- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

All Times EDT



Site: Akron, Ohio.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Firestone Country Club, South Course (7,400 yards, par 70).

Purse: $9 million. Winner’s share: $1.53 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 1:30-6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Saturday, noon-1:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sunday, 5:30-9:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 2-6 p.m.).

Last year: Tiger Woods won for eighth time to match the PGA Tour record he shares with Sam Snead for victories in an event. Woods matched the course record with a second-round 61 en route to a seven-stroke victory - the last of his 79 tour titles.

Last week: South Africa’s Tim Clark won the Canadian Open at Royal Montreal, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk. … England’s David Horsey won the European Tour’s Russian Open, beating Ireland’s Damien McGrane with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

Notes: The PGA Championship is next week at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky. … Woods is making his third start since returning from back surgery. He missed the cut at Congressional in late June and tied for 69th two weeks ago in the British Open. In 2000, Woods won by 11 strokes at a tournament-record 21-under 259. In 2001, he beat Furyk with a birdie on the seventh extra hole. … Rory McIlroy is making his first start since winning the British Open. … The Wyndham Championship, the last event before the FedEx Cup playoffs, is next week at Sedgefield in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Online: http://www.worldgolfchampionships.com

PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com

European Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com


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