- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

All Times EST



Site: Marana, Ariz.

Schedule: Wednesday-Sunday.

Course: Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club (7,791 yards, par 72).

Purse: $9 million. Winner’s share: $1.53 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, noon-6 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Thursday, 1-6 p.m., 6:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, midnight-5 a.m., 2-6 p.m., 6:30-10:30 p.m., 11 p.m.-3 a.m.; Saturday, noon-2 p.m., 6:30-10:30 p.m., 11 p.m.-3 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 7-11 p.m., midnight-4 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 2-6 p.m.).

Last year: Matt Kuchar won his first WGC title, beating 2012 winner Hunter Mahan 2 and 1 in the final. Kuchar beat Jason Day in the semifinals.

Last week: Bubba Watson won the Northern Trust Open at Riviera for his first victory since the 2012 Masters, shooting 64-64 on the weekend to beat Dustin Johnson by two strokes. … South Africa’s Thomas Aiken won the Africa Open, beating England’s Oliver Fisher with a 30-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff.

Notes: Top-ranked Tiger Woods, the 2003, 2004 and 2008 winner, is skipping the tournament. No. 2 Adam Scott and No. 4 Phil Mickelson also are taking the week off. … Top-seeded Henrik Stenson will open against Kiradech Aphibarnrat. … Jimmy Walker, a three-time winner this season, will face Branden Grace. … American players have swept the first 13 events in the new wraparound season. … The event is in its sixth year at the Jack Nicklaus-designed course. … The Honda Classic is next week at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Online: http://www.worldgolfchampionships.com

PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com

European Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com


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