World Golf Glance
World Golf Glance
The Associated Press
Sep. 02, 2014
US PGA TOUR
Site: Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.
Course: Cherry Hills Country Club (7,466 yards, par 71).
Purse: $8 million. Winner's share: $1.44 million.
Last year: Zach Johnson won the rain-delayed tournament in a Monday finish at Conway Farms in Illinois. Jim Furyk became the sixth player in US PGA Tour history to shoot 59, accomplishing the feat in the second round.
Last week: Chris Kirk won the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday at TPC Boston to take the FedEx Cup lead. He also won the McGladrey Classic in November at the start of the season.
Notes: The top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings qualified for the tournament, the third of four playoff events. The field will be cut to 30 next week for the Tour Championship in Atlanta. The FedEx Cup winner will receive $10 million. ... Kirk has an 819-point lead over second-place Rory McIlroy. Hunter Mahan is third, 843 points Kirk. Defending FedEx Cup champion Henrik Stenson is 55th. ... McIlroy, the 2012 winner at Crooked Stick, opened the playoffs with a 22nd-place tie in The Barclays and tied for fifth at TPC Boston. He won the British Open, Bridgestone Invitational and US PGA Championship in his previous three starts. ... Mahan won The Barclays. He's the only player to play in every FedEx Cup playoff event. ... Arnold Palmer won the 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills, also the site of Phil Mickelson's 1990 U.S. Amateur victory. ... The 2015 tournament will be at Conway Farms.
EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOUR
Site: Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland.
Course: Crans Sur Sierre Golf Club, Seve Ballesteros Championship Course (6,881 yards, par 71).
Purse: $3.02 million. Winner's share: $372,000.
Last year: Denmark's Thomas Bjorn won the event for the second time in three years. He beat Craig Lee with birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Last week: South Africa's Hennie Otto won the Italian Open for the second time. Stephen Gallacher was third, giving Graeme McDowell the last of the nine automatic spots on the European Ryder Cup team.
Notes: Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez, the 2010 champion, is making his 26th consecutive start in the tournament. Jimenez won the Hong Kong Open in December at the start of the season and took the Spanish Open in May at 50 years, 133 days to break his own record as the oldest European Tour champion. He also won a Champions Tour event in April. ... European Ryder Cup qualifiers Bjorn, Victor Dubuisson and Jamie Donaldson are in the field. ... The KLM Open is next week in the Netherlands, followed by the Wales Open.
Asian Tour site: http://www.asiantour.com
US LPGA TOUR
Next event: Evian Championship, Sept. 11-14, Evian Masters Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France.
Last week: Austin Ernst won the Portland Classic for her first LPGA Tour title. She beat I.K. Kim with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: Quebec Championship, Friday-Sunday, La Tempete Golf Club, Quebec City. Online: http://www.pgatour.com
WEB.COM TOUR FINALS: Chiquita Classic, Thursday-Sunday, River Run Country Club, Davidson, North Carolina. Online: http://www.pgatour.com
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Fujisankei Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Fujizakura Country Club, Yamanashi, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org
PGA TOUR CANADA: Cape Breton Celtic Classic, Thursday-Sunday, The Lakes Golf Club, Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia. Online: http://www.pgatourcanada.com
EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: Russian Senior Open, Friday-Sunday, Moscow Country Club, Moscow. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Blue Green Open Cotes d'Armor Bretagne, Thursday-Sunday, Golf Blue Green de Pleneuf Val Andre, Pleneuf, France. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
SUNSHINE TOUR: Vodacom Origins of Golf, Wednesday-Friday, Wild Coast Sun Country Club, Port Edward, South Africa. Online: http://www.pgatour.co.za
SYMETRA TOUR: Prairie Band Casino & Resort Charity Classic, Friday-Sunday, Firekeeper Golf Course, Mayetta, Kansas. Online: http://www.symetratour.com
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Helsingborg Open, Thursday-Sunday, Vasatorp Golf Club, Helsingborg, Sweden. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Golf 5 Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Mizu Shimanami Country Club, Gifu, Japan, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp
INTERNATIONAL GOLF FEDERATION: Women's World Amateur Team Championship, Wednesday-Saturday, Karuizawa 72 Golf East, Oshitate and Iriyama courses, Karuizawa, Japan. Online: www.igfgolf.org and http://www.usga.org