World Golf Glance
World Golf Glance
The Associated Press
Sep. 03, 2013
EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOUR
Site: Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland.
Course: Crans Sur Sierre Golf Club, Seve Ballesteros Championship Course (6,881 yards, 6,292 meters, par 71).
Purse: $2.9 million. Winner's share: $483,140.
Last week: Scotland's Richie Ramsay closed with a 5-under 66 for a four-stroke victory.
Last week: France's Gregory Bourdy won the Wales Open, birdieing the last three holes for a two-stroke victory over American Peter Uihlein.
Notes: Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez, the 2010 champion, is making his 25th consecutive start in the tournament. ... Thirteen-year-old Ye Wo-cheng is in the field. The Chinese amateur became the youngest player in European Tour history in May at the China Open. ... The 10th, 12th, 13th and 17th holes have been modified. ... The KLM Open is next week in the Netherlands, followed by the Italian Open.
Asian Tour site: http://www.asiantour.com
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION/ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST. ANDREWS
Site: Southampton, New York.
Course: National Golf Links of America (6,986 yards, 6,388 meters, par 72).
Format: Team match play. Saturday, four morning foursomes (alternate-shot) matches and eight afternoon singles matches; Sunday, four morning foursomes matches and 10 afternoon singles matches.
United States: Max Homa, Michael Kim, Jordan Niebrugge, Patrick Rodgers, Nathan Smith, Justin Thomas, Michael Weaver, Todd White, Cory Whitsett, Bobby Wyatt. Captain: Jim Holtgrieve.
Britain and Ireland: Matthew Fitzpatrick, England; Nathan Kimsey, England; Gavin Moynihan, Ireland; Max Orrin, England; Kevin Phelan, Ireland; Garrick Porteous, England; Rhys Pugh, Wales; Neil Raymond, England; Callum Shinkwin, England; Jordan Smith, England. Captain: Nigel Edwards, Wales.
Last matches: Britain and Ireland won 14-12 in 2011 at Royal Aberdeen in Scotland for its first victory since 2003. The U.S. leads the series 34-1-8.
Notes: The matches, first played in 1922 at National Golf Links of America, are named in honor of former USGA President George Herbert Walker — President George H.W. Bush's grandfather and President George W. Bush's great-grandfather. ... Fitzpatrick won the U.S. Amateur last month to become the first English champion since 1911. He's a freshman at Northwestern. ... The 35-year-old Smith played on the United States' winning teams in 2009 and 2011. ... At 45, White is the oldest player in the event. ... The 2015 matches will be played at Royal Lytham and St. Anne's in England, and the 2017 event is set for The Los Angeles Country Club.
Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews site: http://www.randa.org
US PGA TOUR
Next event: BMW Championship, Sept. 12-15, Conway Farms Golf Club, Lake Forest, Illinois.
Last week: Sweden's Henrik Stenson won the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday at TPC Boston to take the FedEx Cup lead. Steve Stricker was second, two strokes back.
US LPGA TOUR
Next event: Evian Championship, Sept. 12-15, Evian Masters Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France.
Last week: Norway's Suzann Pettersen won the Safeway Classic for the second time in three years, taking advantage of Yani Tseng's final-round collapse. Pettersen beat Stacy Lewis by two strokes at Columbia Edgewater in Portland, Ore. Tseng, the third-round leader, finished with a 78.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: Montreal Championship, Friday-Sunday, La Vallee du Richelieu Golf Club, Rouville Course, Sainte-Julie, Quebec. Online: http://www.pgatour.com
WEB.COM TOUR: 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: WinstonGolf Senior Open, Friday-Sunday, Winston Open Course, Vorbeck, Germany. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Open Blue Green Cotes d'Armor Bretagne, Thursday-Sunday, Golf Blue Green de Pleneuf Val Andre, Pleneuf, France. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: River Landing Open, Wednesday-Saturday, River Landing Country Club, River Course, Wallace, North Carolina. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.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, Alpen Golf Club, Bibai Course, Hokkaido, Japan, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp