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PGA TOUR

HUMANA CHALLENGE

SITE: La Quinta, Calif.

SCHEDULE: Thursday-Sunday

COURSES: PGA West, Arnold Palmer Private Course (6,950 yards, par 72); PGA West, Jack Nicklaus Private Course (6,951 yards, par 72); La Quinta Country Club (7,060 yards, par 72)

PURSE: $5.6 million

WINNER’S SHARE: $1,008,000

TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Friday, 3-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 a.m., 3-7 p.m.; Monday, 1-4 a.m.)

LAST YEAR: Mark Wilson won his fifth tour title, beating Robert Garrigus, John Mallinger and Johnson Wagner by two strokes.

LAST WEEK: Former Georgia standout Russell Henley won the Sony Open in Hawaii to become the first player in 10 years to win in his debut as a PGA Tour rookie. He broke the tournament record with a 24-under 256 total, the second-lowest score for a 72-hole tournament in PGA Tour history.


EUROPEAN TOUR

ABU DHABI HSBC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

SITE: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

SCHEDULE: Today-Sunday

COURSE: Abu Dhabi Golf Club (7,605 yards, par 72)

PURSE: $2.7 million

WINNER’S SHARE: $450,000

TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Today, 10:30 p.m.-8 a.m.; Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 11 p.m.-8 a.m.; Friday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 4-8 a.m., 10:30-2:30 a.m., 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m.)

LAST YEAR: Robert Rock held off Rory McIlroy by a stroke. Tiger Woods tied for third, two strokes back, in his season debut.

LAST WEEK: Louis Oosthuizen won the Volvo Champions in his native South Africa, rallying to beat former Augusta State golfer Scott Jamieson by a stroke.

NOTES: Woods and McIlroy are making their first starts of the year.


CHAMPIONS TOUR

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CHAMPIONSHIP

SITE: KaupulehuKona, Hawaii

SCHEDULE: Friday-Sunday

COURSE: Hualalai Golf Course (7,107 yards, par 72)

PURSE: $1.8 million

WINNER’S SHARE: $307,000

TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Friday, 7:30-10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8-10:30 a.m., 7:30-10 p.m.; Monday, 4-6 a.m.)

LAST YEAR: Dan Forsman won the season-opening tournament for his third Champions Tour title. Jay Don Blake was second, two strokes back.

OTHER TOURNAMENT

PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA: Victorian PGA Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Forest Resort Creswick, Creswick, Australia.


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