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Patrick Cantlay, right, walks past Bryson DeChambeau after his putt on the 17th green during the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez)

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Location: Atlanta.

Course: Baltic Sea. Mileage: 7,346. Par: 70.

Prize money: $ 60 million. Profit share: $ 15 million.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 1-6pm (Golf Channel); Saturday, 2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2: 30-7 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, 12pm-1.30pm (Golf Channel), 1.30pm-6pm (NBC).

Defending champion: Dustin Johnson.

FedEx Cup leader: Patrick Cantlay.

Last week: Patrick Cantlay won the BMW championship.

Notes: In the third year of its current format, Cantlay will be the number 1 seeded tournament to begin the tournament at 10 under par, two strokes ahead of Tony Finau. Bryson DeChambeau starts three strokes behind, followed by Jon Rahm (6 under) and Cameron Smith (5 under). Then it continues in groups of five, with the last five players to enter starting with even par. … Seven players who reached the Tour Championship did not win a tournament this season. … Phil Mickelson is the only major champion this season who did not make the FedEx Cup final. He just barely made it into the BMW Championship and was the last to tie on points. … This is the last week of competition before Steve Stricker announces his six captain’s tips for the Ryder Cup. … Patrick Reed started the postseason in 22nd place, didn’t play the first two events for health reasons and barely made it to number 30 in East Lake. … Sam Burns and Erik van Rooyen are the only players in the 30-man field who are taking part in the Tour Championship for the first time. … The 30 players who have reached East Lake are excluded for the Masters, US Open and British Open next year.

Next tournament: Fortinet Championship starts on 16.-19. September into the new season.





Location: Toledo, Ohio.

Course: Inverness Club. Mileage: 6.903. Par: 72.

Television: Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (NBC), 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sundays, 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Golf Channel), 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (NBC), 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Golf Channel); Monday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Europe.

Series: USA leads, 10-6.

Captains: Catriona Matthew (Europe), Pat Hurst (USA).

Notes: Catriona Matthew will seek to become the first European female captain to win consecutive Solheim Cup competitions. … Since the beginning of the Solheim Cup in 1990, Europe’s only victory on American soil was in 2013 at the Colorado Golf Club. … With Mina Harigae, Jennifer Kupcho and Yealimi Noh, the Americans have three Solheim Cup rookies. … Lexi Thompson and Lizette Salas have played in every Solheim Cup since 2013, making them the most experienced American players in Inverness. The women’s British Open winner Anna Nordqvist is contesting her seventh Solheim Cup. … Finland (Matilda Castren) and Ireland (Leona Maguire) are represented in the Solheim Cup for the first time. … Each team has a reigning major champion – Nelly Korda (Women’s PGA) for the United States, Nordqvist for Europe. … The most important champions in the Inverness Club include Paul Azinger (1993 PGA), Bob Tway (1986 PGA), Hale Irwin (1979 US Open) and Ted Ray (1920 US Open).

Next time: Finca Cortesin in Spain in 2023.





Location: Rome.

Race: Marco Simone GC. Mileage: 7,268. From: 71.

Prize money: 3 million euros. Winner’s share: 500,000 euros.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm (Golf Channel); Sunday, 4-6 p.m. (Golf Channel tape delay); Monday, 3-5 p.m. (Golf Channel tape delay).

Defending champion: Ross McGowan.

Race to Dubai front runner: Collin Morikawa.

Last week: Rasmus Hojgaard won the Omega European Masters.

Notes: Marco Simone has been selected to host the next Ryder Cup in Europe in 2023. It last hosted the Italian Open in 1994 and has been changed since then. … Europe still has two tournaments before nine players from a tour points list and a world ranking points list qualify for the Ryder Cup team. Padraig Harrington will then announce his three captaincy tips. … Sergio Garcia reached the Tour Championship on the PGA Tour, which gives him another chance to increase his world ranking points. … The field includes the two biggest stars of the last European victory in the Ryder Cup, Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari. Fleetwood is hired for the 2021 team. … Bernd Wiesberger also plays. It takes him a week to finish in the top four of the Ryder Cup’s European points page. … The tournament dates back to 1925. The first 72-hole event took place in 1935 and was won by Percy Alliss. … Francesco Molinari won his National Open twice. … The only American to win the Italian Open in 1975 was Billy Casper.

Next week: BMW PGA Championship.





Location: Newburgh, Indiana.

Course: Victoria National GC. Mileage: 7,242. Par: 72.

Prize money: $ 1 million. Profit share: $ 180,000.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 8-10 p.m. (Golf Channel tape delay); Sunday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Golf Channel tape delay).

Defending champion: Brandon Wu.

Front runner: Stephan Jäger.

Last week: Adam Svensson won the nationwide children’s hospital championship.

Next week: end of the season.




Last week: Joe Durant won the Ally Challenge.

Next week: Ascension Charity Classic.

Charles Schwab Cup front runner: Jerry Kelly.




Japan Golf Tour: Fujisankei Classic, Fujizakura CC, Yamanashi, Japan Defending champion: Rikuya Hoshino Online:

Challenge Tour: British Challenge, The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England. Defending champion: New event. Online:

USGA: US Senior Amateur, Country Club of Deroit, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Defending champion: Bob Royak. Online:

Legends Tour: Legends Open de France, Golf de Saint-Cloud, Paris. Defending champion: New event. Online:

Japan LPGA: Golf5 Ladies, Yokkaichi Liberty GC, Mie, Japan. Defending champion: Sakura Koiwai. Online:

Korean LPGA: KG Daily Ladies Open, Sunning Point CC, Gyeonggi, South Korea. Defending champion: Seo Jin Park. Online:


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