This Week in Golf - August 16th through August 19th

This Week in Golf - August 16th through August 19th

This Week in Golf - August 16th through August 19th
August 13th, 2007

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - CHAMPIONS TOUR - JELD-WEN TRADITION, Crosswater Golf Club at Sunriver Resort, Bend, Oregon - This is the fourth of five Champions Tour majors, and the first event in two weeks.

Eduardo Romero beat Lonnie Nielsen in a playoff last year for his first major -- and first Champions Tour win overall. Romero had lost to Loren Roberts in a playoff at the Senior British Open.

There have been six playoffs in the 19 years of the JELD-WEN Tradition. Romero was 52 when he won last year, the 12th champion 53 years old or younger at this event.

The Golf Channel will have coverage the first two days, yielding to NBC on the weekend. Next week's event is the Boeing Greater Seattle Classic, which was won by Tom Kite in a playoff last year.


WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP, Forest Oaks Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina - This is the last event for players to earn points before the FedEx Cup playoffs begin next week at The Barclays.

It was called the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro last year when Davis Love III shot four rounds in the 60s to beat Jason Bohn by two shots for his 19th PGA Tour victory and first since 2003.

Aside from the four major championships, this is the third oldest event on the PGA Tour schedule. Forest Oaks has hosted this event since 1977. Love and his design team rebuilt all 18 greens and added 184 yards in 2002-03.

The tournament will be shown on the Golf Channel and CBS this week.

Next week, the playoffs begin at The Barclays. Only the top 144 players on the FedEx Cup points list qualify. Vijay Singh won The Barclays last June, his only victory of the 2006 season.


SCANDINAVIAN MASTERS, Arlandastad Golf Club, Stockholm, Sweden - There will be four major champions in the field this week for the Scandinavian Masters: Scotland's Paul Lawrie; and Americans John Daly, Corey Pavin and Jeff Sluman.

The Americans will be looking to follow in the footsteps of three countrymen who have won previously at this event: George Burns, Bob Byman and Craig Stadler. Tom Lehman, the 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup captain, was scheduled to appear but has pulled out of the field with a right elbow injury.

Marc Warren is the defending champion after beating Robert Karlsson in a playoff last year. The Golf Channel will have coverage of all four rounds this weekend.

Next week's event is the KLM Open, where Simon Dyson won in a playoff last year.


CN CANADIAN WOMEN'S OPEN, Royal Mayfair Golf Club City, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Following an off-week, the LPGA Tour moves north for the sixth annual Canadian Women's Open.

This is the 36th year that the LPGA has played in Canada. The first time was in 1973 for the LaCanadienne, which later became the Peter Jackson Classic and the du Maurier Classic.

Of the 40 previous events staged in Canada, 20 have been won by current or future LPGA Tour Hall of Famers. Cristie Kerr, a probable future Hall of Famer, won by a shot last year over Angela Stanford.

The Golf Channel will have coverage on the weekend. Next week is the Safeway Classic, which Pat Hurst won last year.


XEROX CLASSIC, Irondequoit Country Club, Rochester, New York - As the PGA Tour pointed out this week on its Web site, no 54-hole leader has won in the last 11 Nationwide Tour events.

This is just the third Xerox Classic. It is also one of only nine events remaining before the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship. Kevin Stadler won last year, claiming his third Nationwide Tour title.

The Golf Channel will have coverage of all four rounds. Next week is the National Mining Pete Dye Classic, won by Jason Enloe in a playoff last year.


MONTREAL OPEN, Saint-Raphael Golf Club, Ile Bizard, Quebec, Canada - Canadian Wes Heffernan won the Montreal Open last year to snap a winning streak by players from the United States.

This event returned in 2004 after nearly 60 years of nonexistence. Before 2004, the last time this event was held was in 1945 at the Islesmere Golf Club and the champion was Byron Nelson.

This is the first full-field Canadian Tour event in a month. Next week is the Jane Rogers Championship, a new event.


HUNTERS OAK GOLF CLASSIC, Hunters Oak Golf Club, Queenstown, Maryland - This is one of only three Futures Tour events remaining before Q-school officially ends the season.

Ashley Hoagland won the tournament last year. This week's field will be competing for a $75,000 purse, with $10,500 set aside for the winner.

The last two events of the season are the Gettysburg Championship and the ILOVENY Championship.

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