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Site: Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Atlantis Resort, Ocean Club Golf Course (6,644 yards, par 73).

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

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

Last year: South Korea’s Ilhee Lee won in May, edging Irene Cho by two strokes. The first-year event was reduced to three 12-hole rounds because of flooding.

Notes: Top-ranked Inbee Park is skipping the season-opening tournament, and No. 2 Suzann Pettersen withdrew because of a shoulder injury. No. 3 Stacy Lewis is in the field along with 16-year-old Lydia Ko and 19-year-old Jaye Marie Green. Ko, ranked fourth, is making her second LPGA Tour start since turning pro. She won the Canadian Women’s Open the last two years as an amateur. Green won the LPGA qualifying tournament by 10 strokes, finishing the 90-hole event at a record 29 under. … The tour is off the next two weeks. Play will resume Feb. 13-16 with the Women’s Australian Open.





Site: Doha, Qatar.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Doha Golf Club (7,400 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2.5 million. Winner’s share: $416,660.

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