This Week in Golf -- August 14-17
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Patrick Reed birdied the second playoff hole at this event last year to top Jordan Spieth and capture his first career victory. The duo finished their four rounds at 14-under-par 266.
Reed has won two events since, with both of them coming this season. Reed earned victories at the Humana Challenge and the WGC-Cadillac Championship earlier this year.
Joining Reed in this week's field are 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson and the No. 18 player in the world Hideki Matsuyama, among others.
Golf channel will have coverage all four days and will hand things off to CBS in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday.
The PGA Tour's best golfers begin their quest for a FedExCup title next week as they head to Paramus, New Jersey for The Barclays, where Adam Scott took home the title last year.
WEGMANS LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP, Monroe Golf Club, Pittsford, New York - The LPGA Tour is in New York this week for its fourth major of the season, the Wegmans LPGA Championship.
Inbee Park defeated Catriona Matthew on the third playoff hole last year to capture her second of three major championships in 2013. Park also won the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the U.S. Women's Open title last year. She also won the U.S. Women's Open in 2008.
Park stumbled to a final-round, 3-over 75 at this event in 2013, while Matthew carded a 3-under 68, forcing a playoff between the two. They both finished regulation play at 5-under 283.
Park will be back to defend her title again this year, and she will go up against some of the best players in the world including two-time major champion Stacy Lewis and young phenom Lydia Ko, who is seeking her first major title. Due to an injured right index finger, this year's U.S. Women's Open champion Michelle Wie will not be participating.
Golf Channel will have coverage of all four rounds.
The LPGA Tour will be in action again next week for the Canadian Pacific Women's Open. Ko has won this event two years in a row. She did so as an amateur before turning pro this season.
MADE IN DENMARK, Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort, Aalborg, Denmark - The European Tour is in Denmark this week for the inaugural Made in Denmark.
This will be the first European Tour event played in Denmark since 2003.
The field is headlined by Thomas Bjorn, who is one of several Danish players playing in this week's event. Bjorn, a 15-time winner on the European Tour, will be joined by fellow Danish players Thorbjorn Olesen and Morten Orum Madsen. Olesen is coming off a PGA Championship where he finished tied for 30th.
Coming off his third career victory on the European Tour at the M2M Russian Open two weeks ago, David Horsey will also play in this week's event.
Golf Channel will have coverage all four days.
The European Tour next heads to the Czech Republic for the D+D Real Czech Masters. The last time this event was played was in 2011, where Oliver Fisher took home the title.
DICK'S SPORTING GOODS OPEN, En-Joie Golf Course, Endicott, New York - The Champions Tour is back after a week off as players get ready for this week's Dick's Sporting Goods Open.
Bart Bryant, a Champions Tour rookie last season, fired a final-round, even- par 72 last year and he held off Corey Pavin and Russ Cochran to earn a 1- stroke victory. Bryant finished his week at 16-under 200. He has yet to win on tour since.
Bryant returns this year as he looks to defend his title. He will be joined by Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie, who have each won two major championships on tour this season. Regions Tradition champion Kenny Perry is not in the field this week.
Golf Channel will have coverage of all three days of this event, which begins on Friday.
The Champions Tour will be in Washington next week for the Boeing Classic, where John Riegger earned a 2-shot victory last year. It was Riegger's first and only win on tour.
NEWS SENTINAL OPEN, Fox Den Country Club, Knoxville, Tennessee - The Web.com Tour is back in Knoxville for another installment of the News Sentinal Open.
Last year, Peter Malnati birdie his final hole to break a five-way tie and win by one stroke. It was Malnati's first and only win on tour.
Malnati fired a final-round 65 and ended his week at 16-under 268. He narrowly edged out Matt Bettencourt, Miguel Angel Carballo, James White and Blayne Barber, all of whom ended one shot back at minus-15.
Now on the PGA Tour, Malnati will not be defending his title at this week's event. Malnati has struggled this season, missing 15 cuts in 19 events so far. However, in four events in which he has made the cut, Malnati has three top-20 finishes, with his best one coming at the Puerto Rico Open, where he tied for 14th.
There will be no television coverage of this event.
The Web.com Tour will finish off the regular season with the inaugural WinCo Foods Portland Open next week in North Plains, Oregon.
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