World Golf Glance
World Golf Glance
The Associated Press
Oct. 07, 2014
Site: Vilamoura, Portugal.
Course: Oceanico Victoria Golf Club (7,209 yards, 6,592 metres, par 71).
Purse: $2.5 million. Winner's share: $417,195.
Last year: England's David Lynn closed with an 8-under 63 for a one-stroke victory. Scotland's Scott Jamieson had a 60 in the third round. He tied for 13th.
Last week: England's Oliver Wilson won the Alfred Dunhill Links at St. Andrews for his first European Tour title, beating top-ranked Rory McIlroy and Richie Ramsey by a stroke.
Notes: Padraig Harrington, Jose Maria Olazabal, Darren Clarke and Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley are in the field. ... The Volvo World Match Play Championship is next week in England. The Hong Kong Open also is next week.
US PGA TOUR
Site: Napa, California.
Course: Silverado Resort and Spa, North Course (7,203 yards, 6,587 metres, par 72).
Purse: $6 million. Winner's share: $1.08 million.
Last year: Jimmy Walker won at CordeValle in San Martin for the first of his three early season victories. Vijay Singh was second, two strokes back.
Last event: Europe won the Ryder Cup on Sept. 28 at Gleneagles in Scotland. Justin Rose went 3-2-0 to lead Europe with four points.
US LPGA TOUR
Site: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Course: Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (6,246 yards, 5,711 metres, par 71).
Purse: $2 million. Winner's share: $300,000.
Last year: Lexi Thompson won by four strokes, shooting 67-63-66-69 to finish at 19 under.
Last week: South Korea's Mirim Lee won the Reignwood Classic in China for her second victory of the year. Sweden's Caroline Hedwall was second, two strokes back.
Notes: The event is the second in the six-event Asian swing. The LPGA KEB-HanaBank is next week in South Korea, followed by the Blue Bay LPGA in China. ... Eight of the top 10 players in the world — No. 1 Stacy Lewis, No. 3 Lydia Ko, No. 4 Suzann Pettersen, No. 5 Karrie Webb, No. 7 So Yeon Ryu, No. 8 Thompson, No. 9 Shanshan Feng and No. 10 Anna Nordqvist — are in the field. ... Azahara Munoz won the French Ladies Open on Sunday.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: SAS Championship, Friday-Sunday, Prestonwood Country Club, Cary, North Carolina. Online: http://www.pgatour.com
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Toshin Golf Tournament, Thursday-Sunday, Toshin Golf Club, Central Course, Gifu, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org
ONEASIA TOUR: China Masters, Thursday-Sunday, Nanshan International Golf Club, Nanshan, China. Online: http://www.oneasia.asia
EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: Dutch Senior Open, Friday-Sunday, The International, Amsterdam. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
SUNSHINE TOUR: Sun Boardwalk Golf Challenge, Wednesday-Friday, Humewood Golf Club, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Online: http://www.pgatour.co.za
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Mazatlan Open, Thursday-Sunday, Estrella del Mar Golf Condos and Beach Resort, Mazatlan, Mexico. Online: http://www.pgatourla.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Stanley Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Tomei Country Club, Shizuoka, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp