- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

All Times EST



Site: Sydney.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: The Australian Golf Club (7,230 yards, par 71).

Purse: $901,170. Winner’s share: $162,210.

Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m.; Thursday-Friday, 2-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m.; Saturday, 2-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-5 a.m.; Sunday, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.).

Last year: Jordan Spieth finished with an 8-under 63 for a six-stroke victory. He became the first American winner since Brad Faxon in 1993.

Last week: Peter Senior won the Australian Masters at Huntingdale at a record age of 56. He also won in 1991 and 1995.

Notes: The top-ranked Spieth is in the field along Lee Westwood and Australian star Adam Scott. 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. … Senior won at The Lakes in 2012 to become the oldest winner in event history at 53. … American amateur Bryson DeChambeau is coming off a second-place tie at Huntingdale. The former SMU player won the U.S. Amateur and NCAA this year. … Gary Player won a record seven times, one more than Jack Nicklaus. … The Australian PGA is next week at Royal Pines in Gold Coast.

Online: https://www.australianopengolf.com.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: $1.6 million. Winner’s share: $252,720.

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

Last year: South Africa’s Branden Grace won by seven strokes, finishing at 20-under 268.

Last week: Rory McIlroy won the season-ending DP World Tour Championship and the Race to Dubai for a $3,208,300 payday. McIlroy earned $1,333,300 for the tournament victory and $1,875,000 for the Race to Dubai title.

Notes: The tournament opens the European Tour’s 2015-16 season. … Grace tops the field along with fellow South African players Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel. Schwartzel won in 2005, 2012 and 2013. … Leopard Creek sits above the Crocodile River on the outskirts of Kruger National Park.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com

Sunshine Tour site: https://sunshinetour.com




JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Casio World Open, Thursday-Sunday, Kochi Kuroshio Country Club, Kochi, Japan. Online: https://www.jgto.org


JAPAN LPGA TOUR: LPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Miyazaki Country Club, Miyazaki, Japan. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp

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