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ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL
Site: Orlando, Fla.
Course: Bay Hill Club and Lodge (7,419 yards, par 72).
Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1,116,000.
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., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 12:30-5 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 2:30-6 p.m.).
Last year: Tiger Woods won his first PGA Tour victory since a sex scandal at the end of 2009, beating Graeme McDowell by five strokes for his record seventh victory at Bay Hill.
Last week: Kevin Streelman won the Tampa Bay Championship for his first PGA Tour victory, topping Boo Weekley by two strokes on Innisbrook's Copperhead course.
Notes: Woods is coming off a victory two weeks ago at Doral in the WGC-Cadillac Championship and also won at Torrey Pines in January. He can regain the top spot in the world from Rory McIlroy with a victory. Woods last was No. 1 on Oct. 30, 2010. McIlroy is skipping the event. ... Tournament host Arnold Palmer is 83. ... Scotland's Martin Laird won in 2011 to become the first European winner at Bay Hill. ... The Houston Open is next week, followed by the Texas Open and the Masters.
Site: Carlsbad, Calif.
Course: Aviara Golf Club (6,593 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.7 million. Winner's share: $255,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 7-9 p.m.).
Last year: Yani Tseng won the last of her 15 LPGA Tour titles, beating South Korea's Sun Young Yoo by six strokes on La Costa's Legends Course.
Last week: Stacy Lewis won the LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix to move from third to first in the world. She closed with an 8-under 64 to beat Ai Miyazato by three strokes. The Texan won for the second straight event and seventh time on the LPGA Tour.
Notes: Lewis ended Tseng's 109-week run at No. 1. The 28-year-old former University of Arkansas player is the second American to top the rankings that began in 2006. Cristie Kerr was No. 1 for five weeks over three stints in 2010. ... Kia endorser Michelle Wie missed the cut in Phoenix, shooting 74-72. In 12 rounds this year, she has broken 70 only once, closing with a 69 in Singapore after a third-round 77. ... The tour is off next week. The Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first major championship of the year, is April 4-7 at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage.
MISSISSIPPI GULF RESORT CLASSIC
Site: Saucier, Miss.
Course: Fallen Oak Country Club (7,054 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.6 million. Winner's share: $240,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-2:30 a.m., 5-7 p.m.; Sunday, 3:30-5:30 a.m., 5-7 p.m.; Monday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.).
Last year: Fred Couples won the first of his two 2012 titles, birdieing the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Michael Allen.
Last week: David Frost won the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, Calif. The South African tied the tournament record of 19 under, beating Couples by five strokes.
Notes: Couples won the Senior British Open in July for his eighth Champions Tour title. ... Rocco Mediate won the Allianz Championship in February in Boca Raton, Fla., in his first start on the 50-and-over tour. ... Tom Lehman won at Fallen Oak in 2011. ... The tour is off the next three weeks. Play will resume April 19-21 with the Greater Gwinnett Championship in Duluth, Ga.
EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOUR
Site: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Course: Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (6,967 yards, par 72).
Purse: $2.75 million. Winner's share: $458,330.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon).
Last year: Louis Oosthuizen won a week after his playoff loss to Bubba Watson in the Masters. The South African beat Scotland's Stephen Gallacher by three strokes.
Last week: South Africa's Thomas Aiken won the Avantha Masters in India for his second European Tour title. He beat India's Gaganjeet Bhullar by three strokes.
Notes: Third-ranked Luke Donald is in the field along with Aiken, Charl Schwartzel, Padraig Harrington, 2011 winner Matteo Manassero and two-time champion Thongchai Jaidee. Donald was fourth last week in the PGA Tour's Tampa Bay Championship. ... The Hassan Trophy II is next week in Morocco.
Asian Tour site: http://www.asiantour.com
Site: Broussard, La.
Course: Le Triomphe Country Club (7,006 yards, par 71).
Purse: $550,000. Winner's share: $99,000.
Last year: Casey Wittenberg won his first tour title. He closed with a 6-under 65 for an eight-stroke victory and tournament-record 24-under 260 total.
Last event: Kevin Kisner won the Chile Open on March 10 for his second tour title, holding off Brice Garnett and Edward Loar by a stroke.
Notes: The tournament, in its 22nd year at Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed Le Triomphe, is the fourth event of the season and first in the United States. Kevin Foley opened the season with a victory in Panama, and Patrick Cantlay won in Colombia. ... The tour is off next week. The Brazil Classic is April 4-7 in Sao Paulo.
SUNSHINE TOUR: Investec Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Lost City Golf Course, Rustenburg Golf Club, Millvale Private Retreat, Sun City South Africa. Online: http://www.pgatour.co.za
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Transamerican Open, Thursday-Sunday, Atlas Country Club, Guadalajara, Mexico. Online: http://www.pgatourla.com
NGA TOUR: Milton Martin Honda Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Chattahoochee Golf Course, Gainesville, Ga. Online: http://www.ngatour.com
Florida's Natural Charity Classic, Friday-Sunday, Lake Region Yacht and Country Club, Winter Haven, Fla. Online: http://www.symetratour.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: T-Point Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Kagoshima Takamaki Country Club, Kagoshima, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp