- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

All Times EST



Site: Doral, Fla.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Trump National Doral, Blue Monster (7,481 yards, par 72).

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

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 1-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 2-6 p.m.).

Last year: Tiger Woods won the WGC event for the seventh time. Steve Stricker was second, two strokes back.

Last week: Russell Henley won the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens for his second PGA Tour victory. He birdied the first hole of a playoff with Rory McIlroy, Ryan Palmer and Russell Knox. … England’s Ross Fisher won the Tshwane Open in South Africa.

Notes: Woods walked off the course after 13 holes Sunday in the final round of the Honda Classic. He said he had lower back pain and spasms, and was unsure if he could play at Doral. Woods also won the WGC event in 1999 at Valderrama in Spain, 2002 at Mount Juliet in Ireland, 2003 at Capital City in Atlanta, 2005 at Harding Park in San Francisco, 2006 at The Grove in England and 2007 at Doral. He also won regular tour events at Doral in 2004 and 2006. … Jason Day won the first WGC event of the season, beating Victor Dubuisson two weeks ago in the Match Play final in Arizona. … Gil Hanse redesigned the Donald Trump-owned course. … The Valspar Championship is next week in Palm Harbor. The European Tour will be in Morocco next week for the Trophy Hassan II.

Online: http://www.worldgolfchampionships.com

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

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


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