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SEE IT World Long Drive Cham­pi­onship 2018

Go long or go home! That’s the motto at­tached to the World Long Drive Cham­pi­onship, where golf’s big­gest bombers will let their testos­terone fly in Las Ve­gas in a bid to snare the belt and $125,000 prize. Amer­i­can Justin James re­placed Brit Joe Miller as the 2017 champ af­ter con­nect­ing with a 435-yarder. This year, the duo will be part of a 96-man field, and will need to get through two group stages to ad­vance to the last 16. The firstround knock­out matches be­gin on Septem­ber 4, with the quar­ters, semis and fi­nal fol­low­ing 24 hours later. Watch it live on the of­fi­cial Face­book page; re­peats to be shown on Sky Sports.

BUY IT Sky­cad­die SX500

If you don’t like the idea of swap­ping your Rolex for a GPS watch, this might be the gad­get for you. The Sky­cad­die’s SX500 comes pre­loaded with 35,000 course maps and dis­plays up to 40 yardages per hole, in­clud­ing each day’s pin and ev­ery haz­ard, carry, lay-up and fair­way runout. The green shape also ro­tates ac­cord­ing to your an­gle of at­tack, while the five-inch HD touch­screen dis­plays dis­tances to ma­jor tiers, con­tours, mounds and false fronts. Other fea­tures in­clude in-play club se­lec­tions, an ul­tra-big num­ber mode for those short of sight, and a dig­i­tal score­card fea­ture, which also tracks to­tal putts and fair­ways hit. The RRP is £379.95. www.sky­cad­die.co.uk Fedex Cup Play­offs The Ma­jor sea­son may be over, but there’s still the small mat­ter of the Fedex Cup Play­offs and the $10 mil­lion win­ner’s bonus which goes with it. The ac­tion heats up af­ter the Dell Tech­nolo­gies Cham­pi­onship, where the field will be whit­tled down to 70 and ties for the BMW Cham­pi­onship from Septem­ber 6-9. The top 30 in the Fedex Cup stand­ings will then head to the sea­son-end­ing Tour Cham­pi­onship at East Lake two weeks later for a big pay­day and a fi­nal warm-up event be­fore some lit­tle event in Paris...

BUY IT The Golf Club 2019

The PGA Tour is re­turn­ing to Xbox and Playsta­tion con­soles, only this time there’s no EA Sports logo or pic­ture of Rory on the front. The of­fi­cial PGA Tour li­cence has been added to The Golf Club 2019, which will take play­ers on a jour­ney through Q-school, the Web.com Tour and a 32-tour­na­ment PGA Tour sea­son. As it stands, the game will not fea­ture li­censed golfers so you can’t play as or against Tiger or Rory, but you can de­sign your own cour­ses and run tour­na­ments on­line. The trailer is out now. www.the­golf­club2019.com

DO IT Dun­hill Links

Beat any Ry­der Cup hang­over by book­ing a long week­end to Scot­land. Ar­range it from Oc­to­ber 4-7 and you can catch all four days of the Dun­hill Links Cham­pi­onship. The first three rounds won’t cost you a penny to watch, so you can hop be­tween St An­drews, Kings­barns and Carnoustie and see the pros bat­tle it out with lots of celebs. Tick­ets for the fi­nal round at the Home of Golf cost £20 per per­son; £15 for over 60s. Stu­dents and un­der 16s go free. www.al­fred­dun­hilllinks.com

SEE IT Euro­pean Ry­der Cup squad an­nounce­ment

If you en­joyed Trans­fer Dead­line Day, you won’t want to miss Thomas Bjorn’s big re­veal on Septem­ber 5, live on Sky Sports Golf. The Euro­pean Ry­der Cup cap­tain will join David Liv­ing­stone in the stu­dio at 2pm and se­lect his four wild­cards. Be­fore then, the au­to­matic places will be sewn up three days ear­lier at the Made In Den­mark, and given to the lead­ing four from the Euro­pean Points List and the World Points List. Ex­pect a few sur­prises. www.ry­der­cup.com

The World Long Drive Champs will be con­tested over one set of eight balls in three min­utes.

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