Back in Texas for PGA Tour, seniors head to another major

PGA TOUR

CHARLES SCHWAB CHALLENGE

Location: Fort Worth, Texas.

Course: Colonial CC. Footage: 7,209. By: 70.

Prize money: $8.4 million. Winner’s share: $1.512 million.

Television: Thursday to Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 2-5:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 5:30-7 p.m. (CBS); Sunday, 1-2 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-6:30 p.m. (CBS).

Defending champion: Jason Kokrak.

FedEx Cup leader: Scottie Scheffler.

Last week: Justin Thomas won the PGA Championship.

Notes: The field includes six of the world’s top 10 rankings. That includes PGA Champion Justin Thomas, playing for the third week in a row. … Chile’s Mito Pereira plays after his crushing arrival at Southern Hills, a double bogey on 18 that cost him the PGA. Also playing is PGA runner-up Will Zalatoris. … World No. 1 and FedEx Cup leader Scottie Scheffler just missed a PGA Cup and is playing for the third week in a row. … Bryson DeChambeau is listed in the domain. He was at Southern Hills last week until his withdrawal on Wednesday. He is recovering from surgery on his left hand. … CBS has an abbreviated window for Saturday’s round as it airs the Champions League final that day. Golf Channel will pick up most of the coverage. … Colonial, like Southern Hills, is a Perry Maxwell design that will use Gil Hanse for a refurbishment next year.

Next week: Memorial Tournament.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/

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PGA OF AMERICA AND PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Location: Port of Benton, Michigan.

Course: Harbor Shores Golf Club. Footage: 6,852. By: 71.

Prize money: $3.25 million. Winner’s share: $585,000.

Television: Thursday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1-2 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-4:30 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, 3-4 p.m. (Golf Channel), 4-6 p.m. (NBC).

Defending champion: Alex Cejka.

Charles Schwab Cup leader: Steven Alker.

Last tournament: Steve Stricker won the Regions Tradition.

Notes: The oldest of the senior majors returns to Benton Harbor for the fifth time. Previous Michigan Resort Course winners include Roger Chapman, Colin Montgomerie, Rocco Media and Paul Broadhurst. … Alex Cejka won last year at Southern Hills. He missed the PGA Championship Cup last week. … The winner earns a spot in the PGA Championship field next year at Oak Hill. … Steve Stricker won two weeks ago at Tradition, the first of five majors this year on the PGA Tour Champions. The Senior PGA and Senior British are the two majors he has not won. … Traditions runner-up Steven Alker plays his second major. … Jock Hutchison and Fred McLeod won the first two editions of the senior PGA when it was held at Augusta National. They went on to become the first honorary holders of the Masters. … The last two senior PGA champions at Benton Harbor have won at 19 under 265.

Next week: Principal Charity Classic.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/champions.html and https://www.pga.com/

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LPGA TOUR

BANK OF HOPE MATCH PLAY

Location: North of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Course: Shadow Creek GC.

Prize money: $1.5 million. Winner’s share: $225,000.

Television: Wednesday, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. (Golf Channel); Thursday-Friday, 7-10 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Ally Ewing.

CME Globe race leader: Minjee Lee.

Last tournament: Minjee Lee won the Cognizant Founders Cup.

Notes: The group of 64 players includes only three of the top 10 in the Women’s World Rankings. … Minjee Lee, who leads the CME Globe race after his Founders Cup win, at No. 4 is the highest-ranked player in the field. … Nelly Korda starts kicking balls again. She hasn’t played since February due to a blood clot. … The tournament falls into a tough part of the schedule, with the US Women’s Open next week across the country in Pine Needles, North Carolina. A year ago, the US Women’s Open was held in San Francisco at the Olympic Club. … Shadow Creek previously hosted the CJ Cup on the PGA Tour during the pandemic and a made-for-TV match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. … Jennifer Kupcho, who won the LPGA’s first major of the year at the Chevron Championship, is among those on the court. …Sponsor invitations went to Tiffany Chan from Taiwan and Youngin Chun from South Korea.

Next week: US Women’s Open.

Online: https://www.lpga.com/

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EUROPEAN TOUR

DUTCH OPEN

Location: Cromvoirt, The Netherlands.

Course: Bernardus GC. Footage: 7,425. By: 72.

Prize money: €1.75 million (US$1.87 million). Winner’s share: 291,667 euros (312,411 USD).

Television: Thursday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday to Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Kristoffer Broberg.

DP World Tour points leader: Rory McIlroy.

Last week: Justin Thomas won the PGA Championship.

Note: The Dutch Open dates back to 1912. It was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic and returned last year without KLM as main sponsor. … The tournament has moved from its September date to a place between the PGA Championship and the US Open. … Seven players on the court were in Oklahoma last week for the PGA Championship. This includes Thomas Pieters, who at No. 36 is the only player in the top 50 in the world rankings. … Also at the PGA was Bernd Wiesberger, Team Europe’s only 2021 Ryder Cup player playing this week. … This is the second year in a row that the Dutch Open has been held at Bernardus Golf. This is the 13th course to host the Dutch Open. The most frequent stop was Hilversumsche Golf Club, which has hosted the tournament 23 times, most recently in 2012.

Next week: Porsche European Open.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com/dpworld-tour/

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KORN FERRY TOUR

INVITE NV5

Location: Glenview, Illinois.

Course: The Glen Club. Footage: 7,257. By: 71.

Prize money: $750,000. Winner’s share: $135,000.

Television: None.

Previous winner: Cameron Young.

Points leader: Carl Yuan.

Last week: Trevor Cone won the AdventHealth Championship.

Next week: Rex Hospital opening.

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

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OTHER TOURS

NCAA: NCAA Women’s Golf Championship, Grayhawk GC, Scottsdale, Arizona. Defending Champions: Mississippi. Television: Tuesday, 12 p.m.-2.30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m. (Golf Channel); Wednesday, 5-9 p.m. (Golf Channel). Online: https://www.ncaa.com/sports/golf-women/d1

Japan Golf Tour: Mizuno Open, Setonaikai GC, Okayama, Japan. Defending champion: Juvic Pagunsan. Online: https://www.jgto.org/en/

Epson Tour: Inova Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship, Mission Inn Resort & Club, Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida. Defending Champion: Min Lee. Online: https://www.epsontour.com/

Challenge Tour: Farmfoods Scottish Challenge, Newmachar GC, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Previous winner: David Law (2018). Online: https://www.europeantour.com/challenge-tour/

Ladies European Tour: The Mithra Belgian Ladies Open, Naxhelet GC, Wanze, Belgium. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: https://ladieseuropeantour.com/

Sunshine Tour: Sishen Classic, Sishen GC, Kathu, South Africa. Defending champion: Alex Haindl. Online: https://sunshinetour.com/

PGA Tour Latinoamerica: Jalisco Open, Atlas CC, Guadalajara, Mexico. Previous winner: New tournament. Online: https://www.pgatour.com/la/en/

Japan LPGA: Resort Trust Ladies, Maple Point GC, Yamanashi, Japan. Defending champion: Minami Katsu. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp/

Korean LPGA: E1 Charity Open, South Springs CC, Incheon, South Korea. Defending champion: Han Sol Ji. Online: https://www.klpga.co.kr/

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