SHELL HOUSTON OPEN
SITE: Humble, Texas
COURSE: Redstone Golf Club, Tournament Course (7,457 yards, par 72)
PURSE: $5.8 million
WINNER'S SHARE: $1,044,000
TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Thursday, 4-7 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, midnight-3 a.m., 4-7 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday, midnight-3 a.m.) and NBC-Ch. 26 (Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6 p.m.)
LAST YEAR: Paul Casey won his first PGA Tour title, beating J.B. Holmes with a bogey on the first hole of a playoff.
LAST WEEK: Ernie Els won the rain-delayed Arnold Palmer Invitational in a Monday finish at Bay Hill for his second consecutive victory and 18th PGA Tour title.
KRAFT NABISCO CHAMPIONSHIP
SITE: Rancho Mirage, Calif.
COURSE: Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course (6,702 yards, par 72)
PURSE: $2 million
WINNER'S SHARE: $300,000
TELEVISION: ESPN2 (Thursday-Friday, 5-7 p.m.; Saturday, 6-8 p.m.) and CBS-Ch. 12 (Sunday, 3-6 p.m.)
LAST YEAR: Brittany Lincicome won her first major title, hitting a hybrid from 210 yards to 4 feet to set up a winning eagle on the par-5 18th. Lincicome finished with 69 for a one-stroke victory over Cristie Kerr and Kristy McPherson.
LAST WEEK: Hee Kyung Seo won the inaugural Kia Classic at La Costa for her first LPGA Tour title, beating Inbee Park by six strokes.
OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE PRO-AM
SITE: TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, Fla.
SCHEDULE: April 16-18
LAST WEEK: Fred Couples won his third consecutive Champions Tour start, closing with a course-record 10-under-par 62 for a two-stroke victory over Corey Pavin in the Cap Cana Championship in the Dominican Republic. The 50-year-old Couples is the first player in Champions Tour history to win three of his first four career tournaments.
PGA EUROPEAN TOUR
SITE: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta
SCHEDULE: April 8-11
LAST WEEK: Louis Oosthuizen earned his second consecutive trip to the Masters, winning the Andalucia Open for his first European Tour title. Oosthuizen finished at 17-under for a three-stroke victory over Peter Whiteford and Richard Finch.
FRESH EXPRESS CLASSIC
SITE: TPC San Francisco Bay at Stonebrae, Hayward, Calif.
SCHEDULE: April 15-18
LAST WEEK: Fabian Gomez won the Louisiana Open for first Nationwide Tour title, closing with 7-under-par 64 in windy conditions for a tournament-record six-stroke victory over three players.
NGA HOOTERS TOUR
GEORGIA SPORTS ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALISTS CLASSIC
SITE: Chattahoochee Golf Club, Gainesville, Ga.