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World Golf Glance

August 12, 2014

US PGA TOUR

WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Greensboro, North Carolina.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Sedgefield Country Club (7,127 yards, 6,517 metres, par 70).

Purse: $5.3 million. Winner’s share: $954,000.

Last year: Patrick Reed won his first US PGA Tour title, beating Jordan Spieth with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Reed has two victories this season.

Last week: Rory McIlroy won the US PGA Championship at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky, for his second straight major victory and third tour win a row. Phil Mickelson was a stroke back.

Notes: The tournament ends the points race for spots in the FedEx Cup playoffs, the four-event series that starts next week with The Barclays at Ridgewood in Paramus, New Jersey. The top 125 players will be eligible for the opener. ... The top 125 on the money list after the event will earn 2014-15 tour cards. ... Sam Snead won the tournament a tour-record eight times from 1938-65. His 1965 victory made him the tour’s oldest winner at 52 years, 10 months, 8 days. Tiger Woods tied Snead’s record for victories in a tournament twice last year, winning his eighth titles in the Arnold Palmer and Bridgestone events. ... The tournament returned to Donald Ross-designed Sedgefield in 2008 after 31 years at Forest Oaks. ... Champions Tour players Fred Couples and Rocco Mediate are in the field. Mediate won in 1993 and 2002

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR

MADE IN DENMARK

Site: Farso, Denmark.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort, Backtee Course (7,382 yards, 6,750 metres, par 72).

Purse: $2 million. Winner’s share: $334,350.

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last week: Rory McIlroy won the US PGA Championship at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky, for his second straight major victory and third tour win a row. Phil Mickelson was a stroke back.

Notes: The tournament is the tour’s first event in Denmark since 2003. Thomas Bjorn tops the Danish contingent along with Thorbjorn Olesen and Morten Orum Madsen. Bjorn has 15 European Tour victories. ... Germany’s Moritz Lampert, a three-time winner this year on the European Challenge Tour, is in the field. ... The Czech Masters is next week, followed by the Italian Open.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

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US LPGA TOUR

US LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Pittsford, New York.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Monroe Golf Club (6,717 yards, 6,142 metres, par 72).

Purse: $2,225,000. Winner’s share: $337,000.

Last year: Inbee Park won the June event at Locust Hill for the second of her three straight major victories. She beat Catriona Matthew on the third hole of a playoff.

Last week: Mirim Lee won the Meijer Classic in Belmont, Michigan, for her first US LPGA Tour victory. The South Korean rookie beat Park on the second extra hole.

Notes: The tournament is in its final season as the US LPGA Championship. Next year, the tour will team with the PGA of America to run the Women’s PGA Championship. The 2015 event will be played at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, New York. The KPMG-sponsored tournament will be televised by NBC and moved around the country. ... Americans have won the first three majors of the year. Lexi Thompson won the Kraft Nabisco, Michelle Wie the U.S. Women’s Open, and Mo Martin the Women’s British Open. Wie is sidelined by a right index finger injury. ... Donald Ross designed Monroe. ... The Canadian Women’s Open is next week in London, Ontario.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Friday-Sunday, En-Joie Golf Course, Endicott, New York. Online: http://www.pgatour.com

WEB.COM TOUR: New Sentinel Open, Thursday-Sunday, Fox Den Country Club, Knoxville, Tennessee. Online: http://www.pgatour.com

ONEASIA TOUR/PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA: Fiji International, Thursday-Sunday, Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course, Natadola, Fiji. Online: http://www.oneasia.asia and http://www.pgatour.com.au

EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: Scottish Senior Open, Friday-Sunday, Fairmont St. Andrews, Torrance Championship Course, St. Andrews, Scotland. Online: http://www.europeantour.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: VACON Open, Thursday-Sunday, Kytaja Golf Club, Hyvinkaa, Finland. Online: http://www.europeantour.com

NGA TOUR: Three Ridges Golf Club Classic, through-Friday, Three Ridges Golf Club, Knoxville, Tennessee. Online: http://www.ngatour.com

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Sapona Ridge Classic, Wednesday-Saturday, Sapona Country Club, Lexington, North Carolina. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com

U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: US Amateur, thru Sunday. Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course, Johns Creek, Georgia. Online: http://www.usga.org

WOMEN

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: NEC Karuizawa 72, Friday-Sunday, Karuizawa 72 Golf Club, North Course, Nagano, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp

SYMETRA TOUR: Eagle Classic, Friday-Sunday, Richmond Country Club, Richmond, Virginia. Online: http://www.symetratour.com

THE LEGENDS TOUR: The Legends Championship, Friday-Sunday, French Lick Resort, French Lick, Indiana. Online: http://www.thelegendstour.com

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