The PGA Tour takes you from Japan to Bermuda in a slow week of golfing

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PGA TOUR

BUTTERFIELD BERMUDA CHAMPIONSHIP

Location: Southampton, Bermuda.

Course: Port Royal GC. Mileage: 6,828. Par: 71.

Prize money: $ 6.5 million. Profit share: $ 1.17 million.

Television: Thursday-Sunday, 1 pm-4pm (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Brian Gay.

FedEx Cup leader: Sam Burns.

Last week: Hideki Matsuyama won the Zozo championship.

Notes: This will be a full FedEx Cup event for the second straight year as the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai have been canceled. That is, the winner receives an invitation to the Masters. … Four players from the 130-man field are currently eligible to play in the Masters … There is no one in the top 20 in the world. The best placed player in Bermuda is Patrick Reed in 24th … Guido Migliozzi from Italy, who finished fourth at the US Open in Torrey Pines, plays on a special exception rule. … The field consists of four former major champions in Reed, Danny Willett, Graeme McDowell and Jason Dufner. … More than a dozen players have retired since signing, some from the 50-and-older set like Robert Allenby, Shaun Micheel, and Tommy Armor III. As an alternative, Grandma Uresti also withdrew. … Among the alternates who got on was Olin Browne. … Matt Fitzpatrick from England is the only Ryder Cup player in Bermuda. … This is the second of three consecutive PGA Tour events held outside of the United States.

Next week: World Technology Championship in Mayakoba.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/

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LPGA TOUR

Last week: Jin Young Ko won the BMW Ladies Championship.

Next tournament: Pelican Women’s Championship from 11.-14. November.

Race to CME Globe Leader: Jin Young Ko.

Online: https://www.lpga.com/

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EUROPEAN TOUR

Last week: Jeff Minther won the Mallorca Golf Open.

Next week: Portugal Masters.

Race to Dubai front runner: Collin Morikawa.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com/european-tour/

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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

Last week: Bernhard Langer won the Dominion Energy Charity Classic.

Next week: TimberTech Championship.

Charles Schwab Cup front runner: Bernhard Langer.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/champions.html

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OTHER TOURS

Ladies European Tour: Dubai Moonlight Classic, Emirates GC (Faldo), Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Defending champion: Minjee Lee. Online: https://ladieseuropeantour.com/

Korean LPGA: SK Networks Seoul Economic Daily Ladies Classic, Pinx GC, Seogwipo, South Korea. Defending champion: Hana Jang. Online: https://www.klpga.co.kr/

Japan Golf Tour: ISPS Handa Gatsu-n to Tobase, Miho GC, Ibaraki, Japan. Defending champion: New event. Online: https://www.jgto.org/

Japan LPGA: Mitsubishi Electric / Hisako Higuchi golf tournament, Musashigaoka GC, Saitama, Japan. Defending champion: Yuna Nishimura. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp/en/


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