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PGA TOUR: WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP

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Site: Greensboro, N.C.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Sedgefield Country Club (7,117 yards, par 70).

Purse: $5.2 million. Winner's share: $936,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, 3-6 p.m., 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Webb Simpson won his first PGA Tour title, beating George McNeill by three strokes. The former Wake Forest player won the Deutsche Bank two weeks later in the FedEx Cup playoffs, and took the U.S. Open in June at Olympic Club.

Last week: Rory McIlroy won the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island for his second major title. He closed with a 6-under 66 for an eight-shot victory, breaking the tournament record for margin of victory that Jack Nicklaus set in 1980. The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland returned to No. 1 in the world, and became the youngest player since Seve Ballesteros to win two majors.

Notes: The tournament ends the points race for spots in the FedEx Cup playoffs, the four-event series that starts next week with The Barclays at Bethpage Black on Long Island. The top 125 players will be eligible for the opener. ... Sam Snead won the tournament a tour-record eight times from 1938-65. His 1965 victory made him the tour's oldest winner at 52 years, 10 months, 8 days. ... The event returned to Donald Ross-designed Sedgefield in 2008 after 31 years at Forest Oaks. ... Ben Kohles received a sponsor exemption. The former University of Virginia player won recent Web.com Tour events in Columbus, Ohio, and Omaha, Neb., in his first two starts as a professional. ... In 2010, Arjun Atwal became the first Monday qualifier to win on the PGA Tour in 24 years and the first Indian-born champion.

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LPGA TOUR: SAFEWAY CLASSIC

Site: North Plains, Ore.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Ghost Creek Golf Course (6,552 yards, par 71).

Purse: $1.5 million. Winner's share: $225,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3-5 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Monday, 3-5 a.m.).

Last year: Norway's Suzann Pettersen won the second of her two 2011 titles. She overcame a nine-stroke deficit with a 7-under 64 and beat Na Yeon Choi with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

Last week: South Korea's So Yeon Ryu won the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, making six straight birdies in a final-round 62 en route to a seven-stroke victory. She also won the 2011 U.S. Women's Open.

Notes: The tournament is in its fourth year at Pumpkin Ridge after 18 at Columbia Egdewater in Portland. Hilary Lunke won the 2003 U.S. Women's Open at Pumpkin Ridge, holing a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole of an 18-hole playoff with Angela Stanford and Kelly Robbins. ... Top-ranked Yani Tseng leads the tour with three victories. She has struggled in her last five starts, tying for 59th in the LPGA Championship, missing the cut in the NW Arkansas Championship, tying for 50th in the U.S. Women's Open, and missing the cut in the Evian Masters and Toledo Classic. ... Japan's Ai Miyazato, a two-time winner this year, won the 2010 event. ... The Canadian Women's Open is next week at The Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

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CHAMPIONS TOUR: DICK'S SPORTING GOODS OPEN

Site: Endicott, N.Y.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: En-Joie Golf Course (6,974 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.8 million. Winner's share: $270,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30-4:30 a.m., 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1-3 a.m., 3-6 p.m.; Monday, 1-3 a.m.).

Last year: John Huston won his first senior title, finishing with a 7-under 65 for a three-stroke victory.

Last event: Bernhard Langer won the 3M Championship on Aug. 5 in Blaine, Minn., shooting a 10-under 62 to overcome a six-stroke deficit. Langer, also the 2009 winner, has 15 Champions Tour victories. David Peoples finished second, two strokes back.

Notes: En-Joie was the site of the PGA Tour's now-defunct B.C. Open from 1971-2005. ... The Susquehanna River flooded the course last September. ... Fred Couples is coming off a victory last month in the Senior British Open. He won the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in March and has eight Champions Tour titles. Couples won the 1991 B.C. Open. ... Craig Stadler won the 2003 B.C. Open to become the first player to win a PGA Tour event while a member of the Champions Tour. He closed with a 63 to overcome an eight-stroke deficit and win by a stroke. ... Joey Sindelar (1985 and 1987), Jeff Sluman (2001) and Wayne Levi (1984) also are among the 14 B.C. Open winners in the field. They grew up in upstate New York.

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WEB.COM TOUR: MIDWEST CLASSIC

Site: Overland Park, Kan.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate (7,237 yards, par 71)

Purse: $550,000. Winner's share: $99,000.

Television: None.

Last year: Australia's James Nitties won his first tour title, shooting 65-63-65-65 for a five-stroke victory. Nitties is in the field this year.

Last week: Chris Wilson won the Price Cutter event in Springfield, Mo., for his first Web.com Tour title, beating Scott Harrington with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff. Wilson missed the cuts in 11 of his previous 13 tour starts this year.

Notes: Wilson made $112,500 last week to jump from 165th to 23rd on the money list with $118,986. The final top 25 will earn 2013 PGA Tour cards. ... The News Sentinel Open is next week in Knoxville, Tenn., followed by the Mylan Classic in Canonsburg, Pa.

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EUROPEAN TOUR

Next event: Johnnie Walker Championship, Aug. 23-26, The Gleneagles Hotel, PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles, Scotland.

Last week: Rory McIlroy won the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island for his second major title. He closed with a 6-under 66 for an eight-shot victory, breaking the tournament record for margin of victory that Jack Nicklaus set in 1980. The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland returned to No. 1 in the world, and became the youngest player since Seve Ballesteros to win two majors.

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Amateur, through Sunday, Cherry Hills Country Club, Cherry Hills Village, Colo. Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 4-6 p.m.; Thursday, 1-3 a.m., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-2:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30-10:30 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 4-6 p.m.).

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Kansai Open, Thursday-Sunday, Izumigaoka Country Club, Osaka, Japan.

NGA TOUR: Terry Moore Ford Open, Thursday-Sunday, Rock Barn Golf & Spa, Conover, N.C.

CANADIAN TOUR: Windsor Roseland Charity Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Roseland Golf and Curling Club, Windsor, Ontario.

EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: Scottish Senior Open, Friday-Sunday, Fairmont St. Andrews, Torrance Championship Course, St. Andrews, Scotland.

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: ECCO Tour Championship, Wednesday-Saturday, Stensballegaard Golf Club, Horsens, Denmark.

WOMEN

SYMETRA TOUR: Eagle Classic, Friday-Sunday, Richmond Country Club, Richmond, Va.

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Ladies British Masters, Thursday-Saturday, Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Denham, England.

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: CAT Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Daihakone Country Club, Hakone, Japan.

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