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Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange
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PGA TOUR: The 10th Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, Oct. 3-6.
TV: Thursday and Friday, 1-6 p.m. EDT on the Golf Channel; Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon EDT on the Golf Channel and noon-3 p.m. EDT on NBC; and Sunday, 11:30-1:30 p.m. EDT on the Golf Channel and 1:30-6 p.m. EDT on NBC.
2011: Jim Furyk became the fourth player in Presidents Cup history to post a 5-0 record and led the United States to its fourth consecutive victory, 19-15 at Royal Melbourne, where the International team claimed its only victory in 1998. The Americans are 4-0-1 since that defeat and lead the series 7-1-1. The other players who recorded 5-0 records in the competition were Mark O'Meara in 1996, Shigeki Maruyama in 1998 and Tiger Woods in 2009. The U.S. led almost from the start this time at Royal Melbourne, taking a 4-2 lead in the opening-day foursomes matches. When the Internationals rallied in Sunday singles, which were halved, 6-6, Furyk, David Toms, Woods and Steve Stricker captured the last four matches to give captain Fred Couples his second victory, having led the U.S. in 2009 at Harding Park in San Francisco. Woods provided the winning points by beating Aaron Baddeley of Australia, 4 and 3. Hunter Mahan posted a 4-1 record for the Americans, while Toms and Phil Mickelson were 3-1. Geoff Ogilvy of Australia and Charl Schwartzel of South Africa were 3-1-1 for captain Greg Norman's International team.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach on the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif., Friday through Sunday.
TV: Friday and Saturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. EDT; and Sunday, 7-9 p.m. EDT; on the Golf Channel all three days.
LAST YEAR: Kirk Triplett carded a 6-under-par 66 in the final round to claim his first Champions Tour victory by two strokes over Mark McNulty of Zimbabwe, who closed with a 69. Triplett, who won three times on the PGA Tour, was playing in his eighth event on the senior circuit after turning 50 in March. He started the final round four strokes behind co-leaders Tom Kite and Brad Bryant but surged into contention by making an eagle on the second hole before adding five birdies, the last when he chipped in on the 16th hole. Bryant closed with a 74 to tie for third, while Kite shot 76 and tied for ninth. Triplett warmed up for the Champions Tour last year by becoming the oldest winner in Tour history in the News Sentinel Open. He last won on the PGA Tour at the 2006 Chrysler Classic of Tucson.

LPGA TOUR: Reignwood LPGA Championship at Pine Valley Golf Club in Beijing, Oct. 3-6.
TV: Thursday and Friday, 3-6 a.m. EDT; Saturday and Sunday, 3-6 p.m. EDT; on the Golf Channel each day.
LAST YEAR: Inaugural event.

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