PGA Tour season wraps up at East Lake with Tour Championship


Course: East Lake GC. Footage: 7,346. By: 70.

Prize money: $75 million FedEx Cup bonus. Winner’s share: $18 million.

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

Title holder: Patrick Cantlay.

FedEx Cup leader: Scottie Scheffler.

Last week: Patrick Cantlay won the BMW championship.

Notes: The final event of the season determines which 30 players win the FedEx Cup and its $18 million prize. Scottie Scheffler is the No. 1 seed and will start with a two-stroke lead over Patrick Cantlay. Will Zalatoris (7 under) is third, followed by Xander Schauffele (6 under) and Sam Burns (5 under). The next five are 4 cents. … Two rookies, Cameron Young and Sahith Theegala, reached the Tour Championship without winning. … Cantlay became the first player to defend his title in a FedEx Cup playoff at the BMW Championship. … Scott Stallings reached the Tour Championship for the first time in his 12th season on the PGA Tour. He was vice-champion last week at Cantlay. He is one of 10 players at East Lake for the first time. … The top prize is $17 million cash and $1 million deferred. … Aaron Wise is the 30th seed. He is on the field as Talor Gooch, who was 29th, has been suspended since June for joining Saudi-funded LIV Golf. … No one has ever won the FedEx Cup in consecutive years. Tiger Woods won in 2007 and 2009. He was recovering from knee surgery in 2008. Rory McIlroy also won it twice.

Next tournament: Fortinet Championship from September 15 to 18.

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Course: Ottawa Hunt and GC. Footage: 6,709. By: 72.

Prize money: $2.35 million. Winner’s share: $352,500.

Television: Thursday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 2:30-5:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (CBS).

Defending champion: Jin Young Ko (2019).

CME Globe race leader: Minjee Lee.

Last tournament: Maja Start won the ISPS Handa World Invitational.

Notes: The Canadian Women’s Open returns for the first time since 2019 due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. … Nelly Korda is fresh off her first Aramco Series victory of the year on the Ladies European Tour where she rallied seven strokes behind her sister Jessica. … The field is one of the strongest of the year, with nine of the top 10 in the world rankings. The only one not on the field is Hyo-Joo Kim. … Next week begins a series of six national tournaments, beginning with back-to-back weeks in Ohio. … Ko set the tournament record last year at Magna Golf Club outside Toronto at 26-under 262. The previous mark was 265. … The Canadian Women’s Open is on the schedule on the LPGA Tour since 2001. It dates back to 1973 as La Canadienne and became a major championship called the Du Maurier Classic until the end of tobacco sponsorship in Canada. The last time it was a major was in 2000 and won by Meg Mallon. … Lydia Ko is a three-time winner of the tournament, her first victory in 2012 as an amateur.

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Course: Ohio State University GC (Scarlet). Footage: 7,444. By: 71.

Television: Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Golf Channel-Tape Delay); Friday, 9-11 p.m. (Golf Channel-Tape Delay); Saturday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Golf Channel-Tape Delay); Sunday, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Prize money: $1 million. Winner’s share: $180,000.

Previous winner: Adam Svensson.

Korn Ferry Tour Final points leader: Will Gordon.

Last week: Will Gordon won the Albertson Boise Open.

Notes: Boise Open winner Will Gordon and playoff loser Phillip Knowles have already earned enough points to finish the Korn Ferry Tour final in the top 25 and earn PGA Tour cards for next season. MJ Daffue also lost in the playoffs. He already had his card to be in the top 25 of the regular season. …Knowles wasn’t even eligible for the final until a top 10 finish in the final regular season event put him at No. 67. …Thomas Detry of Belgium and Dean Burmester of South Africa tied for fourth and only need a decent finish this week to lock in a calling card. … Among the PGA Tour winners who missed the cut in the opening event were Bill Haas, David Lingmerth and Wesley Bryan. … The Scarlet is the home course of the Ohio State Buckeyes that one of its alumni, Jack Nicklaus, renovated over the years. …There are two tournaments left in the Korn Ferry Tour finals for players to earn their cards.

Next week: Korn Ferry Tour Championship.

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Location: Crans Montana, Switzerland.

Route: Crans-sur-Sierre GC. Footage: 6,824. By: 70.

Grant: 2 million euros. Winner’s share: 333,333 euros.

Television: Thursday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Rasmus Hojgaard.

DP World Tour points leader: Rory McIlroy.

Last week: Maximilian Kieffer won the D+D Czech Masters.

Notes: The European tour takes place in arguably its most scenic location. Crans-sur-Sierre is in the Alps overlooking the Rhone Valley. … Adrian Meronk, Poland’s first European Tour winner, is world No. 59 as he tries to break into the top 50. … Miguel Angel Jimenez is playing the European Masters just two weeks after winning the Boeing Classic on the PGA Tour Champions. … Rory Sabbatini plays for the second consecutive week on the European tour. The South African-born Slovak has dropped to 25th career PGA Tour money due to a player suspension from LIV Golf and will have a full card for next year. … Ryan Fox is on the pitch and has a chance to impress international captain Trevor Immelman as the Presidents Cup pick. The Kiwi is the world No. 48, the highest ranked player in the field. … The late Seve Ballesteros was a three-time winner of the European Masters.

Next week: Made in Himmerland.

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Location: Great White, Michigan.

Course: Warwick Hills Golf & CC. Footage: 7,085. By: 72.

Prize money: $2 million. Winner’s share: $300,000.

Television: Friday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Golf Channel taping deadline); Saturday, 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Golf Channel tape delay); Sunday, 4-6 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Joe Durant.

Charles Schwab Cup leader: Steven Alker.

Last week: Padraig Harrington won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.

Note: Padraig Harrington is on the field and looking for his second consecutive victory in the hope of closing Steven Alker’s lead in the Charles Schwab Cup standings. … Warwick Hills hosted the Buick Open on the PGA Tour from 1958 to 2009, when Tiger Woods won for the third time. … Buick Open winners in the PGA Tour Champions event include Jim Furyk, Rocco Mediate, Billy Mayfair, Tom Pernice Jr., Woody Austin and Larry Mize. … Mize, the 1987 Masters champion, became a substitute when Dicky Pride retired. … Vijay Singh also withdrew from the pitch. He is a three-time winner of the Buick Open. … Furyk won his on his PGA Tour Champions debut in 2020. Furyk had turned 50 in May, but the tour schedule was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. … In winning last week, Harrington joined Alker in earning over $2 million for the season. The Irishman trails Alker by $415,178 in the Schwab Cup.

Next tournament: Ascension Charity Championship from September 9 to 11.

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USGA: US Senior Women’s Open, NCR CC (South), Kettering, Ohio. Defending champion: Annika Sorenstam. On line:

Epson Tour: Circling Raven Championship, Circling Raven GC, Worling, Idaho. Previous winner: Peiyun Chien. On line:

International Golf Federation: World Amateur Team Championship (Women), Le Golf National, Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, France. Reigning Champions: United States (2018). On line:

Japan Golf Tour: Sansan KBC Augusta, Keya GC, Fukuoka, Japan. Defending champion: Scott Vincenter. On line:

Challenge Tour: Indoor Golf Group Challenge, Allerum GC, Helsingborg, Sweden. Defending Champion: New event. On line:

Women’s European Tour: Skafto Open, Skaftö GC, Fiskebäckskil, Sweden. Defending champion: Pauline Roussin-Bouchard. On line:

PGA Tour Canada: CRMC Championship, Cragun’s Resort, Brainerd, Minnesota. Defending Champion: New event. On line:

Sunshine Tour: Vodacom Origins of Golf-Highland Gate, Highland Gate Golf & Trout Estate, Dullstroom, South Africa. Defending Champion: New event. On line:

Legends Tour: Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, Formby GC & Formby Ladies GC, Formby, England. Defending champion: Paul Broadhurst. On line:

Japan LPGA: Nitori Women’s Golf Tournament, Otaru CC, Hokkaido, Japan. Defending champion: Mone Inami. On line:

Korea LPGA: Hanwha Classic, Jade Palace, Chuncheon, South Korea. Defending champion: Da Yeon Lee. On line:

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