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Teeing it up (September 13): This week’s golf at a glance

PGA Tour

Event: BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill., Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 3-7 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Golf Channel and 3-6 p.m., NBC; and Sunday, noon-1:30 p.m., Golf Channel and 1:30-6 p.m., NBC.

Last Year: Dustin Johnson captured the BMW Championship for the second time and earned the third of his four playoff victories when he closed with a 5-under-par 67 to beat Paul Casey of England by three strokes at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind. Casey, who also shot 67 and finished as runner-up in the second straight playoff event, sank a 25-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole to trim Johnson’s margin to one stroke. However, Johnson dropped in his own birdie putt at No. 15 moments later to re-establish a three-shot lead and went on to win for the third time in eight events, including his first major title in the U.S. Open at Oakmont.


Event: The Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France, Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 5-8 a.m.; Saturday, 6:30-11:30 a.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, Golf Channel.

Last Year: In Gee Chun of South Korea captured the second major title of her LPGA Tour career by four strokes over So Yeon Ryu and Sung Hyun Park, two other South Koreans. The then-22-year-old Chun, who has won 11 times in Asia, led much of the way in the final major of the year after opening with an 8-under-par 63. She followed with scores of 66-65-69 and set an LPGA Tour major championship record with a 72-hole score of 21 under par. Chun claimed her first PGA Tour victory a year earlier by winning the U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club, and she also won Japan Tour and Korean Tour majors that season.

PGA Tour Champions

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

TV: Friday, 7-9 p.m. EDT; Saturday and Sunday, 6-9 p.m. EDT; on the Golf Channel each day.

Last Year: Colin Montgomerie of Scotland sank a 15-foot birdie on the third playoff hole to defeat Scott McCarron and claim his fourth victory on the senior circuit and the 50th title of his pro career. Montgomerie closed with a 4-under-par 67 to catch McCarron, who finished at 70 and made a costly bogey on the 72nd hole that forced the playoff. Monty’s previous three PGA Tour Champions victories came in majors – the 2014 and 2015 Senior PGA Championship and 2014 U.S. Senior Open – and he didn’t win again until last week at the inaugural Japan Airlines Championship.

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