Field Level Media's Golf Glance provides weekly news and storylines from each of the major North American golf tours.


LAST TOURNAMENT: WGC-HSBC Champions (Rory McIlroy); Bermuda Championship (Brendon Todd)

NEXT TOURNAMENT: Mayakoba Golf Classic, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Nov. 14-17


LAST WEEK: Taiwan Swinging Skirts (Nelly Korda)

THIS WEEK: TOTO Japan Classic, Nov. 8-10

Seta Golf Course, Otsu-shi, Shiga, Japan (Par 72, 6,659 yards)

Purse: $1.5M (Winner: $225,000)

Defending Champion: Nasa Hataoka

Race to the CME Globe leader: Jin Young Ko

TV: Friday, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. ET; Saturday, 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. ET; Sunday 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET (Golf Channel)

NOTES: This is the final of four events on the Tour's Asia swing. ... Jin Young Ko has clinched Player of the Year honors. She leads the Tour in official money ($2.714 million), scoring average (69.052) and greens in regulation (79.1%). ... Jeongeun Lee6, who has secured Rookie of the Year honors, is also in the field, along with fellow rookies Kristen Gillman and Jennifer Kupcho. ... Annika Sorenstam still holds the tournament scoring record of 192 set in 2003. ... Players from South Korea have won 14 of the 30 events on Tour in 2019. ... Ko and Brooke Henderson are tied for the Tour lead with 12 top-10 finishes this year.

NEXT TOURNAMENT: CME Group Tour Championship, Nov. 21-24


LAST TOURNAMENT: Invesco QQQ Championship (Colin Montgomerie)

THIS WEEK: Charles Schwab Cup Championship, Nov. 7-10

Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix (Par 71, 6,763 yards)

Purse: $2M (Winner: $440,000)

Defending champion: Vijay Singh

Charles Schwab Cup leader: Scott McCarron

TV: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. ET; Saturday, 3:30-7 p.m. ET; Sunday, 3-6:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

NOTES: The season-ending event features 34 players, with the top five in the standings mathematically eligible to win the championship. McCarron and Jerry Kelly can win the Cup with a victory this week, while Bernhard Langer, Montgomerie and Retief Goosen need a victory and some help from McCarron and Kelly. ... Singh will not defend his title after finishing 44th in the standings after last week's event and failing to qualify for the Championship. ... Langer is seeking his sixth Cup championship. ... The top five players in the standings at the end of the tournament will share the $2.1 million purse of bonus annuities: 1st - $1 million, 2nd - $500,000, 3rd - $300,000, 4th - $200,000, 5th - $100,000. ... Montgomerie, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Tommy Tolles are tied with a 29-under par cumulative score through the first two playoff events.

NEXT TOURNAMENT: PNC Father Son Challenge, Dec. 5-8

--Field Level Media

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