BY Associated Press
Thursday, January 31, 2013
1/31/13 at 3:10 AM
Site: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Course: TPC Scottsdale, Stadium Course (7,216 yards, par 71)
Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1,116,000.
Television: Golf Channel-66 (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., 5:30-10:30 p.m.) and KJRH-9/2 (Saturday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m.)
Last year: Kyle Stanley rebounded from a devastating loss at Torrey Pines with a victory. He beat Ben Crane by a stroke, overcoming an eight-stroke deficit with a final-round 65. The previous week in San Diego, Stanley made a triple-bogey 8 on the final hole and lost a playoff to Brandt Snedeker.
Last week: Tiger Woods won the fog-delayed Farmers Insurance Open on Monday in San Diego, finishing with a four-stroke victory. Woods won the tournament for the seventh time, and set a PGA Tour record by winning at Torrey Pines for the eighth time.
Notes: Phil Mickelson is in the field along with Masters champion Bubba Watson and FedEx Cup winner Snedeker. Mickelson won the event in 1996 and 2005. In 2005, the former Arizona State star shot a 60 in the second round en route to a five-stroke victory. He tied for 51st at Torrey Pines after opening the season with a tie for 37th in the Humana Challenge.
Dubai Desert Classic
Site: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Course: Emirates Golf Club, Majlis Course (7,301 yards, par 72)
Purse: $2.5 million. Winner's share: $415,640.
Television: Golf Channel-66 (Thursday-Friday, 3:30-7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 3 a.m.-noon; Sunday, 11 p.m.-2 a.m., 3 a.m.-noon; Monday, 11 p.m.-2 a.m.)
Last year: Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello won his second European Tour title.
Last week: England's Chris Wood won the Qatar Masters for his first European Tour title, closing with an eagle for a one-stroke victory over Sergio Garcia and George Coetzee.
Notes: Lee Westwood, No. 8 in the world ranking, is making his first start of the year.
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Australian Ladies Masters
Site: Gold Coast, Australia
Course: RACV Royal Pines Resort (6,647 yards, par 72)
Purse: $261,330. Winner's share: $43,560.
Last year: Dutchwoman Christel Boeljon birdied the final hole for a one-stroke victory.
Last week: Former Oklahoma State golfer Caroline Hedwall won the Australian tour's New South Wales Open.
Notes: Seven-time champion Karrie Webb tops the field along with fellow LPGA Tour players So Yeon Ryu, Jiyai Shin and Jessica Korda. Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Woods' niece, also is in the field.
Next event: Allianz Championship, Feb. 8-10, The Old Course at Broken Sound, Boca Raton, Fla.
Last event: John Cook won the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric in Hawaii on Jan. 20.