- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

All Times EDT



Site: St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Sea Island Resort, Seaside Course (7,005 yards, par 70).

Purse: $5.7 million. Winner’s share: $1,026,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m., 8-11 p.m.).

Last year: Chris Kirk beat Briny Baird and Tim Clark by a stroke. Kirk lived at Sea Island for six years before moving to Atlanta a few months before his victory.

Last week: Ben Martin won in Las Vegas for his first PGA Tour victory. He made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole and birdied the 18th for a two-stroke victory.

Notes: The tournament is the third in the wraparound season. Bae Sang-moon won the opener two weeks ago in Napa, California. … U.S. Ryder Cup players Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson are in the field along with fellow area residents Davis Love III, Harris English, Brian Harman, Lucas Glover, Jonathan Byrd and Hudson Swafford and part-time resident Charles Howell III. … In 2012, Tommy Gainey won his lone PGA Tour title, closing with a course-record 60 to overcome a seven-stroke deficit. … The CIMB Classic is next week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Hainan Island, China.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Course (6,817 yards, par 72).

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

Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m.; Thursday, 5:30-8 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m.).

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last week: Kyu Jung Baek won the LPGA KEB-HanaBank in South Korea in her first tour start, beating fellow South Korean player In Gee Chun and American Brittany Lincicome with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff. Baek is 19.

Notes: Chinese star Shanshan Feng tops the field along with Michelle Wie, Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson, Anna Nordqvist, Jessica Korda, Mirim Lee and Mo Martin. Wie tied for fifth last week in her first start since withdrawing from Evian in September after reinjuring a stress reaction in her right hand. Lee won the Reignwood LPGA on Oct. 5 in Beijing. … The tournament is the fourth stop on the six-tournament Asian Swing. The LPGA Taiwan Championship is next week, followed by the Mizuno Classic in Japan.

Online: https://www.lpga.com




Site: San Antonio.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: TPC San Antonio, AT&T; Canyons Course (6,923 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.95 million. Winner’s share: $292,500

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 5-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 3:30-5:30 a.m., 5-7 p.m.; Monday, midnight-2 a.m.).

Last year: Kenny Perry won the last of his three 2013 titles, beating Bernhard Langer with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Last week: Jay Haas won the Greater Hickory Kia Classic to become the 18th player to win a Champions Tour event at 60 or older. The 60-year-old Haas has 17 victories on the 50-and-over tour. He also won the event in 2005 and 2009.

Notes: The top 30 on the money list after the tournament will advance to the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship next week in Scottsdale, Arizona. … Langer has a tour-high five victories - two of them majors - and leads the money list and Charles Schwab Cup points race. Colin Montgomerie is second in the Schwab Cup standings. The former Houston Baptist player has two major victories this year. … Fred Couples won in 2011, shooting 62-62-66 for a seven-stroke victory. The former University of Houston player has two victories this year.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Perth, Australia.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Lake Karrinyup Country Club (7,143 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.54 million. Winner’s share: $256,960.

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

Last year: South Korea’s Jin Jeong beat England’s Ross Fisher with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

Last week: Finland’s Mikko Ilonen won the World Match Play Championship in England, beating Henrik Stenson 3 and 1. … Australia’s Scott Hend won the Hong Kong Open, topping Angelo Que with a par on the first hole of a playoff. … New Zealand’s Ryan Fox won the Western Australia Open, finishing at 23 under for a six-stroke victory.

Notes: The top 110 on the European Tour money list after the event will advance to the four-event Finals Series that starts next week in China. … American Jason Dufner is making his first start since withdrawing during the first round of the PGA Championship because of a neck injury. Fellow major champions Geoff Ogilvy and Charl Schwartzel also are in the field along with Victor Dubussion. … Ernie Els won the 2003 Johnnie Walker Classic at Lake Karrinyup at 29-under 259, the lowest score in relation to par in European Tour history.

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

PGA Tour of Australasia site: https://www.pgatour.com.au




ASIA PACIFIC GOLF CONFEDERATION: Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Melbourne, Australia. Television: ESPN2 (Wednesday-Thursday, 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sunday, 1-1:30 p.m.) and ESPN News (Friday-Saturday, 9 p.m.-midnight). Online: https://www.aacgolf.com

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Bridgestone Open, Thursday-Sunday, Sodegaura Country Club, Sodegaura Course, Chiba, Japan. Online: https://www.jgto.org

ASIAN TOUR: Macau Open, Thursday-Sunday, Macau Golf and Country Club, Macau. Online: https://www.asiantour.com

ONEASIA TOUR: Korea Open, Thursday-Sunday, Woo Jeong Hills Country Club, Cheonan, South Korea. Online: https://www.oneasia.asia

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: America’s Golf Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Olivos Golf Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Online: https://www.pgatourla.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Foshan Open, Foshan Golf Club, Foshan, China. Online: https://www.europeantour.com


JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Nobuta Group Ladies Masters, Thursday-Sunday, Masters Golf Club, Hyogo, Japan. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp



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