The PGA Tour ends the regular season when the flood of money begins

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02-12-04, Tuscaloosa, Ala .., Golf balls at the Ol Colony Golf Course on Watermelon Road Thursday afternoon.  (Tuscaloosa News / Jason Getz)

PGA TOUR

WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Side? ˅: Greensboro, North Carolina.

Course: Sedgefield CC. Mileage: Per: 7.131. From: 70.

Prize money: $ 6.4 million. Profit share: $ 1,157,000.

Watch TV: Thursday-Friday, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. (golf channel); Saturday, 1 p.m. – 1 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. (CBS); Sunday, 1:00 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (CBS).

Defending champion: Jim Hermann.

FedEx Cup Guide: Collin Morikawa.

Last week: Abraham Ancer won the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and Erik van Rooyen won the Barracuda Championship.

Remarks: This is the last event of the regular season. The top 125 in the FedEx Cup are moving into the postseason and have full PGA Tour tickets for next year if they are not already exempted. … Louis Oosthuizen in 8th place in the FedEx Cup is the only player who can achieve 1st place overall with a win. Player # 1 will receive a $ 2 million bonus after this week. … Former US Open champion Gary Woodland played the Barracuda Championship last week and his tie for seventh place moved him from 119th to 108th place. Rickie Fowler didn’t play last week and dropped from 125th to 130th . .. Everyone from place 104 to place 151 in the overall standings play with the exception of Charles Howell III in place 137. This means that For the first time since the beginning of the FedEx Cup, Howell will not make it into the postseason.

Next week: The North Trust.

On-line: https://www.pgatour.com/content/pgatour.html

UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION

US AMATEUR

Side? ˅: Oakmont, Pennsylvania.

Course: Oakmont CC. Mileage: 7,254. Par: 70.

Watch TV: Wednesday, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Pfau), 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (golf channel); Thursday-Friday, 11am to 12pm (Peacock), 12pm to 2pm (Golf Channel). Saturday-Sunday, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. (Golf Channel), 4 p.m.-6 p.m. (NBC).

Champion 2020: Tyler Strafaci.

Former US amateur champions in Oakmont: Nick Flanagan (2003), Steve Melnyk (1969), Willie Turnesa (1938), Bobby Jones (1925), S. Davidson Herron (1919).

Remarks: This is the first USGA championship in Oakmont since Dustin Johnson won the US Open in 2016 Open. … Last year’s runner-up, Charles Osborne, is in the field. The winner, Tyler Strafaci, has turned professional. … The 7,811 registrations approved for the US amateur are the most since 7,920 registrations in 1999 at Pebble Beach.

Next year: Ridgewood CC in Paramus, New Jersey.

On-line: https://www.usga.org/

LPGA TOUR AND LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR

TRUST GOLF WOMEN’S SCOTTISH OPEN

Side? ˅: Life, scotland.

Course: Dumbarnie links. Mileage: 6,453. Par: 71.

Prize money: $ 1.5 million. Profit share: $ 225,000.

Watch TV: Thursday-Sunday, 7-11 a.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Stacy Lewis.

Race to the CME Globe Leader: Nelly Korda.

Last tournament: Pajaree Anannarukar won the ISPS Handa World Invitational.

Remarks: Olympic champion Nelly Korda and her sister Jessica do not play. After the Olympic Games, they went on vacation to the Czech Republic to visit their family. … bronze medalist Lydia Ko is one of the 31 players in the Olympic Games playing in Scotland. That list also includes Aditi Ashok of India, who finished a jump off the podium. … This is the fifth year that the Women’s Scottish Open is part of the LPGA Tour program. … Dumbarnie Links is south of St. Andrews. The tour will stay in the region for the Women’s British Open in Carnoustie next week. … The field includes three of the top 10 of the Race to CME Globe and three of the top 10 of the world rankings for women. … Stacy Lewis won a playoff against Emily Kristine Pedersen, Azahara Munoz and Cheyenne Knight last year.

Next week: AIG Women’s British Open.

On-line: https://www.lpga.com/ and https://ladieseuropeantour.com/

EUROPEAN TOUR

CAZOO CLASSIC

Side? ˅: Ashes, England.

Course: London GC. Mileage: 7,327. Par: 72.

Prize money: 1.25 million euros. Winner’s share: 208,333 euros.

TV (tape delay): Thursday, 11.30pm to 1.30pm (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1: 30-3: 30 a.m. (golf channel); Sunday-Monday, 1-3 a.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: New event.

Race to Dubai Guide: Collin Morikawa.

Last week: Grant Forrest won the Hero Open and Abraham Ancer won the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

Remarks: The tournament, which was once known as the English Open, dates back to 1988 and was last held in 2002 in the Forest of Arden. Darren Clarke won for the third time in four years this year. … The prize fund was slightly larger in 2002 than this year. … Victor Perez is in the field. He fell just outside the top nine qualifying spots for the Ryder Cup.

Next week: D + D Real Czech Masters.

On-line: https://www.europeantour.com/european-tour/

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

SHAW CHARITY CLASSIC

Side? ˅: Calgary, Alberta.

Course: Canyon Meadows Golf & CC. Mileage: 7,086. Par: 70.

Prize money: $ 2.35 million. Profit share: $ 352,500.

Watch TV: Friday, 8:30 pm-10:30pm (Golf Channel-Tape Delay); Saturday-Sunday, 4-6pm (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Wes Short Jr.

Charles Schwab Cup front runner: Jerry Kelly.

Last tournament: Stephen Dodd won the Senior British Open.

Remarks: Former Masters Champion Mike Weir will be playing in his home country for the first time as a member of the PGA Tour Champions. This is the first time since the Shaw Charity Classic in 2019 that the PGA Tour Champions or PGA Tour will be held in Canada in the British Open, tied in 64th place … Jerry Kelly, who leads the Charles Schwab Cup standings , does not play this week. … Those in the field include Bernhard Langer, Vijay Singh and Mike Weir. … Ex-British Open Champion Todd Hamilton is in the field. He decided last month not to play the British Open at Royal St. George’s.

Next week: Boeing classic.

On-line: https://www.pgatour.com/champions.html

KORN FERRY TOUR

PINNACLE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP

Side? ˅: Omaha, Nebraska.

Course: The Indian Creek Club. Mileage: 7,581. Par: 71.

Prize money: $ 750,000. Profit share: $ 135,000.

Watch TV: Thursday-Sunday, 6-8pm (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Seth Reeves.

Front runner: Stephan Jäger.

Last week: Joshua Creel won the Utah championship.

Next week: Albertson’s Boise Open.

On-line: https://www.pgatour.com/korn-ferry-tour.html

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