- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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Site: Naples, Florida.

Schedule: Thursday-Saturday.

Course: Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Tiburon Golf Club (7,288 yards, par 72).

Purse: $3.1 million. Winners’ shares: $375,000 each.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m., 5-9 p.m.) and Fox (Saturday, 1-5 p.m.).

Format: Two-player teams. Thursday, scramble; Friday, modified alternate shot; Saturday, better ball.

Teams: Harris English and Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell and Gary Woodland, Keegan Bradley and Camilo Villegas, Billy Horschel and Ian Poulter, Jason Day and Cameron Tringale, Patrick Reed and Brandt Snedeker, Ryan Palmer and Jimmy Walker, Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker, Sean O’Hair and Kenny Perry, Retief Goosen and Mike Weir, Charles Howell III and Scott Verplank, Justin Leonard and Rory Sabbatini.

Last year: Kuchar and English won by seven strokes, shooting a 14-under 58 in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. Kuchar and English finished at 34-under 182, playing their last 28 holes in 25 under.

Last week: Jordan Spieth won the Hero World Challenge by a record 10 strokes, finishing at 26-under 262 at Isleworth. He won the Australian Open the previous week. Tournament host Tiger Woods tied for last in the 18-man field.

Notes: Tournament host Greg Norman is making his Fox broadcasting debut, teaming with Joe Buck. Norman designed the 36-hole Tiburon (“shark” in Spanish) facility. … The tournament is in its 14th year at Tiburon after a year in Miami and 11 at Sherwood in California.

Online: https://www.franklintempletonshootout.com

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




Site: Orlando, Florida.

Schedule: Saturday-Sunday.

Course: Grande Lakes Orlando, Ritz-Carlton Golf Club (7,120 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1 million. Winner’s share: $200,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Saturday, 2-3 p.m., 6:30-8 p.m.; Sunday, 2-3 p.m., 7 p.m.-3 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Format: Two-player teams. Scramble.

Teams (father listed first): Stewart and Connor Cink, Steve and Sam Elkington, Nick and Matthew Faldo, Raymond and Robert Floyd, Hale and Steve Irwin, Lee and Connor Janzen, Bernhard and Christina Langer, Tom and Thomas Lehman, Davis III and Dru Love, Sandy and James Lyle, Johnny and Andy Miller, Larry and Josh Nelson, Jack and Jack II Nicklaus, Mark and Shaun O’Meara, Nick and Greg Price, Dave and Ron Stockton, Curtis and Tom Strange, Vijay and Qass Singh, Lee and Daniel Trevino, Lanny and Tucker Wadkins.

Last year: Stewart and Connor Cink eagled two of their final five holes for a three-stroke victory. They finished with an 11-under 61 for a 22-under total.

Notes: Jack Nicklaus is teaming with son Jack II for the seventh time. … Davis and Dru Love won the 2012 event.

Online: https://www.pncfathersonchallenge.com

Champions Tour site: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Chonburi, Thailand.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Amata Spring Country Club (7,453 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1 million. Winner’s share: $180,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 1-4:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 a.m., 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Spain’s Sergio Garcia beat Sweden’s Henrik Stenson by four strokes. Garcia’s girlfriend, Katharina Boehm, served as his caddie.

Last week: Ireland’s Padraig Harrington won the Indonesia Open, holding off Thailand’s Thanyakon Khrongpha by two strokes.

Notes: Masters champion Bubba Watson is in the field along with European Ryder Cup players Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood and Victor Dubuisson. Westwood won the 2011 tournament, opening with a 12-under 60. … American David Lipsky tops the Asian Tour money list with two events left. … The Dubai Open is next week.

Online: https://www.asiantour.com




Site: Gold Coast, Australia.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: RACV Royal Pines Resort (7,378 yards, par 72).

Purse: $823,400. Winner’s share: $148,220.

Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday-Friday, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.).

Last year: Australia’s Adam Scott beat American Rickie Fowler by four strokes.

Last week: Australia’s Lincoln Tighe won the NSW PGA Championship at Riverside Oaks, closing with a 7-under 64 for a one-stroke victory.

Notes: Scott is in the field along with fellow Australians Robert Allenby and Nick Cullen, Americans Scott Stallings and Boo Weekley and Zimbabwe’s Brendon de Jonge. … Cullen won the Australian Masters on Nov. 23 at Metropolitan and American Jordan Spieth took the Australian Open on Nov. 13 at The Australian. … The event moved to Royal Pines last year after part of the Coolum course was turned into a dinosaur theme park.

Online: https://championship.pga.org.au

PGA Tour of Australasia site: https://www.pgatour.com.au

OneAsia Tour site: https://www.oneasia.asia




Site: Malelane, South Africa.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Leopard Creek Country Club (7,287 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.84 million. Winner’s share: $307,340.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 5:30-10:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 5:30-9:30 a.m.).

Last year: South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel successfully defended his title, winning by four strokes. He also won in 2005.

Last week: England’s Danny Willett won the season-opening Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, finishing with a 6-under 66 for a four-stroke victory.

Notes: Schwartzel won by 12 strokes in 2012, finishing at 24-under 264. He tops the field along with fellow South African major champion Louis Oosthuizen. … Renato Paratore is making his first European Tour start as a professional. The 17-year-old Italian won the Italian National Championship last week. … Leopard Creek sits above the Crocodile River on the outskirts of Kruger National Park.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com

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




LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, Wednesday-Saturday, Emirates Golf Club, Majlis Course, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 2-6 p.m., Thursday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) Online: https://www.ladieseuropeantour.com


WEB.COM TOUR: Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament, Thursday-Dec. 16, PGA National Resort & Spa, Champion and Fazio Courses, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Online: https://www.pgatour.com

EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: MCB Tour Championship, Friday-Sunday, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

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