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World Golf Glance

February 3, 2015



Site: San Diego.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Courses: Torrey Pines, South Course (7,698 yards, 7,039 metres, par 72) and North Course (7,052 yards, 6,448 metres, par 72).

Purse: $6.3 million. Winner’s share: $1,134,000

Last year: Scott Stallings birdied the final hole for a one-stroke victory over five players.

Last week: Brooks Koepka won the Phoenix Open for his first US PGA Tour title. He made a 50-foot eagle putt on No. 15 and beat Bubba Watson, Hideki Matsuyama and Ryan Palmer by a stroke.

Notes: Tiger Woods is coming off his worst round as a pro, an 11-over 82 on Friday in the Phoenix Open. He missed the cut by 12 shots and tied for last in the 132-man field. Woods also tied for last in his own 18-man World Challenge in December in his only other event since missing the cut in the US PGA Championship in August. He played only nine times worldwide last year because of surgery to his back and lingering issues. Woods won the 2013 tournament for the last of his eight Torrey Pines tour titles, including the 2008 U.S. Open. ... Phil Mickelson, the 1993, 2000 and 2001 winner, is making his 25th consecutive appearance in his hometown event. He also missed the cut last week after tying for 24th in La Quinta in his first start since the Ryder Cup. ... Dustin Johnson is returning from a six-month leave of absence because of “personal challenges.” Golf.com reported that he failed a drug test for the third time and was suspended. The tour denied he was suspended. ... The final two rounds will be played on the South Course. ... The Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is next week.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com




Site: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (6,986 yards, 6,388 metres, par 72).

Purse: $3 million. Winner’s share: $500,000.

Last year: England’s Lee Westwood won by seven strokes. He also won the 1997 tournament.

Last week: Top-ranked Rory McIlroy won the Dubai Desert Classic, matching the tournament record at 22-under 266. Alex Noren was second, three strokes back.

Notes: Westwood is in the field along with European Ryder Cup teammates Graeme McDowell, Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher and captain Paul McGinley. ... Miguel Angel Jimenez is coming off a Champions Tour victory two weeks ago in Hawaii. ... The Thailand Classic is next week, followed by the Indian Open.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

Asian Tour site: http://www.asiantour.com




Site: Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Atlantis Resort, Ocean Club Golf Course (6,644 yards, 6,075 metres, par 73).

Purse: $1.3 million. Winner’s share: $195,000.

Last year: Jessica Korda won the season-opening tournament. She birdied the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke.

Last week: Na Yeon Choi won the season-opening Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Florida. Seventeen-year-old Lydia Ko tied for second to break Tiger Woods’ record as the youngest player to reach No. 1 in the world ranking.

Notes: Ko won three times last season after winning the Canadian Women’s Open the previous two years as an amateur. ... Michelle Wie is coming off a 24th-place tie last week. ... Brooke Henderson is making her pro debut. The 17-year-old Canadian won the Monday qualifying tournament to earn a spot in the field. ... In May 2013, the inaugural event was reduced to three 12-hole rounds because of flooding. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume Feb. 19-22 with the Women’s Australian Open at Royal Melbourne.

Online: http://www.lpga.com




PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA: Victorian Open, Thursday-Sunday, 13th Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads, Australia. Online: http://www.pgatour.com.au

WEB.COM TOUR: Colombia Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Bogota Country Club, Bogota, Colombia. Online: http://www.pgatour.com

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Allianz Championship, Friday-Sunday, The Old Course at Broken Sound, Boca Raton, Florida. Online: http://www.pgatour.com


AUSTRALIAN LADIES PROFESSIONAL GOLF: Victorian Open, Thursday-Sunday, 13th Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads, Australia. Online: http://www.alpg.com.au

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