SITE: Melbourne, Australia
COURSE: Victoria Golf Club (6,886 yards, par 71)
TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon).
LAST YEAR: Stuart Appleby won for the first time in nine years in his home country, overcoming a seven-shot deficit with a final-round 65 to beat Adam Bland by one.
LAST EVENT: Brad Kennedy won the New Zealand Open on Dec. 4, holing a 30-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with fellow Australian Craig Parry.
NOTES: Greg Chalmers, the Australian Open and Australian PGA winner in November, is trying to become the second player to complete the Australian Triple Crown. Robert Allenby accomplished the feat in 2005.
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR
DUBAI LADIES MASTERS
SITE: Emirates Golf Course, The Majlis, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Wednesday-Saturday, 3-6 p.m.)