The LPGA returns to action this week in Springfield, Ill., for the State Farm Classic, and we're thrilled to be sending Team Titleist members to take in all the action.

 Team Titleist members Paul A., Craig G., Tony B., Jonathan M. and Jack W., won tickets to the event through Team Titleist and will be outside the ropes as Pro V1 loyalist Cristie Kerr looks to defend her 2010 title.

Kerr is part of a star-studded 150-player field gathered this week at Panther Creek Country Club, the last event before the second major championship of the year, the Wegmans LPGA Championship.

Kerr said the key to this week is simply staying out of the rough.

"Around the greens you can just get some nasty lies. There are some spots just off the fairways that you might not be able to advance but a 7‑ or an 8‑iron, so I think that will effect scoring," said Kerr, who also won this event in 2004.

"I think somebody's going to hit it straight and shoot some low numbers. But over four days, I think you'll hit it in the rough a little bit and see a little bit of an effect in the score because of that. Hopefully the storms can stay away."

Kerr is one of 115 players at the State Farm Classic using Titleist golf balls, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all competitors combined.

TV coverage of the tournament on Golf Channel is as follows (all times EST):


• Thursday, June 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Friday, June 10: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Saturday, June 11: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
• Sunday, June 12: 7-9:30 p.m.

For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.lpgastatefarmclassic.com.

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The Nationwide Tour is sticking to East Coast this week, as many of the game's future stars compete at TPC Wakefield Plantation in The Rex Hospital Open.

 Team Titleist members Ben H., Alex P. and Cameron C., won tickets to the event through Team Titleist and will be on hand in Raleigh, N.C., to take in all the great golf.

It's also an important week of preparation for Pro V1x loyalists Jon Mills, Eliot Gealy and Geoffrey Sisk, all of whom qualified to play in next week's U.S. Open at Congressional.

They are three of 113 players in The Rex Hospital Open playing Titleist golf balls, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all competitors combined. Titleist is also first in Iron Sets (43); Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (145); and Putters (66).

For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.rexhospitalopen.com.