- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

All Times Eastern



Site: Oakville, Ontario

Course: Glen Abbey Golf Club. Yardage: 7,253. Par: 72.

Purse: $5.9 million (First prize: $1,044,000)

Television: CBS Sports (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.), Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2 p.m.)

Defending champion: Jason Day.

Last week: Henrik Stenson won the British Open and Aaron Baddeley won the Barbasol Championship.

Notes: Jason Day gives the Canadian Open the No. 1 player in the world for the first time since Luke Donald played in 2011. … The field includes 33 players who were at the British Open last week, including Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk, Ernie Els and Matt Kuchar. … Justin Leonard, who worked in the Golf Channel booth as the analyst at the Barracuda Championship, is making his ninth start of the year. … Camilo Villegas and Brendon de Jonge are in the field. Both turned down spots in the Olympics because they are outside the top 125 and want every opportunity to keep their full PGA Tour card. … The PGA Championship will hold one spot in the field for the Canadian Open winner if not already eligible. …Jack Nicklaus was a seven-time runner-up in the Canadian Open without ever winning. … The Canadian Open is the third-oldest continuous national championship.

Next week: PGA Championship at Baltusrol.

Online: www.pgatour.com




Site: Libertyville, Ill.

Course: Merit Club.

Purse: No prize money.

Television: NBC Sports (Sunday, noon to 2 p.m.); Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 3-7 p.m.; Sunday, 2-6 p.m.)

Defending champion: Spain.

Last week: Lydia Ko won the Marathon Classic for her fourth victory of the year.

Notes: Lydia Ko (New Zealand) and Brooke Henderson (Canada), the top two players in the world, will not be playing because their countries did not qualify. … One of the best new formats to come along in years, the International Crown is for eight countries (four players each) divided into two pools. Each country plays fourball matches against each of the other three countries in their pool from Thursday through Saturday. The top two teams with most points from each pool, plus one wild-card country, advance to Sunday’s singles matches. Two points are awarded for each match (1 point for a halve). The total cumulative points from Thursday through Sunday determines the winner. … The eight qualifying countries based on the world ranking are South Korea, the United States, Japan, China, England, Taiwan, Australia and Thailand. … Inbee Park withdrew with a thumb injury and was replaced by So Yeon Ryu. … The American team is Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller and Cristie Kerr. All but Kerr qualified for the Olympics. … The fourth major of the year is the following week at the Women’s British Open before a three-week break in the schedule for the Olympics.

Next week: Ricoh Women’s British Open.

Online: www.lpgatour.com




Site: Carnoustie, Scotland.

Course: Carnoustie Golf Links. Yardage: 7,295. Par: 72.

Purse: 1.35 million pounds.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 6-8 a.m., 10 a.m.-noon; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-noon; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.); NBC Sports (Saturday, noon-2 p.m.).

Defending champion: Marco Dawson.

Notes: Jean Van de Velde makes his Senior British Open debut at the links where the Frenchman first received notoriety. He had a three-shot lead on the final hole, made triple bogey and lost in a three-man playoff won by Paul Lawrie. … The victory last year got Dawson into his first British Open. He missed the cut. … Tom Watson, a five-time Open champion, already has won the Senior British Open three times. Carnoustie is where Watson won his first major in 1975 in a playoff over Jack Newton. Two other players have won at Carnoustie - Bernhard Langer in the Senior British Open in 2010 and Ian Woosnam in the Scottish Open in 1996. … Carnoustie is the longest course on the European Senior Tour schedule.

Next year: Royal Porthcawl GC.

Online: www.europeantour.com/seniortour




Site: Pattaya, Thailand.

Course: Phoenix Golf GC. Yardage: 6,698. Par: 70.

Purse: $750,000.

Defending champion: New tournament.

Last week: Henrik Stenson won the British Open.

Notes: Several players headed to Switzerland the day after the British Open for a charity day by Sergio Garcia geared toward helping children. That included Henrik Stenson, who said champagne was the first drink he poured from the claret jug. … The European Tour and Asian Tour ratified their marketing and commercial alliance to maximize opportunities for both tours around the globe. Both tours, however, will maintain their identity. The agreement includes a significant exchange of playing opportunities. … Among those scheduled to play is former Masters champion Trevor Immelman. … This is the European Tour’s second tournament in Thailand this season and its 10th event in Asia.

Next week: PGA Championship.

Online: www.europeatour.com and www.asiantour.com




Site: Lehi, Utah.

Course: Golf Club at Thanksgiving Point.

Purse: $650,000 (First prize: $117,000).

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Saturday, 7-9 p.m.; Sunday, 6-9 p.m.)

Defending champion: Patton Kizzire.

Last week: Martin Flores won the Lincoln Land Charity Championship.

Next week: Stonebrae Classic.

Online: www.pgatour.com/webcom



This week: Senior British Open.

Next tournament: 3M Championship at TPC Twin Cities on Aug. 5-7.

Online: www.pgatour.com/champions




USGA: U.S. Junior Amateur, The Honors Course, Ooltewah, Tenn. Last champion: Philip Barbaree. Online: www.usga.org

Japan Golf Tour: Fukushima Open, Grundy Nasushirakawa GC, Fukushima, Japan. Defending champion: Prayad Marksaeng. Online: www.jgto.org

Challenge Tour: Le Vaudreuil Challenge, Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil, Le Vaudreuil, France. Defending champion: Ryan Fox. Online: www.europeantour.com/challengetour


Ladies European Tour: Ladies Scottish Open, Dundonald Links, Irvine, Scotland. Defending champion: Rebecca Artis. Online: www.ladieseuropeantour.com

USGA: U.S. Girls’ Junior, Ridgewood CC, Paramus, N.J. Last champion: Eun Jeong Song. Online: www.usga.org

Symetra Tour: FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship, Battle Creek GC, Battle Creek, Mich. Defending champion: Madeleine Sheils. Online: www.symetratour.com

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