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This Week on Tour: CJ Cup, Valderrama Masters, Buick Shanghai, Dominion Energy

A look around the major professional golf tours, and what’s on tap for the week of October 18-21, 2018.

Sergio Garcia Andalucia Valderrama Masters at Real Club Valderrama
Sergio Garcia tees off during the final round of of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters at Real Club Valderrama on Oct. 22, 2017 in Cadiz, Spain. Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images

PGA TOUR

LAST WEEK: CIMB Classic (Marc Leishman)

THIS WEEK: CJ Cup

DEFENDING: Justin Thomas

COURSE: Club at Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, South Korea

VITALS: Par 36-36-72, 7184 yards

PURSE: $9.5 million (Winner: $1.71 million)

TV: GOLF (Wed-Sat, 10:00 pm-2:00 am ET)

FIELD: The second of the PGA TOUR’s three-stop Asian Swing heads to Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea for the second annual CJ Cup… World No. 4 Justin Thomas, who finished T5 last week in Malaysia, returns to defend his 2017 title. He will be joined by top-10 ranked stars in Brooks Koepka and Jason Day. Other big names include Hideki Matsuyama, Xander Schauffele, Adam Scott, Ian Poulter, and last week’s CIMB Classic winner Marc Leishman.


EUROPEAN TOUR

LAST WEEK: Sky Sports British Masters (Eddie Pepperell)

THIS WEEK: Andalucia Valderrama Masters

DEFENDING: Sergio Garcia

COURSE: Real Club Valderrama, Sotogrande, Spain

VITALS: Par 71, 6,991 yards

PURSE: $2.33 million (Winner: $333k)

TV: GOLF (Thu-Fri: 6:00-8:00 am ET; Sat-Sun, 8:00 am-12:30 pm)

FIELD: Sergio Garcia returns to defend, and host, at his hometown event… The field in Spain is not particularly strong with No. 31 Garcia, and No. 81 Shane Lowry, the only players ranked inside the world top 100… Several of Garcia’s contemporaries from past Ryder Cups will tee it up including Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington, Thomas Bjorn, and fellow Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal.


LPGA TOUR

LAST WEEK: HEB Hana Bank Championship (In Gee Chun)

THIS WEEK: Buick LPGA Shanghai

DEFENDING: New Event

COURSE: Qizhong Garden Golf Club, Shanghai, China

VITALS: Par 36-36-72, 6,729 yards

PURSE: $2.1 million (Winner: $315k)

TV: GOLF (Thu: 12:30-4:30 pm ET; Fri-Sun: 12:30-2:30 pm)

FIELD: China’s Shanshan Feng (world No. 9) headlines the new event in her native country… She will be joined by Nos. 1 and 2 in Sung Hyun Park and Ariya Jutanugarn, along with No. 8 Brooke Henderson as the headliners. Other top names include Sei Young Kim, Lydia Ko, Danielle Kang, Annie Park, Marina Alex, and Paula Creamer.


CHAMPIONS TOUR

LAST WEEK: SAS Championship (Bernhard Langer)

THIS WEEK: Dominion Energy Charity Classic

DEFENDING: Bernhard Langer

COURSE: The CC of Virginia, Richmond, VA

VITALS: Par 72, 7,029 yards

PURSE: $2 million (Winner: $305k)

TV: GOLF (Fri-Sun: 2:30-5:00 pm)

FIELD: The first of the three-event Charles Schwab Cup playoffs… Bernhard Langer, fresh off his romp last weekend at the SAS Championship, returns to defend his 2017 title, and will be joined in Virginia by top Champions Tour performers: Scott McCarron, David Toms, Vijay Singh, and Jerry Kelly, among others.

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Up Next On Tour

DATES 11/15-18, 2018
TOUR PGA
EVENT RSM Classic
COURSE Sea Island Resort (Seaside and Plantation)
LOCALE St. Simons Island, Georgia
TV GOLF
PURSE $6,400,000
WIN SHARE $1,152,000
OWGR PTS 24
DEFENDING Austin Cook
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TOUR EUROPEAN
EVENT DP World Tour Championship
COURSE Jumeirah Golf Estates
LOCALE Dubai, United Arab Emirates
TV GOLF
PURSE $8,000,000
WIN SHARE $1,141,745
OWGR PTS 52
DEFENDING Jon Rahm

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