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Announced: The final seven selections for the 10-man U.S. Walker Cup team that will play Great Britain and Ireland’s top amateurs next month, the U.S. Golf Association said. Led by U.S. Amateur champion Andy Ogletree, 21, of Little Rock, Miss., and runner-up John Augenstein, 21, Owensboro, Ky., the other additions were: Steven Fisk, 22, Stockbridge, Ga.; John Pak, 20, Scotch Plains, N.J.; Isaiah Salinda, 22, South San Francisco, Calif.; Alex Smalley, 22, Greensboro, N.C.; Brandon Wu, 22, Scarsdale, N.Y. They will join Akshay Bhatia, 17, of Wake Forest, N.C.; Stewart Hagestad, 28, of Newport Beach, Calif.; and Cole Hammer, 19, of Houston, who were announced earlier. Nathaniel Crosby, the 1981 U.S. Amateur champion and son of the late entertainer Bing Crosby, will captain the American team in the biennial match, to be played Sept. 7-8 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England. The U.S. leads the series, 36-9-1.


Qualified: Sixteen players – eight Americans and eight Internationals – for the Presidents Cup this fall in Australia. The American qualifiers, in order in the final standings: Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar and Bryson DeChambeau. Captain Tiger Woods finished 13th in the final standings for the 12-man team but will have four captain’s picks to complete the squad. The International qualifiers, in order: Australia’s Marc Leishman, South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen, Australia’s Adam Scott, Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, Mexico’s Abraham Ancer, China’s Haotong Li, Taiwan’s C.T. Pan and Australia’s Cameron Smith. Captain Ernie Els, like Woods, will have four at-large selections. The biennial match will be played Dec. 12-15 at Royal Melbourne in Australia. The U.S. leads the series, 10-1-1. The Internationals’ only victory was in 1998 at Royal Melbourne.


Extended: BMW, as title sponsor of the BMW Championship in an unspecified multiyear deal, the PGA Tour announced. The news was disclosed before the final round of the BMW Championship at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club near Chicago. The BMW Championship has been scheduled as the penultimate event of the PGA Tour season since the 2007 debut of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Next year’s BMW will be played at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club near Chicago.