By The Associated Press
2013-09-17 11:22 PM
US PGA TOUR
Course: East Lake Golf Club (7,307 yards, 6,682 meters, par 70).
Purse: $8 million. Winner's share: $1.44 million.
Last year: Brandt Snedeker won the event and the FedEx Cup. He earned $11.44 million, receiving $1.44 million for the tournament victory and $10 million for the FedEx Cup title.
Last week: Zach Johnson won the rain-delayed BMW Championship on Monday at Conway Farms, closing with a 6-under 65 for a two-shot victory over Nick Watney. Jim Furyk became the sixth player in US PGA Tour history to shoot 59, accomplishing the feat in the second round.
Notes: The top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings qualified for the season-ending event. ... The top five -- Tiger Woods is No. 1, followed by Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Johnson and Matt Kuchar -- can take the $10 million FedEx Cup prize with a victory. The other 25 players have a chance to win the playoff title with a victory, but would need help from the players at the top of the standings. ... Scott opened the four-event playoffs with a victory in The Barclays at Liberty National, and Stenson won the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston. ... Snedeker, 10th in the standings, is the first FedEx Cup champion to return to East Lake the year after winning the points race. ... East Lake, the course where Bobby Jones learned to play, was designed by Donald Ross and renovated by Rees Jones. ... The Presidents Cup is Oct. 3-6 at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.
Site: Turin, Italy.
Course: Golf Club Torino (7,208 yards, 6,591 meters, par 72).
Purse: $2 million. Winner's share: $333,000.
Last year: Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano won the event for the second time, closing with an 8-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over South Africa's Garth Mulroy. Fernandez-Castano also won in 2007 at Castello di Tolcinasco.
Last week: Joost Luiten won the KLM Open to become the first Dutch winner in the country's national championship since Maarten Lafeber in 2003. Also the Lyoness Open winner in June, Luiten beat Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
Notes: Francesco Molinari and Matteo Manassero top the Italian contingent. Molinari, the 2006 winner at Castello di Tolcinasco, and brother Edoardo grew up playing Golf Club Torino. Edoardo Molinari is sidelined by a left wrist injury. ... Retief Goosen and David Duval are in the field. ... The Alfred Dunhill Links is next week in Scotland.
US LPGA TOUR
Next event: Reignwood LPGA Classic, Oct. 3-6, Pine Valley Golf Club, Beijing.
Last week: Norway's Suzann Pettersen won the rain-shortened Evian Championship in France for her second straight victory and second major title, beating 16-year-old amateur Lydia Ko by two strokes.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: Hawaii Championship, Friday-Sunday, Kapolei Golf Course, Kapolei, Hawaii. Online: http://www.pgatour.com
PGA OF AMERICA: PGA Cup, Friday-Sunday, Slaley Hall, Hunting Course, Hexham, England. Online: http://www.pga.org
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: USGA Senior Amateur, Saturday-Sept. 26, Wade Hampton Golf Club, Cashiers, North Carolina. Online: http://www.usga.org
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: ANA Open, Thursday-Sunday, Sapporo Golf Club, Wattsu Course, Hokkaido, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org
PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA: South Pacific Open Championship, Wednesday-Saturday, Tina Golf Club, Noumea, New Caledonia. Online: http://www.pgatour.com.au
SUNSHINE TOUR: Platinum Classic, Thursday-Saturday, Mooinooi Golf Club, Rustenburg, South Africa. Online: http://www.pgatour.co.za
EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: French Riviera Masters, Friday-Sunday, Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort, Tourrettes, France. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Kazakhstan Open, Thursday-Sunday, Nurtau Golf Club, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: USGA Senior Women's Amateur, Saturday-Sept. 26, CordeValle Golf Club, San Martin, California. Online: http://www.usga.org
SYMETRA TOUR: Volvik Championship, Friday-Sunday, Reunion Resort, Kissimmee, Florida. Online: http://www.symetratour.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Munsingwear Ladies Tokai Classic, Friday-Sunday, Aichi Country Club, South Course, Aichi, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp