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PRESIDENTS CUP

SITE: Melbourne, Australia

SCHEDULE: Thursday, six alternate-shot matches; Friday, six better-ball matches; Saturday, five morning alternate-shot matches, five afternoon better-ball matches; Sunday, 12 singles matches

COURSE: Royal Melbourne Golf Club (6,998 yards, par 71)

TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 9 p.m.-2 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday, 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) and NBC-Ch. 26 (Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, noon- 6 p.m.).

SERIES: United States leads 6-1-1.

LAST MATCHES: The Americans never lost a session in a 19½-14½ victory in 2009 at Harding Park in San Francisco.

NOTES: In the 1998 matches at Royal Melbourne, the International team rallied behind the Australian crowd for a 20½-11½ victory. … Phil Mickelson is making his record ninth appearance in the event. … The American team has a record six Presidents Cup rookies, while the International team has seven players who have failed to win a tournament this year. … The 2013 event will be played at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.

LPGA TOUR

CME GROUP TITLEHOLDERS

SITE: Orlando, Fla.

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: Grand Cypress Golf Club (6,518 yards, par 72)

TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Thursday, 1:30-4 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-3 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:30-4 p.m.)

LAST YEAR: Maria Hjorth won the season-ending tournament by one stroke over Amy Yang.

EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOUR

JOHOR OPEN

SITE: Johor Bahru, Malaysia

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club (6,945 yards, par 72)

TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Thursday, 4-7 a.m.; Friday, 4-6 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)

LAST YEAR: Padraig Harrington won for the first time two years, beating Noh Seung-yul by two strokes.

EUROPEAN TOUR/SUNSHINE TOUR

ALFRED DUNHILL CHAMPIONSHIP

SITE: Malelane, South Africa

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: Leopard Creek Golf Club (7,249 yards, par 72)

TELEVISION: None

LAST YEAR: Pablo Martin defended his title, edging Charl Schwartzel, Thorbjorn Olesen and Anthony Michael by two strokes.

 
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