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Teeing it up (Sept. 20): This week’s golf at a glance

PGA Tour

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

TV: Thursday and Friday, 1-6 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Golf Channel and 2:30-6:30 p.m., NBC; and Sunday, noon-1:30 p.m., Golf Channel and 1:30-6 p.m., NBC.

Last year: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland came from three shots behind in the final round, closing with an 8-under-par 64 and to get into a playoff with Kevin Chappell and Ryan Moore. McIlroy then won the event with a 15-foot birdie putt on the fourth extra hole to claim the FedExCup. McIlroy’s closing run included a hole-out eagle from 137 yards on the 16th hole and a birdie at No. 18, when he blasted out of a bunker to within 2 feet. Moore also finished with a 64, while Chappell had a 66. Dustin Johnson led the point standings heading into the finale and would have taken the Cup with a victory at East Lake. He was tied for the lead with Chappell entering the final round, but he finished with a 73 to tie for sixth.


Event: McKayson Women’s New Zealand Women’s Open at Windross Farm Golf Club in Auckland, New Zealand, Thursday through Sunday. TV: Thursday and Friday, 3-4:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon-3 p.m., Golf Channel.

Last year: Inaugural event on the LPGA Tour schedule. The tournament has been played since 2009 as part of the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour. Lydia Ko of New Zealand won by two strokes over Felicity Johnson of England, amateur Hye-Jin Choi of South Korea and Nanna Madsen of Denmark last year at Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch, New Zealand, successfully defending her title

PGA Tour Champions

Event: Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Friday through Sunday.

TV: Friday, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, 5:30-9 p.m. and Sunday, 6-9 p.m. on the Golf Channel each day. Last year: Paul Broadhurst of England sank a 6-foot birdie putt on the iconic 18th hole at Pebble Beach to cap a 4-under-par 68 and win by one stroke over Bernhard Langer of Germany and Kevin Sutherland. Broadhurst joined Ben Hogan and Tom Watson as the only players to win titles at both Pebble Beach and Carnoustie, where he earned his first title on the PGA Tour Champions two months earlier in the Senior Open Championship. Langer, on his way to winning the season-long Charles Schwab Cup for the third straight season and fourth time overall, birdied the last hole for a 66, and Sutherland birdied the final two holes for a 70.

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