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Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange
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PGA TOUR: The Barclays at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., Thursday through Sunday.
TV: Thursday and Friday, 3-6 p.m. EDT on the Golf Channel; Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT on the Golf Channel and 3-6 p.m. EDT on CBS; Sunday, noon-1:30 p.m. EDT on the Golf Channel and 2-6 p.m. EDT on CBS.
LAST YEAR: Nick Watney grabbed a share of the lead by posting a 6-under-par 65 in round one and led much of the way in claiming a three-stroke victory over Brandt Snedeker at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. Watney, who has not won since, claimed the fifth title of his PGA Tour career and first since winning the WGC--Cadillac Championship and the AT&T National in 2011. Salvaging what had been a disappointing season, Watney came from two strokes behind 54-hole leader Sergio Garcia, who slid to a tie for third with a 75, by closing with a 69 that included an exclamation point of sorts with a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Boeing Classic at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge in Snoqualmie, Wash., Friday through Sunday.
TV: Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. EDT; Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. EDT, and Sunday, 7-9:30 p.m. EDT, on the Golf Channel all three days.
LAST YEAR: Jay Don Blake chipped to within tap-in range for a birdie on the second playoff hole to turn back Mark O'Meara and claim his third victory on the Champions Tour after winning only the 1991 Shearson Lehman Brothers Open in his career on the PGA Tour. O'Meara, won captured the Masters and the Open Championship in 1998 among 16 titles on the PGA Tour and was seeking his third win on the Senior Circuit, missed birdie putts of eight feet on the first extra hole and 15 feet on the second. Blake and O'Meara both finished with 68s to force the playoff after starting the final round one stroke behind leader Willie Wood, who closed with a 70.

LPGA TOUR: CN Canadian Women's Open at Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Thursday through Sunday.
TV: Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. EDT; Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. EDT; Saturday, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. EDT, and Sunday, 4-6 p.m. EDT, on the Golf Channel all three days.
LAST YEAR: Lydia Ko, a 15-year-old amateur from New Zealand, closed with a 5-under-par 67 to claim a three-stroke victory over Inbee Park of South Korea at Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Ko became the fifth amateur to win on the LPGA Tour and the youngest, one year after Lexi Thompson captured the Navistar LPGA Classic at the age of 16. Ko, who captured the U.S. Women's Amateur two weeks earlier in Cleveland, became the youngest female to win a professional event at the New South Wales Open in Australia earlier in the year when she was still 14. However, but Brooke Henderson, also 14, broke her record by a few months in June by winning a Canadian Women's Tour event.

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