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World Golf Glance

World Golf Glance

Site: Paramus, New Jersey.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Ridgewood Country Club (7,319 yards, 6,692 meters, par 71).
Purse: $7 million (euro4.8 million). Winner's share: $1.26 million (euro860,000).
Last year: Steve Stricker won the FedEx Cup playoff opener for his first victory since 2001. Stricker birdied four of the last five holes to beat K.J. Choi by two strokes at Westchester Country Club.
Last week: Sweden's Carl Pettersson won the Wyndham Championship in his adopted hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina, beating Scott McCarron by two strokes.
Notes: The event moves to Ridgewood after 41 seasons at Westchester Country Club. The tournament will be played on the Championship Course, a composite of the A.W. Tillinghast-designed East, Center, and West nines. ... The top 144 players in the season points race qualified for the tournament. Top-seeded Tiger Woods, sidelined by a knee injury, and seven other players are skipping the event. With Woods out, Kenny Perry tops the list with 99,500 points, followed by Phil Mickelson (99,250), British Open and PGA winner Padraig Harrington (99,000), Anthony Kim (98,750), Stewart Cink (98,625) and Vijay Singh (98,500). No. 144 Lee Janzen has 92,070 points. ... The top 120 after The Barclays will be eligible for the Deutsche Bank Championship next week in Norton, Massachusetts. The field will then be cut to 70 for the BMW Championship at Bellerive in Louis, and to 30 for the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. ... Harrington won the 2005 event, holing a 65-foot eagle putt on the final hole to beat Jim Furyk by a stroke. ... Rich Beem finished third last week, closing with two 63s, to jump from 166th to 114th in the standings. ... Tom Watson won the 2001 Senior PGA at Ridgewood, also the site of the 1935 Ryder Cup, 1974 U.S. Amateur (Jerry Pate) and 1990 U.S. Senior Open (Lee Trevino). Byron Nelson was an assistant pro at the course. ... The 2009 event will be played at Liberty National in Jersey City.
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PGA EUROPEAN TOUR
KLM Open
Site: Zandvoort, Netherlands.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Kennemer Golf and Country Club (6,626 yards, 6,059 meters, par 70).
Purse: $2.65 million (euro1.8 million). Winner's share: $441,900 (euro301,000).
Last year: England's Ross Fisher won his first tour title, birdieing the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Dutchman Joost Luiten.
Last week: Peter Hanson became the second Swede to win a PGA European Tour event in Sweden, winning the SAS Masters by a stroke. Jesper Parnevik is the only other Swede to win a tour event in Sweden. He won in 1995 at Barseback and 1998 at Kungsangen.
Notes: England's Justin Rose is in the field. He gave up a spot in the U.S. PGA Tour's FedEx Cup opener in a bid to qualify for the European Ryder Cup team. ... Maarten Lafeber won in 2003 at Hilversumsche to become the first Dutchman to win the national championship since Joop Ruhl in 1947. ... The Johnnie Walker Championship is next week at Gleneagles in Scotland, followed by the Omega European Masters in Switzerland and the Mercedes-Benz Championship in Germany.
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U.S. LPGA TOUR
Safeway Classic
Site: Portland, Oregon.
Schedule: Friday-Sunday.
Course: Columbia Egdewater Country Club (6,397 yards, 5,849 meters, par 72).
Purse: $1.7 million (euro1.2 million). Winner's share: $255,000 (euro174,000).
Last year: Mexican star Lorena Ochoa won by five strokes for her third straight victory and the sixth of her eight 2007 titles.
Last week: Australia's Katherine Hull won the Canadian Women's Open for her first U.S. LPGA Tour title, taking advantage of Yani Tseng's final-round meltdown for a one-stroke victory at Ottawa Hunt. Hull, six strokes behind Tseng at the start of the round, beat Se Ri Pak by a stroke. Tseng shot a 77 to finish two strokes behind.
Notes: Ochoa is winless in six starts since the Sybase Classic in May, her sixth victory in her first nine events. She tied for fourth last week in Ottawa, shooting 66-68-74-73. ... Annika Sorenstam is in the field. She's leaving the tour after the season. ... Pat Hurst won the 2006 tournament. ... The tour is off the next two weeks. Play will resume Sept. 11-14 with the Bell Micro LPGA Classic in Mobile, Alabama.
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CHAMPIONS TOUR
Boeing Classic
Site: Snoqualmie, Washington.
Schedule: Friday-Sunday.
Course: TPC Snoqualmie Ridge (7,183 yards, 6,568 meters, par 72).
Purse: $1.6 million (euro1 million). Winner's share: $240,000 (euro164,000).
Last year: Zimbabwe's Denis Watson won in a tour-record, seven-man playoff. Watson eagled the second extra hole to beat Craig Stadler and R.W. Eaks. Gil Morgan, Joe Ozaki, Dana Quigley and David Eger were eliminated on the first playoff hole.
Last week: Fred Funk won the Jeld-Wen Tradition for his first Champions Tour major, closing with a 3-under 69 for three-stroke victory over Mike Goodes at the Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Oregon. Funk, also the winner of the season-opening MasterCard Championship in Hawaii, had a 19-under 269 total.
Notes: Watson has two victories this year. ... Jack Nicklaus designed the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. ... Tom Kite beat Keith Fergus in a playoff in 2006 after finishing second behind Eger in 2005 in the inaugural event. ... The Wal-Mart First Tee Open is next week at Pebble Beach.
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OTHER TOURNAMENTS
Men
http://www.pgatour.com
http://www.ngahooterstour.com
http://www.cantour.com
http://www.asiantour.com
http://www.sunshinetour.com
http://www.europeantour.com
http://www.europeantour.com
Women
http://www.duramedfuturestour.com
http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com
http://www.lpga.or.jp