- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

All Times EDT

PGA TOUR

THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Sawgrass, Players Stadium Course (7,215 yards, par 72).

Purse: $10 million. Winner’s share: $1.8 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 1-7 p.m., 9 p.m.-midnight; Saturday-Sunday, 12:30-6 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 2-7 p.m.).

Last year: Tiger Woods won the fourth of his five 2013 PGA Tour titles. David Lingmerth, Kevin Streelman and Jeff Maggert tied for second, two strokes back.

Last week: J.B. Holmes won the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow for his third PGA Tour title and first since having brain surgery. Jim Furyk was second, a stroke back.

Notes: Woods, also the 2001 winner, is sidelined following surgery to relieve pain from a pinched nerve in his back. … Bubba Watson is making his first start since winning his second Masters title. … If tied after regulation, there will be a three-hole aggregate playoff. If still tied, the playoff will go to sudden death. … Greg Norman set the tournament record in 1994, shooting 63-67-67-67 for a 24-under 264 total. … Jack Nicklaus is the only three-time champion, winning in 1974 at Atlanta Country Club, 1976 at Inverrary and 1978 at Sawgrass Country Club. … The tour will be in Texas the next two weeks for the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving and Colonial in Fort Worth.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR/EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR

MADEIRA ISLANDS OPEN

Site: Santo da Serra, Madeira Islands.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Santo da Serra Golf Club (6,826 yards, par 72).

Purse: $832,890. Winner’s share: $138,815.

Television: None.

Last year: American Peter Uihlein closed with a 68 for a two-stroke victory.

Last week: Chile’s Felipe Aguilar won Laguna National in Singapore, holing out for eagle from 142 yards on the par-4 18th hole for a 10-under 62 and one-stroke victory.

Notes: The tournament is the tour’s 1,500th official event. … Uihlein is skipping his title defense. … Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles west of Morocco. … Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed the Santo da Serra course. … The Spanish Open is next week, followed by the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in Virginia Water, England.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

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LPGA TOUR

Next event: Kingsmill Championship, May 15-18, Kingsmill Resort, River Course, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Last week: Stacy Lewis won the North Texas LPGA Shootout for her ninth LPGA Tour title, closing with 7-under 64 for a six-stroke victory. She had six runner-up finishes in her previous 16 tournaments since winning the Women’s British Open in August.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

Next event: Regions Tradition, May 15-18, Shoal Creek, Birmingham, Alabama.

Last week: Bernhard Langer won the Insperity Invitational for the third time, beating Fred Couples by a stroke at The Woodlands in Texas. The 56-year-old Langer has 20 victories on the 50-and-over tour.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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WEB.COM TOUR

Next event: BMW Charity Pro-Am, May 15-18, Thornblade Club, The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Green Valley Country Club, Greer, South Carolina.

Last week: Blayne Barber won the South Georgia Classic for his first Web.com Tour title, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

NGA TOUR: Kandy Waters Memorial Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Gordon Lakes Golf Club, Fort Gordon, Georgia. Online: http://www.ngatour.com

ONEASIA TOUR: Maekyung Open, Thursday-Sunday, Namseoul Country Club, Seoul, South Korea. Online: http://www.oneasia.asia

SUNSHINE TOUR: Royal Swazi Open, Wednesday-Saturday, Royal Swazi Sun Country Club, Mbabane, South Africa. Online: http://www.pgatour.co.za

WOMEN

SYMETRA TOUR: Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Charity Classic, Friday-Sunday, Links at Stoney Point, Greenwood, South Carolina. Online: http://www.symetratour.com

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Turkish Airlines Ladies Open, Thursday-Sunday, National Golf Club, Belek, Turkey. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Ibaraki Golf Club, Ibaraki, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp

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