FedEx Cup qualifiers head to Delaware for the BMW Championship

PGA Tour

BMW Championship

Location: Wilmington, Delaware.

Course: Wilmington CC (South). Size: 7534. Value: 71.

Prize amount: $15 million. Winner’s share: $2.7 million.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 15-19:00 (The Golf Channel); Saturday, noon-3pm (The Golf Channel), 3pm-6pm (NBC); Sunday, noon to 2 p.m. (The Golf Channel), 2-6 p.m. (NBC).

Defending champion: Patrick Cantlay.

FedEx Cup Captain: Will Zaltoris.

Last week: Zalotris did the FedEx St. quality.

Notes: The Top 70 in the FedEx Cup qualify for the BMW Championship. After the week, the top 30 teams move to the Tour Championship in Atlanta to play in the FedEx Cup and its $18 million prize pool. … Third-place Cameron Smith has groin pain. With Tommy Fleetwood also not playing (for personal reasons), this leaves the field at 68 players. …Scotty Scheffler led the FedEx Cup for the past five months until Will Zalotriss took the reins with a win in his first playoff appearance. … Cameron Young is among the four rookies on the PGA Tour currently in the top 30. The others are Tom Kim, Seth Tegla and Davis Riley. …only access to the BMW Championship brings players to promotional events and enhanced tournaments in Riviera, Bay Hill and Muirfield Village. … Wilmington’s last major tournament was the LPGA Championship, last played in 2004 at the DuPont Country Club. … President Joe Biden is a member of the Wilmington Country Club. … Adam Scott and Matt Kochar have won the BMW Championship 12 times in their 16 years of the FedEx Cup. … Lucas Glover made the biggest jump, going from 121 to 34 with a tie for third in Game One. …Patrick Cantlay won in Cave Valley outside of Baltimore last year.

Next week: Tournament round.



United States Golf Association

USA fan

Location: Paramus, New Jersey.

Course: Ridgewood CC. Size: 7,487. Value: 71.

TV: Wednesday, 3-4pm (Puu), 4-6pm (Golf Channel); Thursday – Friday, 11 a.m. to noon (Peacock), noon to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 3-6pm (Golf Channel); Sunday, 14:00-17:00 (The Golf Channel).

Previous winner: James Peut.

Last year: Piot rallied from 3 with nine holes to play in Oakmont to defeat Austin Greaser, 2 and 1. Piot turned pro after the Masters and signed up for Saudi-funded LIV Golf.

Notes: Ridgewood hosted the 1935 Ryder Cup, the U.S. Open and Senior PGA Championship, the LPGA Tour event in 1981 and was the first FedEx Cup playoff event four times, most recently in 2018. … the British Open if it’ remains an amateur, and the American Championship Open even if he turns pro.. The top 64 players of 36 holes at Ridgewood and Arkola Country Club qualify for an identical match, and the championship match exceeds 36 holes. … Carson Heron makes his US fan debut. His father, four-time PGA Tour winner Tim Heron, and his grandfather (Carson) and great-grandfather (also Carson) previously played in the tournament. …the youngest player in the playoffs is 15-year-old Ratchanon Chantanwat. He won an Asian tour earlier this year. … Stuart Hagstad makes his 14th appearance in the American amateur competition. … Ludwig Aberg is the no. 1 player in the men’s amateur world rankings.

Next year: Cherry Hills.



European tour

D + D real Czech masters

Where: Prague, Czech Republic.

Location: Albatros Golf Resort. Size: 7,468. Value: 72.

Prize money: 1.75 million euros. Winner’s share: 291,667 euros.

TV: Thursday to Friday, 07:00 to 12:00 (Golf Channel); Saturday, 6:30-11:00 (Golf Channel); Sunday, 7-11:30 a.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Johannes Wehrmann.

DP World Tour points leader: Rory McIlroy.

Last week: Greece’s Ferguson won the ISPS Handa World Invitational.

Notes: Thomas Peters is the only player among the 50 best players in the world. …Ian Poulter in the field. Poulter was one of three players who joined Saudi-funded LIV Golf and were granted temporary residency to continue playing European Tour events. He also played in the Scottish Open and missed the cut. … Another Leaf golfer, Laurie Kanter, is also on the field. … Johannes Wehrmann was the second American to win the Czech Masters since its inception in 2014. The second was Paul Peterson in 2016. … Peters is a two-time winner of the Czech Masters. He had to win in 2016 to qualify for his first Ryder Cup. He finished second but won in Denmark the following week and was the captain’s first choice for Hazeltine. … Eddie Pepperell had a second top 20 performance in his last three jobs. Before that, he missed the cut in nine of his 12 championships to start the year.

Next week: Omega European Masters.



PGA Tour Champions

Dick’s Sporting Goods is open

Location: Endicott, New York.

Course: En-Joie GC. Size: 6,994. Value: 72.

Prize amount: $2.1 million. Winner’s Share: $315,000.

TV: Friday, 8-10 p.m. (gulf channel tape delay); Saturday, 7-9 p.m. (gulf channel strip delay); Sunday, 5-7pm (golf channel strip delay).

Defending champion: Cameron Beckman.

Charles Schwab Cup Captain: Stephen Alker.

Last week: Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Boeing Classic.

Notes: Miguel Angel Jimenez won the PGA Tour Championship for the third time, and tied with Stephen Alker and Jerry Kelly for most of this year. Jimenez moved up to third in the Charles Schwab Cup standings. … Among active players on the PGA Tour, Bernard Langer has 43 wins. The next three (Jay Haas, Fred Capless and Jimenez) combined for 44 wins. …David Mackenzie entered the Boeing Classic as a third alternate and finished second. That puts him in the field at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open. It matches his best score of the round. … Jimenez now has multiple wins in each of his last four PGA Tour Champions seasons. He won just once in each of his first four seasons. … The En-Joie Golf Club previously hosted the BC Open on the PGA Tour until 2006, when it became the PGA Tour Champions. … John Daly won the BC Open in 1992, a year after winning the PGA Championship at Crooked Stick.

Next week: Covenant Challenge.



corn ferry tour


Location: Boise, Idaho.

Course: Hillcrest CC. Courtyard: to be announced later. Value: must be declared.

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

TV: Thursday, 8-10 p.m. (gulf channel tape delay); Friday 10pm to midnight (golf channel strip delay); Saturday, 9-11 p.m. (gulf channel strip delay); Sunday, 8-10 p.m. (gulf channel strip delay).

Previous winner: Grayson Zigg.

Point lead: Karl Ewan.

Last week: Robbie Shelton won the Pinnacle Bank Championship.

Notes: This is the first of three Korn Ferry Finals events, where the top 25 players from a separate standings will receive PGA Tour tickets. … The players who qualify for this event are those who finished No. 126-200 in the FedEx Cup and No. 26-75 in the Korn Shuttle Tour standings. Non-members who finished the equivalent of the top 200 in the FedEx Cup are also eligible. When Bubba Watson re-signed to join LIV Golf, four players were allowed to meet that criteria. … The Top 25 in the standings held their spots in the final regular-season event last week to win PGA Tour tickets for next season. … The other final event is the Children’s Hospital U.S. Championships in Ohio, followed by the Korn Ferry Tour Championships in Indiana … The field includes nearly 30 PGA Tour winners, including two who played in the Ryder Cup (Van Taylor, Jeff Overton).

Next week: The National Championship in Children’s Hospitals.




Last week: Maya Stark won the ISPS Handa World Invitational.

Next week: CBW Women’s Canadian Open.

The Race for CME Globe Leader: Minjee Lee.



Other tours

Asia Tour: Korea International Series, Lotte Sky Hill CC, Jeju, South Korea. Hero Defense: New event. Online:

Golf Tour Japan: Shigeo Nagashima Construction Semi Sega Cup, The North CC, Hokkaido, Japan. Defending Champion: Kazuki Higa. Online:

Ladies European Tour: Aramco Team Series-Sotogrande, La Reserva Club De Sotogrande, Sotogrande, Spain. Defending champion: Alison Lee. Linked:

Challenge Tour: Dormy Open, Österåkers GC, Stockholm, Sweden. Defending champion: Felix Murray. Linked:

PGA Tour Canada: Manitoba Open, Southwood Golf & CC, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Defending champion: Derek Barron. Online:

Sun Tour: SunBet Challenge, Wingate Park CC, Pretoria, South Africa. Defending champion: Estian Conrady. Online:

Legends: Irish Legends, Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort (Old Tom Morris Links), Donegal, Ireland. Hero Defense: New event. Linked:

LPGA Japan: CAT Ladies, Daihakone CC, Kanagawa, Japan. Defending Champion: Sakura Koiwai. Online:

Korea LPGA: High1 Resort Ladies Open, High 1 Resort, Jeongsun, South Korea. Defending champion: Hee Jong Lim. Online:


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