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PGA TOUR

HONDA CLASSIC

SITE: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: PGA National Resort and Spa, The Champion (7,110 yards, par 70)

PURSE: $5.7 million

WINNER’S SHARE: $1,026,000

TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30; Friday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30; Saturday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., 1-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30; Sunday, 1-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30) and NBC-Ch. 26 (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.)

LAST YEAR: South Africa’s Rory Sabbatini won his sixth PGA Tour title, holding off South Korea’s Y.E. Yang by a stroke.

LAST WEEK: Hunter Mahan won the Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz., for his second World Golf Championship victory, beating Rory McIlroy 2 and 1 in the final. ... John Huh won the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico for his first PGA Tour title, parring the eighth hole of a playoff with Robert Allenby.

NOTES: Tiger Woods is making his first appearance in the event since missing the cut as a 17-year-old amateur in 1993. Last week in the Match Play event, he beat Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano in the first round and lost to Nick Watney in the second. In Woods’ two stroke-play tournaments this season, he tied for third in Abu Dhabi and tied for 15th at Pebble Beach. ... The second-ranked McIlroy is again in position to take the top spot in the world from Luke Donald with a victory. Donald, the 2006 winner, is skipping the tournament. ... Mark Wilson and Lee Westwood, fourth last week in Arizona, also are in the field along with Huh and Allenby. ... The Champion course was the site of the 1983 Ryder Cup and 1987 PGA Championship.

NATIONWIDE TOUR

PANAMA CHAMPIONSHIP

SITE: Panama City

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSE: Panama Golf Club (7,163 yards, par 70)

PURSE: $550,000

WINNER’S SHARE: $99,000

LAST YEAR: Mathew Goggin beat Alistair Presnell and American Darron Stiles by two strokes.

LAST EVENT: Skip Kendall won the season-opening Colombia Championship on Feb. 19, holing a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory.

LPGA TOUR

NEXT EVENT: LPGA Founders Cup, March 15-18, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix.

LAST WEEK: Angela Stanford won the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore for her fifth LPGA Tour victory, beating Jenny Shin with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff. Shanshan Feng was eliminated on the first extra hole, and Na Yeon Choi dropped out on the second

CHAMPIONS TOUR

NEXT EVENT: Toshiba Classic, March 16-18, Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif.

LAST EVENT: Kenny Perry won the ACE Group Classic on Feb. 19 in Naples, Fla., beating 2011 winner Bernhard Langer by five strokes.

EUROPEAN TOUR

NEXT EVENT: Andalucia Open, March 15-18, Aloha Golf Club, Puerto Banus, Spain

LAST EVENT: South Africa’s Jbe Kruger won the Avantha Masters in India on Feb. 19 for his first European Tour title.

OTHER TOURNAMENTS

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NGA/HOOTERS TOUR: Killearn Country Club Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Killearn Country Club, Tallahassee, Fla.

EGOLF TOUR: Pine Needles Classic, March 14-17, Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, Southern Pines, N.C., Seven Lakes Country Club, West End, N.C.


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