Thomas defends in Boston, LPGA heads to Portland

Golf Glance looks at this week’s tournaments on the PGA, LPGA and Champions tours:

Justin Thomas
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

LAST WEEK: The Northern Trust (Bryson DeChambeau)
THIS WEEK: Dell Technologies Championship, Aug. 31-Sept. 3
TPC Boston, Norton, Mass. (Par 71, 7,342 yards)
Purse: $9 million (Winner: $1.62 million)
Defending Champion: Justin Thomas
Television: Friday: 2:30-6:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday: 3-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday: 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (NBC); Monday: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 1:30-6 p.m. (NBC)

Jim Furyk will announce three of his four captain’s picks for the United States’ Ryder Cup team on Tuesday. … Francesco Molinari and Rickie Fowler (oblique) are the only players among the top 100 in the FedEx Cup standings to qualify who are not in the field. The top 70 players after this week will qualify for the BMW Championship, the third leg of the playoffs. … Three of the past five champions of the event have gone on to win the FedEx Cup. … DeChambeau (3,617) points leads the standings, followed by Dustin Johnson (2,969), Thomas (2,954), Tony Finau (2,709) and Brooks Koepka (2,332). … Last week, DeChambeau joined Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson as the only players to win an NCAA Championship, U.S. Amateur and at least three PGA Tour events before turning 25. … Woods is playing in the event for the first time since 2013. In nine previous times at the Dell Technologies Championship, he has made nine cuts and posted five top-10 finishes, including a victory in 2006, and owns the lowest career scoring average (68.19). … Henrik Stenson, who skipped The Northern Trust, has the lowest scoring average (68.13) at the Dell Technologies Championship since 2010 and has the best cumulative score (46 under) over the past five years.

NEXT WEEK: BMW Championship, Newtown Square, Penn.

Brooke Henderson
Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

LAST WEEK: CP Women’s Open (Brooke Henderson)
THIS WEEK: Cambia Portland Classic, Aug. 30-Sept. 2
Columbia-Edgewater Country Club, Portland, Ore. (Par 72, 6,476)
Purse: $1.3 million (Winner: $195,000)
Defending Champion: Stacy Lewis
Television: Thursday: 7-10 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Friday-Saturday: 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday: 7-9 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Lewis, who is due to give berth to her first child in November, will not defend the title she won by six shots last year. … Henderson, who won the event in 2015 and ’16, holds the tournament scoring record of 21-under-par 267 (’15). … Rolex Rankings No. 1 Sung Hyun Park and No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn are not in the field. No. 3 So Yeon Ryu is the highest-ranked player in Portland this week. … Caroline Inglis (2016) played for the University of Oregon. … Annie Park (ShopRite LPGA Classic June 8-10) was the last American player to post a victory on the LPGA Tour.


Champions Tour
LAST WEEK: Boeing Classic (Scott Parel)
THIS WEEK: Shaw Charity Classic, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Aug. 31-Sept. 2
Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club (Par 70/ 7,086 yards)
Purse: $2.35 million (winner: $352,500)
Defending Champion: Scott McCarron
Television: Friday-Saturday: 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Golf Channel – tape delay); Sunday, 5-7 p.m. (Golf Channel)

Eight of the top 10 players in the Charles Schwab Cup money list are in the field, including leader Miguel Angel Jimenez. … Darren Clarke and Chris DiMarco, who made their Champions debuts last week, will tee it up in the event for the first time. … McCarron won by a stroke over Jimenez last year, and has three top-10 finishes in his previous five times defending on tour. … Fred Couples will play in the event for the fifth time. He had to withdraw before the final round last year, but all 11 of his previous rounds have been under par.


–Field Level Media

Leave a Reply