This week's pro golf events | September 21-27, 2015

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Site: Atlanta.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: East Lake Golf Club (7,307 yards, par 70).
Purse: $8.25 million. Winner's share: $1,485,000.
Last year: Billy Horschel won the season-ending event to take the FedExCup title and $10 million bonus. He won the BMW Championship the previous week in Colorado.
Last week: Jason Day won the BMW Championship by six strokes in Lake Forest, Illinois, to take the No. 1 spot in the world ranking. The Australian has a tour-best five victories this year, four in his last six starts.
Notes: The top 30 in the FedExCup standings qualified for the season-ending event. ... The top five — Day is No. 1, followed by Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson and Bubba Watson — can take the $10 million FedExCup prize with a victory. The other players have a chance to win the playoff title with a victory, but would need help from the players at the top of the standings. ... Day won the playoff opener at Plainfield in New Jersey, and Fowler took the second event at TPC Boston. ... East Lake, the course where Bobby Jones learned to play, was designed by Donald Ross and renovated by Rees Jones. ... The Presidents Cup is Oct. 8-11 in South Korea. The 2015-16 season will open the following week with the Open in Napa, California.
Site: Bad Griesbach, Germany.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Bad Griesbach Golf Resort, Franz Beckenbauer Course (7,188 yards, par 71).
Purse: $2.24 million. Winner's share: $372,970.
Last year: No tournament. The event was last played in 2009.
Last week: Sweden's Rikard Karlberg won the Italian Open for his first European Tour title. He beat Germany's Martin Kaymer with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.
Notes: Champions Tour star Bernhard Langer is in the field. The German star co-designed the course. Graeme McDowell, Charl Schwartzel and Miguel Angel Jimenez also are playing. ... The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is next week in Scotland, followed by the British Masters.
Site: Columbus, Ohio.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Ohio State University Golf Club, Scarlet Course (7,455 yards, par 71).
Purse: $1 million. Winner's share: $180,000.
Last year: Justin Thomas beat Richard Sterne with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Last week: Chez Reavie won the Small Business Connection Championship in Davidson, North Carolina, to regain his PGA Tour card.
Notes: The tournament is the third of four events in the series for the top 75 players from the Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedExCup standings and non-members who earned enough money to have placed in the top 200 had they been eligible to receive points. The top 25 players on regular-season money list earned PGA Tour cards. They are competing against each other for PGA Tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals. The other players are fighting for another 25 cards based on earnings in the series. ... Sweden's Henrik Norlander won the opener in Indiana. ... The Tour Championship is next week in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Site: Pebble Beach, California.
Schedule: Friday-Sunday.
Courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links (6,837 yards, par 72) and Poppy Hills Golf Course (6,879 yards, par 71).
Purse: $2 million. Winner's share: $300,000.
Last year: John Cook beat Tom Byrum by a stroke for the last of his 10 Champions Tour titles. Cook won the 1981 Bing Crosby Pro-Am at Pebble Beach for his first PGA Tour title.
Last event: Jeff Maggert won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open on Aug. 30 in Endicott, New York, for his fourth victory of the year.
Notes: Davis Love III is making his fifth career start on the 50-and-over tour. He won the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship last month to become the third-oldest champion in tour history at 51 years, 4 months, 10 days. ... Colin Montgomerie is coming off a victory two weeks ago in England in a European Senior Tour event. He won the Senior PGA Championship in May. ... Jeff Sluman won in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and Kirk Triplett took the 2012 and 2013 events. ... Mark O'Meara won five PGA Tour titles at Pebble Beach, the last in 1997. ... The final round will be played at Pebble Beach. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume Oct. 9-11 with the SAS Championship in North Carolina.
Next event: LPGA Malaysia, Oct. 8-11, Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Last week: Infuriated by Suzann Pettersen's call against Alison Lee, the United States beat Europe 14 1/2-13 1/3 in the biggest comeback in Solheim Cup history. The event in Germany turned after Lee was penalized for picking up her ball when she thought her short second putt had been conceded on the 17th hole in the completion of a suspended fourballs match. The U.S. won 8 1/2 points in the 12 singles matches.
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Senior Amateur, Saturday-Oct. 1, Hidden Creek Golf Club, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.
JAPAN GOLF TOUR/ASIAN TOUR: Asia-Pacific Golf Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Otone Country Club, West Course, Ibaraki, Japan.
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Brazil Open, Thursday-Sunday, Itanhanga Golf Club, Rio de Janeiro.
SWING THOUGHT TOUR: Okefenokee Classic, Wednesday-Saturday, Okefenokee Golf Club, Blackshear, Georgia.
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Senior Women's Amateur, Saturday-Oct. 1, Hillwood Country Club, Nashville, Tennessee.
SYMETRA TOUR: El Dorado Shootout, Friday-Sunday, Mystic Creek Golf Club, El Dorado, Arkansas.
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Ladies French Open, Thursday-Sunday, Golf de Chantaco, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France.
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Dunlop Ladies Open, Friday-Sunday, Rifu Golf Club, Miyagi, Japan.
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