- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

All Times EST



Site: Shanghai.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Sheshan International Golf Club (7,266 yards, par 72).

Purse: $8.5 million. Winner’s share: $1.4 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 10 p.m.-7 a.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5-7 a.m., 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; Sunday 5-7 a.m., 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Monday, 12:30-5:30 a.m.).

Last year: Bubba Watson holed a bunker shot for eagle on the 18th hole to get into a playoff, and made a 20-foot birdie putt to beat Tim Clark on the first extra hole.

Last week: Justin Thomas won the CIMB Classic in Malaysia for his first PGA Tour title, finishing with a tournament-record 26-under 262 total. … Victor Dubuisson won the European Tour’s Turkish Airlines Open for the second time in three years.

Notes: Jordan Spieth is making his season debut. He won the Masters and U.S. Open last season, led the tour with five victories and took the FedEx Cup. … Rory McIlroy is coming off a sixth-place tie last week in Turkey. … Top-ranked Jason Day is skipping the tournament. … Dustin Johnson won in 2013 with a tournament-record 24-under 264 total. He shot 69-63-66-66. … HSBC has extended its sponsorship deal five years with the tournament that began in 2005 and was given WGC status in 2009. … The event is the second of four events in the European Tour’s Finals Series. The European Tour will remain in Shanghai next week for the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren. … The PGA Tour will be in Mexico next week for the OHL Classic.

Online: https://www.worldgolfchampionships.com

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

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

Asian Tour site: https://www.asiantour.com




Site: Scottsdale, Arizona.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Desert Mountain Club, Cochise Course (6,889 yards, par 70).

Purse: $2.5 million. Winner’s share: $440,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 3-5 a.m., 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3-5 a.m., 4:30-6:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.).

Last year: Tom Pernice Jr. beat Jay Haas with a birdie on the fourth hole of a playoff.

Last week: Duffy Waldorf won the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, California, for his first senior title. He shot 67-60-66 for a tournament-record 20-under 193 total and a two-stroke victory.

Notes: The top 30 on the money list qualified for the season-ending tournament. … Colin Montgomerie leads the three-man season race for the Charles Schwab Cup, 39 points ahead of Jeff Maggert and 66 in front of Bernhard Langer. Players will receive a point for every $500 earned. The Cup winner will receive a $1 million annuity, the runner-up a $500,000 annuity, and the third-place finisher a $300,000 annuity. Langer won season titles in 2010 and 2014. Maggert has a tour-high four victories, winning majors in the Regions Tradition and U.S. Senior Open. He leads the money list with $2,188,836, followed by Langer ($2,086,288) and Montgomerie ($2,017,619).

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




Site: Shima, Japan.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club (6,506 yards, par 72).

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

Television: None.

Last year: South Korea’s Mi Hyang Lee won with a birdie on the fifth hole of a playoff with compatriot Ilhee Lee and Japan’s Kotono Kozuma.

Last week: South Korean rookie Sei Young Kim won the Blue Bay LPGA for her third victory of the year. She birdied the final hole for a one-stroke victory over three players.

Notes: Third-ranked Stacy Lewis, No. 4 Lexi Thompson are in the field. Lewis won the 2012 tournament, overcoming a seven-stroke deficit in the final round. She birdied the last three holes for a 64 and a one-shot victory. The American tied for second last week in China. Thompson won three weeks ago in South Korea for her second victory of the year. … Annika Sorenstam swept the 2001-05 titles to become the first LPGA Tour player to win an event five straight times. … The tournament ends the LPGA Tour’s five-event Asian Swing. … The Lorena Ochoa Invitational is next week in Mexico, followed by the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida.

Online: https://www.lpga.com

Japan LPGA Tour site: https://www.lpga.or.jp




Site: Jackson, Mississippi.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Country Club of Jackson (7,364 yards, par 72).

Purse: $4.1 million. Winner’s share: $738,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 7-10 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m.).

Last year: Nick Taylor became the PGA Tour’s first Canadian-born winner since Mike Weir in 2007, closing with a 66 for a two-stroke victory.

Last week: Justin Thomas won the CIMB Classic in Malaysia for his first PGA Tour title. He had a tournament-record 26-under 262 total for a one-stroke victory over Adam Scott.

Notes: Taylor is in the field. … Smylie Kaufman is coming off a victory two weeks ago in Las Vegas. … The OHL Classic is next week in Mexico, followed by the McGladrey Classic in Sea Island, Georgia.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com




JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Heiwa PGM Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Sohbu Country Club, Chibam Japan. Online: https://www.jgto.org

ASIAN TOUR: Panasonic Open India, Thursday-Sunday, Delhi Golf Club, New Delhi. Online: https://www.asiantour.com

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Argentina Open, Thursday-Sunday, Jockey Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Online: https://www.pgatourla.com

PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA: Western Australia Open, Thursday-Sunday, Royal Fremantle Golf Club, Fremantle, Australia. https://www.pgatour.com.au

SUNSHINE TOUR: Nedbank Affinity Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Lost City Golf Course, Sun City, South Africa. Online: https://www.pgatour.co.za

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: NBO Golf Classic Grand Final, Wednesday-Saturday, Almouj Golf, The Wave, Muscat, Oman. Online: https://www.europeantour.com


LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Sanya Ladies Open, Friday-Sunday, Yalong Bay Golf Club, Sanya, China. Online: https://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

KOREA LPGA: ADT CAPS Championship, Friday-Sunday, Haeundae Beach Golf and Resort, Busan, South Korea. Online: https://klpga.co.kr

THE LEGENDS TOUR: Walgreens Charity Championship, Friday-Saturday, The Seagate Country Club, Delray Beach, Florida. Online: https://www.thelegendstour.com

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