The Associated Press
Oct. 31, 2017
SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN OPEN
Site: Las Vegas
Course: TPC Summerlin. Par: 71. Yardage: 7,255.
Purse: $6.8 million (Winner's share: $1,224,000).
Television: Thursday-Saturday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Rod Pampling.
Last week: Ryan Armour won the Sanderson Farms Championship.
FedEx Cup leader: Pat Perez.
Notes: Four players from the HSBC Champions in Shanghai have entered Las Vegas — Patrick Cantlay, Tony Finau and the tour's two Chinese members, Marty Dou and Zhang Xinjun. ... The tournament dates to 1983 when it had the largest purse on the PGA Tour. ... Tiger Woods won the first of his 79 titles on the PGA Tour in Las Vegas in 1996 by beating Davis Love III in a playoff. ... Bubba Watson and Jimmy Walker are among those making their first starts of the new season. ... Charley Hoffman at No. 24 in the world is the highest-ranked player at Las Vegas. ... Hoffman, who went to UNLV, has pledged his entire earnings from this week to a fund to help victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Hoffman says he will give $20,000 if he misses the cut. ... Smylie Kaufman in 2015 won with the highest winning score since Las Vegas switched to 72 holes in 2004. Kaufman won at 16-under 268.
Next week: OHL Classic in Mexico.
TURKISH AIRLINES OPEN
Site: Antalya, Turkey.
Course: Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort. Yardage: 7,159. Par: 71.
Purse: $7 million.
Television: Thursday-Saturday, 5-10 a.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 3:30-8:30 a.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Thorbjorn Olesen.
Last week: Justin Rose won the HSBC Champions.
Race to Dubai leader: Tommy Fleetwood.
Notes: Rose moved up to No. 3 in the Race to Dubai with his victory at the HSBC Champions. ... This is the first of three events that conclude the Race to Dubai, followed by the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa and the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. ... Of the top five in the Race to Dubai, only Sergio Garcia (No. 2) and Jon Rahm (No. 5) are playing. Twelve of the top 20 in the Race to Dubai are in the field. ... Both of Victor Dubuisson's victories on the European Tour came at the Turkish Airlines Open, in 2013 and 2015. ... U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka won his first event in Turkey in 2014. ... Peter Uihlein is No. 16 in the Race to Dubai. The top 20 at the end of the season are eligible for the WGC-Mexico Championship.
Next week: Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.
TOTO JAPAN CLASSIC
Site: Ibaraki, Japan.
Course: Taiheyo Club (Minori Course). Yarage: 6,608. Par: 72.
Purse: $1.5 million (Winner's share: $225,00).
Television: Thursday, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Golf Channel); Friday, 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Shanshan Feng.
Last week: Criste Kerr won the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
LPGA money leader: Sung Hyun Park.
Notes: This is just one of three 54-hole events on the LPGA Tour schedule this year. It is the fourth three-round event counting the Evian Championship, a major that was reduced to 54 holes because of rain. ... So Yeon Ryu, No. 1 in the world and No. 2 on the LPGA Tour money list, leads the field. Ryu has held the No. 1 spot for 19 consecutive weeks. ... Lexi Thompson is also playing. She leads the CME Race to the Globe standings. ... Michelle Wie is playing in Japan for only the second time She tied for 59th in 2015. ... Ariya Jutanugarn and Moriya Jutanugarn became the first sisters in LPGA Tour history to over $1 million in the same season. Moriya is No. 12 on the money list with $1,070,466, while Ariya is No. 14 with $1,018,699. ... Feng is the defending champion for the second straight week. She tied for second last week in Malaysia when Kerr holed her 35-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win. ... There is no cut this week.
Next week: Blue Bay LPGA in China.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Last week: Bernhard Langer won the PowerShares QQQ Championship.
Next week: Charles Schwab Cup Championship.
Schwab Cup leader: Bernhard Langer.
Asian Tour: Panasonic Open Inda, Delhi GC, New Delhi, India. Defending champion: Mukesh Kumar. Online: www.asiantour.com
Japan Golf Tour: Heiwa PGM Championship, PGM Golf Resort, Okinawa, Japan. Defending champion: Hideto Tanihara. Online: www.jgto.org
Sunshine Tour: Vodacom Origins of Golf Final, Simola Golf & Country Estate, Knysna, South Africa. Defending champion: Justin Harding. Online: www.sunshinetour.com
Challenge Tour: NBO Golf Classic Grand Final, Al Mouj Golf, Muscat, Oman. Defending champion: Bernd Ritthammer. Online: www.europeantour/challengetour
Korean PGA: Caido Series Tour Championship, Solmorro CC, Yeoju, South Korea. Defending champion: Hyung-joon Lee. Online: www.eng.kgt.co.kr
Ladies European Tour: Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open, Saadiyat Beach GC, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Defending champion: Beth Allen. Online: www.ladieseuropeantour.com
Korean LPGA: Hite Jinro Championship, Blue Heron CC, Yeoju, South Korea. Defending champion: Jin Young Ko. Online: www.klpga.co.kr