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This week in golf: who is playing, how to watch, full schedule

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Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange
American Jordan Spieth holds the Claret jug after victory at the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport on July 23, 2017. Spieth won in a combined score of 268, twelve under par. Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI
American Jordan Spieth holds the Claret jug after victory at the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport on July 23, 2017. Spieth won in a combined score of 268, twelve under par. Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI | License Photo

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PGA TOUR: RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, Thursday through Sunday.

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TV: Thursday and Friday, 3-6 p.m. EDT on the Golf Channel; Saturday and Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT on the Golf Channel and 3-6 p.m. EDT on CBS.

LAST YEAR: Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela birdied the last three holes at Glen Abbey to claim his second PGA Tour victory by one stroke over Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm of Spain and Martin Laird of Scotland. Vegas sank a 7-foot putt on the 16th hole, a 9-footer on the 17th and a tap-in on the final hole. He began the day five strokes out of the lead held by Brandt Snedeker. Vegas got into the thick of things early with birdies on his first five holes en route to an 8-under-par 64 that gave him his first victory since the 2011 Bob Hope Classic. Johnson eagled the 16th and birdied the 18th for a 69, while Rahm, in his fourth pro start, and Laird both shot 67. Snedeker, who won the 2013 Canadian Open, shot 71 to finish two shots back in a tie for fifth.

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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS: The Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Bridgend, Wales, Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 7-9:30 a.m. EDT and 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. EDT on the Golf Channel; Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-noon EDT on the Golf Channel and noon-2 p.m. EDT on NBC.

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LAST YEAR: Paul Broadhurst of England, who has won 11 times in his pro career, came from four strokes back in the final round to capture his first major title by two strokes over Scott McCarron at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland. Broadhurst, who was in danger of missing the cut when he opened with a 3-over-par 75, played the last three rounds in 66-68-68. McCarron got close with three birdies early on the back nine in the final round before two late bogeys left him with a 69. Broadhurst joined Mark James and Roger Chapman as the only Englishmen to win a PGA Tour Champions major title.

LPGA TOUR: Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links in North Ayrshire, Scotland, Thursday through Sunday.

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TV: Thursday and Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. EDT; Saturday and Sunday, 3-6 p.m. EDT; on the Golf Channel all four days.

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LAST YEAR: Inaugural event.

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