US PGA TOUR

NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL WORLD CHALLENGE

Site: Thousand Oaks, California.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Sherwood Country Club (7,052 yards, 6,448 meters, par 72).

Purse: $3.5 million. Winner's share: $1 million.

Field: Keegan Bradley, Jason Day, Jason Dufner, Jim Furyk, Bill Haas, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Hunter Mahan, Ian Poulter, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth, Steve Stricker, Bubba Watson, Lee Westwood, Tiger Woods.

Last year: McDowell won the tournament for the second time in three years, finishing with a 4-under 68 for a three-stroke victory over Bradley.

Notes: Tournament host Woods won the event in 2001, '04, '06, '07 and '11. He won five U.S. PGA Tour titles last season to raise his career total to 79. ... McIlroy won the Australian Open on Sunday for his first victory of the year. ... The tournament is in its final year at Sherwood. It will be played next year at Isleworth in Orlando, Florida. ... Jack Nicklaus-designed Sherwood is at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains. Douglas Fairbanks' 1922 silent "Robin Hood" was shot on the scenic property, leading to the Sherwood name.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR/SUNSHINE TOUR

RSA NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE

Site: Sun City, South Africa

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Gary Player Country Club (7,831 yards, 7,161 meters, par 72).

Purse: $6.5 million. Winner's share: $1.25 million.

Last year: Germany's Martin Kaymer beat South Africa's Charl Schwartzel by two strokes, closing with a 3-under 69 in rainy conditions.

Last week: Schwartzel successfully defended his Alfred Dunhill Championship title, winning by four strokes at Leopard Creek. He also won the 2005 event.

Notes: Sweden's Henrik Stenson, the FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai champion, is in the 30-man field along with Kaymer, South African stars Schwartzel, Ernie Els and Louis Oosthuizen, England's Justin Rose and Luke Donald, Spain's Sergio Garcia and Americans Gary Woodland, Kevin Streelman, Peter Uihlein, Ryan Moore and D.A. Points. ... The European Tour is sanctioning the event for the first time. ... The Nelson Mandela Championship is next week at Mount Edgecombe in Durban, South Africa.

Online: http://www.nedbankgolfchallenge.com

European Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com

Sunshine Tour site: http://www.pgatour.co.za

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EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOUR

HONG KONG OPEN

Site: Hong Kong.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Hong Kong Golf Club (6,699 yards, 6,126 meters, par 70).

Purse: $1.3 million. Winner's share: $295,112.

Last week: Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez became the oldest champion in European Tour history, winning at 48 years, 318 days. He broke Des Smyth's mark of 48 years, 34 days set in the 2001 Madeira Islands Open.

Last week: South Africa's Charl Schwartzel successfully defended his Alfred Dunhill Championship title, winning by four strokes at Leopard Creek in Malelane, South Africa. He also won the 2005 event. ... India's Gaganjeet Bhullar won the Asian Tour's Indonesia Open.

Notes: Jimenez also won the event in 2005 and 2008. ... John Daly is making his third start since having surgery on his right elbow in July. He tied for 48th last month in China in the BMW Masters and missed the cut last week in the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

European Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com

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

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Golf Nippon Series JT Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Tokyo Yomiuri Country Club, Tokyo. Online: http://www.jgto.org

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Argentina Open, Thursday-Sunday, Nordelta Golf Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Online: http://www.pgatourla.com

WOMEN

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, Wednesday-Saturday, Emirates Golf Course, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

US LPGA TOUR: LPGA Qualifying Tournament, Wednesday-Sunday, LPGA International, Daytona Beach, Florida. Online: http://www.lpga.com