- 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: https://www.worldgolfchampionships.com

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

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




Site: Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico (7,506 yards, par 72).

Purse: $3.5 million. Winner’s share: $630,000.

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

Last year: Scott Brown won his first PGA Tour title, birdieing the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Fabian Gomez and Jordan Spieth. Brown finished at a tournament-record 20 under.

Last week: Russell Henley won the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., birdieing the first hole of a playoff with Rory McIlroy, Ryan Palmer and Russell Knox.

Notes: Major champions John Daly, David Duval, Trevor Immelman, Lee Janzen, David Toms and Y.E. Yang are in the field along with Brown, Ryo Ishikawa and Nicolas Colsaerts. … Tom Kite and Bruce Besse Jr. designed the course.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Santiago, Chile.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Prince of Wales Country Club (6,903 yards, par 72).

Purse: $650,000. Winner’s share: $117,000.

Television: None.

Last year: Kevin Kisner held off Brice Garnett and Edward Loar by a stroke.

Last event: Alex Cejka won the season-opening Colombia Championship on Feb. 16. He broke the course record with a 63 in the completion of the third round before rain washed out play.

Notes: Paul Haley II, the winner of the first event in 2012, is in the field. … The Brazil Champions is next week, followed by the Panama Claro Championship and Louisiana Open.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com



Next event: LPGA Founders Cup, March 20-23, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix.

Last week: 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 in Singapore. Creamer won her 10th LPGA Tour title and first since the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open.

Online: https://www.lpga.com



Next event: Toshiba Classic, March 14-16, Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif.

Last event: Kirk Triplett won the ACE Group Classic on Feb. 16 in Naples, Fla. He holed a 6-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Mission Hills World Ladies Championships, Thursday-Sunday, Mission Hills Hainan, Blackstone Course, Hainan, China. Television: Golf Channel (Saturday, 6-9 a.m.; Sunday, 5-8 a.m.). Online: https://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Daikin Orchid Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Ryukyu Country Club, Okinawa, Japan. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp


NGA TOUR: Spring Hill Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Spring Hill Country Club, Tifton, Ga. Online: https://www.ngatour.com

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Championship at Callawassie Island, Wednesday-Saturday, Callawassie Island Club, Okatie, S.C. Online: https://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Kenya Open, Thursday-Sunday, Karen Country Club, Nairobi, Kenya. Online: https://www.europeantour.com

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