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Associated Press

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM

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PGA TOUR

WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Charlotte, N.C.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Quail Hollow Club (7,492 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.7 million. Winner's share: $1,206,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-7 p.m., 7:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., 3-7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Rickie Fowler won his first PGA Tour title, beating Rory McIlroy and D.A. Points with a birdie on the first playoff hole.

Last week: Billy Horschel won the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana for his first PGA Tour title. He made a 27-foot birdie putt on the final hole to match the course record of 7-under 64 and beat Points by a stroke.

Notes: Tiger Woods, the 2007 winner, is skipping the tournament. ... McIlroy and Phil Mickelson are making their first starts since the Masters. McIlroy won in 2010, finishing with a 10-under 62 to beat Mickelson by four strokes. Mickelson won the Phoenix Open in February for his 41st PGA Tour title. ... The Players Championship is next week at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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LPGA TOUR

KINGSMILL CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Williamsburg, Va.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Kingsmill Resort, River Course (6,379 yards, par 71).

Purse: $1.3 million. Winner's share: $195,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: South Korea's Jiyai Shin won the September event, beating Paula Creamer with a par on the ninth extra hole. They played the par-4 18th eight times Sunday in an attempt to break the tie before darkness suspended play, then finished Monday on the par-4 16th. Shin won the Women's British Open six days later.

Last week: Top-ranked Inbee Park won the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout for her third victory of the season. Spain's Carlota Ciganda was second, a stroke back. Park, from South Korea, also won the LPGA Thailand and Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Notes: Park has five victories in her last 18 tour starts and also won the 2008 U.S. Women's Open. ... The Michelob Ultra Championship was played at Kingsmill from 2003-09. Cristie Kerr won the event in 2005 and 2009. ... Annika Sorenstam won the 2008 Kingsmill event for the last of 72 LPGA Tour titles. She shot 64-66-69-66 for a tournament-record 19-under 265 total and seven-stroke victory. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume May 16-19 with the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

INSPERITY CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: The Woodlands, Texas.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: The Woodlands Country Club (7,002 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.8 million. Winner's share: $255,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30-4:30 a.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30-4:30 a.m., 7-9:30 p.m.; Monday, 2:30-4:30 a.m.).

Last year: Fred Funk birdied the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Tom Lehman. Funk also won the 1992 Houston Open on the course.

Last week: Jeff Sluman and Brad Faxon won the Legends of Golf in Savannah, Ga., beating the team of Funk-Mike Goodes and Kenny Perry-Gene Sauers by a stroke in the better-ball event.

Notes: Faxon won the 2011 tournament for his first victory on the 50-and-over tour. ... Fred Couples, the 2010 winner, is skipping the tournament. ... Bernhard Langer won the 2007 event at Augusta Pines and successfully defended his title in 2008 at The Woodlands. He has two victories in seven starts this year. ... The tour is off the next two weeks. Play will resume May 23-26 with the Senior PGA Championship at Bellerive in St. Louis.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR/ONEASIA TOUR

CHINA OPEN

Site: Tianjin, China.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Binhai Lake Golf Club (7,667 yards, par 72).

Purse: $3.24 million. Winner's share: $534,915.

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

Last year: South Africa's Branden Grace won the third of his four 2012 European Tour victories, holding off Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts by three strokes.

Last week: Australia's Brett Rumford won the Ballantine's Championship in South Korea, eagling the first hole of a playoff with countryman Marcus Fraser and Scotland's Peter Whiteford.

Notes: Twelve-year-old Ye Wo-cheng will become the youngest player to compete in a European Tour event. ... Grace is in the field. ... The event also is sanctioned by the China Golf Association. ... The European Tour is off next week.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

OneAsia Tour site: http://www.oneasia.asia

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WEB.COM TOUR

STADION CLASSIC

Site: Athens, Ga.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: University of Georgia Golf Course (7,253 yards, par 71).

Purse: $600,000. Winner's share: $108,000.

Television: None.

Last year: Former University of Georgia player Hudson Swafford won on his old college course, closing with a 9-under 62 for a one-stroke victory. He holed out from a greenside bunker for birdie on the final hole, then waited 90 minutes for the rest of the players to complete the round. Lee Janzen and Luke List tied for second.

Last week: Will Wilcox won the South Georgia Classic for his first Web.com Tour victory, beating Zack Sucher, D.J. Brigman and Michael Putnam by four strokes.

Notes: Russell Henley won the 2011 tournament while playing for the University of Georgia. ... The tournament is operated by the university. Robert Trent Jones — a close friend of Dr. O.C. Aderhold, the university president from 1950-67 — designed the course. It opened in 1968 and was renovated in 2006 with help from Davis Love III.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

JAPAN GOLF TOUR: The Crowns, Thursday-Sunday, Nagoya Golf Club, Wago Course, Aichi, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org

ASIAN TOUR: Indonesian Masters, Thursday-Sunday, Royale Jakarta Golf Club, Jakarta, Indonesia. Online: http://www.asiantour.com

SUNSHINE TOUR: Royal Swazi Open, Wednesday-Saturday, Royal Swazi Sun Country Club, Mbabane, South Africa. Online: http://www.pgatour.co.za

PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Colombian Open, Thursday-Sunday, Club Campestre de Pereira, Pereira, Colombia. Online: http://www.pgatourla.com

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Montecchia Golf Open, Thursday-Sunday, Golf Club della Montecchia, Padova, Italy. Online: http://www.europeantour.com

NGA TOUR: Savannah Lakes Village Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Monticello Course, McCormick, S.C. Online: http://www.ngatour.com

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Columbia Open, Wednesday-Saturday, Columbia Country Club, Blythewood, S.C. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com

WOMEN

JAPAN LPGA TOUR: CyberAgent Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Tsurumai Country Club, Chiba, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp

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