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.
CME GROUP TITLEHOLDERS
SITE: Orlando, Fla.
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
SITE: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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
COURSE: Leopard Creek Golf Club (7,249 yards, par 72)
LAST YEAR: Pablo Martin defended his title, edging Charl Schwartzel, Thorbjorn Olesen and Anthony Michael by two strokes.