US PGA TOUR
BMW CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Lake Forest, Illinois Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Course: Conway Farms Golf Club (7,216 yards, 6,599 meters, par 71). Purse: $8 million. Winner's share: $1.44 million. Last year: Rory McIlroy won at Crooked Stick in Indiana for his second straight FedEx Cup victory and fourth US PGA Tour win of the year.
Last event: Sweden's Henrik Stenson won the Deutsche Bank Championship on Sept. 2 at TPC Boston to take the FedEx Cup lead. Steve Stricker was second. Notes: The top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings qualified for the third of the four playoff events. The field will be cut to 30 for the Tour Championship next week at East Lake in Atlanta. ... Stenson has 4,051 points. Tiger Woods is second with 4,037, followed by Masters champion Adam Scott (3,917) and Matt Kuchar (3,103). Scott won the playoff opener at Liberty National. ... McIlroy is 41st in the standings. ... Hunter Mahan is the only player to play in every event in FedEx Cup playoffs history. He's 18th in the standings. ... Tom Fazio designed Conway Farms. ... The 2014 event will be played at Cherry Hills in Colorado.
Site: Zandvoort, Netherlands.
Course: Kennemer Golf & Country Club (6,626 yards, 6,059 meters, par 70).
Purse: $2.37 million. Winner's share: $395,280.
Last year: Sweden's Peter Hanson won at Hilversumsche, holing a 35-foot eagle putt on the final hole for a two-stroke victory.
Last week: Denmark's Thomas Bjorn won the European Masters in Switzerland for his 14th European Tour title. Also the event winner in 2011, Bjorn made a 12-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff hole with Scotland's Craig Lee.
Notes: Maarten Lafeber won in 2003 at Hilversumsche to become the first Dutchman to win the national championship since 1947. ... The event was first played in 1912. ... The Italian Open is next week, followed by the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.
US LPGA TOUR/LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR
Site: Evian-les-Bains, France.
Course: Evian Masters Golf Club (6,465 yards, 5,912 meters, par 71).
Purse: $3.25 million. Winner's share: $487,500.
Last year: South Korea's Inbee Park closed with a 6-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Stacy Lewis and Karrie Webb.
Last event: Norway's Suzann Pettersen won the Safeway Classic on Sept. 1 in Portland, Ore., for her second US LPGA Tour victory of the year.
Notes: The tournament is a major championship for the first time, giving the tour five majors. ... The top-ranked Park swept the first three majors — the Kraft Nabisco, LPGA Championship and U.S. Women's Open — and has three other US LPGA Tour victories this season. ... Lewis won the Women's British Open for her third victory of the year. ... Lydia Ko is coming off her successful title defense in the Canadian Women's Open, the 16-year-old amateur's fourth victory in professional events. ... Ai Miyazato won in 2009 and 2011. ... Australia's Rebecca Artis won the LET event on Sunday in Sweden, rallying to beat European Solheim Cup star Caroline Hedwall by a stroke. ... The US LPGA Tour is off the next two weeks. Play will resume Oct. 3-6 in Beijing.
Ladies European Tour site: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com
WEB.COM TOUR: Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Ohio State University Golf Club, Scarlet Course, Columbus, Ohio.Purse: Online: http://www.pgatour.com
ASIAN TOUR: Yeangder Tournament Players Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Linkou International Golf and Country Club, Taiwan. Online: http://www.asiantour.com
PGA TOUR CANADA: Tour Championship of Canada, Thursday-Sunday, Sunningdale Golf & Country Club, London, Ontario. Online: http://www.pgatourcanada.com
EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: Russian Senior Open, Friday-Sunday, Moscow Country Club, Moscow. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Kharkov Superior Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Superior Golf & Spa Resort, Kharkov, Ukraine. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: JLPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Eniwa Country Club, Shikotsu Course, Hokkaido, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp
THE LEGENDS TOUR: Harris Golf Charity Classic, Saturday-Sunday, Falmouth Country Club, Portland, Maine. Online: http://www.thelegendstour.com