- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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PGA TOUR

HERO WORLD CHALLENGE

Site: Albany, Bahamas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.



Course: Albany (7,400 yards, par 72).

Purse: $3.5 million. Winner’s share: $1 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 1-4 p.m., 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m., 5:30-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-2 p.m., 6-11 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday, 2:30-5 p.m.; Sunday, 2-5 p.m.).

Field: Paul Casey, Rickie Fowler, Bill Haas, J.B. Holmes, Billy Horschel, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Chris Kirk, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar, Anirban Lahiri, Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker, Bubba Watson.

Last year: Spieth won by a record 10 strokes, finishing at 26-under 262 at Isleworth in Florida. Tournament host Tiger Woods tied for last in the 18-man field.

Notes: The top-ranked Spieth and Scott tied for second last week in the Australian Open. Spieth won the Masters and U.S. Open, led the PGA Tour with five victories, took the FedEx Cup and was selected the player of the year. The 22-year-old Texan made a tour-record $12,030,465, earned a $10 million bonus for the FedEx Cup and won the Vardon Trophy for lowest adjusted scoring average. … The Albany resort is owned by the Tavistock Group, Woods and Ernie Els. Els designed the course. … The Franklin Templeton Shootout is next week in Naples, Florida.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR/SUNSHINE TOUR

NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE

Site: Sun City, South Africa.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Gary Player Country Club (7,831 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.5 million. Winner’s share: $1.25 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-10 a.m.; Saturday, 3-10 a.m., 2:30-5 p.m.; Sunday, 3-10 a.m., 2-5 p.m.).

Last year: England’s Danny Willett closed with a 6-under 66 for a four-stroke victory.

Last week: South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel won the Alfred Dunhill Championship for the fourth time, beating France’s Gregory Bourdy by four strokes at Leopard Creek.

Notes: Schwartzel and Willett are in the field. … Americans Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Ryan Palmer, Robert Streb and Scott Piercy are playing. … The November 2016 event will be part of the European Tour’s Finals Series.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com

Sunshine Tour site: https://sunshinetour.com

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PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA/EUROPEAN TOUR

AUSTRALIAN PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Gold Coast, Australia.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: RACV Royal Pines Resort (7,364 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.27 million. Winner’s share: $228,730.

Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m.-3 a.m.; Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.).

Last year: Australia’s Greg Chalmers won with a par when Adam Scott three-putted for bogey on the seventh hole of a playoff. Wade Ormsby was eliminated on the third extra hole.

Last week: Australia’s Matt Jones won the Australian Open at The Australian in Sydney, beating top-ranked Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott by a stroke.

Notes: American Brandt Snedeker is in the field. … The event moved to Royal Pines in 2013 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

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

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Champions Tour Qualifying Tournament, through Friday, TPC Scottsdale, Champions Course, Scottsdale, Arizona. Online: https://www.pgatour.com

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Golf Nippon Series JT Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Tokyo Yomiuri Country Club, Tokyo, Online: https://www.jgto.org

ASIAN TOUR: Ho Tram Open, Thursday-Sunday, The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, Ho Tram, Vietnam. Online: https://www.asiantour.com

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: PGA Tour Latinoamerica Tour Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Dorado Beach Resort, Dorado, Puerto Rico. Online: https://www.pgatourla.com

WOMEN

LPGA TOUR: LPGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, Wednesday-Sunday, LPGA International, Jones Course, Hills Course, Daytona Beach, Florida. Online: https://www.lpga.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR/LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: The Queens, Friday-Sunday, Miyoshi Country Club, Aichi, Japan. Television: Golf Channel (Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 a.m.). Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp and https://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

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