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Associated Press

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM

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PGA TOUR

HOUSTON OPEN

Site: Humble, Texas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Redstone Golf Club, Tournament Course (7,441 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1,116,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Saturday, 1-3 p.m., 6:30-11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-3 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-midnight) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Hunter Mahan won the second of his two 2012 titles, beating Carl Pettersson by a stroke.

Last week: Tiger Woods won the rain-delayed Arnold Palmer Invitational on Monday to take the No. 1 spot in the world for the first time since October 2010. He won the tournament for the eighth time to tie the PGA Tour record for victories in an event set by Sam Snead in the Greater Greensboro Open. Woods has won three times this season to push his PGA Tour total to 77. Justin Rose was second, two strokes back.

Notes: Second-ranked Rory McIlroy is in the field along with 2011 winner Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley, Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen, Steve Stricker and Dustin Johnson. ... Snedeker shot 76-76 last week at Bay Hill to miss the cut in his first start since winning at Pebble Beach. He sat out five weeks because of a rib injury. ... Mickelson, the Phoenix Open winner, also missed the cut at Bay Hill, shooting 73-79. ... The Texas Open is next week in San Antonio, followed by the Masters.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR

TROPHY HASSAN II

Site: Agadir, Morocco.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Golf du Palais Royal (6,844 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.93 million. Winner's share: $321,810.

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

Last year: Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey won his fourth European Tour title. Ireland's Damien McGrane was second, three strokes back.

Last week: Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat won the rain-shortened Malaysian Open, shooting a 2-under 70 in the third round for a one-stroke victory over Italy's Eduardo Molinari.

Notes: The Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed Palais Royal sits inside the walls of the Royal Palace of Agadir. Other than the tournament, the course is used only by King Mohammed VI and his guests. ... The tournament, first played in 1971, is in its fourth season as a European Tour event. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume with the Masters.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

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LPGA TOUR

Next event: Kraft Nabisco Championship, April 4-7, Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course, Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Last week: Spain's Beatriz Recari won the Kia Classic in Carlsbad, Calif., for her second LPGA Tour title. She beat South Korea's I.K. Kim with an 18-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the second hole of a playoff.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

Next event: Greater Gwinnett Championship, April 19-21, TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga.

Last week: Michael Allen rallied to win the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic for his fourth Champions Tour title, beating Bernhard Langer by a stroke.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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WEB.COM TOUR

Next event: Brazil Classic, April 4-7, Sao Paulo Golf Club, Sao Paulo.

Last week: Edward Loar won the Louisiana Open for his second Web.com Tour title, closing with a 2-under 69 in windy conditions for a two-stroke victory over Morgan Hoffmann.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

JAPAN GOLF TOUR/ONEASIA TOUR: Indonesia PGA Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Emeralda Golf Club, Cimanngis, Indonesia. Online: http://www.jgto.org and http://www.oneasia.asia

ASIAN TOUR: Chiangmai Golf Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Alpine Golf Resort-Chiangmai, Chiangmai, Thailand. Online: http://www.asiantour.com

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: The Championship at St. James Plantation, Wednesday-Saturday, Reserve Club at St. James, Southport, N.C. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com

WOMEN

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Lalla Meryem Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Golf de l'Ocean, Agadir, Morocco. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: AXA Ladies, Friday-Sunday, UMK Country Club, Miyazaki, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp

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