- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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PGA TOUR

WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Charlotte, N.C.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Quail Hollow Club (7,562 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.9 million. Winner’s share: $1,242,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-7 p.m., 7:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, midnight-4 a.m., 3-7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Derek Ernst won his first tour title, birdieing the final hole to force a playoff and beating David Lynn with a par on the first extra hole.

Last week: South Korea’s Seung-Yul Noh won the Zurich Classic in Avondale, La., for his first PGA Tour victory. Andrew Svoboda and Robert Streb tied for second, two strokes back.

Notes: Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy are making their first starts since the Masters. McIlroy won in 2010, finishing with a 10-under 62 to beat Mickelson by four strokes. … Rickie Fowler won in 2012 for his lone PGA Tour title. He beat McIlroy and D.A. Points with a birdie on the first playoff hole. … In 2017 when Quail Hollow hosts the PGA Championship, the Wells Fargo Championship will be played at Eagle Point in Wilmington, N.C. … Wells Fargo recently signed a five-year extension. … The Players Championship is next week at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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LPGA TOUR

NORTH TEXAS LPGA SHOOTOUT

Site: Irving, Texas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Las Colinas Country Club (6,410 yards, par 71).

Purse: $1.3 million. Winner’s share: $195,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Top-ranked Inbee Park won the inaugural event for the third of her six 2013 victories.

Last week: Lydia Ko won the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in Daly City, Calif., for her third LPGA Tour victory and first as a professional. The 17-year-old Ko beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke.

Notes: Lexi Thompson is making her first start since winning the Kraft Nabisco for her first major title. … Park is winless in seven tours starts this season. She won a Ladies European Tour event in March in China. … Lewis, from The Woodlands near Houston, has six runner-up finishes since winning the Women’s British Open in August. … Ko is taking the week off. … The 144-player field will be cut to the top 70 and ties after the second round and to the top 50 and ties after third. … The tour is off next week. Play will resume May 15-18 with the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Va.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

INSPERITY INVITATIONAL

Site: The Woodlands, Texas.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: The Woodlands Country Club (7,002 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2 million. Winner’s share: $300,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2-4 a.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30-4:30 a.m., 7-9:30 p.m.; Monday, 2:30-4:30 a.m.).

Last year: Esteban Toledo became the first Mexican winner in Champions Tour history, beating Mike Goodes with a par on the third hole of a playoff.

Last event: Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Greater Gwinnett Championship on April 20 in his Champions Tour debut. He led wire-to-wire for a two-stroke victory over Bernhard Langer.

Notes: Woodlands resident Jeff Maggert won the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic last month in his first start on the 50-and-over tour. … Fred Funk won the 2012 event and the 1992 Houston Open on the course. … Fred Couples, the 2010 winner, is in the field. He won in March in Newport Beach, Calif. … Langer won the 2007 event at Augusta Pines and successfully defended his title in 2008 at The Woodlands. … The tour is off next week. Play will resume May 15-18 with the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek in Alabama.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOUR

THE CHAMPIONSHIP AT LAGUNA NATIONAL

Site: Singapore.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Laguna National Golf and Country Club, Masters Course (7,109 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.5 million. Winner’s share: $250,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 6:30-10:30 a.m.).

Last year: Australia’s Brett Rumford won at Blackstone in South Korea, eagling the first hole of a playoff with countryman Marcus Fraser and Scotland’s Peter Whiteford. Rumford won the China Open the following week.

Last week: France’s Alexander Levy won the China Open for his first European Tour title, beating England’s Tommy Fleetwood by four strokes. … India’s Anirban Lahiri eagled the final hole for a one-stroke victory in the Asian Tour’s Indonesian Masters.

Notes: The tournament was played the last six years in South Korea as the Ballantine’s Championship. … American Peter Uihlein is in the field, a week before his title defense in the Madeira Islands Open. The former Oklahoma State player won the 2010 U.S. Amateur.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

Asian Tour site: http://www.asiantour.com

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WEB.COM TOUR

SOUTH GEORGIA CLASSIC

Site: Valdosta, Ga.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Kinderlou Forest Golf Club (7,781 yards, par 72).

Purse: $650,000. Winner’s share: $117,000.

Television: None.

Last year: Will Wilcox won by four strokes for his first Web.com Tour title.

Last week: Andrew Putnam won the wind-shortened WNB Golf Classic in Midland, Texas, for his first tour title. He shot an 8-under 64 in the third round to reach 20 under and open a seven-stroke advantage. The final round was wiped out after Putnam played eight holes.

Notes: Putnam earned $108,000 last week to jump from sixth to second on the money list with $248,273, more than enough to earn a spot on the 2014-15 PGA Tour. His older brother, Michael, won the Web.com Tour money title last year. … Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz, a two-time winner this year, leads the money list with $318,588. … Davis Love III designed Kinderlou Forest. … The tour is off next week. Play will resume May 15-18 with the BMW Charity Pro-Am in Greer, S.C.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: The Crowns, Thursday-Sunday, Nagoya Golf Club, West Course, Aichi, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org

NGA TOUR: Savannah Lakes Village Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Monticello Course, McCormick, S.C. Online: http://www.ngatour.com

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Columbia Open, Wednesday-Saturday, Columbia Country Club, Blythewood, S.C. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com

WOMEN

SYMETRA TOUR: Patty Berg Memorial, Friday-Sunday, Cypress Lake Country Club, Fort Myers, Fla. Online: http://www.symetratour.com

THE LEGENDS TOUR: Walgreens Charity Classic, Saturday-Sunday, Grandview Golf Course, Sun City West, Ariz. Online: http://www.thelegendstour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Cyber Agent Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Tsurumai Country Club, Chiba, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp

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