This Week in Golf: June 7-10, 2018

This week in golf there are no major championships being played, however, there will be plenty of golf action this week. Here’s a preview of what’s coming up this week in golf as the men’s game gets ready for the U.S. Open next week at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.

FedEx St. Jude Classic – PGA Tour

The PGA Tour will be in action at the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. TPC Southwind will play to a par of 70, at a distance of 7,244 yards. The course was designed by Ron Prichard with former PGA Tour players Hubert Green and Fuzzy Zoeller serving as consultants. Former U.S. Open champions Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, and Retief Goosen will be in the field, as well as five-time major champion and six-time U.S. Open runner-up Phil Mickelson. Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and 2016 Open Championship winner Henrik Stenson will also be playing in Memphis this week. Several players are taking this week off in preparation for the U.S. Open including Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth.

Callaway Golf 2018 Men's Rogue X Irons Set

Callaway Golf 2018 Men’s Rogue X Irons Set

TV Coverage (all times EST)

  • Thursday, June 7: 4-7 p.m. Golf Channel
  • Friday, June 8: 4-7 p.m. Golf Channel
  • Saturday, June 9:
    • 1-2:45 p.m. Golf Channel
    • 3-6 p.m. CBS
  • Sunday, June 10:
    • 1-2:45 p.m. Golf Channel
    • 3-6 p.m. CBS

Live Streaming Coverage (all times EST on PGA Tour Live)

  • Thursday, June 7: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday, June 8: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9: 2:30-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 10: 2:30-6 p.m.

The 2018 Shot Clock Masters – European Tour

At the 2018 Shot Clock Masters, for the first time in history, a “shot clock” will be used in a professional golf tour event, an innovation that is aimed at combating slow play. In this event, which was originally known as the Austrian Open, players will be timed on each and every shot. Also, more recently played under the name of the Lyoness Open, this will be the inaugural running of the tournament with the new name and format. The Shot Clock Masters will be played at the Diamond Country Club, in Atzenbrugg, Austria, at a par of 72 and 7,458 yards long. Diamond, designed by Englishman Jeremy Pern, has had some of its holes remodeled by recent champion of the Regions Tradition, Miguel Angel Jimenez, who will be playing in the event.

TV Coverage (all times EST on Golf Channel)

  • Thursday, June 7: 4:30-6:30 a.m.
  • Friday, June 8: 4:30-6:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 9: 7:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 10: 6-10:00 a.m.

Principal Charity Classic – PGA Tour Champions

The PGA Tour Champions will play in the Principal Charity Classic at the Wakonda Club, in Des Moines, Iowa. The course, designed by William B. Langford and opened in 1922, will be 6,959 yards and have a par of 72. Brandt Jobe is the defending champion in this event, having won last year with a score of 14-under par 202. This will a 54-hole event.

TV Coverage (all times EST on Golf Channel)

  • Friday, June 8: 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9: 7-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 10: 7-9 p.m.

ShopRite LPGA Classic – LPGA Tour

The ShopRite LPGA Classic, played at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Bay Course, in Galloway, New Jersey will be this week’s stop for the LPGA Tour. The course will play at 6,217 yards long with a par of 71 in this 54-hole event. The defending champion is In-Kyung Kim, who won last year with a score of 202, 11-under par.

TV Coverage (all times EST on Golf Channel)

  • Friday, June 8: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9: 3-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 10: 3-5 p.m.

Rust-Oleum Championship – Web.com Tour

The Web.com Tour will play the Rust-Oleum Championship at Ivanhoe Club in Ivanhoe, Illinois. The 1991 Arthur Hills design will play to a par of 72 at 7,059 yards long. Stephan Jaeger is the defending champion at this event, shooting 274, 14-under par last year.

TV Coverage (all times EST on Golf Channel)

  • Thursday, June 7: 1-4 p.m.
  • Friday, June 8: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9: 5-7 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 10: 5-7 p.m.

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Jeff Boone

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