Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - PGA TOUR - WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP -
Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina - The PGA Tour heads south
to North Carolina this week for the Wyndham Championship.
Last year, Sergio Garcia birdied his final three holes to close out a 4-under
66 and earn a 2-stroke victory over Tim Clark. The win was Garcia's eighth on
the PGA Tour, but first since The Players in 2008.
The tournament had to be finished on Monday after a heavy rain storm washed
away Sunday's round.
Garcia will be back in the field to defend his title this week against a group
that consists of just five of the top 20 players in the FedExCup rankings,
including former champions Brandt Snedeker and Bill Haas.
This week's tournament is the final chance for those players outside the top
125 in the rankings to earn a spot in the FedExCup playoffs.
Among those in the field that currently sit outside the top 125 are Nicolas
Colsaerts (126th), Padraig Harrington (128th), Woody Austin (134th) and Vijay
Golf Channel will have full television coverage of the first two rounds and
early on Sunday, while CBS will cover Saturday's third round and the
tournament's conclusion on Sunday.
The PGA Tour heads back north to New Jersey next week for the Barclays, where
Nick Watney overcame a 2-stroke deficit during the final round to earn a 3-
THE SOLHEIM CUP - Colorado Golf Club, Parker, Colorado - The LPGA moves to
Colorado this week for the 13th edition of the Solheim Cup.
This biannual event consists of 24 of the world's best female golfers from
Europe and the United States.
The European Team won the Solheim Cup for the first time since 2003 in the
event's last edition to snap the United States' streak of three straight
The event entered Sunday's singles matches tied at 8-8, but the Europeans
rallied with two victories and a halve in the final three matches to capture
the title at Killeen Castle in County Meath, Ireland.
This year's event will be held at Colorado Golf Club, however, and the
Europeans will have to win for the first time on American soil to retain the
The American team will consist of captain Meg Mallon and veteran Solheim Cup
players Stacy Lewis, who is ranked second in the world and recently won the
Women's British Open, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Angela
Stanford, Brittany Lang, Morgan Pressel and Michelle Wie.
Also on the team will be Solheim rookies Lexi Thompson, Jessica Korda, Lizette
Salas and Gerina Piller.
The European team is also a mix of veterans and rookies. Joining captain
Liselotte Neumann will be veterans Suzann Pettersen, Caroline Hedwall,
Catriona Matthew, Anna Nordqvist, Azahara Munoz and Karine Icher and rookies
Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Giulia Sergas, Carlota Ciganda, Carolina Masson, Beatriz
Recari and Charley Hull.
Pettersen, Hedwall, Matthew, Nordqvist and Munoz were all a part of the 2011
winning squad, while Icher is making her first Solheim Cup appearance since
2003. Hull is the youngest player to make a Solheim Cup Team at 17 years old.
The U.S. Team holds the all-time lead in wins at this event by an 8-4 margin.
The event consists of four foursome and four-ball matches on both Friday and
Saturday before Sunday's 12 singles matches conclude the tournament.
Golf Channel will have exclusive television coverage of the event.
The LPGA moves to Alberta, Canada next week for the CN Canadian Women's Open,
where Lydia Ko made history last year by becoming the youngest winner in LPGA
Tour history at 15 years old and the first amateur to earn a victory in more
than 40 years.
DICK'S SPORTING GOODS OPEN - En-Joie Golf Club, Endicott, New York - The
Champions Tour returns from a week absence this week for the Dick's Sporting
Goods Open in Endicott, New York.
Last year, Willie Wood parred the first playoff hole to defeat Michael Allen
and earn his first victory in 16 years.
Wood, who qualified for the tournament on Monday, collected his first win on
the Champions Tour and first victory overall since the 1996 Deposit Guaranty
Wood will be back to defend his title against a field that also includes
Senior British Open Championship winner Mark Wiebe and two-time 2013 major
winner Kenny Perry.
Two other multiple winners this season, Bernhard Langer and David Frost, will
also be in action this week.
Golf Channel will have television coverage of all three rounds.
The Champions Tour heads across the United States next week to Washington for
the Boeing Classic, where Jay Don Blake birdied the second playoff hole to
defeat Mark O'Meara last year.
NEWS SENTINEL OPEN - Fox Den Country Club, Knoxville, Tennessee - The Web.com
Tour moves to Tennessee this week for the News Sentinel Open, where Darron
Stiles hung on for a 1-stroke victory last year.
That win was Stiles' fifth Web.com Tour title, but first since the 2006 Rheem
Classic. It was also his second career victory at this event.
Stiles will not be in the field to defend his title this week, as he has moved
on the PGA Tour.
Two-time winner this season and current tour money leader Michael Putnam will
be in the field, however. If he is to collect his third victory of the season
at this event, he will earn an automatic promotion to the PGA Tour.
Putnam is the lone member of the top-six money leaders participating this
There will be no television coverage of this event.
The Web.com Tour heads to Nebraska next week for the Cox Classic. Ben Kohles
fired a 9-under 62 during the final round last year to win by three strokes.
It was his second victory in as many weeks.
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