- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Site: Paramus, New Jersey.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Ridgewood Country Club (7,319 yards, par 71).

Purse: $8 million. Winner’s share: $1.44 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 2-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Friday, 2-6 p.m., 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sunday, noon-1:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 2-6 p.m.).

Last year: Adam Scott won the playoff opener at Liberty National in Jersey City, topping Tiger Woods, Gary Woodland, Justin Rose and Graham DeLaet by a stroke.

Last week: Camilo Villegas won the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, closing with a 7-under 63 for a one-stroke victory.

Notes: The top 125 in the regular-season standings qualified for the tournament. The top 100 after the event will be eligible for the Deutsche Bank next week at TPC Boston in Massachusetts. The field will be cut to 70 for the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills in Colorado, and to 30 for the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. … Points leader Rory McIlroy is coming off consecutive victories in the British Open, Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship. … The FedEx Cup winner will receive $10 million. Henrik Stenson won last year and also took the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. He won the Deutsche Bank and Tour Championship. … Vijay Singh won in 2008 at Ridgewood, and Matt Kuchar took the 2010 title on the A.W. Tillinghast-designed course. … The 2015 tournament will be played at Plainfield in Edison, New Jersey, and the 2006 event is set for Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: London, Ontario.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: London Hunt and Country Club (6,656 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2.25 million. Winner’s share: $333,750.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, noon-2 p.m.; Friday, 1:30-3:30 a.m., noon-2 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30-4:30 a.m., 3-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-3:30 a.m., 2-5 p.m.; Monday, 1:30-3:30 a.m.).

Last year: Lydia Ko successfully defended her title, winning by five strokes as an amateur at Royal Mayfair in Edmonton, Alberta. In 2012 at Vancouver Golf Club in British Columbia, she won at 15 years, 4 months to become the LPGA Tour’s youngest winner and fifth amateur champion.

Last week: Inbee Park won the LPGA Championship in Pittsford, New York, for the second straight year, beating Brittany Lincicome with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

Notes: The 17-year-old Ko has two LPGA Tour victories this year as a professional. … Park won the Manulife Financial in June in Waterloo, Ontario. … Cristie Kerr won in 2006 at London Hunt, overcoming an eight-stroke deficit in the final round. … Michelle Wie, the 2010 winner in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is sidelined by a finger injury. … Sixteen-year-old Brooke Mackenzie Henderson, from Smith Falls, Ontario, is coming off a runner-up finish in the U.S. Women’s Amateur. She tied for 10th in the U.S. Women’s Open. … Top-ranked Stacy Lewis leads the tour with three victories. … The Portland Classic is next week.

Online: https://www.lpga.com




Site: Snoqualmie, Washington.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Snoqualmie Ridge (7,172 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2 million. Winner’s share: $300,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4:30-6:30 a.m., 5-7 p.m.; Sunday, 3:30-5:30 a.m., 5-7 p.m.).

Last year: John Riegger won in his fifth Champions Tour start, birdieing three of the last four holes for a two-stroke victory over John Cook.

Last week: Bernhard Langer rallied to win the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, New York, for his fifth victory of the year. Kevin Sutherland shot a tour-record 59 in the second round. He finished with a 74 to tie for seventh.

Notes: Langer won in 2010, shooting 66-63-69 to match the tournament record at 18 under. The 56-year-old German player has 23 victories on the 50-and-over tour. … Fred Couples, from Seattle, missed the cut last week in the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship. He won his 10th Champions Tour title in March in Newport Beach, California. … The tour will be in Canada the next two weeks for events in Calgary, Alberta, and Quebec City.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Prague, Czech Republic.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Albatross Golf Resort (7,466 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.34 million. Winner’s share: $222,600.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 5-7 a.m., 9-11:30 a.m.; Saturday, 7-11 a.m.; Sunday, 6:30-11 a.m.).

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last week: Scotland’s Marc Warren won the Made in Denmark tournament for his third European Tour title, beating Wales’ Bradley Dredge by two strokes.

Notes: The tournament is the first European Tour event in the Czech Republic since 2011. The Czech Open was part of the tour schedule in 1994-97 and 2009-11. American Peter Uihlein is in the field. The 2010 U.S. Amateur champion won the Madeira Islands Open last year. … The Italian Open is next week, followed by the European Masters in Switzerland,

Online: https://www.europeantour.com




Site: North Plains, Oregon.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Witch Hollow (7,041 yards, par 71).

Purse: $800,000. Winner’s share: $144,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 6:30-9 p.m.; Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 7-9 p.m.).

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last week: Martin Piller won the News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tennessee, finishing with an 8-under 63 for a two-stroke victory.

Notes: The tournament ends the 21-event regular season. The top 25 on the money list after the event will earn 2014-15 PGA Tour cards. … Carlos Ortiz, the only two-time winner this year, lead the money list with $371,403. Andrew Putnam is second at $320,438. Sebastian Cappelen is 25th at $145,373, followed by Greg Owen ($139,743), Kyle Reifers ($138,516), Aaron Watkins ($123,508) and Piller ($120,676). … The four-event Web.com Tour Finals, also offering 25 PGA Tour cards, starts next week in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




PGA TOUR CANADA: The Great Waterway Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Loyalist Golf and Country Club, Kingston, Ontario. Online: https://www.pgatourcanada.com

EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: English Senior Open, Friday-Sunday, Rockliffe Hall, Durham, England. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Rolex Trophy, Wednesday-Saturday, Geneva Golf Club, Geneva. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

NGA TOUR: Woodcreek Classic, Thursday-Sunday, The Members Club at Woodcreek, Elgin, South Carolina. Online: https://www.ngatour.com


JAPAN LPGA TOUR: CAT Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Daihakone Country Club, Hakone, Japan. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp

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