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This Week in Golf -- Aug. 1-4

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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - EUROPEAN TOUR - WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP - BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL, Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio - Keegan Bradley went to one of Tiger Woods' favorite courses last year and rallied to win the title.

Bradley carded his fourth straight round in the 60s to overtake Jim Furyk and win for the third time on the PGA Tour. Among Bradley's first three wins on tour were a major, the 2011 PGA Championship, and a World Golf Championship.

The 27-year-old has six top-10 finishes this season, but has yet to visit the winner's circle. His share of 15th at the British Open was his best finish in a major, while he took seventh at the WGC - Cadillac Championship for his best finish at a WGC event.

Woods, who shared eighth last year, has won this title seven times. He shares the course record, while owning the 36, 54 and 72-hole scoring records by himself.

The last of his seven wins at this event was in 2009. In 2010 and 2011, he shared 78th and 37th respectively. They were easily his worst finishes at this tournament, which he won four straight times from 2005-09. He missed the 2008 event due to injury.

Earlier this year, Matt Kuchar won the WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship over Hunter Mahan. Then at Doral, Woods beat Steve Stricker by two to win the WGC - Cadillac Championship.

The Golf Channel and CBS will split television coverage.

The European Tour remains in the United States next week for the PGA Championship.

LPGA TOUR

WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland - The LPGA Tour heads to the home of golf with history on the line.

Inbee Park has won six titles this year, including the first three majors of the season. She rolled to a 4-stroke win at the Kraft Nabisco, then needed three playoff holes to down Catriona Matthew at the LPGA Championship.

After a week off, she won the NW Arkansas Championship before heading to the U.S. Women's Open. Park was 10-under par entering the final round, but closed with a 74. She still won the Open by four as second-place finisher I.K. Kim also shot 74 in the final round.

The victory at the U.S. Women's Open gave Park her third major of the year. She joined Babe Zaharias as the only two women to win the first three majors of the season.

No one has won four in one year.

Last year's Women's British Open at Hoylake was a laugher. Jiyai Shin went 10- under par through three rounds and cruised to an easy 9-shot win over Park. The victory for Shin was her second at this championship and her 10th on the LPGA Tour.

This year's event returns to the Old Course at St. Andrews for the second time. The first time this championship was played there, Lorena Ochoa won by four over Jee Young Lee and Maria Hjorth.

ESPN2 will have television coverage of all four rounds.

The LPGA Tour takes a week off then will return with the Solheim Cup at the Colorado Golf Club. The European team won the matches in 2011, 15-13. It was their first win in the event since 2003.

PGA TOUR

RENO-TAHOE OPEN, Montreux Golf & Country Club, Reno, Nevada - J.J. Henry posted seven points in the final round last year to win the Reno-Tahoe Open by a single point over Alexandre Rocha.

The event uses the modified stableford scoring system in which eight points are awarded for a double eagle, five for an eagle, two for a birdie and zero for a par. A bogey costs a player one point and a double bogey or worse you subtract three points.

Henry's seven points in the final round were his lowest total of the week. The victory was his second on the PGA Tour, but first since the 2006 Buick Championship.

In his last five starts, Henry has two missed cuts and two top-10 finishes.

Golf Channel will have television coverage of all four rounds.

The PGA Tour will head to New York next week for the PGA Championship, where Rory McIlroy will defend his title. The victory was McIlroy's second major championship and he followed with two wins in the FedExCup playoffs, but he has yet to win this year.

CHAMPIONS TOUR

3M CHAMPIONSHIP, TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota - Bernhard Langer put together a dominating 10-under 62 in the final round last year to rally and win the title by two strokes.

Langer was six back at the start of the day, but roared by David Peoples to win for the 15th time on the Champions Tour.

Langer lost a playoff to Mark Wiebe on Monday morning at the Senior British Open. Both players are slated to compete this week at the TPC Twin Cities, but we'll see what happens after their playoff went an extra day.

Golf Channel has television coverage of all three rounds.

After week off, the Champions Tour moves to New York for the Dick's Sporting Goods Open, where Willie Wood won last year.

WEB.COM TOUR

MYLAN CLASSIC, Southpointe Golf Club, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania - The Web.Com Tour is in Pennsylvania this week for the Mylan Classic.

Robert Streb opened and closed with rounds of 7-under 64 last year en route to a 4-stroke win over three players. Streb, who was a rookie at the time of the win.

Streb has graduated to the PGA Tour and is playing in the Reno-Tahoe Open this week.

Nine players that were either first or second team All American have accepted invitations to play this week as have the NCAA Division II Player of the Year and two members of the 2011 Walker Cup team.

Golf Channel has coverage of all four rounds.

Next week, the Web.com Tour will be in Missouri for the Price Cutter Charity Championship, where Chris Wilson won in 2012.

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