PGA Tour heads from Japan to Bermuda in slow week for golf
BUTTERFIELD BERMUDA CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Southampton, Bermuda.
Course: Port Royal GC. Yardage: 6,828. Par: 71.
Prize money: $6.5 million. Winner’s share: $1.17 million.
Television: Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (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 because the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai has been canceled. That means the winner earns an invitation to the Masters. ... Four players in the 130-man field currently are eligible for the Masters ... The field does not feature anyone from the top 20 in the world. The highest-ranked player in Bermuda is Patrick Reed at No. 24. ... Guido Migliozzi of Italy, who tied for fourth in the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, is playing on a special foreign exemption. ... The field features four former major champions in Reed, Danny Willett, Graeme McDowell and Jason Dufner. ... More than a dozen players have withdrawn since the commitment deadline, some from the 50-and-older set such as Robert Allenby, Shaun Micheel and Tommy Armour III. Also withdrawing as an alternate was Oma Uresti. ... Among the alternates who got in was Olin Browne. ... Matt Fitzpatrick of England is the only Ryder Cup player in Bermuda. ... This is the second of three straight PGA Tour events held outside the United States.
Next week: Worldwide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.
Last week: Jin Young Ko won the BMW Ladies Championship.
Next tournament: Pelican Women’s Championship on Nov. 11-14.
Race to CME Globe leader: Jin Young Ko.
Last week: Jeff Minther won the Mallorca Golf Open.
Next week: Portugal Masters.
Race to Dubai leader: Collin Morikawa.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Last week: Bernhard Langer won the Dominion Energy Charity Classic.
Next week: TimberTech Championship.
Charles Schwab Cup leader: Bernhard Langer.
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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