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Site: Phoenix.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Wildfire Golf Club (6,583 yards, par 72).

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

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 6:30-9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6:30-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 7-9 p.m.).

Last year: Stacy Lewis won to move from third to first in the world. She closed with an 8-under 64 to beat Ai Miyazato by three strokes.

Last event: Paula Creamer made a 75-foot eagle putt on the second hole of a playoff with Azahara Munoz to win the HSBC Women’s Champions on March 2 in Singapore.

Notes: The tournament is the fifth of the year and first in the United States. … Top-ranked Inbee Park is coming off a victory two weeks ago in China in the Ladies European Tour’s World Ladies Championship. … Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Woods‘ niece, received a sponsor exemption. The Phoenix player won the LET’s Australian Ladies Masters last month. … Teen star Lydia Ko is in the field. … Juli Inkster will captain the 2004 U.S. Solheim Cup team at St. Leon-Rot in Germany. … JTBC is a broadcasting company in South Korea. … The tour will be in California the next two weeks for the Kia Classic in Carlsbad and the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

MISSISSIPPI GULF RESORT CLASSIC

Site: Saucier, Miss.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Fallen Oak Country Club (7,119 yards, par 72).

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