Upcoming golf events



SITE: Scottsdale, Ariz.

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: TPC Scottsdale, Stadium Course (7,216 yards, par 71)

TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Thursday, 4-7 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., 4-7 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 8-10 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m.) and CBS-Ch. 12 (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

LAST YEAR: Mark Wilson won the frost-delayed event in a Monday finish for the second of his two 2011 titles.

LAST WEEK: Brandt Snedeker won the Farmers Insurance Open in a playoff at Torrey Pines, beating Kyle Stanley with a par on the second extra hole. NOTES: Wilson and Phil Mickelson top the field along with Snedeker, Stanley, Webb Simpson, Dustin Johnson, FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas, PGA champion Keegan Bradley, Ian Poulter, Matt Kuchar, Rickie Fowler and past champions Mark Calcavecchia, Vijay Singh, J.B. Holmes, Aaron Baddeley and Kenny Perry.




SITE: Doha, Qatar

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: Doha Golf Club (7,388 yards, par 72)

TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.).

LAST YEAR: Thomas Bjorn won the first of his three 2011 titles, beating Alvaro Quiros by four strokes.

LAST WEEK: England’s Robert Rock won the Abu Dhabi Championship, holding off Rory McIlroy by a stroke.

NOTES: Third-ranked Lee Westwood is in the field along with No. 4 Martin Kaymer, No. 10 Jason Day, Bjorn, Graeme McDowell, Retief Goosen, K.J. Choi, Hunter Mahan, Sergio Garcia, John Daly and former Oklahoma State star Peter Uihlein.



SITE: Gold Coast, Australia

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: Royal Pines Resort (6,511 yards, par 72)

LAST YEAR: Taiwan’s Yani Tseng completed an Australian sweep to take the No. 1 spot in the world, winning by four strokes a week after taking the Women’s Australian Open. Tseng shot 67-66-63-68. She went on to win 11 worldwide titles.

LAST WEEK: Fourteen-year-old New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko won the New South Wales Open to become the youngest winner of a professional tour event.

NOTES: Tseng and seven-time champion Karrie Webb are skipping the tournament. They will open the LPGA Tour season next week.


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Sat, 12/03/2016 - 00:46

Tide expects to dominate on defense