PGA of America/European Tour
Site: Medinah, Ill.
Schedule: Friday and Saturday, four morning foursomes matches and four afternoon fourball matches; Sunday, 12 singles matches.
Course: Medinah Country Club, No. 3 Course (7,658 yards, par 72).
Television: ESPN (Friday, 5 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.).
United States (c-captain’s pick): Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, c-Jim Furyk, c-Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Webb Simpson, c-Brandt Snedeker, c-Steve Stricker, Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods. Captain: Davis Love III.
Europe: c-Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium; Luke Donald, England; Sergio Garcia, Spain; Peter Hanson, Sweden; Martin Kaymer, Germany; Paul Lawrie, Scotland; Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland; Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland; Francesco Molinari, Italy; c-Ian Poulter, England; Justin Rose, England; Lee Westwood, England. Captain: Jose Maria Olazabal, Spain.
Series: United States leads 25-11-2.
Last matches: Europe won in a Monday finish in 2010 at Celtic Manor in Wales, beating the United States 14 1⁄2-13 1⁄2 when McDowell held off Hunter Mahan 3 and 1 in the final singles match.
Last week: Snedeker won the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta to take the FedEx Cup. He earned $11.44 million, receiving $1.44 for the tournament victory and $10 million for the FedEx Cup title.
Notes: Woods has played on only one winning Ryder Cup team in six appearances in the event. He has a 13-14-2 record. ... The top-ranked McIlroy was 1-1-2 in his Ryder Cup debut at Celtic Manor. He has four PGA Tour victories this year, including the PGA Championship. ... In 2008 at Valhalla in Kentucky in the last matches in the United States, the Americans won 16 1⁄2-11 1⁄2 for their first victory since 1999. ... The team from Britain and Ireland was expanded in 1979 to include all of Europe. ... The United States won the Presidents Cup in November in Australia, beating the International team 19-15. ... Donald played at Northwestern and lives in Chicago. ... The 2014 event will be played at Gleneagles in Scotland, and the 2016 matches are set for Hazeltine in Minnesota.
Site: Weddington, N.C.
Course: The Club at Longview (7,065 yards, par 72).
Purse: $550,000. Winner’s share: $99,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, noon-2 p.m.).
Last year: Scotland’s Russell Knox won in Maineville, Ohio, for his first tour title, beating Billy Hurley by three strokes. Knox finished at 25 under.
Last week: Luke Guthrie rallied to win the WNB Golf Classic in Midland, Texas, for his second straight title, closing with a 6-under 66 for a one-stroke victory. The 22-year-old former Illinois player, the Boise Open winner two weeks ago, leads the money list with $382,463. He turned pro after the NCAA tournament.
Notes: The tournament is in its first year at Jack Nicklaus-designed Longview. ... Two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen is in the field along with Champions Tour newcomer Duffy Waldorf. ... Guthrie, still a student at Illinois, is skipping the tournament to attend the Ryder Cup. ... The Neediest Kids Championship is next week in Potomac, Md., followed by the Miccosukee Championship in Miami.
Next event: LPGA Malaysia, Oct. 11-14, Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Last week: Stacy Lewis won the Navistar LPGA Classic in Prattville, Ala., for her third victory of the year, beating 2011 winner Lexi Thompson by two strokes.
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