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Teeing it up (Oct. 5) This week’s golf and Area Holes-In-One

PGA Tour

Next Event: Safeway Open on the North Course at Silverado Country Club in Napa, Calif., Oct. 13-16.

Last year: Emiliano Grillo of Argentina sank a 23-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation and a 10-footer for another birdie on the second playoff hole to defeat Kevin Na and claim his first victory on the PGA Tour.

Last Week: The United States team defeated Europe, 17-10, at the Ryder Cup in Chaska, Minn.


Event: Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship at Miramar Golf Club in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 1-4 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, midnight-4 a.m., Golf Channel.

Last Year: Lydia Ko of New Zealand claimed her fifth victory of 2016, winning by nine strokes over South Koreans So Yeon Ryu and Eun-Hee Ji, to claim the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. Ko, who was 18 at the time, became the youngest player in LPGA Tour history to reach 10 career victories. After opening with scores of 69-67-67 in the tournament that was plagued by rain all week, the teenager pulled away with a 7-under-par 65 that included four of her six birdies in the first six holes and an eagle 3 at No. 12.

PGA Tour Champions

Event: Toshiba Championship at Newport Beach (Calif.) Country Club, Friday through Sunday.

TV: Friday through Sunday, 6-8:30 p.m., Golf Channel.

Last Year: Duffy Waldorf claimed his first victory on the PGA Tour Champions, powered by an 11-under-par 60 in the second round that tied the course record. He closed with a 66 to win by two strokes over Joe Durant. Waldorf, who won four times on the PGA Tour, but not since the 2000 National Car Rental Classic at Disney, nursed a one-stroke lead to the final hole before finishing with an 8-foot birdie putt. The former UCLA All-American had 10 birdies in the final round, including three on the last four holes, and tied the tour mark with 26 birdies for 54 holes. Waldorf finished with a tournament-record score of 20-under 193. Durant carded an eagle on the final hole to cap a 62 but couldn’t catch Waldorf.

Area Holes-In-One

Michael Demske, on the 150-yard sixth hole at Brierwood, with a 5-iron.

Patrick Lewis, on the 187-yard 12th hole at Delaware, with a 4-iron.

Michael Rade, on the 182-yard 15th hole at Wanakah, with a 4-iron.

Jim Rindfuss, on the 134-yard fifth hole at Terry Hills, with a 7-iron.

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