This Week in Golf -- June 20-23

PGA TOUR - TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut - With the second major of the season in the books, the PGA Tour heads to TPC River Highlands this week for the Travelers Championship.

Last year, Marc Leishman fired a final-round, 8-under 62 to go into the clubhouse as the leader, then waited as every challenger fell short before claiming the title.

Leishman, who earned his first title on the PGA Tour, finished the tournament at 14-under-par 266. The Australian had twice finished as the runner-up, and tied for third at the Byron Nelson Championship that May.

U.S. Open winner Justin Rose is in the field this week after securing his first major championship title at Merion Golf Club.

Golf Channel will have coverage for the opening two rounds before handing over to CBS for the weekend.

The PGA Tour heads to Maryland next week, where Tiger Woods picked up career win No. 74 last year at the AT&T National.


BMW INTERNATIONAL OPEN, Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, Munich, Germany - The European Tour is in Germany this week for the BMW International Open.

Last year, it took four playoff holes before Danny Willett finally collected his first European Tour title, as he downed Marcus Fraser in rainy conditions to win.

Martin Kaymer and 20-year-old Matteo Manassero are part of this week's field.

Golf Channel has coverage of all four rounds.

Next week, Jamie Donaldson will try to successfully defend his maiden European Tour victory at the Irish Open.


NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP, Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers, Arkansas - The LPGA Tour is at Pinnacle Country Club this week for the NW Arkansas Championship.

Last year, Ai Miyazato fired a final-round, 6-under 65 to come from behind and win the NW Arkansas Championship. Miyazato finished at 12-under-par 201. The win was her second of the season and ninth of her career on the LPGA Tour.

The reigning champion is back in the field this week to defend her title.

Golf Channel has coverage of all three rounds.

Next week, the LPGA Tour will be in New York for the U.S. Women's Open, one of the circuit's four major championships, where Na Yeon Choi won last year.


ENCOMPASS CHAMPIONSHIP, North Shore Country Club, Glenview, Illinois - This week, the Champions Tour heads to North Shore Country Club for the inaugural Encompass Championship.

David Frost, looking to secure back-to-back titles after winning the Regions Tradition, highlights a field which also includes Fred Couples and Bernhard Langer.

Golf Channel has coverage of all three rounds.

Next week, the Champions Tour heads to Pittsburgh, Pa., where Joe Daley became a major champion at the Senior Players Championship last year.


REX HOSPITAL OPEN - TPC Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh, North Carolina - The Tour will be at TPC Wakefield Plantation this week for the Rex Hospital Open.

Last year, James Hahn birdied the second playoff hole to beat Scott Parel and win the Rex Hospital Open. The pair finished the final round tied at 13-under par 271 after Hahn carded a 4-under 67 and Parel shot 68.

There will also be no television coverage of the Tour this week.

Next week, the Tour's schedule features the United Leasing Championship, which Peter Tomasulo won in a playoff last year.


ATB FINANCIAL CLASSIC, Country Hills Golf Club (Talon Course), Calgary, Alberta, Canada - The Canadian Tour hits Country Hills Golf Club's Talon Course this week for the ATB Financial Classic.

Last year, Michael Gligic defeated Matt Marshall on the second playoff hole to earn his first Canadian Tour victory. Gligic shot a 4-under 67 on Sunday, while Marshall had a 3-under 68. The pair finished regulation tied at 14-under 270.

There will also be no television coverage of the Canadian Tour this week.

The Canadian Tour is off next week before heading to Saskatchewan for the Dakota Dunes Casino Open, which Matt Hill won in a playoff last year.