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

By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange  |  Aug. 14, 2017 at 12:57 PM
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PGA TOUR: Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday through Sunday.

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

LAST YEAR: Si Woo Kim of South Korea shot 10-under par 60 in the second round and went on to claim his first PGA Tour victory by five strokes over Luke Donald of England. Kim, whose only previous pro victory came in the 2015 Stonebrae Classic on the Web.com Tour, sank a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole at Sedgefield to cap a 67. He tied the tournament record of 21-under 259 set by Carl Pettersson of Sweden in 2008. Kim, who was 21 at the time, almost earned his second victory on the circuit before losing to Aaron Baddeley of Australia on the fourth playoff hole in the Barbasol Championship last October. However, he proved his victory last year in the Wyndham was no fluke in May when he captured the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass by three shots over Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa and Ian Poulter of England. Kim won't defend his title because of a back injury that also knocked him out of the PGA Championship.

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS: Dick's Sporting Goods Open at En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, N.Y., Friday through Sunday.

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

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 Aug. 6 in a playoff over Gene Sauers.

LPGA TOUR: The 15th Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa, Friday through Sunday.

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.

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. The U.S. leads the Solheim Cup series 9-5.

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