an 80-foot eagle putt on the third extra hole. Barnes closed with 2-under 70 and Murphy shot 71 for 7-under 281 totals. Barnes tied for 60th in last week's British Open at 3-over 287. His father-in-law, Max Faulkner, won the 1951 British Open at Royal Portrush. Gary Player won in 1988 and 1989, both at Turnberry, Scotland. The South African missed the cut in the British Open, shooting 71-76. The tournament was first played in 1987 at Turnberry.