Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - PGA TOUR - BMW CHAMPIONSHIP, Crooked Stick
Golf Club, Carmel, Ind. - Rory McIlroy had seemingly lost his game earlier in
the year when he missed the cut in four of five starts at one point.
Now, the PGA Champion has won two of his last three starts and has three top-5
finishes in his last four events. That has helped him climb to No. 1 in the
world rankings and to the No. 1 spot in the FedExCup playoff race.
He'll take his hot game to Crooked Stick this week for the BMW Championship,
the third of four FedExCup playoff events.
Crooked Stick, home of the 1991 PGA Championship won by John Daly, is hosting
this playoff event for the first time. This tournament is rotating courses,
much like the first playoff event, The Barclays.
Last year at Cog Hill, Justin Rose opened with an 8-under 63, then hung on to
beat John Senden by two strokes. The victory was Rose's third on the PGA Tour
and he won his fourth title earlier this year at the WGC - Cadillac
Championship, which was his first World Golf Championships title.
The field was cut down to 70 after McIlroy's win Monday at the Deutsche Bank
Championship. Among those that failed to advance were, John Rollins, Aaron
Baddeley, J.J. Henry, Sean O'Hair, Charles Howell III, Ricky Barnes and K.J.
Golf Channel has the broadcast the first two days. NBC and Golf Channel will
split coverage on Saturday and Sunday.
The top 30 players on the FedExCup points list will be in Atlanta on Sept. 20
for the Tour Championship, where Bill Haas won last year and helped him
win the FedExCup title as well.
KLM OPEN, Hilversumsche Golf Club, Hilversum, The Netherlands - Simon Dyson
fended off David Lynn by a single stroke last year to win this title for the
third time in six years.
Dyson closed with a 66 for the 1-shot win. He also win this crown in 2006 and
Among those Dyson topped last year were Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood.
However, those two are playing in the FedExCup playoffs and won't be in the
field this week.
Martin Kaymer, Darren Clarke and Ross Fisher are among the former champions in
the field this week. They will be joined at Hilversumsche Golf Club by former
major champions Todd Hamilton, Michael Campbell, Shaun Micheel and Rich Beem.
Golf Channel has TV coverage for all four rounds.
The European Tour heads to Turin next week for the Italian Open, where Robert
Rock fired four rounds in the 60s last year to win by a shot over Gary Boyd
and Thorbjorn Olesen.
KINGSMILL CHAMPIONSHIP, Kingsmill Resort (River Course), Williamsburg, Va. -
The LPGA Tour returns to Kingsmill for the first time since 2009.
Cristie Kerr is the last player to win at this course, when the event was
known as the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill. She headlines the field this
week as Yani Tseng is taking off.
Some of the biggest names in golf have won at Kingsmill. The Michelob
tournament was won by Annika Sorenstam, Suzann Pettersen, Karrie Webb, Grace
Pak and Se Ri Pak.
This event will serve as the final tune-up for the year's last major, the
Women's British Open. However, next year the tournament will be played in
Golf Channel has coverage of all four rounds this week.
Tseng will defend her title next week at the Women's British Open at Royal
THE GREAT WATERWAY CLASSIC, Smuggler's Glen Golf Course, Gananoque, Ontario,
Canada - The Canadian Tour also has a new event this week.
The field will included seven of the top-10 and 14 of the top-20 players on
the money list
Included in that group are six of the season's seven winners.
There is no television coverage this week.
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