- 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




Site: Chonburi, Thailand.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Siam Country Club, Pattaya Old Course (6,548 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.5 million. Winner’s share: $225,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-6 p.m.).

Last year: South Korea’s Inbee Park won when 17-year-old Thai player Ariya Jutanugarn closed with a triple bogey to blow a two-stroke lead. The victory was the first of Park’s six 2013 titles.

Last week: Australia’s Karrie Webb won the Women’s Australian Open for the record fifth time, beating South Korea’s Chella Choi by a stroke. Webb has 40 LPGA Tour titles.

Notes: The top-ranked Park is making her first start of the year. … No. 2 Suzann Pettersen, No. 3 Stacy Lewis and No. 4 Lydia Ko also are playing along with Webb, Bahamas winner Jessica Korda, Michelle Wie and 2011 and 2012 champion Yani Tseng. … The HSBC Women’s Champions is next week in Singapore. The tour will open its U.S. schedule March 20-23 with the LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix.

Online: http://www.lpga.com



Next event: Toshiba Classic, March 14-16, Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif.

Last week: Kirk Triplett won the ACE Group Classic in Naples, Fla., for his third Champions Tour title, holing a 6-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com



Next event: Chile Classic, March 6-9, Prince of Wales Country Club, Santiago, Chile,

Last week: Alex Cejka won the season-opening Colombia Championship, breaking the course record with an 8-under 63 in the completion of the third round before rain washed out play.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com




PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA: Victorian Open, Thursday-Sunday, 13th Beach Golf Links, Beach Course, Creek Course, Barwon Heads, Australia. Online: http://www.pgatour.com.au

SUNSHINE TOUR: Dimension Data Pro-Am, Thursday-Sunday, Fancourt, Montagu Golf Course, Outeniqua Golf Course, The Links Golf Course, George, South Africa. Online: http://www.pgatour.co.za

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Colombian Open, Thursday-Sunday, Ruitoque Golf and Country Club, Bucaramanga, Colombia. Online: http://www.pgatourla.com


SYMETRA TOUR: Visit Mesa Gateway Classic, Friday-Sunday, Longbow Golf Club, Mesa, Ariz. Online: http://www.symetratour.com

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