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PGA TOUR

TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

SITE: Atlanta

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: East Lake Golf Club (7,319 yards, par 70)

PURSE: $8 million

TV: Golf Channel (Thurs­day-Friday, 1-6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Saturday, 6-11 a.m., noon-2 p.m., 7:30-11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 7-11:30 p.m.) and NBC-Ch. 26 (Saturday, 2-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-6 p.m.)

LAST YEAR: Bill Haas won the playoff finale and the FedExCup to take home $11.44 million, beating Hunter Mahan on the third hole of a playoff.

LAST EVENT: Rory McIlroy won the BMW Championship on Sept. 9 at Crooked Stick in Indiana for his second consecutive FedEx Cup victory and fourth PGA Tour win of the year.

LPGA TOUR

NAVISTAR LPGA CLASSIC

SITE: Prattville, Ala.

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Capitol Hill, The Senator (6,460 yards, par 72)

PURSE: $1.3 million

TV: Golf Channel (Thurs­day-Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m.)

LAST YEAR: Lexi Thompson became the youngest champion in LPGA Tour history at age 16, winning by five strokes. Last month, 15-year-old amateur Lydia Ko broke the record in the Canadian Women’s Open.

LAST WEEK: Jiyai Shin won the Women’s British Open by a record nine strokes, shooting 71-73 in miserable weather in the 36-hole finale Sunday at Royal Liverpool. The 24-year-old South Korean won the major championship for the second time in five years.

WEB.COM TOUR

WNB GOLF CLASSIC

SITE: Midland, Texas

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: Midland Country Club (7,380 yards, par 72)

PURSE: $550,000

LAST WEEK: Luke Guthrie, a 22-year-old former Illinois player, wrapped up a PGA Tour card for next season, winning the Boise Open for his first Web.com Tour title.

OTHER TOURS

EGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Cabarrus Classic, Wednesday-Friday, Cabarrus Country Club, Concord, N.C.

U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: USGA Men’s State Team, Wednesday-Friday, Galloway National Golf Club, Galloway, N.J.

JAPAN GOLF TOUR/ASIAN TOUR: Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open, Thursday-Sunday, Higashi Hirono Golf Club, Hyogo, Japan

CHAMPIONS TOUR

NEXT EVENT: SAS Championship, Oct. 5-7, Prestonwood Country Club, Cary, N.C.

LAST WEEK: Willie Wood won the Hawaii Championship for his second victory in the last three events, taking advantage of Bill Glasson’s back-nine collapse. Five strokes back in the final round, Wood birdied the last two holes for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke victory over Glasson. Wood won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open last month in New York, beating Michael Allen in a playoff.

EUROPEAN TOUR

NEXT EVENT: Ryder Cup, Sept. 28-30, Medinah Country Club, Medinah, Ill.

LAST WEEK: Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano won the Italian Open for the second time, closing with an 8-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over South Africa’s Garth Mulroy. Fernandez-Castano, the 2007 winner at Castello di Tolcinasco, also won the Singapore Open this year.

MEN

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Colombian Open, Thursday-Sunday, El Rincon de Cajica Golf Club, Bogota, Colombia

EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: French Riviera Masters, Friday-Sunday, Terre Blanche Resort and Golf Club, Tourrettes, France

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Allianz Golf Open, Thursday-Sunday, Metropole Golf de Toulouse-Seilh, Seilh, France

WOMEN

SYMETRA TOUR: Vidalia Championship, Friday-Sunday, Hawk’s Point Golf Club, Vidalia, Ga.

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Tenerife Open, Thursday-Sunday, Las Americas Golf Course, Tenerife, Spain

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Ladies Open, Friday-Sunday, Rifu Golf Club, Miyagi, Japan



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