Joost Luiten birdied seven of his last 10 holes to grab a one-shot lead in the first round of the Wales Open at Celtic Manor on Thursday.

Patrick Tallent and Bryan Norton each won two matches Wednesday in the U.S. Senior Amateur to advance to the final at Big Canyon.

Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson have good reason to celebrate the LPGA Tour's return to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Capitol Hill complex.

Adam Scott is looking for a caddie now that he and Steve Williams have decided to end their partnership.

Joan Higgins and Canada's Judith Kyrinis advanced to the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur final, winning two matches Wednesday at Hollywood Golf Club.

Lee Westwood has been working out and losing weight as he prepares to make his ninth appearance in a European Ryder Cup team.

Four members of Europe's Ryder Cup team are playing in the Wales Open this week, giving captain Paul McGinley a chance to assess their form heading into next week's matches against the United States at Gleneagles.

Adam Scott and caddie Steve Williams have ended their relationship.

The "Home of Golf" is about to find out if its doors are open to women.

FedEx Cup winner Billy Horschel's wife gave birth to their first child Tuesday night, two days after his Tour Championship victory in Atlanta.

Rick Cloninger advanced to the U.S. Senior Amateur quarterfinals Tuesday, beating qualifying medalist Alan Fadel and David Szewczul at Big Canyon.

The University of Arkansas' women's golf team has won its' opening tournament of the 2014-15 season.

Thursday, September 18th through Sunday, September 21st

Course Info

Site: TPC Sawgrass (Dye's Valley), Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Course Architect: Pete Dye, Jerry Pate and Bobby Weed (1987)

Par: 70

Yardage: 6,864

Hole by Hole

Front Nine: 35 3,367 Yds

1 - Par 5 554 Yds

2 - Par 3 170 Yds

3 - Par 4 342 Yds

4 - Par 4 427 Yds

5 - Par 3 153 Yds

6 - Par 4 462 Yds

7 - Par 4 323 Yds

8 - Par 4 500 Yds

9 - Par 4 436 Yds

Back Nine: 35 3,497 Yds

10 - Par 4 413 Yds

11 - Par 3 227 Yds

12 - Par 4 362 Yds

13 - Par 4 406 Yds

14 - Par 3 203 Yds

15 - Par 4 399 Yds

16 - Par 5 559 Yds

17 - Par 4 499 Yds

18 - Par 4 429 Yds

Tournament Info

Year: 22nd

Television: Golf Channel - Thursday/Sunday -- 2-5 p.m. (et)

Champion: Chesson Hadley (Not defending)

Runner Up: Brad Fritsch, Scott Gardiner, John Peterson, Brendon Todd

Tournament Record: 264 (Richard Johnson, 2007)

54-Hole Record: 197 (Richard Johnson, 2007)

36-Hole Record: 126 (Michael Letzig, 2007)

Course Record: 63 (Ashley Hall, 2013)

Total Purse: $1,000,000

Shares: 1st Place - $180,000; 2nd Place - $108,000; 3rd Place - $68,000

2013 Final Leaderboard

Chesson Hadley 270

Brad Fritsch 272

Scott Gardiner 272

John Peterson 272

Brendon Todd 272

Russell Knox 273

Andrew Loupe 273

Nine players at 274

Past Winners

2013: Chesson Hadley (270). Runner up: Brad Fritsch, Scott Gardiner, John Peterson, Brendon Todd

2012: Justin Bolli (268). Runner up: James Hahn

2011: Ken Duke (278). Runner up: Scott Brown

2010: *Brendan Steele (275). Runner up: Colt Knost

2009: Matt Every (267). Runner up: Michael Sim

2008: Matt Bettencourt (267). Runner up: Jeff Klauk

2007: Richard Johnson (264). Runner up: Michael Letzig

2006: Craig Kanada (275). Runner up: Andrew Buckle, Matt Kuchar

2005: David Branshaw (276). Runner up: Eric Axley

2004: Nick Watney (273). Runner up: Brett Wetterich

2003: Chris Couch (270). Runner up: D.J. Brigman

2002: #Patrick Moore (206). Runner up: Steven Alker, Mike Heinen, Jeff Klauk

2001: Pat Bates (284). Runner up: Tom Carter, Brenden Pappas

2000: Spike McRoy (272). Runner up: Briny Baird

1999: *Bob Heintz (283). Runner up: Marco Dawson

1998: Bob Burns (283). Runner up: Jeff Gove

1997: Steve Flesch (278). Runner up: Chris Smith

1996: Stewart Cink (281). Runner up: David Berganio Jr

1995: *Allen Doyle (283). Runner up: John Maginnes

1994: Mike Schuchart (277). Runner up: Emlyn Aubrey, Jeff Cook, Lee Rinker

1993: David Duval (277). Runner up: Danny Briggs

* - Won in Playoff

# - Weather Shortened

Formerly called NIKE Tour Championship (1993-99), BUY.COM Tour Championship (2000-02), Nationwide Tour Championship (2003-11), Web.com Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch (2012).

Top Contenders

Brad Fritsch

2010:

2011:

2012: T-9

2013: T-2

Scott Gardiner

2010: T-24

2011:

2012: T-25

2013: T-2

John Peterson

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013: T-2

Tom Hoge

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013: T-17

Andrew Putnam

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013: T-24

Colt Knost

2010: T-2

2011:

2012:

2013: T-46

Casey Wittenberg

2010:

2011: T-38

2012: T-9

2013: T-54

Adam Hadwin

2010:

2011:

2012: T-3

2013: mc

Trevor Immelman

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013: mc

Blayne Barber

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013:

Tony Finau

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013:

Carlos Ortiz

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013:

Zack Sucher

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013:

Justin Thomas

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013:

NOTES: What's at stake this week? Well, how about each player's livelihood? This is the fourth and final week of the Web.com Tour Finals. Bud Cauley won the first event of the Finals at the Hotel Fitness Championship; Adam Hadwin captured the Chiquita Classic; and Justin Thomas won the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship last week.

Rory McIlroy is the Vardon Trophy winner and the PGA of America's player of the year for the second time.

Officials of the RBC Heritage golf tournament say this year's event had an economic impact of more than $96 million.

Former Alabama tennis player Susan West won two matches Tuesday in the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur to advance to the quarterfinals at Hollywood Golf Club.

Thursday, September 18th through Sunday, September 21st

Course Info

Site: The Celtic Manor Resort (Twenty Ten Course), Newport, Wales

Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr. (1995), Ross McMurray (2007)

Par: 71

Yardage: 7,378

Hole by Hole

Front Nine: 36 3,812 Yds

1 - Par 4 465 Yds

2 - Par 5 610 Yds

3 - Par 3 189 Yds

4 - Par 4 461 Yds

5 - Par 4 433 Yds

6 - Par 4 422 Yds

7 - Par 3 213 Yds

8 - Par 4 439 Yds

9 - Par 5 580 Yds

Back Nine: 35 3,566 Yds

10 - Par 3 210 Yds

11 - Par 5 562 Yds

12 - Par 4 458 Yds

13 - Par 3 189 Yds

14 - Par 4 485 Yds

15 - Par 4 377 Yds

16 - Par 4 499 Yds

17 - Par 3 211 Yds

18 - Par 5 575 Yds

Tournament Info

Year: 15th

Television: Golf Channel - Thursday -- 5:30-8:30 a.m. (et), 10 a.m.-1 p.m.(et) - Friday -- 6-8:30 a.m. (et), 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (et), - Saturday -- 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (et), - Sunday -- 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (et)

Champion: Gregory Bourdy

Runner Up: Peter Uihlein

Tournament Record:

54-Hole Record:

36-Hole Record:

Course Record: 62 (Rhys Davies, 2010)

Total Purse: $2,929,117 (1,800,000 pounds)

Shares:

2013 Final Leaderboard

Gregory Bourdy 276

Peter Uihlein 278

Soren Kjeldsen 279

Joost Luiten 281

John Parry 281

Damien McGrane 282

Graeme Storm 282

Seven players at 283

Past Winners

2013: Gregory Bourdy (276). Runner up: Peter Uihlein

2012: Thongchai Jaidee (278). Runner up: Thomas Bjorn, Richard Sterne, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Joost Luiten

2011: Alexander Noren (275). Runner up: Anders Hansen, Gregory Bourdy

2010: Graeme McDowell (269). Runner up: Rhys Davies

2009: Jeppe Huldahl (275). Runner up: Niclas Fasth

2008: Scott Strange (262). Runner up: Robert Karlsson

2007: Richard Sterne (263). Runner up: Mardan Mamat, Mads Vibe-Hastrup, Soren Kjeldsen, Bradley Dredge

2006: Robert Karlsson (260). Runner up: Paul Broadhurst

2005: Miguel Angel Jimenez (262). Runner up: Martin Erlandsson, Jose Manuel Lara

2004: *Simon Khan (267). Runner up: Paul Casey

2003: Ian Poulter (270). Runner up: Darren Fichardt, Jarrod Moseley, Jonathan Lomas

2002: Paul Lawrie (272). Runner up: John Bickerton

2001: #*Paul McGinley (138). Runner up: Daren Lee, Paul Lawrie

2000: Steen Tinning (273). Runner up: David Howell

# - Rain Shortened

* - Won in Playoff

Formerly known as Celtic Manor Wales Open (2000-10), Saab Wales Open (2011).

Top Contenders

Gregory Bourdy

2004:

2005: wd

2006: mc

2007: T-14

2008: T-21

2009: T-10

2010: T-39

2011: T-2

2012: T-14

2013: Won

Peter Uihlein

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013: 2nd

Joost Luiten

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012: T-2

2013: T-4

Simon Dyson

2004:

2005: wd

2006: T-7

2007: mc

2008: mc

2009: T-6

2010: T-18

2011: T-20

2012:

2013: T-18

Thongchai Jaidee

2004:

2005:

2006: T-42

2007: wd

2008: T-39

2009: T-26

2010:

2011: mc

2012: Won

2013: T-26

Thomas Bjorn

2004:

2005: wd

2006:

2007:

2008: T-21

2009: T-43

2010: T-9

2011: mc

2012: T-2

2013: T-58

Thorbjorn Olesen

2004:

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009:

2010:

2011: T-50

2012: T-18

2013: mc

Francesco Molinari

2004:

2005: wd

2006:

2007: mc

2008: T-4

2009: mc

2010: T-56

2011:

2012: T-46

2013: mc

Simon Khan

2004: Won

2005: T-73

2006: mc

2007: T-35

2008: mc

2009: T-21

2010: mc

2011: T-37

2012: T-48

2013: mc

Stephen Gallacher

2004: T-34

2005: T-60

2006: T-34

2007: T-20

2008: T-58

2009: mc

2010: T-4

2011: mc

2012: T-42

2013: wd

Jamie Donaldson

2004:

2005: T-54

2006: T-64

2007:

2008: T-15

2009: mc

2010: T-46

2011: T-8

2012: wd

2013:

Paul Casey

2004: 2nd

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013:

Lee Westwood

2004: mc

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012:

2013:

NOTES: Gregory Bourdy will try to become the first back-to-back winner of this event, as he defends his title this week at the 15th installment of the ISPS Handa Wales Open. Seven of the top-50 players in the world are in the field - Welshman Jamie Donaldson (28), Thomas Bjorn (30), Stephen Gallacher (34), Lee Westwood (41), Thongchai Jaidee (42), Joost Luiten (48) and Francesco Molinari (49).

Friday, September 19th through Sunday, September 21st

Course Info

Site: Kapolei Golf Course, Kapolei, Hawaii

Course Architect: Ted Robinson (1995)

Par: 72

Yardage: 7,002

Hole by Hole

Front Nine: 36 3,517 Yds

1 - Par 5 563 Yds

2 - Par 4 430 Yds

3 - Par 4 435 Yds

4 - Par 4 404 Yds

5 - Par 3 188 Yds

6 - Par 4 356 Yds

7 - Par 5 586 Yds

8 - Par 3 202 Yds

9 - Par 4 353 Yds

Back Nine: 36 3,485 Yds

10 - Par 4 407 Yds

11 - Par 4 377 Yds

12 - Par 3 183 Yds

13 - Par 4 437 Yds

14 - Par 5 526 Yds

15 - Par 4 409 Yds

16 - Par 3 205 Yds

17 - Par 5 526 Yds

18 - Par 4 415 Yds

Tournament Info

Year: 3rd

Television: Golf Channel - Friday/Saturday -- 7:30-10:30 p.m. (et), - Sunday -- 8-11 p.m. (et)

Champion: Mark Wiebe (Not defending)

Runner Up: Corey Pavin

Tournament Record: 202 (Willie Wood, 2012)

54-Hole Record:

36-Hole Record: 131 (Bill Glasson, 2012)

Course Record: 64 (Mark Wiebe, 2013)

Total Purse: $2,200,000

Shares: 1st Place - $330,000; 2nd Place - $206,400; 3rd Place - $158,600

2013 Final Leaderboard

Mark Wiebe * 205

Corey Pavin 205

Bernhard Langer 206

John Cook 207

Esteban Toledo 207

Six players at 208

Past Winners

2013: *Mark Wiebe (205). Runner up: Corey Pavin

2012: Willie Wood (202). Runner up: Bill Glasson

* - Won in Playoff

Top Contenders

Corey Pavin

2012: T-8

2013: 2nd

John Cook

2012: T-16

2013: T-4

Esteban Toledo

2012:

2013: T-4

David Frost

2012: T-4

2013: T-6

Gene Sauers

2012: T-8

2013: T-6

Kirk Triplett

2012: 14th

2013: T-6

Vijay Singh

2012:

2013: T-6

Rocco Mediate

2012:

2013: T-13

Duffy Waldorf

2012: T-8

2013: T-16

Willie Wood

2012: Won

2013: T-20

Bill Glasson

2012: 2nd

2013: T-20

Jeff Sluman

2012: T-38

2013: T-32

Tom Pernice, Jr.

2012: T-22

2013: T-55

Russ Cochran

2012:

2013: dq

Tom Lehman

2012: T-4

2013:

Fred Funk

2012: T-22

2013:

Michael Allen

2012: T-38

2013:

Scott Dunlap

2012:

2013:

Jay Haas

2012:

2013:

Davis Love III

2012:

2013:

Jeff Maggert

2012:

2013:

Wes Short, Jr.

2012:

2013:

NOTES: The Champions Tour travels to Hawaii this week for the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship in Kapolei on the island of Oahu. Twenty-three of the top 27 players on the money list are in the fleid. The purse increased $400,000 from last year to $2.2 million, with the winner receiving $330,000.

Thursday, September 18th through Sunday, September 21st

Course Info

Site: RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill (Senator Course), Prattville, Alabama

Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1999)

Par: 72

Yardage: 6,607

Hole by Hole

Front Nine: 36 3,276 yds

1 - Par 4 370 yds

2 - Par 3 165 yds

3 - Par 4 390 yds

4 - Par 4 369 yds

5 - Par 5 540 yds

6 - Par 4 385 yds

7 - Par 3 174 yds

8 - Par 5 507 yds

9 - Par 4 376 yds

Back Nine: 36 3,331 yds

10 - Par 5 547 yds

11 - Par 4 400 yds

12 - Par 4 391 yds

13 - Par 3 163 yds

14 - Par 4 363 yds

15 - Par 4 389 yds

16 - Par 3 152 yds

17 - Par 5 515 yds

18 - Par 4 411 yds

Tournament Info

Year: 7th

Television: Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. (et) - taped, - Saturday/Sunday -- 2-5 p.m. (et)

Champion: Stacy Lewis

Runner Up: Lexi Thompson

Tournament Record: 269 (Katherine Hull, 2010)

54-Hole Record: 199 (Cristie Kerr, 2010)

36-Hole Record: 131 (Stacy Prammanasudh, 2007)

Course Record: 63 (Stacy Prammanasudh, Amy Hung, Angela Park, 2007; Maria Hjorth, 2008; Yani Tseng, 2009; Mika Miyazato, Lindsey Wright, 2010; Lexi Thompson, 2012)

Total Purse: $1,300,000

Shares: 1st Place - $195,000; 2nd Place - $119,470; 3rd Place - $86,125

2012 Final Leaderboard

Stacy Lewis 270

Lexi Thompson 272

Haeji Kang 273

Mi Jung Hur 273

Angela Stanford 273

Sarah Jane Smith 274

Beatriz Recari 274

So Yeon Ryu 275

Hee Young Park 275

Meena Lee 275

Past Winners

2013: Not Held. Runner up:

2012: Stacy Lewis (270). Runner up: Lexi Thompson

2011: Lexi Thompson (271). Runner up: Tiffany Joh

2010: Katherine Hull (269). Runner up: Brittany Lincicome

2009: Lorena Ochoa (270). Runner up: Michelle Wie, Brittany Lang

2008: *Lorena Ochoa (273). Runner up: Cristie Kerr, Candie Kung

2007: Maria Hjorth (274). Runner up: Stacy Prammanasudh

* - Won in Playoff

Formerly called Navistar LPGA Classic (2007-12).

Top Contenders

Stacy Lewis

2007:

2008: mc

2009: T-57

2010: mc

2011: T-6

2012: Won

Lexi Thompson

2007:

2008:

2009: T-27

2010: T-16

2011: Won

2012: 2nd

Angela Stanford

2007: T-7

2008:

2009:

2010: T-58

2011: 3rd

2012: T-3

Lizette Salas

2007:

2008:

2009:

2010:

2011:

2012: T-16

Brittany Lincicome

2007: mc

2008:

2009:

2010: 2nd

2011: T-18

2012: T-21

Sun Young Yoo

2007: T-25

2008: mc

2009: T-37

2010: T-16

2011: mc

2012: T-28

Brittany Lang

2007: T-53

2008: T-70

2009: T-2

2010: T-29

2011: T-4

2012: T-39

Katherine Kirk

2007: T-38

2008: T-11

2009: T-23

2010: Won

2011: T-34

2012: T-46

Tiffany Joh

2007:

2008:

2009:

2010:

2011: 2nd

2012: 70th

Cristie Kerr

2007:

2008: T-2

2009: T-17

2010: T-3

2011: mc

2012:

NOTES: The LPGA Tour travels to Alabama this week for the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Two of the top-8 players in the world are in the field - world No. 1 Stacy Lewis and world No. 8 Lexi Thompson.

Tom Watson didn't appear to be kicking himself.

Some 20 years ago, there was a feeling that the PGA Tour didn't really get going until Florida.

All Times EDT

Qualifying medalist Alan Fadel beat Stephen Fox 1 up on Monday in the first round of the U.S. Senior Amateur.

Two-time defending champion Ellen Port advanced to the second round of the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur on Monday at Hollywood Golf Club, beating Kimberly Briele 6 and 4.

Of those four, Westwood was the only one on the 2010 European Ryder Cup team, when they regained the cup by beating the United States at Celtic Manor.

Thanks to his second consecutive win, Billy Horschel has moved into the top 20 in this week's world rankings.

Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.

Wentworth Golf Club, one of Britain's most famous courses and the headquarters of the European Tour, has been sold to Chinese firm Reignwood Investments for 135 million pounds ($220 million).

Rory McIlroy found his ball submerged in deep rough, next to a fence that separates the course from the driving range at East Lake. He jumped up and down, trying to see over a holly bush that obscured his view of the ninth green.

Alan Fadel shot a 5-under 67 on Sunday in the U.S. Senior Amateur to top the 64 match-play qualifiers.

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