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US PGA TOUR

HONDA CLASSIC

Site: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: PGA National Resort and Spa, The Champion (7,241 yards, 6,621 metres, par 70).

Purse: $6 million. Winner's share: $1.08 million.

Last year: Michael Thompson won his first tour title, beating Geoff Ogilvy by two strokes.

Last week: Australia's Jason Day won the Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona, beating France's Victor Dubuisson on the 23rd hole.

Notes: Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and 2012 winner Rory McIlroy are in the field. ... Woods is making his third start of the year. He shot a 79 in the third round at Torrey Pines to miss the 54-hole cut and tied for 41st in the European Tour's Dubai Desert Classic. ... Scott is making his first appearance since the Sony Open in early January. ... The Champion course was the site of the 1983 Ryder Cup and 1987 US PGA Championship. ... The WGC-Cadillac Championship is next week at Doral, opposite the Puerto Rico Open.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR/SUNSHINE TOUR

TSHWANE OPEN

Site: Centurion, South Africa.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate, The Els Club (7,964 yards, 7,282 metres, par 72).

Purse: $2.06 million. Winner's share: $326,625.

Last year: South Africa's Dawie Van Der Walt won his first European Tour title.

Last week: Australia's Jason Day won the Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona, beating France's Victor Dubuisson on the 23rd hole.

Notes: Ernie Els designed the course on land where grandfather Ernie Vermaak grew up. ... The course is the longest in European Tour history. At 685 yards, the par-5 fourth is the tour's longest hole. All four par 5s are more than 600 yards. ... The WGC-Cadillac Championship is next week at Doral in Florida.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

Sunshine Tour site: http://www.sunshinetour.com

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US LPGA TOUR

HSBC WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS

Site: Singapore.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Sentosa Golf Club, The Serapong Course (6,600 yards, 6,035 metres, par 72).

Purse: $1.4 million. Winner's share: $210,000.

Last year: Stacy Lewis won the first of her three 2013 titles. Na Yeon Choi was second, a stroke back.

Last week: Sweden's Anna Nordqvist won the LPGA Thailand to end a five-year victory drought, holding off top-ranked Inbee Park by two strokes.

Notes: Nineteen of the top 20 players in the world are in the field. ... Lewis tied for fifth last week for her 13th straight top-10 finish, three off the tour record set by Karrie Webb in 2000. ... The tour is off the next two weeks. Play will resume March 20-23 with the LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

ASIAN TOUR: SAIL-SBI Open, Thursday-Sunday, Delhi Golf Club, New Delhi. Online: http://www.asiantour.com

PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA: New Zealand Open, Thursday-Sunday, The Hills and Millbrook, Queenstown, New Zealand. Online: http://www.pgatour.com.au

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Palmetto Hall Championship, Wednesday-Saturday, Robert Cupp Course, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com

NGA TOUR: Members' Only Shootout, Saturday-Sunday, Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, Valdosta, Georgia. Online: http://www.ngatour.com

WOMEN

SYMETRA TOUR: Volvik Championship, Friday-Sunday, Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms, Eisenhower Course, Industry, California. Online: http://www.symetratour.com

Tagged: Ernie Els, Dawie Van Der Walt, Jason Day, Victor Dubuisson, Dawie van der Walt

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