Site: Norton, Massachusetts.
Course: TPC Boston (7,207 yards, 6,590 meters, par 71).
Purse: $7 million (euro4.7 million). Winner's share: $1.26 million (euro850,000).
Last year: Phil Mickelson beat 2006 winner Tiger Woods, Arron Oberholser and Brett Wetterich by two strokes. Mickelson closed with a 5-under 66, pulling away from Woods on the front nine and holding him off down the stretch for his third and final victory of the year. Woods, paired with Mickelson, finished with a 67.
Last week: Vijay Singh won The Barclays for a record fourth time, 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 at Ridgewood. Singh, also the Firestone winner, earned 11,000 FedEx Cup points in the playoff opener to take the lead with 109,500 _ 5,125 ahead of second-place Garcia.
Notes: The top 120 in the FedEx Cup standings qualified for the event. The field will be cut to 70 for the BMW Championship next week at Bellerive in St. Louis and to 30 for the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. ... The players are grouped by the standings for the first two days. ... Singh won the 2004 tournament. ... Mickelson, a two-time winner this year, is fourth in the points race. ... U.S. Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger will announce his four picks on Tuesday in New York, completing the 12-man team for the Sept. 19-21 matches at Valhalla GC. ... Tour player Brad Faxon teamed with architect Gil Hanse to rework the Arnold Palmer-designed layout.
PGA EUROPEAN TOUR
Johnnie Walker Championship
Site: Gleneagles, Scotland.
Course: Gleneagles Hotel, PGA Centenary Course (7,320 yards, 6,693 meters, par 73).
Purse: $2.59 million (euro1.75 million). Winner's share: $430,085 (euro291,000).
Last year: Marc Warren became the first Scottish winner in tournament history, birdieing the second hole of a playoff with Simon Wakefield.
Last week: Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke won the KLM Open to improve his Ryder Cup hopes, shooting 68-64-66-66 for a four-stroke victory in the Netherlands. Clarke won the BMW Asian Open in April for his first title in five years.
Notes: The weeks ends the race for the 10 automatic European Ryder Cup. Five players will get in from a world points list, then five more from a money list. England's Ian Poulter withdrew Tuesday to play in the FedEx Cup event in Massachusetts, ending his hopes of earning an automatic Ryder Cup slot. Captain Nick Faldo will complete the team with two picks. ... The Jack Nicklaus-designed Centenary Course will be the site of the 2014 Ryder Cup. ... The Omega European Masters is next week in Switzerland, followed by the Mercedes-Benz Championship in Germany.
Wal-Mart First Tee Open
Site: Pebble Beach, California.
Courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links (6,837 yards, 6,252 meters, par 72) and Del Monte Golf Course (6,365 yards, 5,820 meters, par 72).
Purse: $2.1 million (euro1.4 million). Winner's share: $315,000 (euro214,000).
Last year: Gil Morgan won his 25th career Champions Tour title, closing with a 67 for a two-stroke victory over Hale Irwin.
Last week: Tom Kite won the Boeing Classic for the second time in three seasons, birdieing three of the final four holes for a two-stroke victory over Scott Simpson. Kite has 10 career Champions Tour victories.
Notes: Mark O'Meara won the U.S. PGA Tour's Pebble Beach event a record five times, the last in 1997 when he shot four 67s for a tournament-record 268 total. He also won the 1979 California State Amateur at Pebble Beach. ... Tom Watson won the 1982 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and also took the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am on the course in 1977 and 1978. ... Kite won the 1983 Crosby and 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. ... The final round will be played at Pebble Beach. ... Seventy-eight junior players will play alongside the pros.
US LPGA TOUR
Next event: Bell Micro LPGA Classic, Sept. 11-14, Magnolia Grove, The Crossings, Mobile, Alabama.
Last week: Cristie Kerr won the Safeway Classic at Portland, Oregon, for her 11th tour title and first since the 2007 U.S. Women's Open. She beat Helen Alfredsson and Sophie Gustafson with a 15-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole.
Site: Norton, Massachusetts.