European tour and USPGA tour: This week's tournaments
Tournament The Championship at Laguna National, Tampines, Singapore
Length 7207 yards (Par 72)
Purse €1.085m (Winner: €180,531)
Champion Brett Rumford (73 67 69 68, -11 won 3-way play-off in Korea)
Course Note A late replacement for the Korean venue which hosted the ‘Ballantines’, The Masters Course was designed by Andy Dye, nephew of Pete, in 1993. Four big lakes influence play on 12 holes. Tight fairways make accuracy essential. Thunder’s likely each afternoon and the humidity should be oppressive.
Irish link Simon Thornton, Damien McGrane, Gareth Maybin, Peter Lawrie
Betting 14/1 B Wiesberger, 18/1 R Cabrera-Bello, 22/1 K Aphibarnrat, R Fisher, 25/1 A Lahiri, T Fleetwood, 28/1 G Bourdy, 33/1 A Sullivan, S Dyson
Selection Tommy Fleetwood. NB: Berndt Wiesbeerger. EW: Peter Uihlein
Tournament Wells Fargo Championship, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC
Length 7,442 yards (Par 72)
Purse $6.9m (Winner: $1.242m)
Champion Derek Ernst (67 71 72 70, -8)
Course Note Built in 1962 by George Cobb and tweaked by Arnie Palmer (1986) and Tom Fazio (1997 and 2003), this classic’s being remodelled by Fazio for the 2017 US PGA. Its greens have been relaid and several holes have changed, most dramatically the par four 16th, entrance to the infamous ‘Green Mile’.
Betting 7/1 R McIlroy, 16/1 L Westwood, P Mickelson, 20/1 J Rose, 25/1 J Furyk, 28/1 R Fowler, 33/1 J Walker, 40/1 Z Johnson, R Moore, W Simpson.
Selection Rory McIlroy. NB: Rickie Fowler. EW: Webb Simpson.