Destination Golf

Pga Tour, Lpga Tour, Champions Tour

September 20, 2005|By Bill Free


PGA Tour

Valero Texas Open

Site -- San Antonio

Schedule -- Thursday-Sunday

Course -- The Resort Course at LaCantera Golf Club (6,881 yards, par 70)

Purse -- $3.5 million. Winner's share: $630,000

TV -- ESPN (Thursday-Saturday: 4-6 p.m.; Sunday: 4-7 p.m.)

Last year -- Bart Bryant captured his first PGA Tour title with a three-stroke victory over Patrick Sheehan, recording a 10-under-par 60 in the third round. Bryant posted a bogey-free 67 on Sunday to win, finishing 19 strokes under par for the tournament with a 261.

Presidents Cup

Site -- Prince William County, Va.

Schedule -- Thursday-Sunday

Course -- Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (7,335, par 72)

TV -- NBC/TNT (Thursday: 1-6 p.m., TNT; Friday: noon-6 p.m., TNT; Saturday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., NBC; Sunday: noon-6 p.m., NBC).

Format -- The Presidents Cup consists of 34 matches - 11 foursomes and 11 four-ball matches. There are 12 singles matches involving all players on the final Sunday. All matches are worth one point each, for a total of 34 points. There are playoffs for foursome, four-ball or singles matches tied after 18 holes until the Cup has been decided. At that point, matches still undecided will be called a draw and each side will receive a half point.

United States: (cp denotes captain's pick) -- Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, David Toms, Kenny Perry, Chris DiMarco, Jim Furyk, Fred Funk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love, III, Scott Verplank, cp-Justin Leonard, cp-Fred Couples. Captain: Jack Nicklaus.

International -- Vijay Singh, Fiji; Retief Goosen, South Africa; Adam Scott, Australia; Angel Cabrera, Argentina; Tim Clark, South Africa; Michael Campbell, New Zealand; Stuart Appleby, South Africa; Mike Weir, Canada; Nick O'Hern, Australia; Mark Hensby, Australia; cp-Peter Lonard, Australia; cp-Trevor Immelman, South Africa. Captain: Gary Player.

Last matches -- 17-17 tie in 2003.

Chip shots -- Friends for almost 50 years, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player will face each other as captains of their respective Presidents Cup teams. ... The 2003 Presidents Cup was originally scheduled for November 2002 but was postponed.


Next event -- Office Depot Championship, Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

Champions Tour

Next event -- Georgia-Pacific Grand Champions Championship, Thursday-Friday, Hawks Ridge Golf Club, Ball Ground, Ga.

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