What: Solheim Cup in St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Course: St. Leon-Rot Golf Club (6,535 yards, par 72)

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

Format: Team match play. Friday and Saturday, four morning foursome (alternate-shot) and four afternoon fourball (best-ball) matches; Sunday, 12 singles matches.

United States (c-captain's pick): c-Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, c-Brittany Lang, Alison Lee, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Gerina Piller, Morgan Pressel, Lizette Salas, Angela Stanford, Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie. Captain, Juli Inkster.

Europe: Carlota Ciganda, Spain; Sandra Gal, Germany; c-Caroline Hedwall, Sweden; Charley Hull, England; c-Karine Icher, France; c-Caroline Masson, Germany; c-Catriona Matthew, Scotland; Azahara Munoz, Spain; Gwladys Nocera, France; Anna Nordqvist, Sweden; Suzann Pettersen, Norway; Melissa Reid, England. Captain: Carin Koch, Sweden.

Last matches: Europe won on American soil for the first time, beating the U.S. 18-10 in 2013 at Colorado Golf Club.


What: BMW Championship in Lake Forest, Ill.

Course: Conway Farms Golf Club (7,198 yards, par 71)

Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel) Saturday-Sunday (Ch. 11)

Purse: $8.25 million (winner's share: $1,485,000)

Defending champion: Billy Horschel

champions TOUR

Next event: First Tee Open, Sept. 25-28, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.


LPGA: The U.S. leads the series 8-5. ... Wie tied for 16th last week in France in the Evian Championship, her best finish since returning from a left ankle injury. She is 6-5-1 in three previous appearances in the biennial event. ... Lincicome, Kerr, Thompson, Pettersen and Nordqvist have LPGA Tour victories this season. ... The event is named in honor of Karsten Solheim, the Ping golf equipment founder who died in 2000. ... Europe won 15-13 in 2011 at Killeen Castle in Ireland. ... The 2017 matches will be played at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa.

PGA: 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.