WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

What: Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio

Course: Firestone Country Club, South Course (7,400 yards, par 70)

Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel Thursday-Sunday, Ch. 4 Saturday-Sunday)

Purse: $9.25 million (winner's share: $1.57 million)

Defending champion: Rory McIlroy

PGA TOUR

What: Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nev.

Course: Montreux Golf and Country Club (7,472 yards, par 72)

Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel)

Purse: $3.1 million (winner's share: $558,000)

Defending champion: Geoff Ogilvy

CHAMPIONS TOUR

What: Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary, Alberta

Course: Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club (7,158 yards, par 72)

Schedule (TV): Friday-Sunday (Golf Channel)

Purse: $2.35 million (winner's share: $352,500)

Defending champion: Fred Couples

Notes

PGA: Second-ranked Jordan Spieth is at Firestone, making his first start since tying for fourth in the British Open. The Masters and U.S. Open champion can take the No. 1 spot in the world from Rory McIlroy with a victory. … Spring Lake Park product Troy Merritt qualified for the Bridgestone with his victory last week.

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