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World Golf Glance

World Golf Glance

Site: Jersey City, New Jersey.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: (7,419 yards, 6,784 meters, par 71).
Purse: $7.5 million. Winner's share: $1.35 million.
Last year: Vijay Singh won the FedEx Cup opener at Ridgewood in Paramus for his record fourth victory in the event, matching Sergio Garcia's long birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff and winning with a birdie on the second extra hole. Kevin Sutherland was eliminated on the first playoff hole. Singh won the Deutsche Bank Championship the following week and went on to win the FedEx Cup title.
Last week: Ryan Moore won the Wyndham Championship for his first tour title, beating Kevin Stadler with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff at Sedgefield in Greensboro, North Carolina. Jason Bohn was eliminated on the first extra hole.
Notes: Tiger Woods is making his first appearance in the event since tying for 13th in 2003 at Westchester Country Club. He leads the tour with five victories, $7,688,163 and 3,431 FedEx Cup points. ... The tournament winner will earn 2,500 FedEx Cup points. ... Phil Mickelson has a sponsorship deal with Barclays and a membership at the links-style course near the Statue of Liberty. ... Paul Casey withdrew on Monday because of a rib injury, leaving 124 of the 125 qualifiers in the field. ... The top 100 in the FedEx Cup points after the event will be eligible for the Deutsche Bank next week in Norton, Massachusetts. The field will be cut to 70 for the BMW Championship at Cog Hill in Lemont, Illinois, and to 30 for the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. ... Singh is winless this year and has only three top-10 finishes in 19 starts. He's 59th in the FedEx Cup standings. ... Steve Stricker won in 2007 at Westchester, the tournament site for the event's first 41 seasons. He's second in the FedEx Cup standings with 2,155 points. ... The 2010 tournament will be played at Plainfield in Edison, New Jersey, and the 2011 event is set for Ridgewood.
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PGA EUROPEAN TOUR
Johnnie Walker Championships
Site: Perthshire, Scotland.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: The Gleneagles Hotel, PGA Centenary Course (7,316 yards, 6,690 meters, par 72).
Purse: $2.3 million. Winner's share: $386,890.
Last year: France's Gregory Havret led start-to-finish, holing a 10-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory over England's Graeme Storm.
Last week: England's Simon Dyson won the KLM Open in the Netherlands, beating Ireland's Peter Lawrie and Sweden's Peter Hedblom with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Dyson overcame a six-stroke deficit in the final round, matching the course record with a 63. He also won the 2006 tournament.
Notes: The Jack Nicklaus-designed Centenary Course will be the site of the 2014 Ryder Cup. ... The European Masters is next week in Switzerland, followed by the Mercedes-Benz Championship in Germany.
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US LPGA TOUR
Safeway Classic
Site: North Plains, Oregon.
Schedule: Friday-Sunday.
Course: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Ghost Creek Golf Course (6,546 yards, 5,986 meters, par 72).
Purse: $1.7 million. Winner's share: $255,000.
Last year: Cristie Kerr won at Columbia Egdewater, beating Swedes Helen Alfredsson and Sophie Gustafson with a 15-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole.
Last week: The United States won the Solheim Cup for the third straight time, beating Europe 16-12 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Michelle Wie led the U.S. team with a 3-1-0 record. The Americans lead the series 8-3, going 6-0 at home.
Notes: All 12 U.S. Solheim Cup players and eight European team members are in the field along with top-ranked Lorena Ochoa, the 2007 champion. ... The tournament is in its first year at Pumpkin Ridge after 18 seasons at Columbia Egdewater in Portland. ... Hilary Lunke won the 2003 U.S. Women's Open at Pumpkin Ridge, holing a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole of an 18-hole playoff with Angela Stanford and Kelly Robbins. ... The Canadian Women's Open is next week at Priddis Greens in Calgary, Alberta, followed by the NW Arkansas Championship.
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CHAMPIONS TOUR
Boeing Classic
Site: Snoqualmie, Washington.
Schedule: Friday-Sunday.
Course: TPC Snoqualmie Ridge (7,436 yards, 6,799 meters, par 72).
Purse: $1.8 million. Winner's share: $270,000.
Last year: Tom Kite won the event for the second time in three seasons, birdieing three of the final four holes for a two-stroke victory over Scott Simpson.
Last week: Mike Reid won the JELD-WEN Tradition for his second Champions Tour major title, beating John Cook with a 12-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff at Crosswater in Sunriver, Oregon. Reid also win the 2005 Senior PGA Championship.
Notes: Kite beat Keith Fergus in a playoff in 2006 after finishing second behind David Eger in 2005 in the inaugural event. ... In 2007, Denis Watson won in a tour-record, seven-man playoff. Watson eagled the second extra hole to beat Craig Stadler and R.W. Eaks. Eger, Gil Morgan, Joe Ozaki and Dana Quigley were eliminated on the first playoff hole. ... Jack Nicklaus designed the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. ... The Walmart First Tee Open is next week at Pebble Beach.
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OTHER TOURNAMENTS
Men
http://www.pgatour.com
http://www.usamateur.org
http://www.ngahooterstour.com
http://www.cantour.com
http://www.jgto.org
http://www.sunshinetour.com
http://www.europeantour.com
Women
http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com
http://www.lpga.or.jp


Updated : 2021-04-10 22:57 GMT+08:00