Golf glance 9/18

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Area events

  • Men's individual, Eagle Lake Golf Club, Farmington, Mo., Saturday.

    Four-person scramble, Jaycee Municipal, Cape Giardeau, Saturday.

    Mixed scramble, Perryville (Mo.) Country Club, Saturday and Sunday.LPGA/EUROPEAN TOUR

    SOLHEIM CUP

    Site: Edina, Minn.

    Schedule: Friday-Sunday. Friday and Saturday, four morning alternate-shot matches and four afternoon best-ball matches. Sunday, 12 singles matches.

    Course: Interlachen Country Club (6,545 yards, par 73).

    Television: The Golf Channel (Friday, 7-8 a.m., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-6:30 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday, 2-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-3 p.m.).

    United States (c-captain's pick): Beth Daniel, Laura Diaz, c-Pat Hurst, Juli Inkster, Rosie Jones, Cristie Kerr, Emilee Klein, Kelli Kuehne, Meg Mallon, Michele Redman, c-Kelly Robbins, Wendy Ward. Captain: Patty Sheehan.

    Europe: c-Helen Alfredsson, Sweden; Raquel Carriedo, Spain; c-Laura Davies, England; Sophie Gustafson, Sweden; Maria Hjorth, Sweden; Karine Icher, France; c-Carin Koch, Sweden; Paula Marti, Spain; c-Mhairi McKay, Scotland; Suzann Pettersen, Norway; Annika Sorenstam, Sweden; Iben Tinning, Denmark. Captain: Dale Reid.

    Series: United States leads 4-2.

    Last match: Koch beat Redman 2 and 1 to clinch Europe's 14 1/2-11 1/2 victory in 2000 at Loch Lomond in Scotland.WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

    AMERICAN EXPRESS CHAMPIONSHIP

    Site: Thomastown, Ireland.

    Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

    Course: Mount Juliet Estate (7,246 yards, par 72).

    Purse: $5 million. Winner's share: $1 million.

    Television: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 6 a.m.-11 a.m., 2-5 p.m.) and ABC (Saturday-Sunday, noon-2:30 p.m.).

    Last week: Dan Forsman eagled the 18th hole to win the Pennsylvania Classic for his first PGA Tour victory since 1992.

    Notes: The Ryder Cup is next week at The Belfry in England. ... Tiger Woods, playing his first tournament in Ireland, has five victories in WGC events, winning the 1999 American Express at Valderrama in Spain, taking the NEC Invitational from 1999-01 and teaming with David Duval to win the 2000 World Cup. PGA TOUR

    TAMPA BAY CLASSIC

    Site: Palm Harbor, Fla.

    Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

    Course: Westin Innisbrook Resort, Copperhead Course (7,295 yards, par 71).

    Purse: $2.6 million. Winner's share: $468,000.

    Television: The Golf Channel (Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 7-9:30 p.m.)

    Last week: Dan Forsman eagled the 18th hole to win the Pennsylvania Classic for his first tour victory since 1992. Robert Allenby and Billy Andrade finished a stroke back.

    Notes: Ty Tryon, the youngest player to earn a PGA Tour card, is making his first tour start since recovering from mononucleosis. Tryon, who turned 18 in June, has been granted a medical exemption for the 2003 season.SENIOR PGA TOUR

    SAS CHAMPIONSHIP

    Site: Cary, N.C.

    Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

    Course: Prestonwood Country Club (7,137 yards, par 72).

    Purse: $1.7 million. Winner's share: $255,000.

    Television: PAX (Friday, 1-3 p.m.) and CNBC (Saturday-Sunday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.).

    Last week: Bruce Fleisher won the RJR Championship in Clemmons with a tour-record 19-under 191.BUY.COM TOUR

    BOISE OPEN

    Site: Boise, Idaho.

    Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

    Course: Hillcrest Country Club (6,698 yards, par 71).

    Purse: $575,000. Winner's share: $103,500.

    Television: The Golf Channel (Thursday, 4:30-7 p.m., 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; Friday, 2-4:30 p.m., 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 4:30-7 p.m., 11 p.m.-1 a.m.).

    -- From staff, wire reports

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