Advertisement

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

By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange
This week in golf: who is playing, how to watch, full schedule
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. Spieth will be chasing a career Grand Slam during the 99th PGA Championship. File photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI | License Photo

COMING UP

PGA TOUR: 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday through Sunday.

Advertisement

TV: Thursday and Friday, 1-7 p.m. EDT on TNT; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. EDT on TNT and 2-7 p.m. EDT on CBS.

LAST YEAR: Jimmy Walker captured his first major title, sinking a 3-foot par putt on the last hole to cap a 3-under-par 67 and hold off defending champion Jason Day of Australia by one stroke on the Lower Course at Baltusrol in Springfield, N.J. Walker sank an 8-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole to take a three-stroke lead, but Day reached the green on the par-5 closing hole in two with a powerful 2-iron shot and sank a 15-foot eagle putt to also finish off a 67. Walker joined Danny Willett of England (Masters), Dustin Johnson (U.S. Open) and Henrik Stenson of Sweden (Open Championship) as first-time major winners in 2016 by two-putting from 35 feet. It was his sixth PGA Tour victory, all since reaching the age of 35 in 2014, but he has not won this season while battling lyme disease and mononucleosis.

Advertisement

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS: Dick's Sporting Goods Open at En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, N.Y., Aug. 18-20.

TV: Friday, 7-9:30 p.m. EDT; Saturday and Sunday, 4-8 p.m. EDT; on the Golf Channel each day.

RELATED 2017 WGC Bridgestone Invitational results: Hideki Matsuyama ties course record in win

LAST YEAR: Paul Goydos won for the third straight year since joining the PGA Tour Champions, closing with a bogey-free, 3-under-par 69 to beat Wes Short Jr. by two strokes. Goydos, who didn't miss a cut in 15 PGA Tour Champions events in 2016, took charge in the final round with birdies on the sixth and 10th holes to build a three-stroke lead. He added another birdie on No. 16 to hold off Short, who also carded a 69. Goydos, who won the 1996 Bay Hill Invitational and the 2007 Sony Open in Hawaii on the PGA Tour, added the Charles Schwab Cup Championship title to close the 2016 season and won the 3M Championship on Sunday in a playoff over Gene Sauers.

LPGA TOUR: 15th Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 18-20.

RELATED 2017 Ricoh Women's British Open results: In-Kyung Kim holds on to win first major title

TV: Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. EDT and 4-7 p.m. EDT on the Golf Channel; Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Golf Channel and 4-6 p.m. EDT on NBC; and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. EDT on the Golf Channel and 4-6 p.m. EDT on NBC.

Advertisement

2015: The United States rallied from a 10-6 deficit by dominating Europe, 8 1/2 to 3 1/2 in Sunday singles to claim the Solheim Cup from the first time since 2009 with a 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 victory at St. Leon-Rot Golf Club in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. The Americans, led by captain Juli Inkster, were fired up when veteran Suzann Pettersen of Norway said she had not conceded a 16-inch putt to U.S. rookie Alison Lee in the morning four-ball matches, even though the Euros and their caddies were walking to the next tee. The Europeans were awarded the hole en route to a match victory that padded their lead, and the U.S. team was incensed by what it deemed was poor sportsmanship. Paula Creamer, one of Inkster's captain's picks, provided the Americans with the winning point, beating Sandra Gal of Germany.

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement