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World Golf Glance

October 1, 2013



Site: Dublin, Ohio.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Muirfield Village Golf Club (7,354 yards, 6,725 meters, par 72).

Format: Team match play. Thursday, six foursomes matches; Friday, six fourball matches; Saturday, five morning foursomes matches, five afternoon fourball matches; Sunday, 12 singles matches.

United States (c-captain’s pick): Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Bill Haas, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, c-Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, c-Jordan Spieth, Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods. Captain: Fred Couples.

International: Angel Cabrera, Argentina; Jason Day, Australia; c-Brendon de Jonge, Zimbabwe; Graham DeLaet, Canada; Ernie Els, South Africa; Branden Grace, South Africa; c-Marc Leishman, Australia; Hideki Matsuyama, Japan; Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa; Charl Schwartzel, South Africa; Adam Scott, Australia; Richard Sterne, South Africa. Captain: Nick Price, Zimbabwe.

Last matches: The United States won for the fourth straight time, beating the International team 19-15 in 2011 at Royal Melbourne in Australia. Jim Furyk became the fourth player to win all five of his matches. The United States leads the series 7-1-1.

Notes: Jack Nicklaus founded and designed the club, the first to host the Ryder Cup (1987), Solheim Cup (1998) and Presidents Cup. ... Kuchar won the Memorial at Muirfield Village in June. ... Woods has a record five victories in the Memorial, the last in 2011. ... Scott is the only player on the International team with a US PGA Tour victory this year. He won the Masters and The Barclays playoff event. ... Mickelson is making his 10th appearance in the matches. He’s the only player to compete in every event. ... The 2015 matches will be at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea. ... The 2013-14 seasons opens next week with the Frys.com Open at CordeValle in San Martin, California.

Online: http://www.presidentscup.com

US PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com




Site: Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Saint-Nom-la-Breteche Golf Club (6,983 yards, 6,386 meters, par 72).

Purse: $2.37 million. Winners’ shares: $135,430 per player.

Format: Team match play. Thursday, five fourball matches; Friday, five fourball matches; Saturday, eight foursomes matches; Sunday, 10 singles matches.

Britain and Ireland: Paul Casey, England; Jamie Donaldson, Wales; Tommy Fleetwood, England; Stephen Gallacher, Scotland; Scott Jamieson, Scotland; Simon Khan, England; Paul Lawrie, Scotland; David Lynn, England; Marc Warren Scotland; Chris Wood, England. Captain: Sam Torrance, Scotland.

Continental Europe: Thomas Bjorn, Denmark; Gregory Bourdy, France; Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium; Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Spain; Mikko Ilonen, Finland; Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain; Joost Luiten, Netherlands; Matteo Manassero, Italy; Francesco Molinari, Italy; Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark. Captain: Jose Maria Olazabal.

Series: Britain and Ireland leads 6-0-1.

Last matches: England’s Mark Foster beat France’s Raphael Jacquelin 1-up in 2011 in the deciding match to give Britain and Ireland its sixth straight victory, 15½-12½.

Notes: Seve Ballesteros, the Spanish star who helped create the event, died in 2011 from complications of a cancerous brain tumor. He was 54. ... Continental Europe’s lone victory came in 2000 in the inaugural matches at Sunningdale in England. ... Fernandez-Castano replaced Sweden’s Peter Hanson, sidelined by a back injury. ... Jimenez is making his eighth appearance in the matches. He’s the only player to compete in every event. ... Each member of the losing team will receive $101,575. ... The Portugal Masters is next week, followed by the Perth International.


Online: http://www.europeantour.com




Site: Beijing.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Pine Valley Golf Club (6,596 yards, 6,032 meters, par 73).

Purse: $1.8 million. Winner’s share: $270,000.

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last event: Norway’s Suzann Pettersen won the rain-shortened Evian Championship on Sept. 15 in France for her second straight victory and second major title. She beat 16-year-old amateur Lydia Ko by two strokes.

Notes: The event is the tour’s first in China. ... Top-ranked Inbee Park is in the field along with Stacy Lewis, Chinese star Shanshan Feng, Yani Tseng, So Yeon Ryu, Beatriz Recari, Na Yeon Choi, Karrie Webb, Cristie Kerr, Jessica Korda, and Michelle Wie. ... Park swept the first three major championships of the season and has three other US LPGA Tour wins this season. ... Lewis won the Women’s British Open for her third victory of the season. ... Feng won the LPGA Championship last year to become China’s first major champion. ... Jack Nicklaus designed Pine Valley. ... The LPGA Malaysia is next week, followed by the HanaBank Championship in South Korea and the LPGA Taiwan Championship.

Online: http://www.lpga.com




U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Mid-Amateur, Saturday-Oct. 10, Country Club of Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. Online: http://www.usga.org

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Tokai Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Miyoshi Country Club, West Course, Aichi, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org

ASIAN TOUR: Taiwan Masters, Thursday-Sunday, Taiwan Golf and Country Club, Taiwan. Online: http://www.asiantour.com

PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA: WA Goldfields PGA Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Kalgoorlie Golf Course, Kalgoorlie, Australia. Online: http://www.pgatour.com.au

EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: English Senior Open, Friday-Sunday, Rockliffe Hall, County Durham, England. Online: http://www.europeantour.com

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Salisbury Classic, Wednesday-Friday, Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury, North Carolina. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com


U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, Saturday-Oct. 10, Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville, North Carolina. Online: http://www.usga.org

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Japan Women’s Open, Thursday-Sunday, Sagamihara Golf Club, East Course, Kanagawa, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp

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