This Week on Tour

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
Categories: European TourFedEx CupGolf For WomenLPGA TourPGA TourPro Tour

BMW Championship
Dates: Sept. 17-20
Venue: Conway Farms Golf Club, Lake Forest, Ill.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Friday 3-7 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Saturday 3:30-6 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday Noon-2 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday Noon-3:30 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 2-6 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Final opportunity to qualify for next week’s TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola: The top-70 in the FedExCup standings are in the field this week, and at week’s end players in the top-30 in the standings will advance to next week’s TOUR Championship in Atlanta and earn a shot at winning the $10 million FedExCup prize. Players sitting in the top-5 following Sunday’s final round will put themselves in position to automatically take the FedExCup with a win at the TOUR Championship next week.
Horschel defends: Billy Horschel finished two shots ahead of Bubba Watson outside of Denver for his second career PGA TOUR win.
Headlining the field: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Zach Johnson, Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson and Jimmy Walker.

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The Solheim Cup
Dates: Sept. 17-20
Venue: St. Leon-Rot Golf Club (St. Leon Course), St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday Solheim Cup Opening Ceremony 11 a.m.-Noon
Friday Solheim Cup Day 1 2 a.m.-Noon
Saturday Solheim Cup Day 2 2 a.m.-Noon
Sunday Solheim Cup Final Day 4:30-11 a.m.

Broadcast Notes:
Format: This is the first Solheim Cup being contested in Germany (previous European host countries include Scotland, Wales, Sweden and Ireland). Four foursome matches and four four-ball matches will be contested on Friday and Saturday, with 12 singles matches to be played on Sunday. Europe will need to win 14 of the 28 points available to retain the Cup, while the United States will need to earn 14 ½ points to take back the Cup.

Europe defends: Europe won the previous contest 18-10 at Colorado Golf Club for their second consecutive Solheim Cup victory. Leading by a single point following the first three sessions, Europe swept the Saturday afternoon four-ball session to take a 10 ½ – 5 ½ lead into the final day. The United States leads the all-time series 8-5, although they have lost the last two editions. Nine of the 12 members of the 2013-winning European team return, while the United States returns 11 of the 12 members from its 2013 team.
United States Team: Stacy Lewis, Lexi Thompson, Cristie Kerr, Michelle Wie, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel, Angela Stanford, Gerina Piller, Alison Lee, Lizette Salas, Brittany Lang, Paula Creamer, Juli Inkster (Captain), Pat Hurst (Assistant Captain) and Wendy Ward (Assistant Captain).

European Team: Suzann Pettersen, Gwladys Nocera, Charley Hull, Melissa Reid, Anna Nordqvist, Azahara Munoz, Sandra Gal, Carlota Ciganda, Karine Icher, Caroline Hedwall, Caroline Masson, Catriona Matthew, Carin Koch (Captain), Sophie Gustafson (Assistant Captain) and Annika Sorenstam (Assistant Captain). Tour LogoWEB.COM TOUR
Small Business Connection Championship at River Run
Dates: Sept. 17-20
Venue: River Run Country Club, Davidson, N.C.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live) / Midnight-2 a.m. (Friday replay)
Friday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 7-9 p.m. (Tape delay) / 3-5 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Sunday 2-4 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes: Tour Finals continue: The four-event Tour Finals continue with its second leg this week, as eligible players finishing 126-200 in the PGA TOUR FedExCup standings and players finishing 26-100 on the Tour season money list compete for a chance at securing one of 25 additional 2015-16 PGA TOUR cards up for grabs at the conclusion of the Tour Championship. Players having finished in the top-25 on the Tour money list already having secured their 2015-16 PGA TOUR card also are eligible to complete in the Tour Finals to try and improve their playing status for next season.

Headlining the field: Jason Allred, Tommy Gainey, Oliver Goss, Cody Gribble, Lucas Glover, Billy Hurley, Sam Saunders, Scott Langley, Aaron Baddeley, Trey Mullinax and Robert Allenby.

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Italian Open
Dates: Sept. 17-20
Venue: Golf Club Milano, Monza Park, Italy

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 5:30-7:30 a.m. / 9:30-11 a.m. (Live)
Friday Midnight-2 a.m. (Saturday tape delay) / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Saturday Noon-3:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 7-11 a.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Sunday 4-6 p.m. (Tape delay) / 7:30 a.m.-Noon (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)

Broadcast Notes:
Otto defends: Hennie Otto won by two strokes over David Howell for his third career European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Martin Kaymer, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke, Matteo Manassero, Danny Willet, Y.E. Yang, Bernd Wiesberger and Hennie Otto.

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