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Site: Norton, Mass.

Schedule: Friday-Monday.

Course: TPC Boston (7,214 yards, par 71).

Purse: $8 million. Winner's share: $1.44 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday-Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.; Monday, noon-1:30 p.m.) and NBC (Sunday, 3-6 p.m.; Monday, 2-6 p.m.)

Last year: Charley Hoffman closed with a 9-under 62 for a five-shot victory over Geoff Ogilvy, Jason Day and Luke Donald. Hoffman tied the tournament record at 22-under 262.

Last week: Dustin Johnson beat the rain and everyone else at The Barclays in the playoff opener, shortened to 54 holes because of Irene. He shot a 29 on the front nine in the Saturday finish and had a 6-under 65 to beat Matt Kuchar by two strokes.

Notes: The top 100 in the FedEx Cup points qualified for the event. The field will be cut to 70 for the BMW Championship on Sept. 15-18 at Cog Hill in Lemont, Ill., and to 30 for the Tour Championship on Sept. 22-25 at East Lake in Atlanta. ... Johnson jumped from 19th to first in the standings with his victory in New Jersey. Kuchar is second, followed by Nick Watney, Webb Simpson and Donald. ... Tiger Woods failed to qualify. He will play the Open in California the first week of October, his first time competing in the PGA Tour's Fall Series as he prepares for the Presidents Cup.



Site: Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club (6,822 yards, par 71).

Purse: $2.9 million. Winner's share: $484,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 7-11 a.m.).

Last year: Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez won the last of his three 2010 titles, beating Italy's Edoardo Molinari by three strokes.

Last week: Denmark's Thomas Bjorn won the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles in Scotland, making birdie on the fifth hole of a playoff with South Africa's George Coetzee. In cold and windy conditions, Bjorn birdied the par-5 18th three straight time to hold off Coetzee. Austria's Bernd Wiesberger dropped out on the first extra hole, Spain's Pablo Larrazabal on the second and England's Mark Foster on the fourth.

Notes: U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy and British Open winner Darren Clarke are in the field along with Bjorn, Jimenez, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Edoardo and Francesco Molinari, Matteo Manassero and Louis Oosthuizen. ... Bjorn also won the Qatar Masters in February. ... The tournament opens the points race for the 2013 European Ryder Cup team. ... France's Benjamin Hebert won the Rolex Trophy last week in Geneva for his third Challenge Tour victory of the year and an immediate European Tour promotion. ... The KLM Open will be next week in the Netherlands.



Site: Canonsburg, Pa.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Southpointe Golf Club (6,951 yards, par 71).

Purse: $600,000. Winner's share: $108,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7-9:30 p.m.).

Last year: Kevin Kisner won the inaugural event, beating Geoffrey Sisk by a stroke.

Last week: Three-time PGA Tour winner Kirk Triplett won the News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tenn., to become the oldest winner in Nationwide Tour history at 49 years, 4 months, 29 days. Marco Dawson was second, a stroke back.

Notes: John Daly will make a second straight tour start. He tied for 32nd in Knoxville. ... The tour will be off next week. Play will resume Sept. 15-18 with the Boise Open.


Next event: NW Arkansas Championship, Sept. 9-11, Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers, Ark.

Last week: Brittany Lincicome won the Canadian Women's Open in Mirabel, Quebec, for her second victory of the year, beating Michelle Wie and Stacy Lewis by a stroke.