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Associated Press

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 27 at 12:00 PM

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PGA TOUR

FEDEX CUP PLAYOFFS

DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Norton, Mass.

Schedule: Friday-Monday.

Course: TPC Boston (7,216 yards, par 71).

Purse: $8 million. Winner's share: $1.44 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday-Saturday, 3-6 p.m., 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-1 a.m.; Monday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 8-11 p.m.) and NBC (Sunday, 3-6 p.m.; Monday, 2-6 p.m.).

Last year: Rory McIlroy won the third of his four 2012 PGA Tour titles, beating Louis Oosthuizen by a stroke. McIlroy won the BMW Championship the following week.

Last week: Masters champion Adam Scott won The Barclays at Liberty National in Jersey City, N.J., topping Tiger Woods, Gary Woodland, Justin Rose and Graham DeLaet by a stroke in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener.

Notes: Points leader Woods, bothered by a back ailment at the Barclays, withdrew Monday from Notah Begay's charity event Wednesday in Verona, N.Y. Woods is scheduled to play the first two rounds at TPC Boston in a group with No. 2 Scott and No. 3 Phil Mickelson. ... The top 100 in the FedEx Cup standings qualified for the event. The field will be cut to 70 for the BMW Championship at Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Ill., and to 30 for the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. ... Hunter Mahan is the only player to play in every event in FedEx Cup playoffs history. ... The tournament ends the points race for automatic spots in the Presidents Cup matches in October at Muirfield Village.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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LPGA TOUR

SAFEWAY CLASSIC

Site: Portland, Ore.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Columbia Edgewater (6,465 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.3 million. Winner's share: $195,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-2:3 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7-9:30 p.m.).

Last year: Japan's Mika Miyazato won her first LPGA Tour title, beating Inbee Park and Brittany Lincicomne by two strokes at Pumpkin Ridge.

Last week: Lydia Ko successfully defended her Canadian Women's Open title, winning by five strokes at Royal Mayfair in Edmonton, Alberta. The 16-year-old New Zealand amateur has four victories in professional events.

Notes: The top-ranked Park swept the first three majors of the year and has six victories this season. ... Stacy Lewis, the Women's British Open champion and a three-time winner this year, is returning to play after withdrawing in Canada because of illness following the first round. ... A 72-hole event for the time, the tournament returns to Columbia Edgewater after four years at Pumpkin Ridge. ... The purse is down from $1.5 million last year. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume Sept. 12-15 in France with The Evian Championship, the fifth major of the year.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

SHAW CHARITY CLASSIC

Site: Calgary, Alberta.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club (7,117 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2 million. Winner's share: $300,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30-4:30 a.m., 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30-4:30 a.m., 4-7 p.m.; Monday, 1:30-3:30 a.m.).

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last week: John Riegger won the Boeing Classic in Snoqualmie, Wash., in his fifth Champions Tour start, holding off John Cook by two strokes.

Notes: The tour has made two previous stops in Calgary. Don January won the 1983 Peter Jackson Champions at Earl Grey, and Brian Barnes won the 1998 AT&T Canada Senior Open at Glencoe. ... The tour will remain in Canada next week for the Montreal Championship.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR

WALES OPEN

Site: Newport, Wales.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Celtic Manor Resort, The Twenty Ten Course (7,378 yards, par 71).

Purse: $2.8 million. Winner's share: $466,485.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.).

Last year: Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee beat Denmark's Thomas Bjorn and the Netherlands' Jooist Luiten by a stroke.

Last week: England's Tommy Fleetwood won the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles in Scotland for his first European Tour title. He beat Scotland's Stephen Gallacher and Argentina's Ricardo Gonzalez with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Notes: The tournament opens the points race for automatic spots on the 2014 European Ryder Cup team. In October 2010 at Celtic Manor, Europe won the Ryder Cup, beating the United States 14½-13½. ... The European Masters is next week in Switzerland, followed by the KLM Open in the Netherlands.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

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WEB.COM TOUR

HOTEL FITNESS CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Fort Wayne, Ind.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Sycamore Hills Golf Club (7,275 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1 million. Winner's share: $180,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-5 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1-3 a.m.; Sunday, 2:30-5 p.m.; Monday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.).

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last week: Australia's Bronson La'Cassie won the Cox Classic in Omaha, Neb., to earn a PGA Tour card with a sixth-place finish on the money list. He beat Matt Bettencourt with a par on the third hole of a playoff.

Notes: The event opens the four-event Web.com Tour Finals series. The field is made up of top 75 players from the Web.com Tour money list and Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings. The top 25 on the Web.com money list are assured PGA Tour cards for the 2013-14 season, while the other players are fighting for 25 additional cards. ... The Chiquita Classic is next week in Davidson, N.C., followed by the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship in Columbus, Ohio, and the Web.com Tour Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: KBC Augusta, Thursday-Sunday, Keya Golf Club, Fukuoka, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org

EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters, Friday-Sunday, Woburn Golf Club, Duke's Course, Woburn, England. Online: http://www.europeantour.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Northern Ireland Open Challenge, Thursday-Sunday, Galgorm Castle Golf Club & Estates, Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Online: http://www.europeantour.com

PGA TOUR CANADA: Wildfire Invitational, Thursday-Sunday, Wildfire Golf Club, Peterborough, Ontario. Online: http://www.pgatourcanada.com

NGA TOUR: Woodcreek Classic, Thursday-Sunday, The Members Club at Woodcreek, Elgin, S.C. Online: http://www.ngatour.com

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Mid Pines Classic, through Friday, Mid Pines Inn, Southern Pines, N.C. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com

WOMEN

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Ladies Scottish Open, Friday-Sunday, Archerfield Links, East Lothian, Scotland. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Nitori Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Katsura Golf Club, Tomakomai, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp

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