LPGA: Golf Glance: LPGA takes center stage for 37th Dana Open


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PGA TOUR
LAST TOURNAMENT: Tour Championship (Rory McIlroy)
THIS WEEK: OFF.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Fortinet Championship, Napa, Calif., Sept. 15-18

LPGA Tour
LAST TOURNAMENT: CP Women’s Open (Paula Reto)
THIS WEEK: Dana Open, Sylvania, Ohio, Sept. 1-4
Course: Highland Meadows Golf Club (Par 71, 6,598 yards)
Purse: $1.75M ($262,500)
Defending Champion: Nasa Hataoka
Race to the CME Globe leader: Minjee Lee
HOW TO FOLLOW
TV & Streaming: Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. ET (Golf Channel, NBC Sports App)
Twitter: @danaopenlpga
NOTES: This is the 37th edition of the event, which was originally established in 1984 as the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, named for the actor and Toledo native Jamie Farr (“Klinger” on the television show M*A*S*H). … Last year’s tournament was shortened to 54 holes due to inclement weather. … Seven of the top 10 players in the Rolex Rankings are in the field, led by the third-ranked Lee. Fourth-ranked Lydia Ko is a two-time event winner. … Five-time event winner Se Ri Pak set the tournament scoring record of 23-under par in 1998, while Paula Creamer holds the 18-hole record of 60 shot in the first round in 2008. … Sponsor exemptions are Aline Krauter, Natasha Andrea Oon and amateur Audrey Ryu, while 14-year-old Gianna Clemente Monday qualified for the second consecutive week. Clemente missed the cut at the CP Women’s Open. … Lee leads the LPGA Tour in official money ($3.7 million), scoring average (69.173) and total strokes gained (2.370). … The average age of winners on tour this year is 26.30.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Queen City Championship, Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 8-11.

Champions Tour
LAST TOURNAMENT: The Ally Challenge (Steve Stricker)
THIS WEEK: OFF.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Ascension Charity Classic, St. Louis, Sept. 9-11

–Field Level Media

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