Originally created 02/02/05

PGA: Upcoming Events

Upcoming tour events for golf:PGA TOUR

FBR Open

Site: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday

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

Purse: $5.2 million. Winner's share: $936,000.

Television: USA (Thursday-Friday, 4-6 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.)

Last year: Jonathan Kaye won his second tour title, beating 2002 champion Chris DiMarco by two strokes. Kaye also won the 2003 Buick Classic.

Last week: Justin Leonard won the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic for his ninth tour title, closing with 5-under-par 67 for a three-stroke victory over Joe Ogilvie and South Africa's Tim Clark. Leonard finished the 90-hole tournament at 28-under 332.


Wendy's Champions Skins Game

Site: Maui, Hawaii

Schedule: Saturday

Course: Wailea Golf Club, Gold Course (6,844 yards, par 72)

Purse: $600,000 (Nos. 1-6, $20,000 each; Nos. 7-12, $30,000 each; Nos. 13-17, $40,000 each; No. 18, $100,000).

Television: ABC (Saturday, 4-6 p.m.; Sunday 1-3 p.m.)

Players: Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Craig Stadler.

Last year: Watson won with $400,000 and 10 skins. Palmer was second with $140,000, Nicklaus made $60,000 and Lee Trevino was shut out.

Last week: Hale Irwin became the first player to win a men's professional tour event five straight times, beating Dana Quigley by five strokes in the Turtle Bay Championship. With his sixth overall title in the event, Irwin pushed his tour-record victory total to 41.

Notes: The 75-year-old Palmer married Kathleen Gawthrop in a beachside ceremony before the Turtle Bay tournament. On Monday, Palmer said he will skip the Bay Hill Invitational for the first time since he founded the tournament in 1979.


Heineken Classic

Site: Melbourne, Australia

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday

Course: Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Composite Course (6,954 yards, par 71)

Purse: $1.55 million. Winner's share: $278,000.

Television: The Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, midnight-3 a.m., 9 a.m.-noon)

Last year: South Africa's Ernie Els won the tournament for the third straight year, holding off Australia's Adam Scott by a stroke after blowing an eight-stroke lead in the final round. Els opened with a career-best 60.

Last week: England's Nick Dougherty won his first European tour title, beating Scotland's Colin Montgomerie and Dutchman Maarten Lafeber by five strokes in the Caltex Masters in Singapore.


Next event: Women's World Cup of Golf, Feb. 11-13, Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate, The Links, George, South Africa.

Last event: Annika Sorenstam won the season-ending ADT Championship on Nov. 21 in West Palm Beach, Fla., beating Cristie Kerr on the first hole of a playoff. Sorenstam won eight tour titles in 2004 to lift her career total to 56.


Next event: Jacob's Creek Open, Feb. 17-20, Kooyonga Golf Club, Adelaide, Australia.

Last week: Vance Veazey beat Shane Bertsch, Jim McGovern, Jon Mills and Camilo Villegas by a stroke in the season-opening Panama Championship.


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