FEDEX CUP - BMW CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.
Course: Cherry Hills Country Club (7,466 yards, par 71).
Purse: $8 million. Winner’s share: $1.44 million.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 4-8 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Friday, 1-5 a.m., 4-8 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 2-6 p.m.).
Last year: Zach Johnson won the rain-delayed tournament in a Monday finish at Conway Farms in Illinois. Jim Furyk became the sixth player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59, accomplishing the feat in the second round.
Last week: Chris Kirk won the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday at TPC Boston to take the FedEx Cup lead. He also won the McGladrey Classic in November at the start of the season.
Notes: The top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings qualified for the tournament, the third of four playoff events. The field will be cut to 30 next week for Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. The FedEx Cup winner will receive $10 million. ... Kirk has an 819-point lead over second-place Rory McIlroy. Hunter Mahan is third, 843 points Kirk. Defending FedEx Cup champion Henrik Stenson is 55th. ... McIlroy, the 2012 winner at Crooked Stick, opened the playoffs with a 22nd-place tie in The Barclays and tied for fifth at TPC Boston. He won the British Open, Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship in his previous three starts. ... Mahan won The Barclays. He’s the only player to play in every FedEx Cup playoff event. ... Arnold Palmer won the 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills, also the site of Phil Mickelson’s 1990 U.S. Amateur victory. Palmer’s victory was the only U.S. Open championship of his career.
Site: Quebec City.
Course: La Tempete Golf Club (7,065 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.6 million. Winner’s share: $240,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1-3 a.m., 7-9 p.m.; Sunday, 3-5 a.m., 7-9 p.m.; Monday, 3-5 a.m.).
Last year: Esteban Toledo won the then-Montreal Championship at La Vallee du Richelieu, chipping in for birdie to beat Kenny Perry on the third extra hole.
Last week: Fred Couples won the Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary, Alberta, for his second victory of the year. He chipped in for eagle for a course-record 9-under 61 and beat Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Notes: Two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen is making his Champions Tour debut. He turned 50 last week. ... The tournament is the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event in the area since the 1956 Labatt Open at Royal Quebec. ... Bernhard Langer is skipping the tournament. He has a tour-high five victories and leads the money list and Charles Schwab Cup points race.
Next event: Evian Championship, Sept. 11-14, Evian Masters Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France.
Last week: Austin Ernst won the Portland Classic for her first LPGA Tour title. She beat I.K. Kim with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
Michael Clough, on the 144-yard 12th hole at Wanakah, with a pitching wedge.
Scott Dauro, on the 162-yard seventh hole at Willowbrook, with a 9-wood.
Todd Duffy, on the 150-yard fourth hole at South Park, with a 9-iron.
Bob Franz, on the 125-yard 12th hole at Harvest Hill, with an 8-iron.
Dan Graber, on the 155-yard 13th hole at Gowanda, with a 6-iron.
Greg Grenda, on the 156-yard 11th hole at Gowanda, with a 9-iron.
Timothy Mulvey, on the 196-yard 15th hole at Glen Oak, with a 6-iron.
Dr. Mark Powalski, on the 188-yard 10th hole at Park, with a 3 hybrid.
Kay Sorce, on the 101-yard 11th hole at Eighteen Mile Creek, with a 6-iron.