PGA Tour: BMW Championship
To place: Wilmington, Del.
Course: Wilmington CC (south). Footage: 7,534. By: 71.
Prize Money: $15 million. Winner’s share: $2.7 million.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, noon to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (NBC). Watch on FuboTV
Defending Champion: Patrick Canlay.
FedEx Cup leader: Will Zalatoris.
Last week: Will Zalatoris won the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
Remarks: The top 70 in the FedEx Cup are eligible for the BMW Championship. The top 30 after this week head to the Tour Championship in Atlanta to play for the FedEx Cup and its $18 million prize. …Cameron Smith at No. 3 pulled out with a sore hip. With Tommy Fleetwood not playing either (for personal reasons), that leaves the field at 68 players. …Scottie Scheffler had been leading the FedEx Cup for five months until Will Zalatoris took over by winning the first elimination event. … Cameron Young is among four PGA Tour rookies currently in the top 30. The others are Tom Kim, Sahith Theegala and Davis Riley. … Just gaining access to the BMW Championship allows players to participate in invitational events and high tournaments in Riviera, Bay Hill and Muirfield Village. … The last major tournament in Wilmington was the LPGA Championship, last played at DuPont Country Club in 2004. … President Joe Biden is a member of the Wilmington Country Club. … Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar have reached the BMW Championship 12 times in the 16 years of the FedEx Cup. … Lucas Glover took the biggest leap, jumping from No. 121 to No. 34 with his third-place tie in the first event of the playoffs. … Patrick Cantlay won last year at Caves Valley near Baltimore.
Next week: Tour Championship.
On line: https://www.pgatour.com/
United States Golf Association: American Amateur
To place: Paramus, New Jersey.
Course: Ridgewood CC. Footage: 7,487. By: 71.
Television: Wednesday, 3-4 p.m. (Peacock), 4-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Thursday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Peacock), 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. (Golf Channel). Watch on FuboTV
Previous winner: James Piot.
Last year: Piot rallied from 3-9 holes to play at Oakmont and beat Austin Greaser, 2-1. Piot turned pro after the Masters and signed up with Saudi-funded LIV Golf.
Remarks: Ridgewood hosted the 1935 Ryder Cup, the Senior US Open and the Senior PGA Championship, an LPGA Tour event in 1981 and has been the first FedEx Cup playoff event four times, most recently in 2018. The British Open if he remains an amateur, and the US Open even if he turns pro. … The top 64 players from the 36-hole qualifiers at Ridgewood and Arcola Country Club qualify for match play. The championship match takes place over 36 holes. … Carson Herron makes his amateur debut in the United States. His father, Tim Herron, a four-time PGA Tour winner, his grandfather (Carson) and his great-grandfather (also Carson) have already played in the championship. … The youngest qualifier is 15-year-old Ratchanon Chantananuwat. He won an Asian Circuit event earlier this year. … Stewart Hagestad makes his 14th appearance in the US Amateur. … Ludvig Aberg is the No. 1 player in the world men’s amateur rankings.
Next year: Cherry Hills.
On line: https://www.usga.org/
DP World Tour: D+D Real Czech Masters
To place: Prague, Czech Republic.
Course: Albatros Golf Resort. Footage: 7,468. By: 72.
Prize money: 1.75 million euros. Winner’s share: 291,667 euros.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 7 a.m. to noon (Golf Channel); Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Golf Channel). Watch on FuboTV
Defending Champion: Johannes Veermann.
DP World Tour Points Leader: Rory McIlroy.
Last week: Ewen Ferguson won the ISPS Handa World Invitational.
Remarks: Thomas Pieters is the only player in the world top 50 who plays. … Ian Poulter is on the pitch. Poulter was among three players who joined Saudi-funded LIV Golf and won a temporary stay to continue touring Europe. He also played at the Scottish Open and missed the cut. … Another LIV Golf player, Laurie Canter, is also on the course. … Johannes Veerman was the second American to win the Czech Masters since its inception in 2014. The other was Paul Peterson in 2016. … Pieters is a two-time winner of the Czech Masters. He needed to win in 2016 to qualify for his first Ryder Cup. He finished second but then won the following week in Denmark and was the captain’s best choice for Hazeltine. … Eddie Pepperell has finished second in his top 20 performances in his last three starts. Prior to that, he had missed the cut in nine of his 12 tournaments to start the year.
Next week: Omega European Masters.
On line: https://www.europeantour.com/dpworld-tour/
PGA Tour Champions: Dick’s Sporting Goods Open
To place: Endicott, New York.
Course: En-Joie GC. Footage: 6,994. By: 72.
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Prize money: $2.1 million. Winner’s share: $315,000.
Television: Friday, 8-10 p.m. (Golf Channel tape delay); Saturday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Golf Channel tape deadline); Sunday, 5-7 p.m. (Golf Channel band deadline). Watch on FuboTV
Defending Champion: Cameron Beckman.
Leader of the Charles Schwab Cup: Steven Alker.
Last week: Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Boeing Classic.
Remarks: Miguel Angel Jimenez won the PGA Tour Champions for the third time, tied this year with Steven Alker and Jerry Kelly. Jimenez moved up to No. 3 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings. … Among active PGA Tour Champions players, Bernard Langer has 43 wins. The next three behind him (Jay Haas, Fred Couples and Jimenez) have amassed 44 wins. … David McKenzie entered the Boeing Classic as third alternate and finished second. This brings him to the field at Dick’s Sporting Goods Open. This matched his best result on tour. … Jimenez now has multiple wins in each of his last four seasons on the PGA Tour Champions. He won only once in each of his first four seasons. … En-Joie Golf Club previously hosted the BC Open on the PGA Tour until 2006 when it became a PGA Tour Champions tournament. … John Daly won the BC Open in 1992, the year after winning the PGA Championship at Crooked Stick.
Next week: The Challenge of the Allies.
On line: https://www.pgatour.com/champions.html
Korn Ferry Tour: Albertsons Boise Open
To place: Boise, Idaho.
Course: Hillcrest CC. Footage: 6,880. By: 71.
Prize money: $1 million. Winner’s share: $180,000.
Television: Thursday, 8-10 p.m. (Golf Channel tape delay); Friday, 10 p.m. to midnight (Golf Channel tape delay); Saturday, 9-11 p.m. (Golf Channel band deadline); Sunday, 8-10 p.m. (Golf Channel band delay). Watch on FuboTV
Previous winner: Greyson Sigg.
Head of stitches: Carl Yuan.
Last week: Robby Shelton won the Pinnacle Bank Championship.
Remarks: This is the first of three Korn Ferry Tour Finals events in which the top 25 players from a separate points list will earn PGA Tour cards. … Players eligible for the event are those who finish between numbers 126-200 on the FedEx Cup and numbers 26-75 on the Korn Ferry Tour points list. Also eligible are non-members who have completed the equivalent of the FedEx Cup top 200. With the re-signing of Bubba Watson to join LIV Golf, this resulted in four players meeting those criteria. … The top 25 on the points list all retained their position in the final regular season event last week to earn PGA Tour cards for next season. … The second final is the Children’s Hospital National Championship in Ohio, followed by the Korn Ferry Tour Championship in Indiana. … The field has nearly 30 players who have won on the PGA Tour, including two who have played in the Ryder Cup (Vaughn Taylor, Jeff Overton).
Next week: National Championship of Children’s Hospitals.
On line: https://www.pgatour.com/korn-ferry-tour.html
Last week: Maja Stark won the ISPS Handa World Invitational.
Next week: CP Women’s Canadian Open.
Race to CME Globe leader: Minjee Lee.
On line: https://www.lpga.com/
Asian tour: International-Korea Series, Lotte Skyhill CC, Jeju, South Korea. Defending Champion: New event. Online: https://www.asiantour.com/
Japan Golf Tour: Shigeo Nagashima Invitational Sega Sammy Cup, The North CC, Hokkaido, Japan. Defending champion: Kazuki Higa. Online: https://www.jgto.org/en/
Ladies European Tour: Aramco Team Series-Sotogrande, La Reserva Club De Sotogrande, Sotogrande, Spain. Defending champion: Alison Lee. Online: https://ladieseuropeantour.com/
Challenge Tour: Dormy Open, Österåkers GC, Stockholm, Sweden. Title holder: Felix Mory. Online: https://www.europeantour.com/challenge-tour/
Canadian PGA Tour: Manitoba Open, Southwood Golf & CC, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Defending champion: Derrek Barron. Online: https://www.pgatour.com/canada/en_us.html
Visit of the sun: SunBet Challenge, Wingate Park CC, Pretoria, South Africa. Defending champion: Estiaan Conradie. Online: https://sunshinetour.com/
Legends: Irish Legends, Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort (Old Tom Morris Links), Donegal, Ireland. Defending Champion: New event. Online: https://www.legendstour.com/
Japan LPGA: CAT Ladies, Daihakone CC, Kanagawa, Japan. Defending champion: Sakura Koiwai. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp/en/
LPGA of Korea: High1 Resort Ladies Open, High 1 Resort, Jeongsun, South Korea. Defending champion: Hee Jeong Lim. Online: https://www.klpga.co.kr/