This week in golf: Sept. 5-8
- September 4, 2013 - 7:17 PM
What: Walker Cup in Southampton, N.Y.
Course: National Golf Links of America (6,986 yards, par 72)
Schedule (TV): Saturday-Sunday (Golf Channel)
Format: Team match play. Saturday, four morning foursomes (alternate-shot) matches and eight afternoon singles matches; Sunday, four morning foursomes matches and 10 afternoon singles matches.
Defending champion: Britain and Ireland won 14-12 in 2011 at Royal Aberdeen in Scotland for its first victory since 2003. The U.S. leads the series 34-8-1.
What: Montreal Championship in Sainte-Julie, Quebec
Course: La Vallee du Richelieu Golf Club, Rouville Course (6,789 yards, par 72)
Schedule: Friday-Sunday (Golf Channel)
Purse: $1.6 million (winner’s share: $240,000)
Defending champion: Mark Calcavecchia
Next event: BMW Championship, Sept. 12-15, Conway Farms Golf Club, Lake Forest, Ill.
Next event: Evian Championship, Sept. 12-15, Evian Masters Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France
USGA: The Walker Cup matches, first played in 1922 at National Golf Links of America, 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.
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