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Golf Glance

September 25, 2018



Site: Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France.

Course: Le Golf National. Yardage: 7,183. Par: 71.

Purse: None.

Television: Friday, 2 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. (Golf Channel), 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. (NBC).

Defending champion: United States.

Last time: Every American contributed at least one point for the first time since 1975 in a 17-11 victory at Hazeltine.

Notes: The Americans have not won in Europe since The Belfry in 1993, the same year three of their players on this team were born. ... The U.S. team features nine major champions, the most on any team since continental Europe was included in 1979. ... Tiger Woods is playing in the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2012 at Medinah. ... Phil Mickelson is playing in his 12th Ryder Cup, the most of any player on either side since it began in 1927. ... Europe has five rookies, two among the top 15 in the world in Jon Rahm and Tommy Fleetwood. ... Justin Rose is the ninth player to be No. 1 at the Ryder Cup since 1987. The other four Europeans were Ian Woosnam, Nick Faldo and Rory McIlroy twice. Woods was No. 1 four times. ... Le Golf National is the host course of the French Open. Alex Noren won it this year, Fleetwood the year before. ... The captains are Thomas Bjorn (Europe) and Jim Furyk (U.S.).

Next time: Whistling Straits in 2020.

Online: www.rydercup.com




Site: Pebble Beach, Calif.

Courses: Pebble Beach GL (Yardage: 6,837; Par: 72); Poppy Hills GC (Yarage: 6,879; Par: 71).

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

Television: Friday-Sunday, 5-8 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Bernhard Langer.

Charles Schwab Cup leader: Miguel Angel Jimenez.

Last week: Steve Stricker won the Sanford International.

Notes: Now its 15th year, the tournament pairs a PGA Tour Champions player with juniors from 14-18 from The First Tee program. ... Pebble Beach and Poppy Hills are used for the opening two rounds, with everyone at Pebble Beach on Sunday. ... Poppy Hills previously was part of the rotation for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on the PGA Tour. ... Stricker won in South Dakota, and then immediately headed off for his role as vice captain at the Ryder Cup. ... Langer last week in Atlanta received the prestigious Payne Stewart Award for charity, character and sportsmanship. ... Jeff Sluman is a three-time winner of the event and was runner-up in the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. ... Scott McCarron is $53,660 behind Schwab Cup leader Miguel Angel Jimenez. The Spaniard is not playing this week. ... Among past Pebble Beach winners in the field are Mark O’Meara (five-time champion of the AT&T), Tom Watson (1982 U.S. Open) and Vijay Singh.

Next tournament: SAS Championship on Oct. 12-14.

Online: www.pgatour.com/champions



Last week: Tiger Woods won the season-ending Tour Championship.

Next week: Safeway Open.

FedEx Cup winner: Justin Rose.

Online: www.pgatour.com



Last tournament: Angela Stanford won the Evian Championship.

Next week: UL International Crown.

Race to CME Globe leader: Ariya Jutanugarn.

Online: www.lpga.com



Last week: Tom Lewis won the Portugal Masters.

Next week: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Race to Dubai leader: Francesco Molinari.

Online: www.europeantour.com



Last week: Denny McCarthy won the Web.com Tour Championship.

Next tournament: The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay on Jan. 13-16.

Online: www.pgatour.com/webcom




Asian Tour: Mercuries Taiwan Masters, Taiwan Golf & CC, Tamsui, Taiwan. Defending champion: Gavin Green. Online: www.asiantour.com

PGA Tour China: Macau Championship, Caesars Golf Macau, Macau, China. Defending champion: New event. Online: www.pgatour.com/china

Japan Golf Tour: TOP Cup Tokai Classic, Miyoshi CC (West), Aichi, Japan. Defending champion: Satoshi Kodaira. Online: www.jgto.org

Sunshine Tour: Vodacom Origins of Golf, St. Francis Links, St. Francis Bay, South Africa. Defending champion: New event. Online: www.sunshinetour.com


Symetra Tour: IOA Golf Classic, Alaqua CC, Longwood, Fla. Defending champion: Hannah Green. Online: www.symetratour.com

Japan LPGA: Japan Women’s Open, Chiba CC (Noda Course), Chiba, Japan. Defending champion: Nasa Hataoka. Online: www.lpga.or.jp

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