- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 4, 2014

All Times EST



Site: Pebble Beach, Calif.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links (6,816 yards, par 72), Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Shore Course (6,838 yards, par 70) and Spyglass Hill Golf Club (6,953 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.6 million. Winner’s share: $1,188,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m., 6:30-11 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 7 p.m.-midnight) and CBS (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6:30 p.m.).

Last week: Brandt Snedeker won by two strokes after finishing second the previous two weeks - behind Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines and Phil Mickelson in the Phoenix Open.

Last week: Kevin Stadler won the Phoenix Open for his first PGA Tour title, beating Bubba Watson and Graham DeLaet by a stroke. Stadler and father Craig will become the first father-son duo to play in the same Masters.

Notes: Mickelson won the event in 1998, 2005, 2007 and 2012. He tied for 42nd last week in the Phoenix Open, a week after back pain forced him to withdraw after two rounds at Torrey Pines. … Dustin Johnson won in 2009 and 2010. … The final round will be played at Pebble Beach. … The Northern Trust Open is next week at Riviera in Los Angeles, followed by the World Golf Championships-Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com




Site: Boca Raton, Fla.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: The Old Course at Broken Sound (6,807 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.6 million. Winner’s share: $240,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1-3 a.m., 3-5 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sunday, 3-5 p.m.; Monday, 12:30-2:30 a.m.).

Last year: Rocco Mediate won in his first start on the 50-and-over tour, shooting 67-61-71 for a two-stroke victory.

Last event: Bernhard Langer won the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship on Jan. 19 in Hawaii. He shot 66-64-64 for a three-stroke victory.

Notes: The tournament is the first full-field event of the year. … Mediate is returning from a left hip injury that forced him to withdraw from the PGA Tour event two weeks ago at Torrey Pines. … In 2010, Langer holed a bunker shot for eagle to beat John Cook in a playoff. … The tour will remain in Florida next week for the ACE Group Classic is Naples.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com




Site: Johannesburg.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Courses: Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club, East Course (7,660 yards, par 72) and West Course (7,225 yards, par 71).

Purse: $1.76 million. Winner’s share: $278,430.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 5:30-9:30 a.m.).

Last year: South Africa’s Richard Sterne won by seven strokes, closing with a 64 for a tournament-record 27-under total.

Last week: Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher successfully defended his Dubai Desert Classic title, beating Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo by a stroke. Tiger Woods tied for 41st, 10 strokes back.

Notes: South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel won in 2010 and 2011. … The final two rounds will be played on the East Course. … The 210-player field is the European Tour’s largest. … The final round will be played on the East Course. … The tours will team again next week for the Africa Open at East London.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

Sunshine Tour site: http://www.pgatour.co.za




Site: Gold Coast, Australia.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: RACV Royal Pines Resort (6,647 yards, par 72).

Purse: $337,820. Winner’s share: $56,300.

Television: None.

Last year: Australia’s Karrie Webb won the tournament for the eighth time, birdieing three of the five holes for a two-stroke victory.

Last week: South Korea’s Mi Hyang Lee won the New Zealand Women’s Open, closing with a course-record 9-under 63 to beat 16-year-old Lydia Ko by a stroke.

Notes: Webb tops the field along with 2011 winner Yani Tseng, Jessica Korda, Caroline Hedwall, Charley Hull and Vicky Hurst. … Korda won the LPGA Tour’s season-opening Bahamas LPGA Classic on Jan. 26. She won the 2012 Women’s Australian Open at Royal Melbourne. … The tours will team with the LPGA Tour next week for the Women’s Australian Open in Victoria.

Online: http://www.ladiesmasters.com

Ladies European Tour site: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

Australian Ladies Professional Golf site: http://www.alpg.com.au



Next event: Women’s Australian Open, Feb. 13-16, Victoria Golf Club, Victoria, Australia.

Last event: Jessica Korda won the season-opening Bahamas LPGA Classic on Jan. 26 for her second tour title. She birdied the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke.

Online: http://www.lpga.com




PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA: Victorian PGA Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Heritage Golf and Country Club, St. John Course, Melbourne, Australia. Online: http://www.pgatour.com.au

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