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Teeing it up: This week’s golf and Area Holes-In-One

PGA Tour

Event: The Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday, 3-7 p.m., Golf Channel; Friday 3-7:30 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday, noon-3:30 p.m., NBC and 3:30-6 p.m., Golf Channel, and Sunday, noon-2 p.m., Golf Channel and 2-6 p.m., NBC.

Last Year: Jordan Spieth capped a brilliant season with his fifth victory, posting four scores in the 60s to beat Henrik Stenson of Sweden, Danny Lee of New Zealand and Justin Rose of England by four strokes and capture the FedExCup. Spieth, whose victories included the Masters and the U.S. Open last year, had Stenson right on his tail for half the round at East Lake, but he maintained his lead with a 20-foot birdie putt on the ninth hole and a 45-footer for another birdie on the 11th. Spieth, who wrapped up the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year Award as well, closed with a 1-under-par 69 that included seven straight pars down the stretch. Lee shot 65, Rose had a 66 and Stenson stumbled late in a 72.


Next Event: Reignwood LPGA Classic at Reignwood Pine Valley Golf Club in Beijing, China, Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

Last Week: In Gee Chun went wire-to-wire to win the Evian Championship in France, the fifthand final major on the LPGA Tour.

PGA Tour Champions

Event: Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, British Columbia, Friday through Sunday.

TV: Friday through Sunday, 6-9 p.m., Golf Channel.

Last Year: Paul Goydos claimed his first PGA Tour Champions title in his fifth start on the senior circuit, closing with a 4-under-par 68 to hold off Fred Funk and Scott Dunlap by one stroke at Kapolei Golf Club in Kapolei, Hawaii. Goydos, who won twice in his career on the PGA Tour, reeled off four consecutive birdies through No. 17 to take a two-stroke lead and could afford his closing bogey. Funk, who made a hole-in-one on the 200-yard 16th hole with a hybrid club, finished with a 69 after being tied with Goydos for the 36-hole lead following a 62. Dunlap wound up with a 65.

Area Holes-In-One

Mike Fiorella, on the 116-yard 12th hole at Glen Oak, with a pitching wedge.

Bill Feger, on the 176-yard 5th hole at Niagara CC, with 3-iron.

Bill Graeber, on the 161-yard 7th hole at Cazenovia, with a 6-iron.

John Helper, on the 153-yard 14th hole at Dande Farms, with a 5-iron.

Steve Ratzel, on the 167-yard 14th hole at Dande Farms, with an 8-iron.

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