Site: Lake Forest, Ill.
Course: Conway Farms Golf Club (7,198 yards, par 71).
Purse: $8.25 million. Winner’s share: $1,485,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m.; Saturday, 3:30-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-2 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday, noon-3:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2-6 p.m.).
Last year: Billy Horschel won at Cherry Hills in Colorado, beating Bubba Watson by two strokes. Horschel also won the Tour Championship to take the FedEx Cup title.
Last event: Rickie Fowler won the Deutsche Bank Championship on Sept. 7 at TPC Boston, rallying to beat Henrik Stenson by a stroke.
Notes: The top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings qualified for the third of the four playoff events. The field will be cut to 30 for the Tour Championship next week. … Jason Day leads the FedEx Cup standings, followed by Jordan Spieth, Fowler, Stenson and Watson.
LPGA TOUR/LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR
Site: St. Leon-Rot, Germany.
Course: St. Leon-Rot Golf Club (6,535 yards, par 72).
Television: Golf Channel (Friday-Saturday, 2 a.m.-noon; Sunday, 4:30-11 a.m.).
Format: Team match play. Friday and Saturday, four morning foursome (alternate-shot) and four afternoon fourball (best-ball) matches; Sunday, 12 singles matches.
United States (c-captain’s pick): c-Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, c-Brittany Lang, Alison Lee, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Gerina Piller, Morgan Pressel, Lizette Salas, Angela Stanford, Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie. Captain, Juli Inkster.
Europe: Carlota Ciganda, Spain; Sandra Gal, Germany; c-Caroline Hedwall, Sweden; Charley Hull, England; c-Karine Icher, France; c-Caroline Masson, Germany; c-Catriona Matthew, Scotland; Azahara Munoz, Spain; Gwladys Nocera, France; Anna Nordqvist, Sweden; Suzann Pettersen, Norway; Melissa Reid, England. Captain: Carin Koch, Sweden.
Last matches: Europe won on American soil for the first time, beating the U.S. 18-10 in 2013 at Colorado Golf Club. Hedwall became the first player to win five matches, the last a 1-up victory over Wie.
Note: The U.S. leads the series 8-5.
SMALL BUSINESS CONNECTION CHAMPIONSHIP
Course: River Run Country Club (7,317 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1 million. Winner’s share: $180,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7-9 p.m.; Sunday, 2-4 p.m.).
Last year: Canada’s Adam Hadwin closed with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory.
Last week: Sweden’s Henrik Norlander won the Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne, Ind., to wrap up a PGA Tour card.
Notes: The tournament is the second of four events in the series for the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings and non-members of the tour who earned enough money to have placed among the top 200 had they been eligible to receive points.
Site: Monza, Italy.
Course: Golf Club Milano (7,158 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.7 million. Winner’s share: $282,910.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 9:30-11 a.m.; Saturday, midnight-2 a.m., noon-3:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4-6 p.m.).
Last year: South Africa’s Hennie Otto won at Circolo Golf Torino, beating England’s David Howell by two strokes. Otto also won in 2008 at Castello di Tolcinasco.
Last week: Belgium’s Thomas Pieters won the KLM Open in the Netherlands for his second victory in his past two European Tour starts. He won the Czech Masters on Aug. 30.
Notes: Francesco Molinari was the last Italian winner in 2006 at Castello di Tolcinasco. … Major champions Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer, Darren Clarke, Stewart Cink and Y.E. Yang are in the field.
Next event: First Tee Open, Sept. 25-28, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.
Last event: Jeff Maggert won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on Aug. 30 in Endicott, New York, for his fourth victory of the year.