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U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION/ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST. ANDREWS
Site: Southampton, N.Y.
Course: National Golf Links of America (6,986 yards, par 72).
Television: Golf Channel (Saturday-Sunday, 4-6 p.m., 8:30-10:30 p.m.).
Format: Team match play. Saturday, four morning foursomes (alternate-shot) matches and eight afternoon singles matches; Sunday, four morning foursomes matches and 10 afternoon singles matches.
United States: Max Homa, Michael Kim, Jordan Niebrugge, Patrick Rodgers, Nathan Smith, Justin Thomas, Michael Weaver, Todd White, Cory Whitsett, Bobby Wyatt. Captain: Jim Holtgrieve.
Britain and Ireland: Matthew Fitzpatrick, England; Nathan Kimsey, England; Gavin Moynihan, Ireland; Max Orrin, England; Kevin Phelan, Ireland; Garrick Porteous, England; Rhys Pugh, Wales; Neil Raymond, England; Callum Shinkwin, England; Jordan Smith, England. Captain: Nigel Edwards, Wales.
Last matches: Britain and Ireland won 14-12 in 2011 at Royal Aberdeen in Scotland for its first victory since 2003. The U.S. leads the series 34-8-1.
Notes: The matches, first played in 1922 at National Golf Links of America, are named in honor of former USGA President George Herbert Walker — President George H.W. Bush's grandfather and President George W. Bush's great-grandfather. ... Fitzpatrick won the U.S. Amateur last month to become the first English champion since 1911. He's a freshman at Northwestern. ... Homa won the NCAA individual title this year as a senior for the University of California, where he teamed with Kim and Weaver. ... Thomas, Whitsett and Wyatt led Alabama to the NCAA team title. Moynihan is a Crimson Tide freshman. ... Niebrugge, a sophomore at Oklahoma State, won the U.S. Amateur Public Links and Western Amateur this summer. ... The 35-year-old Smith played on the United States' winning teams in 2009 and 2011. ... At 45, White is the oldest player in the event. ... Pugh was 3-0 in the 2011 matches. He's a junior at East Tennessee State. ... The 2015 matches will be played at Royal Lytham and St. Anne's in England, and the 2017 event is set for The Los Angeles Country Club.
Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews site: http://www.randa.org
Site: Davidson, N.C.
Course: River Run Country Club (7,321 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1 million. Winner's share: $180,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 4-6 p.m., 10:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2-4 p.m., 10:30-12:30 p.m.).
Last year: Russell Henley won at Longview in Weddington, N.C., beating Patrick Cantlay and Morgan Hoffmann with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
Last week: South Africa's Trevor Immelman rallied to win the Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne, Ind., to lock up a PGA Tour card in the Web.com Tour Finals opener. The 2008 Masters champion beat Cantlay by a stroke.
Notes: The tournament is the second in the new four-event Web.com Tour Finals. The field is made up of players in the top 75 on 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 Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship is next week in Columbus, Ohio, and the Web.com Tour Championship is Sept. 26-29 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Site: Sainte-Julie, Quebec.
Course: La Vallee du Richelieu Golf Club, Rouville Course (6,789 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.6 million. Winner's share: $240,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30-3:30 a.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-3 a.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Monday, 1-3 a.m.).
Last year: Mark Calcavecchia won on the adjacent Vercheres layout, matching the course record with a final-round 64 for a four-stroke victory.
Last week: Rocco Mediate ran away with the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary, Alberta, for his second victory in his first Champions Tour season. Mediate shot 63-64-64 for a seven-stroke victory. At 191, he matched the tour record for a 54-hole event.
Notes: The tournament is in its second year at the Vallee du Richelieu complex after two years at Fontainebleu. The Rouville Course reopened this year after renovations. ... Mediate also won the Allianz Championship in February in his first start on the 50-and-over tour. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume Sept. 20-22 with the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship.
EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOUR
Site: Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland.
Course: Crans Sur Sierre Golf Club, Seve Ballesteros Championship Course (6,881 yards, par 71).
Purse: $2.9 million. Winner's share: $483,140.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.).
Last week: Scotland's Richie Ramsay closed with a 5-under 66 for a four-stroke victory.
Last week: France's Gregory Bourdy won the Wales Open, birdieing the last three holes for a two-stroke victory over American Peter Uihlein.
Notes: Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez, the 2010 champion, is making his 25th consecutive start in the tournament. ... Thirteen-year-old Ye Wo-cheng is in the field. The Chinese amateur became the youngest player in European Tour history in May at the China Open. ... The 10th, 12th, 13th and 17th holes have been modified. ... The KLM Open is next week in the Netherlands, followed by the Italian Open.
Asian Tour site: http://www.asiantour.com
Next event: BMW Championship, Sept. 12-15, Conway Farms Golf Club, Lake Forest, Ill.
Last week: Sweden's Henrik Stenson won the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday at TPC Boston to take the FedEx Cup lead. Steve Stricker was second, two strokes back.
Next event: Evian Championship, Sept. 12-15, Evian Masters Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France.
Last week: Norway's Suzann Pettersen won the Safeway Classic for the second time in three years, taking advantage of Yani Tseng's final-round collapse. Pettersen beat Stacy Lewis by two strokes at Columbia Edgewater in Portland, Ore. Tseng, the third-round leader, finished with a 78.
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Fujisankei Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Fujizakura Country Club, Yamanashi, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org
PGA TOUR CANADA: Cape Breton Celtic Classic, Thursday-Sunday, The Lakes Golf Club, Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia. Online: http://www.pgatourcanada.com
EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: WinstonGolf Senior Open, Friday-Sunday, Winston Open Course, Vorbeck, Germany. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Open Blue Green Cotes d'Armor Bretagne, Thursday-Sunday, Golf Blue Green de Pleneuf Val Andre, Pleneuf, France. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: River Landing Open, Wednesday-Saturday, River Landing Country Club, River Course, Wallace, N.C. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Helsingborg Open, Thursday-Sunday, Vasatorp Golf Club, Helsingborg, Sweden. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Golf 5 Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Alpen Golf Club, Bibai Course, Hokkaido, Japan, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp