- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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LPGA TOUR/LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR

EVIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Evian-les-Bains, France.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.



Course: Evian Masters Golf Club (6,470 yards, par 71).

Purse: $3.25 million. Winner’s share: $487,500.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 5-8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Saturday, 4-6 a.m., 6:30-11:30 a.m., 6:30-11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6 a.m., 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 7 p.m.-midnight).

Last year: South Korea’s Hyo Joo Kim won to become the third-youngest major champion at 19 years, 2 months. She opened with a major-record 61 and beat Karrie Webb by a stroke.

Last event: Kris Tamulis won the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Alabama on Aug. 30 for her first tour title. She shot 67-65 in a 29-hole Sunday finale for a one-stroke victory.

Notes: The event was designated a major in 2013. … Webb is attempting to win her sixth different major championship, and Park is trying to join Webb with a record five. Park has two major victories this year - the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and Ricoh Women’s British Open - and four overall titles. Webb and Park won the event before it became a major, Webb in 2006 and Park in 2012. … In the other two majors this year, Brittany Lincicome won the ANA Inspiration, and In Gee Chun took the U.S. Women’s Open. … U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Hannah O’Sullivan is in the field. The 17-year-old O’Sullivan is from Chandler, Arizona. … Denmark’s Nicole Broch Larsen won the LET’s Helsingborg Open last week in Sweden to earn a spot in the field. … The Solheim Cup matches between the United States and Europe are next week in Germany.

Online: https://www.lpga.com

Ladies European Tour site. https://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

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U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION/ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST. ANDREWS

WALKER CUP

Site: Lytham St. Annes, England.

Schedule: Saturday-Sunday.

Course: Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club (7,086 yards, par 70).

Television: ESPN3 (Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) and ESPN2 (Sunday, 3-5 p.m.).

Format: Team match play. Saturday, four morning foursomes matches and eight afternoon singles matches; Sunday, four morning foursomes matches and 10 afternoon singles matches.

United States: Bryson DeChambeau, Scott Harvey, Beau Hossler, Denny McCarthy, Lee McCoy, Mike McCoy, Maverick McNealy, Jordan Niebrugge, Robby Shelton, Hunter Stewart. Captain: John Miller.

Britain and Ireland: Ashley Chesters, England; Paul Dunne, Ireland; Ewen Ferguson, Scotland; Grant Forrest, Scotland; Jack Hume, Ireland; Gary Hurley, Ireland; Jack McDonald, Scotland; Gavin Moynihan, Ireland; Jimmy Mullen, England; Cormac Sharvin, Northern Ireland. Captain: Nigel Edwards, Wales.

Last matches: The United States won 17-9 in 2013 at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, New York. The U.S. leads the series 35-8-1, going 7-6 in the last 13.

Notes: The matches, first played in 1922, are named in honor of former USGA President George Herbert Walker - President George H.W. Bush’s grandfather and President George W. Bush’s great-grandfather. … DeChambeau won the U.S. Amateur last month to become the fifth player to win the tournament and NCAA individual title in the same year. He’s a senior at SMU. … Mike McCoy, at 52, is the third-oldest player and second-oldest American in event history. … The 2017 event will be played at The Los Angeles Country Club.

Online: https://www.walkercup.org

Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews site: https://www.randa.org

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WEB.COM TOUR FINALS

HOTEL FITNESS CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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.; Friday-Saturday, 1-4 a.m., 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, midnight-3 a.m., 3-6 p.m.; Monday, 1-4 a.m.).

Last year: Bud Cauley won to regain his PGA Tour card. He beat Colt Knost by a stroke.

Last event: Dicky Pride won the Portland Open on Aug. 30 and earned a PGA Tour card with a fifth-place finish on the regular-season money list. Tim Herron was second, three strokes back.

Notes: The tournament 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 2015-16 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 Small Business Connection Championship is next week in Davidson, North Carolina, followed by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in Columbus, Ohio, and the Web.com Tour Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR

KLM OPEN

Site: Zandvoort, Netherlands.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Kennemer Golf and Country Club (6,619, par 70).

Purse: $2.02 million. Winner’s share: $335,980.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sunday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.).

Last year: England’s Paul Casey beat countryman Simon Dyson by a stroke.

Last week: England’s Lee Slattery won the Russian Open for his second European Tour title. He closed with a 2-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Argentina’s Estanislao Goya.

Notes: Tom Watson is in the field along with Martin Kaymer, Darren Clarke and Y.E. Yang. … In 2013, Joost Luiten became the first Dutch winner in the country’s national championship since Maarten Lafeber in 2003. … The Italian Open is next week, followed by the European Open in Germany, and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com

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PGA TOUR

Next event: BMW Championship, Sept. 17-20, Conway Farms Golf Club, Lake Forest, Illinois.

Last event: Rickie Fowler won the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday at TPC Boston, rallying to beat Henrik Sten by a stroke in the second FedEx Cup playoff event.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

Next event: First Tee Open, Sept. 25-28, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California.

Last week: Jeff Maggert won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open by two strokes Aug. 30 in Endicott, New York, for his fourth victory of the year.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

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

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

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Kazakhstan Open, Thursday-Sunday, Nurtau Golf Club, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

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

WOMEN

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

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Japan LPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Passage Kinkai Island Golf Club, Nagasaki, Japan. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp

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