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PGA TOUR

BMW Championship

Site: Lemont, Ill.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, Dubsdread Course (7,616 yards, par 71).

Purse: $7.5 million. Winner's share: $1.35 million.

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

Last year: Tiger Woods won for the fifth time at Cog Hill, shooting a course-record 62 in the third round and finishing with a 68 for an eight-stroke victory.

Last event: Charley Hoffman won the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday at TPC Boston, closing 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.

Notes: The top 70 in the FedEx Cup points qualified for the tournament. The top 30 after the event will advance to the Tour Championship - where the points will be reset - on Sept. 23-26 at East Lake in Atlanta.

LPGA TOUR

NW Arkansas Championship

Site: Rogers, Ark.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Pinnacle Country Club (6,284 yards, par 71).

Purse: $2 million. Winner's share: $300,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 12:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m.).

Last year: South Korea's Jiyai Shin won the last of her three 2009 titles. Shin made up a seven-stroke deficit with a final-round 64, then beat Angela Stanford and Sun Young Yoo with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.

Last event: Michelle Wie won the Canadian Open on Aug. 29 at St. Charles in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for her second LPGA Tour victory. Shin, Kristy McPherson, Suzann Pettersen and Jee Young Lee tied for second, three strokes back.

Notes: Wie is in the field. ... Shin won the Evian Masters in July in France. ... The tour is off the next three weeks. Play will resume Oct 7-10 with the Navistar LPGA Classic in Prattville, Ala.

CHAMPIONS TOUR

Songdo Championship

Site: Songdo, South Korea.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea (7,257 yards, par 72).

Purse: $3 million. Winner's share: $455,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 1 a.m., 6 a.m.; Saturday, 1 a.m., 2 p.m., 11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.).

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last week: Ted Schulz won the First Tee Open for his first Champions Tour title, holding off Tom Pernice Jr. by a stroke at Pebble Beach.

Notes: The tournament is the 50-and-over tour's first event in Asia. ... Bernhard Langer is coming off a victory two weeks ago in the Boeing Classic. The German star won the British Senior Open and U.S. Senior Open in consecutive weeks and leads the tour with five victories. ... Tom Watson is in the field. He turned 61 last week. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume Sept. 24-26 with the SAS Championship in Cary.

Associated Press

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