World Golf Glance
Site: Paramus, New Jersey
Course: Ridgewood Country Club (7,319, 6,692 meters, par 71).
Purse: $7.5 million. Winner's share: $1.35 million.
Last year: Heath Slocum won the FedEx Cup opener at Liberty National in Jersey City, holing a 20-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington and Steve Stricker.
Last week: Arjun Atwal won the Wyndham Championship to become the first Monday qualifier to win on the PGA Tour in 24 years and the first Indian-born champion.
Notes: Woods is winless in nine events this year. He tied for 28th in the PGA Championship in his last start and has broken 70 only once in his last 17 rounds. ... In 2008 at Ridgewood, Vijay Singh won his record fourth title in the event, matching Sergio Garcia's long birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff and winning with a birdie on the second extra hole. Singh won the Deutsche Bank Championship the following week and went on to win the FedEx Cup title. ... The top 100 in the FedEx Cup points after the event will be eligible for the Deutsche Bank next week in Norton, Massachusetts. The field will be cut to 70 for the BMW Championship at Cog Hill in Lemont, Illinois, and to 30 for the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. ... The 2010 tournament will be played at Plainfield in Edison, New Jersey, and the 2011 event is set for Ridgewood.
Site: Perthshire, Scotland.
Course: The Gleneagles Hotel, PGA Centenary Course (7,316 yards, 6,690 meters, par 72).
Purse: $2.16 million. Winner's share: $359,745.
Last year: Sweden's Peter Hedblom held off countryman Martin Erlandsson by a stroke. Erlandsson closed with a 62.
Last week: Sweden's Peter Hanson won the Czech Open to move into position for a Ryder Cup spot, holing an 18-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with England's Gary Boyd and Ireland's Peter Lawrie.
Notes: The tournament is the final event in the points races for the nine automatic European Ryder Cup spots. ... The Jack Nicklaus-designed Centenary Course will be the site of the 2014 Ryder Cup. ... The European Masters is next week in Switzerland, followed by the KLM Open in the Netherlands.
Site: Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Course: St. Charles Country Club (6,572 yards, 6,009 meters, par 72).
Purse: $2.25 million. Winner's share: $337,500.
Last year: Norway's Suzann Pettersen won at Priddis Greens in Calgary, Alberta, shooting 65-68-66-70 for a five-stroke victory.
Last week: Ai Miyazato reclaimed the top spot in the world rankings, winning the LPGA Safeway Classic in Portland, Oregon, for her fifth victory of the year. The Japanese star beat Cristie Kerr and Na Yeon Choi by two strokes.
Notes: Beth Daniel won in 2003 at Point Grey to become the oldest winner in LPGA Tour history. She was 46 years, 8 months, 29 days. ... The event took the du Maurier Classic's spot on the schedule in 2001. The du Maurier, a major championship for 22 years, folded because of Canada's restrictions on tobacco promotions. ... Jocelyne Bourassa (1973 La Canadienne) is the only Canadian to win an LPGA Tour event in Canada. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume Sept. 10-12 with the NW Arkansas Championship.
Tournament site: http://www.cncanadianwomensopen.com
Site: Snoqualmie, Washington.
Course: TPC Snoqualmie Ridge (7,183 yards, 6,568 meters, par 72).
Purse: $1.9 million. Winner's share: $285,000.
Last year: Loren Roberts won the last of his three 2009 titles, birdieing the final two holes for one-stroke victory over Mark O'Meara. Roberts closed with a 65 to finish a tournament-record 18 under.
Last week: Fred Funk won the Jeld-Wen Tradition for the second time in three years, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Michael Allen and Chien Soon Lu in the fourth of the Champions Tour's five majors.
Notes: Hometown star Fred Couples has three victories in his first season on the 50-and-over tour. He missed the cut last week in the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship. ... Tom Kite won in 2006 and 2008. ... In 2007, Denis Watson won in a tour-record, seven-man playoff. Watson eagled the second extra hole to beat Craig Stadler and R.W. Eaks. Eger, Gil Morgan, Joe Ozaki and Dana Quigley were eliminated on the first playoff hole. ... Jack Nicklaus designed the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. ... The First Tee Open is next week at Pebble Beach.
NATIONWIDE TOUR: Knoxville News Sentinel, Thursday-Sunday, Fox Den Country Club, Knoxville, Tennessee. Online: http://www.pgatour.com
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Amateur Championship, through Sunday, Chambers Bay, University Place, Washington. Televison: Online: http://www.usga.org
NGA HOOTERS TOUR: ComSouth Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Southern Hills Golf Club, Hawkinsville, Georgia. Online: http://www.ngahooterstour.com
CANADIAN TOUR: Canadian Tour Championship, Thursday-Sunday, St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, St. Catharines, Ontario. Online: http://www.cantour.com
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Vana H Cup KBC Augusta, Thursday-Sunday, Keya Golf Club, Fukuoka, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org
SUNSHINE TOUR: Zambia Open, Friday-Sunday, Ndola Golf Club, Ndola, Zambia. Online: http://www.sunshinetour.com
PGA EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Wales Challenge, Wednesday-Saturday, Vale Hotel Golf and Spa, Cardiff, Wales. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Finnair Masters, Friday-Sunday, Helsinki Golf Club, Tali, Finland. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Nitori Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Katsura Golf Club, Tomakomai, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp