- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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PGA OF AMERICA/EUROPEAN TOUR

RYDER CUP

Site: Gleneagles, Scotland.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Gleneagles Resort, PGA Centenary Course (7,243 yards, par 72).

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 2:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 6 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 3-11:30 a.m., 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sunday, 7-11:30 a.m., 7 p.m.-1 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday, 4:37 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.).

Format: Team match play. Friday-Saturday, four morning fourball (better-ball) matches, four afternoon foursomes (alternate-shot) matches; Sunday, 12 singles matches.

United States (c-captain’s pick): c-Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, c-Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, c-Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker, Bubba Watson. Captain: Tom Watson.

Europe: Thomas Bjorn, Denmark; Jamie Donaldson, Wales; Victor Dubuisson, France; c-Stephen Gallacher, Scotland; Sergio Garcia, Spain; Martin Kaymer, Germany; Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland; Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland; c-Ian Poulter, England; Justin Rose, England; Henrik Stenson, Sweden; c-Lee Westwood, England. Captain: Paul McGinley, Ireland.

Last matches: Europe won 14 1/2-13 1/2 at Medinah in Illinois, overcoming a 10-6 deficit. Poulter led Europe with a 4-0 record, and Kaymer won the point needed to retain the cup, holing a 6-foot par putt on the 18th hole to beat Steve Stricker.

Notes: Europe needs 14 points to retain the cup, and the United States needs 14 1/2 to win. The United States leads the series 25-12-2. Europe has won five of the last six matches and seven of nine. The Americans last won in 2008 at Valhalla in Kentucky. The U.S. is winless in Europe since 1993 at The Belfry, the last time Tom Watson was captain. … Poulter is 7-1 in the last two events and 12-3 in four appearances. … Mickelson has qualified for a U.S.-record 10 consecutive teams. … The team from Britain and Ireland was expanded in 1979 to include all of Europe. … Jack Nicklaus designed the course. … The 2016 matches will be played at Hazeltine in Minnesota.

Online: https://www.rydercup.com

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

FIRST TEE OPEN

Site: Pebble Beach, California.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links (6,837 yards, par 72) and Del Monte Golf Course (6,357 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.9 million. Winner’s share: $285,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 4-6 p.m.; Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3-5 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-7 p.m.).

Last year: Kirk Triplett successfully defended his title, beating Doug Garwood and Dan Forsman by two strokes.

Last week: Paul Goydos won the Hawaii Championship in his fifth start on the 50-and-over tour. Fred Funk and Scott Dunlap tied for second, a stroke back.

Notes: Davis Love III is making his second Champions Tour start. The 20-time PGA Tour winner tied for 64th last week in Hawaii. He won the PGA Tour’s Pebble Beach event in 2001 and 2003. … Mark O’Meara won five PGA Tour titles at Pebble Beach, the last in 1997. He also won the 1979 California State Amateur at Pebble Beach. … Jeff Sluman won in 2008, 2009 and 2011. … The final round will be played at Pebble Beach. … The tour is off next week. Play will resume Oct. 10-12 with the SAS Championship in Cary, North Carolina.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com

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PGA TOUR

Next event: Frys.com Open, Oct. 9-12, Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa, California.

Last event: Billy Horschel won the season-ending Tour Championship on Sept. 14 at East Lake in Atlanta to take the FedEx Cup title and $10 million bonus. He won the BMW Championship the previous week in Colorado.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com

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LPGA TOUR

Next event: Reignwood LPGA Classic, Oct. 2-5, Reignwood Pine Valley Golf Club, Beijing.

Last week: Mi Jung Hur won the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Alabama. She had a tournament-record 21-under 267 total for a four-stroke victory over top-ranked Stacy Lewis.

Online: https://www.lpga.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR

Next event: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Oct. 2-5, St. Andrews, Old Course; Carnoustie, Championship Course; Kingsbarns Golf Links; St. Andrews and Carnoustie, Scotland.

Last week: Dutchman Joost Luiten won the Wales Open for his third European Tour title. England’s Tommy Fleetwood and Ireland’s Shane Lowry tied for second, a stroke back.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

JAPAN GOLF TOUR/ASIAN TOUR: Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf, Thursday-Sunday, Otone Country Club, West Course, Ibaraki, Japan. Online: https://www.jgto.org and https://www.asiantour.com

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Ecuador Open, Thursday-Sunday, Quito Tennis and Golf Club, Quito, Ecuador. Online: https://www.pgatourla.com

WOMEN

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Dunlop Ladies Open, Friday-Sunday, Rifu Golf Club, Miyagi, Japan. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp

THE LEGENDS TOUR: ISPS Handa Cup, Saturday-Sunday, Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point, Mississippi. Online: https://www.thelegendstour.com


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