US goes for 9 in a row in Presidents Cup, seniors to Pebble
Site: Charlotte, North Carolina.
Course: Quail Hollow Club. Yardage: 7,047. Par: 71.
Television: Thursday, 1-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Friday, 11:30 a.m. to six p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 7-8 a.m. (Golf Channel), 8 a.m. to six p.m. (NBC); Sunday, midday to six p.m. (NBC).
Defending champion: United States.
Series: The U.S. leads International, 11-1-1.
Last time: The U.S. rallied in Sunday singles to win at Royal Melbourne, 16-14, with Tiger Woods as a enjoying captain.
Captains: Davis Love III (U.S.), Trevor Immelman (International).
Notes: The Americans have gained the final eight occasions and their solely loss was in 1998 at Royal Melbourne in Australia. … Davis Love III is a U.S. captain for the third time within the final 10 years, the earlier two on the Ryder Cup. … The International crew misplaced not less than 4 eligible gamers to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf sequence. … Only three of the 12 gamers for the International crew have gained this yr — Hideki Matsuyama (Sony Open), Ok.H. Lee (AT&T Byron Nelson) and Tom Kim (Singapore, Wyndham Championship). … All 12 of the American gamers are among the many prime 25 on the planet rating. … Quail Hollow usually hosts the Wells Fargo Championship. It additionally held the PGA Championship in 2017 gained by Justin Thomas. … Adam Scott is enjoying on his ninth consecutive crew. He must win two factors to set the document for the International crew. … Jordan Spieth is enjoying the Presidents Cup for the fourth time, probably the most of any American on this crew.
Next time: Royal Montreal in 2024.
WALMART NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Rogers, Arkansas.
Course: Pinnacle CC. Yardage: 6,438. Par: 71.
Prize cash: $2.3 million. Winner’s share: $345,000.
Television: Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 8-10 p.m. (Golf Channel-tape delay); Saturday-Sunday, midday to three p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Nasa Hataoka.
Race to CME Globe chief: Minjee Lee.
Last week: Andrea Lee gained the AmazingCre Portland Classic.
Notes: Andrea Lee grew to become the ninth first-time winner on the LPGA Tour this season. She began the yr on the developmental Epson Tour. … Maria Fassi is aware of the course nicely from her 4 years enjoying at Arkansas. She is No. 67 within the Race to CME Globe. The prime 60 attain the CME Group Tour Championship on the finish of the yr. Weiwei Zhang of China birdied her ultimate gap in Portland to complete within the prime 10, incomes her a spot within the subject this week. … Nelly Korda is the highest-ranked participant within the subject at No. 2 as she tries to regain the No. 1 rating from Jin Young Ko, who’s out for a month resting her left wrist. … The subject contains eight of the highest 10 gamers from the ladies’s world rating, lacking solely Jin Young Ko and Brooke Henderson. … Three U.S. tournaments stay earlier than the LPGA takes its two-tournament Asia swing. … Daniela Darquea of Ecuardo was runner-up final week and moved up 48 spots to No. 59 within the Race to CME Globe. She is within the subject this week.
Next week: Volunteers of America Classic.
CAZOO FRENCH OPEN
Site: Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, France.
Course: Le Golf National. Yardage: 7,247. Par: 71.
Prize cash: 3 million euros. Winner’s share: 500,000 euros.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to midday (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Nicolas Colsaerts.
DP World Tour factors chief: Rory McIlroy.
Last week: Robert MacIntyre gained the Italian Open.
Notes: The event was canceled the final two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. … Patrick Reed is enjoying his second European tour occasion in three weeks, having performed within the LIV Golf sequence final week. It’s his fourth straight week enjoying, a schedule that has taken him from Boston to London to Chicago to Paris. … Another LIV Golf participant, Laurie Canter, is also within the subject. … Three gamers from the highest 50 on the planet rating are enjoying — Reed (No. 50), Ryan Fox (No. 47) and Thomas Pieters (No. 34). Fox was ignored as a captain’s decide for the Presidents Cup this week. … Le Golf National, the place Europe gained the Ryder Cup in 2018, first hosted the French Open in 1991. It has been the location yearly since 2002. … The event for years was performed in the summertime as a part of the schedule main as much as the British Open. It was a Rolex Series occasion in 2017 and 2018 resulting in the Ryder Cup. … The event dates to 1906.
Next week: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
PURE INSURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Pebble Beach, California.
Courses: Pebble Beach GL (Yardage: 6,864. Par: 72.) and Spyglass Hill GC (Yardage: 7,035. Par: 72.)
Prize cash: $2.2 million. Winner’s share: $330,000.
Television: Friday, 10 p.m. to midnight (Golf Channel-tape delay); Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Ok.J. Choi.
Charles Schwab Cup chief: Steven Alker.
Last week: Steve Stricker gained the Sanford International.
Notes: The event pairs PGA Tour Champions gamers with members in The First Tee program. … Steve Stricker final week grew to become the fifth participant to win thrice on the PGA Tour Champions this yr. The others are Steven Alker, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jerry Kelly and Padraig Harrington. … Alker’s lead within the Charles Schwab Cup is right down to $97,378 over Harrington. Alker is within the subject this week, whereas Harrington is taking the week off. The Irishman is enjoying subsequent week in Scotland on the Dunhill Links Championship. … Mark O’Meara is within the subject. He was a five-time winner of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on the PGA Tour. … Vijay Singh additionally gained the PGA Tour occasion at Pebble Beach and is enjoying this week. … Spyglass Hill is taken into account the harder of the 2 programs besides in windy climate.
Next event: Constellation Furyk & Friends on Oct. 7-9.
Last week: Max Homa gained the Fortinet Championship.
Next week: Sanderson Farms Championship.
FedEx Cup chief: Max Homa.
Epson Tour: Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout, Mystic Creek GC, El Dorado, Arkansas. Defending champion: Kum-Kang Park. Online: https://www.epsontour.com/
Japan Golf Tour: Panasonic Open, Onotoyo GC, Hyogo, Japan. Defending champion: Keita Nakajima. Online: https://www.jgto.org/en/
Challenge Tour: Swiss Challenge, Golf Saint Apollinaire, Folgensbourg, France. Previous winner: Marcus Helligkilde. Online: https://www.europeantour.com/challenge-tour/
Ladies European Tour: KPMG Women’s Irish Open, Dromoland Castle, County Clare, Ireland. Defending champion: New occasion. Online: https://ladieseuropeantour.com/
Asian Tour: Yeangder TPC, Linkous International Golf and CC, Linkou, Taiwan. Defending champion: Chieh-po Lee. Online: https://asiantour.com/
USGA: U.S. Women’s Mid Amateur, Fiddlesticks Country Club (Long Mean), Fort Myers, Florida. Defending champion: Blakesly Brock. Online: https://www.usga.org/
Sunshine Tour: SunWager Challenge, Wild Coast Sun CC, Port Edward, South Africa. Defending champion: Merrick Bremner. Online: https://sunshinetour.com/
Japan LPGA: Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Ladies Open, Rifu CC, Miyagi, Japan. Defending champion: Yuna Nishimura. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp/en/
Korea LPGA: OK Financial Group Se Ri Pak Invitational, Serenity CC, Cheongju, South Korea. Defending champion: Hyo Joo Kim. Online: https://klpga.co.kr/
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