- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016



Site: Rio de Janeiro

Course: Olympic Golf Course. Yardage: 7,133. Par: 71.

Purse: None.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Defending champion: George Lyon (1904).

Notes: Golf is part of the Olympic program for only the third time, and the first since the St. Louis Games in 1904. … The format is 72 holes of stroke play, and a playoff will be used to determine the three medals. … The field has eight of the top 20 in the current world ranking, but it is missing the top four - Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy - who withdrew from the Olympics. … Two of this year’s major champions, Danny Willett (Masters) and Henrik Stenson (British Open) are playing. … The Olympic Golf Course was designed by Gil Hanse. It does not have rough or any trees in the golf course interior. … Addison da Silva is the only Brazilian in the field. … Of the four Americans who qualified - the most of any country - Bubba Watson is the only one to have won a major. … Ten players in the Olympics competed last week on their respective tours, including two from the Web.com Tour. … Along with the gold, silver and bronze medals, diplomas will be awarded to the top eight and ties.

Next week: Women’s Golf.

Online: www.olympic.com/golf




Site: Columbus, Ohio.

Course: Scioto CC. Yardage: 7,127. Par: 70.

Purse: $3.75 million. (First prize: $675,000).

Television: Fox Sports (Saturday-Sunday, 2-6 p.m.). FS1 (Thursday-Friday, 2-7 p.m.).

Defending champion: Jeff Maggert.

Last week: Eun Jeong Seong of South Korea won the U.S. Women’s Amateur.

Notes: Jack Nicklaus grew up playing Scioto where he first learned of Bobby Jones, who won the 1926 U.S. Open there. … Dale Douglass won the last time the U.S. Senior Open was held at Scioto. … This is the fifth and final major on the PGA Tour Champions schedule, all played within the last eight tournaments. … The winner is exempt into the U.S. Open next year at Erin Hills. … Colin Montgomerie won the U.S. Senior Open in 2014 and was runner-up last year. … Miller Barber (1984-85), Gary Player (1987-88) and Allen Doyle (2005-06) are the only repeat winners of the U.S. Senior Open.

Next week: U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills.

Online: www.ussenioropen.com




Site: Silvis, Ill.

Course: TPC Deere Run. Yardage: 7.257. Par: 71.

Purse: $4.8 million (First prize: $864,000).

Television: CBS Sports (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.); Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 5-8 p.m.).

Defending champion: Jordan Spieth.

Last week: Russell Knox won the Travelers Championship.

Notes: The PGA Tour is the only major tour that has a tournament scheduled the same week as the Olympics. … Jordan Spieth withdrew from the Olympics and chose not to defend his title in the John Deere Classic because he didn’t think it would be appropriate in light of his decision to not be at the Rio Games. … The John Deere, typically held a week before the British Open, agreed to move opposite the Olympics this year. It is the penultimate tournament for players to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. … NCAA champion Aaron Wise will be making his PGA Tour debut as a pro. … Spieth is among five players who did not or will not defend a title this year. Sangmoon Bae (Frys.com Open) started his military service in South Korea; Scott Piercy (Barbasol Championship) qualified for the Bridgestone Invitational; Danny Lee did not get a chance because The Greenbrier was canceled due to flooding; and Davis Love III (Wyndham Championship) is recovering from hip surgery. … The field includes Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker, Keegan Bradley and Gary Woodland.

Next week: Wyndham Championship.

Online: www.pgatour.com




Site: Springfield, Mo.

Course: Highland Springs CC.

Purse: $675,000 (First prize: $121,500).

Television: None.

Defending champion: Dawie van der Walt

Last week: Wesley Bryan won the Digital Ally Open for his third victory, earning instant promotion to the PGA Tour.

Next week: News Sentinel Open.

Online: www.pgatour.com/webcom



Last week: Anthony Wall won the Aberdeen Asset Management Paul Lawrie Match Play.

Next week: D+D Real Czech Masters.

Online: www.europeantour.com



Last tournament: Ariya Jutanugarn won the Ricoh Women’s British Open on July 31.

Next tournament: Canadian Pacific Women’s Open on Aug. 25-28.

Online: www.lpga.com



Last week: 3M Championship

Next tournament: Boeing Classic on Aug. 26-28.

Online: www.pgatour.com/champions




Challenge Tour: Vierumaki Finnish Challenge, Vierumake Resort, Vierumaki, Finland. Defending champion: Dominic Foos. Online: www.europeantour.com/challengetour

Australasian Tour: Northern Territory PGA Championship, Palmerston GC, Palmerston, Australia. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: www.pga.org.au

Royal & Ancient: British Boys Amateur, Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland. Defending champion: Marcus Svensson. Online: www.randa.org


Symetra Tour: Decatur-Forsyth Classic, Hickory Point GC, Decatur, Ill. Defending champion: Jimin Kang. Online: www.symetratour.com

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