- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Site: Scottsdale, Arizona.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Scottsdale, Stadium Course (7,266 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.3 million. Winner’s share: $1,134,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-7 p.m., 8-10 p.m.; Friday, 3-7 p.m., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 7 p.m.-4 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Kevin Stadler won his first PGA Tour title, beating Bubba Watson and Graham DeLaet by a stroke. Stadler is sidelined this year by a wrist injury.

Last week: Bill Haas won the Humana Challenge in La Quinta, California, topping five players by a stroke. Haas also won the 2010 tournament.

Notes: Tiger Woods is making his first appearance in the tournament since 2001. He played only nine times worldwide last year because of surgery to his back and lingering issues. Woods tied for last in his own 18-man Hero World Challenge in December in his only event since missing the cut in the PGA Championship in August. … Phil Mickelson won in 1996, 2005 and 2013. In 2013, he shot 60-65-64-67 to match the tournament record of 28-under 256. The former Arizona State player tied for 24th in La Quinta in his first start since the Ryder Cup in September. … The Farmers Insurance Open is next week in San Diego, followed by the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Ocala, Florida.

Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday.

Course: Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club (6,541 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.5 million. Winner’s share: $225,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 2-5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Friday, 8-10 p.m.; Saturday, 3-5 p.m.).

Last year: Inaugural event.

Notes: The tournament opens the tour’s 33-event season. … Top-ranked Inbee Park is in the field along with No. 2 Lydia Ko, No. 3 Stacy Lewis, No. 5 Suzann Pettersen, No. 6 Michelle Wie, No. 8 So Yeon Ryu, No. 9 Karrie Webb and No. 10 Lexi Thompson. Park and Lewis led the tour last year with three victories each. … Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Woods’ niece, is making her first start as a tour member. … The Bahamas LPGA Classic is next week.

Online: https://www.lpga.com




Site: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Emirates Golf Club, Majlis Course (7,327 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2.65 million. Winner’s share: $441,660.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 1-8:30 a.m.; Friday, 1-8:30 a.m., 11 a.m,-2 p.m.; Saturday, 4-8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.-noon; Sunday, 4-8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.-noon, 3-5 p.m.).

Last year: Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher successfully defended his title, beating Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo by a stroke.

Last week: South Africa’s Branden Grace won the Qatar Masters by a stroke, closing with a 6-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over Scotland’s Marc Warren.

Notes: Top-ranked Rory McIlroy is in the field along with Martin Kaymer, Henrik Stenson, Graeme McDowell, Sergio Garcia and three-time winner Ernie Els. McIlroy finished second two weeks ago in Abu Dhabi in his first start of the year. … The Malaysian Open is next week, followed by the Thailand Classic and the Indian Open.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com




Site: Panama City.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Panama Golf Club (7,171 yards, par 70).

Purse: $625,000. Winner’s share: $112,500.

Television: None.

Last year: Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz won the first of his three 2014 titles, closing with a 6-under 64 for a four-stroke victory.

Notes: The tournament opens the tour’s 26th season. … The Colombia Championship is next week. … The U.S. schedule opens March 26-29 with the Louisiana Open.

Online: http ://www.pgatour.com



Next event: Allianz Championship, Feb. 6-8, The Old Course at Broken Sound, Boca Raton, Florida.

Last week: Miguel Angel Jimenez won the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii for his second victory in three career Champions Tour starts.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com

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