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FRANKLIN TEMPLETON SHOOTOUT
Site: Naples, Fla.
Course: Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Tiburon Golf Club (7,288 yards, par 72).
Purse: $3 million. Winners' shares: $375,000 each.
Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 1-4 p.m., 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Monday, midnight-3 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday, 4-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Format: Two-player teams. Friday, modified alternate shot; Saturday, best ball; Sunday, scramble.
Teams: Keegan Bradley-Brendan Steele, Davis Love III-Brandt Snedeker, Fredrik Jacobson-Greg Norman, Bud Cauley-Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson-Ian Poulter, Justin Leonard-Scott Verplank, Jerry Kelly-Steve Stricker, Charles Howell III-Rory Sabbatini, Jason Dufner-Vijay Singh, Mark Calcavecchia-Mike Weir, Stewart Cink-Carl Pettersson, Sean O'Hair-Kenny Perry.
Last year: Bradley and Steele became the first PGA Tour rookies to win the event, shooting a 13-under 59 in the final-round scramble for a three-stroke victory.
Notes: Norman, the tournament host, designed the 36-hole Tiburon ("shark" in Spanish) facility. The tournament is in its 12th year at Tiburon after a year in Miami and 11 at Sherwood in California. ... Weir missed the cuts in all 14 PGA Tour events he played this year. ... The Father-Son Challenge is next week in Orlando.
PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com
PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA/ONEASIA TOUR
Course: The Lakes Golf Club (6,879 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.31 million. Winner's share: $235,070.
Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m., 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m., 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sunday, 1-6 p.m.).
Last year: Australia's Greg Chalmers won the event for the second time, closing with a 3-under 69 at The Lakes to beat Greg Senden by a stroke. Tiger Woods finished third, two strokes back. Chalmers won the Australian PGA two weeks later.
Notes: Tom Watson is playing the event for the first time since his 1984 victory at Royal Melbourne. Fellow American Kyle Stanley also is in the field along with Australian stars Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilvy, England's Justin Rose and 14-year-old Chinese sensation Guan Tianlang. ... Scott won in 2009 at New South Wales, and Ogilvy won at The Lakes in 2010. ... The 18th hole is a 209-yard par 3. ... Gary Player won the national championship a record seven times, one more than Jack Nicklaus. ... Brad Faxon was the last American winner, taking the 1993 title at Metropolitan. ... The Australian PGA is next week at Coolum.
PGA Tour of Australasia site: http://www.pgatour.com.au
OneAsia Tour site: http://www.oneasia.asia
THAILAND GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Course: Amata Spring Country Club (7,453 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1 million. Winner's share: $158,500.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 1-5:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Friday, 1-5:30 a.m.; Saturday, 1-4:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.).
Last year: England's Lee Westwood led wire-to-wire, finishing at 22 under for a seven-stroke victory over South Africa's Charl Schwartzel.
Notes: Westwood is in the field along with Schwartzel, Masters champion Bubba Watson, Louis Oosthuizen, Hunter Mahan, Sergio Garcia, Nicholas Colsaerts, Darren Clarke, John Daly, Ryo Ishikawa and Asian Tour money leader Thaworn Wiratchant. ... Thailand's Arnond Vongvanij won the King's Cup last week at Khon Kaen for his first Asian Tour title. ... The Asian Tour's season-ending Johor Open is next week in Bahru.
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR
DUBAI LADIES MASTERS
Site: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Course: Emirates Golf Course, The Majlis (6,425 yards, par 72).
Purse: $653,100. Winner's share: $97,965.
Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday-Thursday, 3:30-7:30 p.m.; Friday, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday, 3:30-7:30 p.m.).
Last year: American Lexi Thompson became the second-youngest winner in Ladies European Tour history at 16 years, 10 months, 8 days. She closed with a 5-under 67 for a four-stroke victory in the season-ending event.
Notes: Thompson is in the field along with Michelle Wie, Shanshan Feng, Maria Hjorth, Hee Kyung Seo and fellow LPGA Tour members Laura Davies, Carin Koch and Lorie Kane. ... Spain's Carlota Ciganda leads the LET money list with $317,131. Germany's Caroline Masson is second at $275,386.
EUROPEAN TOUR/SUNSHINE TOUR
NELSON MANDELA CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Durban, South Africa.
Course: Royal Durban Golf Club (6,704 yards, par 70).
Purse: $1.31 million. Winner's share: $207,030.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 6:30-10:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 5:30-9:30 a.m.).
Last year: Inaugural event.
Notes: The tournament opens the 2013 European Tour season. There are six South African events on the schedule. ... South Africa's Branden Grace, a four-time winner on the European Tour last season, is in the field.
Sunshine Tour site: http://www.pgatour.co.za
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Olivos Golf Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Olivos Golf Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Online: http://www.pgatourla.com
EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: MCB Tour Championship, Friday-Sunday, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius. Online: http://www.europeantour.com