World Golf Glance
The Associated Press
Nov. 04, 2014
WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Course: Sheshan International Golf Club (7,199 yards, 6,583 meters, par 72).
Purse: $8.5 million. Winner's share: $1.4 million.
Last year: American Dustin Johnson shot 69-63-66-66 for a tournament-record 24-under 264 total. He beat Ian Poulter by three strokes.
Last week: Ryan Moore successfully defended his title in the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Sergio Garcia, Gary Woodland and Kevin Na tied for second, three strokes back. ... Germany's Marcel Siem won the BMW Masters in Shanghai. He chipped in for birdie on the first playoff hole to beat Alexander Levy and Ross Fisher.
Notes: Top-ranked Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson, the 2007 and 2009 winner at Sheshan International, are skipping the tournament. Johnson also is out after taking a "voluntary leave" to seek professional help for "personal challenges." ... Second-ranked Adam Scott is paired with No. 3 Garcia and No. 10 Rickie Fowler. ... The US PGA Tour's OHL Classic is next week in Mexico. ... The tournament is the second in the European Tour's four-event Final Series. The Turkish Airlines Open is next week, followed by the World Tour Championship in Dubai
US PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com
European Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com
Asian Tour site: http://www.asiantour.com
US PGA TOUR
SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Jackson, Mississippi.
Course: Country Club of Jackson (7,354 yards, 6,725 meters, par 72).
Purse: $4 million. Winner's share: $720,000.
Last year: Woody Austin won in a playoff at Annandale in July, opposite the British Open. At 49, he became the eighth-oldest US PGA Tour winner.
Last week: Ryan Moore successfully defended his title in the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Sergio Garcia, Gary Woodland and Kevin Na tied for second, three strokes back.
Notes: Robert Streb and Ben Martin, first-time winners this season, are in the field. Martin won three weeks ago in Las Vegas. Streb won two weeks ago at Sea Island in Georgia. ... Austin finished 20th on the Champions Tour money list with $821,435 in eight starts. He also made $292,284 on the US PGA Tour, making 12 cuts in 22 starts... The OHL Classic is next week in Mexico.
US LPGA TOUR/JAPAN LPGA TOUR
Site: Shima, Japan.
Course: Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club (6,506 yards, 5,949 meters, par 72).
Purse: $1.2 million. Winner's share: $180,000.
Last year: Taiwan's Teresa Lu won by two strokes. She birdied the last two holes and six of the final eight for a 64.
Last week: South Korea's Inbee Park won the LPGA Taiwan for her third victory of the year, beating Stacy Lewis by two strokes at Miramar. Park won six days after regaining the No. 1 spot in the world from Lewis.
Notes: The second-ranked Lewis is in the field. The American won the 2012 tournament, overcoming a seven-stroke deficit in the final round. She birdied the last three holes for a 64 and a one-shot victory. ... Annika Sorenstam swept the 2001-05 titles to become the first US LPGA Tour player to win an event five straight times. ... The tournament ends the US tour's six-event Asian Swing. The Lorena Ochoa Invitational is next week in Mexico, followed by the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida.
Japan LPGA Tour site: http://www.lpga.or.jp
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Heiwa PGM Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Miho Golf Club, Ibaraki, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Brazil Open, Thursday-Sunday, Gavea Golf and Country Club, Rio de Janeiro. Online: http://www.pgatourla.com
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Challenge Tour Grand Final, Wednesday-Saturday, Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
THE LEGENDS TOUR: Walgreens Charity Championship, Saturday-Sunday, The Seagate Country Club, Delray Beach, Florida. Online: http://www.thelegendstour.com