- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Site: Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Cherry Hills Country Club (7,466 yards, par 71).

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

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 4-8 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Friday, 1-5 a.m., 4-8 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 2-6 p.m.).

Last year: Zach Johnson won the rain-delayed tournament in a Monday finish at Conway Farms in Illinois. Jim Furyk became the sixth player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59, accomplishing the feat in the second round.

Last week: Chris Kirk won the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday at TPC Boston to take the FedEx Cup lead. He also won the McGladrey Classic in November at the start of the season.

Notes: The top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings qualified for the tournament, the third of four playoff events. The field will be cut to 30 next week for Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. The FedEx Cup winner will receive $10 million. … Kirk has an 819-point lead over second-place Rory McIlroy. Hunter Mahan is third, 843 points Kirk. Defending FedEx Cup champion Henrik Stenson is 55th. … McIlroy, the 2012 winner at Crooked Stick, opened the playoffs with a 22nd-place tie in The Barclays and tied for fifth at TPC Boston. He won the British Open, Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship in his previous three starts. … Mahan won The Barclays. He’s the only player to play in every FedEx Cup playoff event. … Arnold Palmer won the 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills, also the site of Phil Mickelson’s 1990 U.S. Amateur victory. … The 2015 tournament will be played at Conway Farms.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Crans Sur Sierre Golf Club, Seve Ballesteros Championship Course (6,881 yards, par 71).

Purse: $3.02 million. Winner’s share: $372,030.

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., 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Saturday, 7-11 a.m.; Sunday, 6-11 a.m.).

Last year: Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn won the event for the second time in three years. He beat Craig Lee with birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Last week: South Africa’s Hennie Otto won the Italian Open for the second time. Stephen Gallacher was third, giving Graeme McDowell the last of the nine automatic spots on the European Ryder Cup team.

Notes: Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez, the 2010 champion, is making his 26th consecutive start in the tournament. Jimenez won the Hong Kong Open in December at the start of the season and took the Spanish Open in May at 50 years, 133 days to break his own record as the oldest European Tour champion. He also won a Champions Tour event in April. … European Ryder Cup qualifiers Bjorn, Victor Dubuisson and Jamie Donaldson are in the field. … The KLM Open is next week in the Netherlands, followed by the Wales Open.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com

Asian Tour site: https://www.asiantour.com




Site: Quebec City.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: La Tempete Golf Club (7,065 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.6 million. Winner’s share: $240,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1-3 a.m., 7-9 p.m.; Sunday, 3-5 a.m., 7-9 p.m.; Monday, 3-5 a.m.).

Last year: Esteban Toledo won the then-Montreal Championship at La Vallee du Richelieu, chipping in for birdie to beat Kenny Perry on the third extra hole.

Last week: Fred Couples won the Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary, Alberta, for his second victory of the year. He chipped in for eagle for a course-record 9-under 61 and beat Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Notes: Two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen is making his Champions Tour debut. He turned 50 last week. … The tournament is the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event in the area since the 1956 Labatt Open at Royal Quebec. … Bernhard Langer is skipping the tournament. He has a tour-high five victories and leads the money list and Charles Schwab Cup points race. … The tour is off next week. Play will resume Sept. 19-21 with the Hawaii Championship.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Davidson, North Carolina.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: River Run Country Club (7,321 yards, par 72).

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

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Friday, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 5-7 p.m.).

Last year: Andrew Svoboda beat Will MacKenzie with a par on the first extra hole.

Last week: Bud Cauley won the Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to regain his PGA Tour card. Cauley beat Colt Knost by a stroke in the Web.com Tour Finals opener.

Notes: The four-event series is limited to 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 on the Web.com money list have earned PGA Tour cards. 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. The other players are fighting for another 25 cards based on their earnings in the series. … The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is next week in Columbus, Ohio, followed by the Web.com Tour Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com



Next event: Evian Championship, Sept. 11-14, Evian Masters Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France.

Last week: Austin Ernst won the Portland Classic for her first LPGA Tour title. She beat I.K. Kim with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

Online: https://www.lpga.com




JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Fujisankei Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Fujizakura Country Club, Yamanashi, Japan. Online: https://www.jgto.org

PGA TOUR CANADA: Cape Breton Celtic Classic, Thursday-Sunday, The Lakes Golf Club, Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia. Online: https://www.pgatourcanada.com

EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: Russian Senior Open, Friday-Sunday, Moscow Country Club, Moscow.Online: https://www.europeantour.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Blue Green Open Cotes d’Armor Bretagne, Thursday-Sunday, Golf Blue Green de Pleneuf Val Andre, Pleneuf, France. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

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


SYMETRA TOUR: Prairie Band Casino & Resort Charity Classic, Friday-Sunday, Firekeeper Golf Course, Mayetta, Kansas. Online: https://www.symetratour.com

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Helsingborg Open, Thursday-Sunday, Vasatorp Golf Club, Helsingborg, Sweden. Online: https://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Golf 5 Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Mizu Shimanami Country Club, Gifu, Japan, Japan. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp

INTERNATIONAL GOLF FEDERATION: Women’s World Amateur Team Championship, Wednesday-Saturday, Karuizawa 72 Golf East, Oshitate and Iriyama courses, Karuizawa, Japan. Online: www.igfgolf.org and https://www.usga.org

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