- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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EUROPEAN TOUR

ALFRED DUNHILL LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP

Sites: St. Andrews and Carnoustie, Scotland.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Courses: St. Andrews, Old Course (7,305 yards, par 72), Carnoustie, Championship Course (7,412 yards, par 72) and Kingsbarns Golf Links (7,181 yards, par 72).

Purse: $4.8 million. Winner’s share: $800,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, 6:30-8 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6:30-8 p.m.).

Last year: England’s David Howell won his first European Tour title since 2006, beating American Peter Uihlein with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.

Last week: Europe won the Ryder Cup, beating the United States 16 1/2-11 1/2 at Gleneagles. Justin Rose went 3-0-2 to lead Europe, and Graeme McDowell was 3-0-0.

Notes: Top-ranked Rory McIlroy is in the field along with European Ryder Cup teammates Martin Kaymer, Victor Dubuisson, Stephen Gallacher and captain Paul McGinley. Ernie Els, Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen, Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie also are playing. … The final round will be played at St. Andrews. … The Portugal Masters is next week, followed by the Volvo World Match Play Championship in England.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com

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LPGA TOUR

REIGNWOOD LPGA CLASSIC

Site: Beijing.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Reignwood Pine Valley Golf Club (6,596 yards, par 73).

Purse: $2.1 million. Winner’s share: $315,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 11 p.m.-4 a.m.; Thursday-Saturday, noon-3 p.m., 11 p.m.-4 a.m.; Sunday, 12:30-3:30 p.m.).

Last year: China’s Shanshan Feng eagled the par-5 18th for a one-stroke victory over Stacy Lewis. Feng shot 70-64-64-68 to finish at 26 under.

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

Notes: The event opens the six-event Asian swing. The LPGA Malaysia is next week, followed by the LPGA KEB-HanaBank in South Korea. … Five of the top 10 players in the world - No. 1 Lewis, No. 2 Inbee Park, No. 4 Suzann Pettersen, No. 6 So Yeon Ryu and No. 9 Feng - are in the field. Lewis leads the tour with three victories and earnings of $2,214,143.

Online: https://www.lpga.com

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PGA TOUR

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

Last week: Europe won the Ryder Cup, beating the United States 16 1/2-11 1/2 at Gleneagles. Justin Rose went 3-0-2 to lead Europe with four points.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

Next event: SAS Championship, Oct. 10-12, Prestonwood Country Club, Cary, North Carolina.

Last week: John Cook won the First Tee Open at Pebble Beach for his 10th Champions Tour title, beating Tom Byrum by a stroke.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Tokai Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Miyoshi Country Club, West Course, Aichi, Japan. Online: https://www.jgto.org

ASIAN TOUR: Taiwan Masters, Thursday-Sunday, Taiwan Golf and Country Club, Taipei, Taiwan. Online: https://www.asiantour.com

EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: French Riviera Masters, Friday-Sunday, Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort, Tourrettes, France. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: EMC Golf Challenge Open, Thursday-Sunday, Olgiata Golf Club, Rome. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Colombian Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Pueblo Viejo Country Club, Bogota, Colombia. Online: https://www.pgatourla.com

WOMEN

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: French Ladies Open, Thursday-Sunday, Chantaco Golf Club, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France. Online: https://www.ladieseuropeantour.com JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Japan Women’s Open, Thursday-Sunday, Biwako Lake Country Club, Ritto Mikami Course, Shiga, Japan. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp

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