U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION/ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST. ANDREWS
Site: Aberdeen, Scotland.
Course: Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Balgownie Course (6,873 yards, par 70).
Format: Team match play. Saturday, four morning alternate-shot matches and eight afternoon singles matches; Sunday, four morning alternate-shot matches and 10 afternoon singles matches.
United States: Blayne Barber, Lake City, Fla.; Patrick Cantlay, Los Alamitos, Calif.; Harris English, Thomasville, Ga.; Russell Henley, Macon, Ga.; Kelly Kraft, Denton, Texas; Patrick Rodgers, Avon, Ind.; Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh; Jordan Spieth, Dallas; Peter Uihlein, Orlando, Fla.; Chris Williams, Moscow, Idaho. Captain: Jim Holtgrieve, St. Louis.
Britain and Ireland: Steven Brown, England; James Byrne, Scotland; Paul Cutter, Ireland; Alan Dunbar, Ireland; Stiggy Hodgson, England; Tom Lewis, England; Rhys Pugh, Wales; Jack Senior, England; Michael Stewart, Scotland; Andy Sullivan, England. Captain, Nigel Edwards, Wales.
Last matches: Uihlein and Rickie Fowler each went 4-0 in 2009 at Merion in Ardmore, Pa., to lead the United States to 16 1/2-9 1/2 victory. The United States has won three straight times to take a 34-7-1 series lead.
Notes: The matches, first played in 1922, are named in honor of former USGA president George Herbert Walker - President George H.W. Bush's grandfather and President George W. Bush's great-grandfather. ... Kraft won the U.S. Amateur on Aug. 28, beating Cantlay 2-up at Erin Hills in Wisconsin. ... Henley and English, teammates at Georgia, won Nationwide Tour events this year. ... The 2013 matches will be played at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, N.Y., and the 2015 event is set for Royal Lytham and St. Anne's in England.
Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews site: http://www.randa.org
NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Rogers, Arkansas.
Course: Pinnacle Country Club (6,284 yards, par 71).
Purse: $2 million. Winner's share: $300,000.
Last year: Taiwan's Yani Tseng won the last of her three 2010 titles, closing with a 6-under 65 to beat Michelle Wie by a stroke.
Last event: Brittany Lincicome won the Canadian Women's Open on Aug. 28 in Mirabel, Quebec, for her second victory of the year, beating Wie and Stacy Lewis by a stroke.
Notes: The top-ranked Tseng, the LPGA Championship and Women's British Open winner, leads the tour with four victories this season and has seven overall wins this year. ... Lewis won the inaugural tournament in 2007, an unofficial victory after the event was cut to 18 holes because of rain. The then-University of Arkansas player shot a 65. She won the Kraft Nabisco in April. ... All 12 U.S. Solheim Cup players are in the field. ... South Korea's Jiyai Shin won in 2009. She made up a seven-stroke deficit with a final-round 64, then beat Angela Stanford and Sun Young Yoo with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff. ... The Navistar LPGA Classic is next week in Prattville, Ala., followed by the Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle in Ireland.
Site: Hilversum, Netherlands.
Course: Hilversumsche Golf Club (6,906 yards, par 70).
Purse: $2.53 million. Winner's share: $422,220.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 7-11 a.m.).
Last year: German star Martin Kaymer finished with a 4-under 66 for a four-stroke victory over Christian Nilsson and Fabrizio Zanotti.
Last week: Thomas Bjorn won the European Masters in Switzerland for his second victory in two weeks, closing with a 9-under 62 for a four-stroke victory. The 40-year-old Dane had an eagle and nine birdies in the final round. He won the Johnnie Walker Championship two weeks ago in a playoff at Gleneagles in Scotland and won the Qatar Masters in February. Kaymer was second.
Notes: Kaymer is in the field along with U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood. McIlroy tied for third in Switzerland. ... Maarten Lafeber won in 2003 at Hilversumsche to become the first Dutchman to win the national championship since Joop Ruhl in 1947. ... The tournament was first played in 1912. ... The Seve Trophy is next week in Paris, followed by the Austrian Open.
FEDEX CUP PLAYOFFS
Next event: BMW Championship, Sept. 15-18, Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, Dubsdread Course, Lemont, Illinois.
Last week: Webb Simpson won the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Monday for his second victory in three weeks, beating Chez Reavie with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Simpson made a 30-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole, then got into the playoff when Reavie closed with a bogey. Simpson moved to No. 1 in the FedEx Cup playoffs and the chase for a $10 million prize.
Next event: Songdo IBD Championship, Sept. 16-18, Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, Incheon, South Korea.
Last event: Mark Calcavecchia won the Boeing Classic on Aug. 28 in Snoqualmie, Wash., for his first Champions Tour title, beating Russ Cochran with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Next event: Boise Open, Sept, 15-18, Hillcrest Country Club, Boise, Idaho.
Last week: England's Gary Christian won the Mylan Classic in Canonsburg, Pa., beating John Mallinger by a stroke. The 40-year-old Christian earned $108,000 to jump from 27th to fourth on the money list with $230,040. The top 25 at the end of the season will earn 2012 PGA Tour cards.
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: USGA Senior Amateur, Saturday-Thursday, Sept. 15, Kinloch Golf Club, Manakin-Sabot, Virginia. Online: http://www.usga.org
NGA HOOTERS TOUR: Woodcreek Classic, Thursday-Sunday, The Members Club at Woodcreek and WildeWood, Elgin, South Carolina. Online: http://www.ngahooterstour.com
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Toshin Tournament, Thursday-Sunday, Lake Wood Golf Club, Mie, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org
ASIAN TOUR: Singapore Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Orchid Country Club Singapore. Online: http://www.asiantour.com
SUNSHINE TOUR: Telkom PGA Pro-Am, Wednesday-Friday, Centurion Country Club, Gauteng, South Africa. Online: http://www.sunshinetour.com
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Kazakhstan Open, Thursday-Sunday, Nurtau Golf Club, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: USGA Senior Women's Amateur, Saturday-Thursday, Sept. 15, The Honors Course, Ooltewah, Tennessee. Online: http://www.usga.org
LPGA FUTURES TOUR: Price Chopper Tour Championship, Friday-Sunday, Capital Hills at Albany City, Albany, New York. Online: http://www.lpgafuturestour.com
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Prague Masters, Friday-Sunday, Albatross Golf Resort, Prague. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: JLPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Gifu Seki Country Club, Gifu, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp