- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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Site: Norton, Mass.

Schedule: Friday-Monday.

Course: TPC Boston (7,216 yards, par 71).

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

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 2:30-6:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m.; Saturday, 3-6:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Monday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m.) and NBC (Sunday, 3-6 p.m.; Monday, 1:30-6 p.m.).

Last year: Henrik Stenson won the tournament and season-ending Tour Championship en route to the FedEx Cup title. The Swede also won the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.

Last week: Hunter Mahan won The Barclays in New Jersey to open the FedEx Cup playoffs, closing with a 6-under 65 for a two-shot victory.

Notes: The top 100 in the FedEx Cup standings qualified for the tournament. The field will be cut to 70 for the BMW Championship next week at Cherry Hills in Colorado, and to 30 for the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. The FedEx Cup winner will receive $10 million. … Mahan leads the standings, followed by Rory McIlroy, Jimmy Walker, Matt Kuchar and Bubba Watson. McIlroy, the 2012 tournament winner, tied for 22nd in the playoff opener after winning the British Open, Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship in his previous three starts. … Mahan is the only player to play in every event in FedEx Cup playoffs history.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Portland, Ore.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Columbia Edgewater Country Club (6,465 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.3 million. Winner’s share: $195,500.

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

Last year: Suzann Pettersen won the event for the second time in three years, taking advantage of Yani Tseng’s final-round collapse. Pettersen beat Stacy Lewis by two strokes Tseng, the third-round leader, finished with a 78.

Last week: So Yeon Ryu won the Canadian Women’s Open at London Hunt in Ontario, breaking the tournament record at 23 under. Na Yeon Choi was second, two strokes back.

Notes: The top-ranked Lewis, No. 2 Inbee Park and No. 3 Lydia Ko are skipping the tournament. No. 4 Pettersen and No. 5 Ryu are in the field. Pettersen is winless this year. … Charley Hull is playing on a sponsor exemption. The 18-year-old English player won a Ladies European Tour event in Morocco in March. … Marissa Steen is playing after earning a tour promotion with her third Symetra Tour victory of the year. … Gigi Stoll, a senior at Beaverton High School, won the Portland Classic Amateur Open last week to earn a spot in the field. … The tour is off next week. Play will resume Sept. 11-14 with the Evian Championship in France.

Online: https://www.lpga.com




Site: Calgary, Alberta.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club (7,158 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2.25 million. Winner’s share: $337,500.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 9:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4-6 a.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3:30-5:30 a.m., 9-11 p.m.).

Last year: Rocco Mediate won the inaugural tournament, shooting 63-64-64 for a seven-stroke victory. At 191, he matched the tour record for a 54-hole event.

Last week: Scott Dunlap won the Boeing Classic in Washington for his first Champions Tour title, beating Mark Brooks with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Notes: Bernhard Langer turned 57 on Wednesday. The German player has a tour-high five victories this season and tops the Charles Schwab Cup points race and money list. He has 23 career victories on the tour. … Fred Couples is making his ninth senior start of the year. He won the Toshiba Classic in March for his 10th Champions Tour title. … The tour will remain in Canada next week for the Quebec Championship in Quebec City.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Fort Wayne, Ind.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Sycamore Hills Golf Club (7,360 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1 million. Winner’s share: $180,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-6 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-3 p.m.; Sunday, 5-7 p.m.).

Last year: Trevor Immelman rallied to win to lock up a PGA Tour card in the Web.com Tour Finals opener. The 2008 Masters champion beat Patrick Cantlay by a stroke.

Last week: Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz won the Portland Open for his third Web.com Tour victory of the season, making him fully exempt for the 2014-15 PGA Tour season.

Notes: The event opens the four-event finals for the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour money list and Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings. The top 25 players on Web.com regular-season money list earned PGA Tour cards Sunday. They are competing against each other for PGA Tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals and the final leader getting a spot in The Players Championship. Ortiz enters the series with a $194,965 lead over second-place Andrew Putnam. The others players are fighting for another 25 cards based on their earnings in the series. … The Chiquita Classic is next week in Davidson, N.C., followed by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in Columbus, Ohio, and the Web.com Tour Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Turin, Italy.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Circolo Golf Torino (7,208 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.98 million. Winner’s share: $330,100.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 5:30-7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Friday, 5:30-7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m.-noon; Saturday, 7-11 a.m.; Sunday, 7-11:30 a.m.).

Last year: France’s Julien Quesne beat David Higgins and Steve Webster by a stroke.

Last week: Wales’ Jamie Donaldson won the Czech Masters to secure a spot on the European Ryder Cup team. Bradley Dredge was two strokes back for the tour’s first 1-2 Welsh finish.

Notes: Stephen Gallacher needs to win or finish second to pass Graeme McDowell and take the last of the nine automatic European Ryder Cup spots. Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Victor Dubuisson and Donaldson have clinched the European points spots, and Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer and Thomas Bjorn have wrapped up the first four positions from the World points list. McDowell withdrew from the PGA Tour’s Deutsche Bank Championship after his wife gave birth Monday. … Brothers Francesco and Edoardo Molinari, raised at the club, top the Italian contingent along with Matteo Manassero. Francesco Molinari won the 2006 tournament at Castello di Tolcinasco. … The European Masters is next week in Switzerland.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com




JAPAN GOLF TOUR: KBC Augusta, Thursday-Sunday, Keya Golf Club, Fukuoka, Japan. Online: https://www.jgto.org

PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA: Queensland Open, Thursday-Sunday, Brookwater Golf and Country Club, Brisbane, Australia. Online: https://www.pgatour.com.au

PGA TOUR CANADA: Wildfire Invitational, Thursday-Sunday, Wildfire Golf Club, Peterborough, Ontario. Online: https://www.pgatourcanada.com

SUNSHINE TOUR: Wild Waves Golf Challenge, Wednesday-Friday, Wild Coast Sun Country Club, Port Edward, South Africa. Online: https://www.pgatour.co.za

EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: Travis Perkins Masters, Friday-Sunday, Woburn Golf Club, Duke’s Course, Woburn, England. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Northern Ireland Open Challenge, Thursday-Sunday, Galgorm Castle, Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: River Hills Championship, Wednesday-Saturday, River Hills Country Club, Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Online: https://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com


LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Ladies Scotland Open, Friday-Sunday, Archerfield Links, East Lothian, Scotland. Online: https://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Nitori Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Eniwa Country Club, Hokkaido, Japan. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp

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