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Associated Press

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM

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PGA TOUR

TAMPA BAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Palm Harbor, Fla.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Copperhead Course (7,340 yards, par 71).

Purse: $5.5 million. Winner's share: $990,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., 3-6 p.m., 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Last year: England's Luke Donald won to regain the No. 1 spot in the world from Rory McIlroy. Donald beat Jim Furyk, Robert Garrigus and Sang-Moon Bae with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Last week: Tiger Woods won the Cadillac Championship at Doral for his second victory of the year, 17th World Golf Championship title and 76th PGA Tour win. Steve Stricker was second, two strokes back. ... Scott Brown won the Puerto Rico Open for his first PGA Tour title, birdieing the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Fabian Gomez and Jordan Spieth. Brown finished at 20-under 268 to break the tournament record.

Notes: Donald tops the field along with Louis Oosthuizen, Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar, Jason Dufner, U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia and Nick Watney. ... Vijay Singh is making his third start since admitting he used deer antler spray. ... Brown earned a two-year exemption with his victory Sunday. He entered the year planning to play a full Web.com Tour schedule this season after finishing 148th on the money list. ... The 19-year-old Spieth and former U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein earned spots in the field with top-10 finishes in Puerto Rico. Uihlein tied for sixth. ... Gary Woodland won the 2011 tournament for his first PGA Tour title. ... The Arnold Palmer Invitational is next week, followed by the Houston Open, Texas Open and the Masters.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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LPGA TOUR

LPGA FOUNDERS CUP

Site: Phoenix.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Wildfire Golf Club (6,583 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.5 million. Winner's share: $225,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 4-7 p.m.).

Last year: Yani Tseng won the second of her three 2012 titles. The top-ranked Taiwanese star held off Ai Miyazato and Na Yeon Choi by a stroke in cold, rain, wind and hail in the final round.

Last event: Stacy Lewis won the HSBC Women's Champions on March 3 in Singapore for her sixth LPGA Tour title. Choi was second, a stroke back.

Notes: The tournament is the fourth of the year. Jiyai Shin won the season-opening Australian Open and Inbee Park took the LPGA Thailand. ... Karrie Webb won the inaugural event in 2011. ... Suzann Pettersen won the Ladies European Tour's Mission Hills Ladies World Championship last week in China. ... Jaclyn Sweeney earned a spot in the field last month with a victory in the Symetra Tour's season-opening VisitMesa.com Gateway Classic. ... The Kia Classic is next week at La Costa in Carlsbad, Calif.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

TOSHIBA CLASSIC

Site: Newport Beach, Calif.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Newport Beach Country Club (6,584 yards, par 71).

Purse: $1.75 million. Winner's share: $262,500.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30-4:30 a.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3-5 a.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Monday, 3-5 a.m.).

Last year: Loren Roberts won his 13th Champions Tour title. Bernhard Langer, Mark Calcavecchia and Tom Kite tied for second, two strokes back.

Last event: Langer won the ACE Group Classic on Feb. 17 in Naples, Fla., for his 17th tour title.

Notes: In 2011, Nick Price matched the Champions Tour record with a career-best 11-under 60 in the first round, then shot 68-68 to beat Mark Wiebe by a stroke. ... Fred Couples won in 2010, shooting 66-64-65. ... The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is next week in Biloxi.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOUR

AVANTHA MASTERS

Site: New Delhi.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Jaypee Greens Golf Club (7,347 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2.35 million. Winner's share: $390,930.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.).

Last event: South Africa's Jbe Kruger won his first European Tour title, beating Spain's Jorge Campillo and Germany's Marcel Siem by two strokes at DLF Golf & Country Club

Last week: Tiger Woods won the Cadillac Championship at Doral for his second victory of the year, 17th World Golf Championship title and 76th PGA Tour win. Steve Stricker was second, two strokes back.

Notes: Indian star Jeev Milkha Singh is a four-time winner on the European Tour. ... Spain's Alvaro Quiros is returning from a wrist injury. ... Greg Norman designed the course. ... The event also is sanctioned by the Professional Golf Tour of India. ... The Malaysian Open is next week.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

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

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WEB.COM TOUR

Next event: Louisiana Open, March 21-24, Le Triomphe Country Club, Broussard, La.

Last week: Kevin Kisner won the Chile Open, holding off Brice Garnett and Edward Loar by a stroke.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

JAPAN GOLF TOUR/ONEASIA TOUR: Thailand Open, Thursday-Sunday, Thana City Golf and Sports Club, Bangplee, Thailand. Online: http://www.jgto.org and http://www.oneasia.asia

SUNSHINE TOUR: Telkom PGA Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Country Club Johannesburg, Johannesburg. Online: http://www.sunshinetour.com

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Mexican Open, Thursday-Sunday, Mexico Golf Club, Mexico City. Online: http://www.pgatourla.com

NGA TOUR: Kandy Waters Memorial Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club, North Augusta, S.C. Online: http://www.ngatour.com

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: The Championship at Ballantyne Country Club, through Thursday, Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte, N.C. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com

WOMEN

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Yokohama PRGR Ladies Cup, Friday-Sunday, Tosa Country Club, Kochi, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp

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