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World Golf Glance

July 22, 2014

US PGA TOUR

CANADIAN OPEN

Site: Montreal.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Royal Montreal Golf Club, Blue Course (7,153 yards, 6,541 metres, par 70).

Purse: $5.7 million. Winner’s share: $1,026,000.

Last year: Brandt Snedeker won at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario. He took the lead in the third round after second-round leader Hunter Mahan withdrew when his wife went into labor.

Last week: Rory McIlroy won the British Open at Royal Liverpool for his third major title. He led start-to-finish for a two-stroke victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler.

Notes: Snedeker and Mahan are in the field along with two-time winner Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Luke Donald, Ernie Els and Canadians Mike Weir, Graham DeLaet and David Hearn. Weir beat Tiger Woods in singles at Royal Montreal in the 2007 Presidents Cup. ... Pat Fletcher, born in England, was the last Canadian winner, taking the 1954 event at Point Grey in Vancouver. Carl Keffer is the only Canadian-born champion, winning in 1909 and 1914. Albert Murray, a Canadian also born in England, won in 1908 and 1913. ... The 2015 tournament will be at Glen Abbey. ... The World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational is next week at Firestone in Akron, Ohio. The Barracuda Championship also is next week in Reno, Nevada. The U.S. PGA Championship is Aug. 7-10 at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR

RUSSIAN OPEN

Site: Moscow.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club (7,491 yards, 6,850 metres, par 72).

Purse: $1.35 million. Winner’s share: $225,365.

Last year: Michael Hoey won his fifth European Tour title, finishing at 16 under for a four-stroke victory.

Last week: Rory McIlroy won the British Open at Royal Liverpool for his third major title. He led start-to-finish for a two-stroke victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler.

Notes: Hoey withdrew after dropping out of the British Open because of a foot injury. ... Jack Nicklaus designed the course.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

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US LPGA TOUR

INTERNATIONAL CROWN

Site: Owings Mills, Maryland.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Caves Valley Golf Club (6,628 yards, 6,061 metres, par 71).

Purse: $1.6 million. Winners’ shares: $100,000 each.

Format: Team match play, with two points awarded for a victory and one for a halve. After fourball matches Thursday-Saturday in two four-team pools, the top two in each pool and the winner of a playoff between the third-place teams will play singles Sunday. Points from all four days count in the final total. If tied, the championship will be decided in a sudden-death playoff involving one player from each team.

Pool A: United States (Stacy Lewis, Paula Creamer, Lexi Thompson, Cristie Kerr), Thailand (Pornanong Phatlum, Ariya Jutanugarn, Moriya Jutanugarn, Onnarin Sattayabanphot), Spain (Azahara Munoz, Beatriz Recari, Carlota Ciganda, Belen Mozo), Taiwan (Yani Tseng, Teresa Lu, Candie Kung, Phoebe Yao).

Pool B: South Korea (Inbee Park, I.K. Kim, Na Yeon Choi, So Yeon Ryu), Japan (Mika Miyazato, Ai Miyazato, Sakura Yokomine, Mamiko Higa), Sweden (Anna Nordqvist, Caroline Hedwall, Pernilla Lindberg, Mikaela Parmlid), Australia (Karrie Webb, Minjee Lee, Katherine Kirk, Lindsey Wright).

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last week: Lydia Ko won the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio, for her second victory of the year and fourth on the U.S. LPGA Tour. The 17-year-old Ko beat Ryu by a stroke.

Notes: The eight countries earned spots based on the combined world ranking of the top four players Nov. 24. The players were set by the March 31 ranking. ... The biennial event will be played in 2016 at Rich Harvest Farms in Illinois. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume Aug. 7-10 with the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

CHAMPIONS TOUR/EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: Senior British Open, Thursday-Sunday, Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Bridgend, Wales. Online: http://www.pgatour.com

WEB.COM TOUR: Midwest Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate, Overland Park, Kansas. Online: http://www.pgatour.com

U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Junior Amateur, through Saturday, The Club at Carlton Woods, The Woodlands, Texas. Online: http://www.usga.org

NGA TOUR/GREAT LAKES TOUR: Southern Ontario Open, Thursday-Sunday, Hidden Lake Golf Club, Burlington, Ontario. Online: http://www.ngatour.com and http://www.greatlakestour.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge, Thursday-Sunday, Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil, Le Vaudreuil, France. Online: http://www.europeantour.com

SUNSHINE TOUR: Vodacom Origins of Golf, Wednesday-Friday, Arabella Country Club, Kleinmond, South Africa. Online: http://www.pgatour.co.za

WOMEN

U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Girls’ Junior, through Saturday, Forest Highlands Golf Club, Flagstaff, Arizona. Online: http://www.usga.org

SYMETRA TOUR: SEFCU Championship, Friday-Sunday, Capital Hills at Albany, Albany, New York. Online: http://www.symetratour.com

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Sberbank Golf Masters, Friday-Sunday, Golf Park Plzen, Prague. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Century 21 Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Izu Ohito Country Club, Shizuoka, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp

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