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World Golf Glance

March 25, 2014

US PGA TOUR

TEXAS OPEN

Site: San Antonio.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC San Antonio, Oaks Course (7,435 yards, 6,799 metres, par 72).

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner’s share: $1,116,000.

Last year: Scotland’s Martin Laird matched the course record with a 63 to beat Rory McIlroy by two strokes.

Last week: Matt Every won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for his first tour title, rallying to beat Keegan Bradley by a stroke.

Notes: Phil Mickelson is making his second appearance in the event. He tied for 47th at Oak Hills in 1992 in his 11th professional start on the US PGA Tour. ... Area resident Jimmy Walker has a tour-high three victories this season, winning the Frys.com Open, Sony Open and Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. ... Zach Johnson, the 2008 and 2009 winner, won the Tournament of Champions in January. ... Jeff Maggert is coming off a victory last week in Mississippi in his first start on the Champions Tour. ... The Houston Open is next week, followed by the Masters.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOUR

EURASIA CUP

Site: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Schedule: Thursday-Saturday.

Course: Glenmarie Golf and Country Club (7,003 yards, 6,404 metres, par 72).

Purse: $4 million. Winner’s shares: $300,000 per player.

Format: Team match play. Thursday, five foursomes (alternate-shot) matches; Friday, five fourball (better-ball) matches; Saturday, 10 singles matches.

Asia: Thongchai Jaidee (captain), Thailand; Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand; Gaganjeet Bhullar, India; Nicholas Fung, Malaysia; Kim Hyung-sung, South Korea; Anirban Lahiri, India; Prayad Marksaeng, Thailand; Koumei Oda, Japan; Siddikur Rahman, Bangladesh; Hideto Tanihara, Japan.

Europe: Miguel-Angel Jimenez (captain), Spain; Thomas Bjorn, Denmark; Jamie Donaldson, Wales; Victor Dubuisson, France; Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Spain; Stephen Gallacher, Scotland; Pablo Larrazabal, Spain; Joost Luiten, Netherlands; Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland; Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark.

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last event: Spain’s Alejandro Canizares won the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco on March 16 by five strokes.

Notes: McDowell is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 14. ... Dubuisson finished second in the World Golf Championships-Match Play Championship in February in Arizona, losing to Jason Day on the 23rd hole. ... The 50-year-old Jimenez won the Hong Kong Open in December for his 20th European Tour victory. ... The NH Collection Open is next week in Spain, followed by the Masters.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

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

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US LPGA TOUR

KIA CLASSIC

Site: Carlsbad, California.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Aviara Golf Club (6,593 yards, 6,029 metres, par 72).

Purse: $1.7 million. Winner’s share: $255,000.

Last year: Spain’s Beatriz Recari won her second tour title, making a birdie putt from the fringe on the second hole of a playoff with I.K. Kim.

Last week: Karrie Webb won the JTBC Founders Cup in Phoenix for the second time in four years, rallying for her second victory of the year and 41st on the US LPGA Tour. The 39-year-old Hall of Famer matched the course record with 9-under 63 to beat five players by a stroke.

Notes: The Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first major tournament of the year, is next week at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage. ... Yani Tseng won the 2012 tournament for the last of her 15 tour titles. She has dropped from first to 46th in the world in a year. Tseng missed the cut in Phoenix with rounds of 71 and 74. ... Kia endorser Michelle Wie tied for 12th in Phoenix. ... Inbee Park is ranked No. 1, followed by Suzann Pettersen, Stacy Lewis, 16-year-old Lydia Ko and Webb.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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WEB.COM TOUR: Louisiana Open, Thursday-Sunday, Le Triomphe Country Club, Broussard, Louisiana. Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

JAPAN GOLF TOUR/ONEASIA TOUR: Indonesia PGA Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Damai Indah Golf, Bumi Serpong Damai Course, Jakarta, Indonesia. Online: http://www.jgto.org and http://www.oneasia.asia

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Stella Artois Open, Thursday-Sunday, La Reunion Golf Resort, Fuego Maya Golf Course, Antigua, Guatemala. Online: http://www.pgatourla.com

NGA TOUR: Lake County Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Harbor Hills Country Club, Lady Lake, Florida. Online: http://www.ngatour.com

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Cowans Ford Open, Wednesday-Friday, Cowans Ford Country Club, Stanley, North Carolina. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com

WOMEN

SYMETRA TOUR: IOA Golf Classic, Friday-Sunday, Alaqua Country Club, Longwood, Florida. Online: http://www.symetratour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: AXA Ladies Golf, Friday-Sunday, UMK Country Club, Miyazaki, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp

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