The Associated Press
Jan. 26, 2016
All Times EST
FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN
Site: San Diego.
Courses: Torrey Pines, South Course (7,698 yards, par 72) and North Course (7,052 yards, par 72).
Purse: $6.5 million. Winner's share: $1.17 million.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-7 p.m.; Friday, 3-7 p.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m., 7-11 p.m.; Sunday, 3-5 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-5 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6:30 p.m.).
Last year: Jason Day beat J.B. Holmes with a par on the second hole of a playoff. Scott Stallings and Harris English were eliminated on the first extra hole.
Last week: Jason Dufner won the CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, beating David Lingmerth with a par on the second hole of a playoff.
Notes: Phil Mickelson, the 1993, 2000 and 2001 winner, is making his 27th appearance in his hometown event. He tied for third last week at La Quinta in his first event since the Presidents Cup in October. ... The second-ranked Day won five times last season to tie Jordan Spieth for the tour victory lead. ... Rickie Fowler is coming off a victory Sunday in the European Tour event in Abu Dhabi. ... Australia's Ryan Ruffels is making his professional debut. He's 17. ... The final two rounds will be played on the South Course. ... The Waste Management Phoenix Open is next week, followed by the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
PURE SILK-BAHAMAS LPGA CLASSIC
Site: Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Course: Atlantis Resort, Ocean Club Golf Course (6,625 yards, par 73).
Purse: $1.4 million. Winner's share: $195,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 3-5 p.m.; Sunday, 5-7 a.m., 3-5 p.m.).
Last year: South Korea's Sei Young Kim won the first of her three 2015 titles. She beat countrywoman Sun Young Yoo and Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn with birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Notes: The tournament opens the tour's 34-event season. ... Second-ranked Inbee Park is in the field along with No. 3 Stacy Lewis and No. 4 Lexi Thompson, while top-ranked Lydia Ko will open play next week in the Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Florida. Michelle Wie, Cristie Kerr and 2014 winner Jessica Korda also are playing.
ASIAN TOUR/JAPAN GOLF TOUR
SMBC SINGAPORE OPEN
Course: Sentosa Golf Club, Serapong Course (7,300 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1 million. Winner's share: $180,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 8-11 p.m.; Thursday, 4:30-6 a.m.; Friday, 2-4 a.m., 11 p.m.-3 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, 11 p.m.-3 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-noon).
Last year: No tournament. The event was last played in November 2012.
Notes: Top-ranked Jordan Spieth is making his third start of the year. He finished fifth last week in the European Tour event in Abu Dhabi after opening with an eight-stroke victory in Hawaii in the PGA Tour's Tournament of Champions. The American won the Masters and U.S. Open last year, tied for the PGA Tour victory lead with five and took the FedEx Cup title. ... The Leopalace21 Myanmar Open is next week.
Asian Tour site: http://www.asiantour.com
Japan Golf Tour site. http://www.jgto.org
COMMERCIAL BANK QATAR MASTERS
Site: Doha, Qatar.
Course: Doha Golf Club (7,400 yards, par 72).
Purse: $2.5 million. Winner's share: $416,660.
Television: Golf Channel (Tuesday, 11:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m.; Wednesday, 6-8:30 a.m., 11:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m.; Thursday, 6-8:30 a.m., 8-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 4-8:30 a.m.).
Last year: South Africa's Branden Grace finished with a 6-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over Scotland's Marc Warren.
Last week: American Rickie Fowler won the Abu Dhabi Championship, beating Belgium's Thomas Pieters by a stroke.
Notes: Spain's Sergio Garcia, the 2014 winner, is making his first start of the year. Grace also is in the field along with fellow South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Ernie Els, American John Daly and Canada's Mike Weir. ... Qatar is on an oil-rich Persian Gulf peninsula off eastern Saudi Arabia. ... The Dubai Desert Classic is next week.
PANAMA CLARO CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Panama City.
Course: Panama Golf Club (7,171 yards, par 70).
Purse: $625,000. Winner's share: $112,500.
Last year: Australia's Mathew Goggin won by four strokes.
Notes: The tournament opens the tour's 27th season. ... The Club Colombia Championship is next week in Bogota. ... The U.S. schedule opens March 17-20 with the Chitimacha Louisiana Open.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Next event: Allianz Championship, Feb. 5-7, The Old Course at Broken Sound, Boca Raton, Florida.
Last week: Duffy Waldorf won the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii for his second victory in his last three starts. He made a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole to beat Tom Lehman by a stroke.