- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 7, 2017



Site: Palm Harbor, Fla.

Course: Innisbrook Golf Resort (Copperhead Course). Yardage: 7,340. Par: 71.

Purse: $6.3 million. (First prize: $1,134,000).

Television: Thursday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. (Golf Channel). Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (NBC).

Defending champion: Charl Schwartzel.

Last week: Dustin Johnson won the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Notes: Jordan Spieth is not playing for the first time. Spieth has never finished out of the top 20, including a tie for seventh in 2013 that gave him special temporary membership and a victory in 2015. … Only 29 players at the Valspar Championship are eligible for the Masters. … Henrik Stenson and Justin Thomas are the only players from the top 10 in the world. … Bubba Watson is playing for the first time since 2011. … Spieth is the only past champion under 50 not playing. … Zach Wright received a sponsor exemption from winning the Valspar Collegiate last year while at LSU. … Spencer Levin has played every PGA Tour event for which he has been eligible this year, making this his 14th start. He has missed the cut in all seven of his 2017 starts. … Brian Stuard had played a career-long 11 consecutive PGA Tour events until taking off last week because he was not in the Mexico Championship. He returns this week at Innisbrook.

Next week: Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Online: www.pgatour.com




Site: New Delhi, India.

Course: DLF Golf and CC. Yardage: 7,004. Par: 72.

Purse: $1,750,000.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 12:30-2:30 a.m., 4-7 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 2:30-7 a.m. (Golf Channel). Sunday, 3-7:30 a.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: S.S.P. Chawrasia.

Last week: Dean Burmester won the Tshwane Open.

Notes: Three players from the Mexico Championship are in the field, starting with Ryder Cup player Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain. The others are Marcus Fraser and Scott Hend. … This is the final week for players to qualify for the 64-man field at the Dell Match Play. Hend is on the bubble, though he could be helped by as many as four players likely to withdraw from the Match Play. Another player in range is Anirban Lahiri, who tied for second last year in his national open. He won the event in 2015. … Lahiri’s schedule this year has taken him from Hawaii to California to Dubai to Malaysia to Los Angeles to Florida to India. … The tournament was played last year at Delhi Golf Club. … Chawrasia won last year after having been a runner-up four times in the Indian Open.

Next tournament: WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

Online: www.europeantour.com and www.asiantour.com



Last week: Inbee Park won the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore.

Next week: Bank of Hope Founders Cup in Phoenix.

Online: www.lpga.com



Last tournament: Fred Couples won the Chubb Classic.

Next week: Tucson Conquistadors Classic.

Online: www.pgatour.com/champions



Last tournament: Andrew Putnam won the Panama Claro Championship.

Next tournament: Chitimacha Louisiana Open on March 23-26.

Online: www.pgatour.com/webcom




PGA Tour of Australasia: ISPS Handa New Zealand Open, Millbrook Resort, Arrowtown, New Zealand. Defending champion: Matthew Griffin. Online: www.pga.org.au

PGA Tour Latinoamerica: Molino Canuelas Championship, Canuelas GC, Buenos Aires. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: www.pgatour.com/la/en


Symemtra Tour: Florida’s Natural Charity Classic, CC of Winter Haven, Winter Haven, Fla. Defending champion: Samantha Richdale. Online: www.symetratour.com

Japan LPGA: Yokohama Tire PRGR Ladies Cup, Tosa CC, Kochi, Japan. Defending champion: Lee Bomi. Online: www.lpga.or.jp

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