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Site: Charlotte, N.C.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Quail Hollow Club. TPC Louisiana. Yards: 7,442. Par: 72.

Purse: $7.3 million (First prize: $1.314 million).

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.), CBS Sports (Saturday-Sunday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Defending champion: Rory McIlroy.

Last week: Brian Stuard won his first PGA Tour event in a playoff at the Zurich Classic over Jamie Lovermark and Byeong An. The tournament was reduced to 54 holes and finished on Monday because of rain.

Notes: Jim Furyk is returning to competition this week after surgery on his left wrist. Furyk withdrew on Sept. 17 during the first round of the BMW Championship and tried to let his wrist heal with rest before opting for surgery. He was No. 7 in the world ranking when he sat out and now is No. 25. … Six of the top 10 players are competing this week. … Quail Hollow will host the PGA Championship in 2017, so the Wells Fargo Championship will move for one year to Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington. … McIlroy became the first multiple winner at Quail Hollow since it returned to the PGA Tour schedule in 2003. … U.S. Amateur champion Bryson DeChambeau is playing on a sponsor's exemption. … Brian Stuard played bogey-free in his 54-hole victory in New Orleans. The last player to win going bogey-free over regulation 72 holes was Lee Trevino in 1974, which also was in New Orleans.

Next week: The Players Championship.




Site: The Woodlands, Texas.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Woodlands CC. Yards: 7,018. Par: 72.

Purse: $2.1 million. (First prize: $315,000).

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.).

Defending champion: Ian Woosnam.

Last tournament: Woody Austin and Michael Allen won the Bass Pro Legends of Golf at Cedar Lodge on April 24.

Notes: John Daly makes his debut on the PGA Tour Champions. He turned 50 on April 28, and claims he can – but won't – cash it on a $150,000 bet he made with Fuzzy Zoeller that he'd never make it to 50. Daly plans a full PGA Tour Champions schedule, with exceptions to play in the Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour. … Austin now has won three times in his last four starts to move atop the Charles Schwab Cup standings. … Three of the next four tournaments on the schedule are majors. … Colin Montgomerie says he will enter Local Final Qualifying for the British Open at Royal Troon, where his father was the longtime secretary.

Next tournament: Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Ala., on May 19-22.




Site: Prattville, Ala.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: RTJ Golf Trail, Capitol Hill (Senator Course). Yards: 6,599. Par: 72.

Purse: $1.3 million. (First prize: $195,000).

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

Defending champion: Kris Tamulis.

Last week: Jenny Shin won the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout for her first LPGA Tour victory.

Notes: Only nine of the top 20 in the world ranking are competing this week, a low number by LPGA standards. … The tournament has moved from its late summer spot on the schedule to Mother's Day weekend because of the Olympics. … Brooke Henderson tied for 19th in Texas, ending her streak of nine straight top 10s worldwide (eight straight on the LPGA Tour). … Shin becomes the third first-time winner on the LPGA Tour this year. … Gerina Piller went from a two-shot lead to a three-way tie for second in Texas last week, which cost her Olympic ranking points. Piller still moved up to No. 17, right behind Cristie Kerr at No. 16. Countries can only have more than two players (a maximum of four) if they are inside the top 15 in the world ranking. Stacy Lewis (4) and Lexi Thompson (5) are the top U.S. qualifiers for now.

Next tournament: Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Va., on May 19-22.




Site: Rabat, Morocco.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Royal Golf Dar Es Salam (Red Course). Yards: 7,487. Par: 72.

Purse: 1.5 million euros.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Defending champion: Richie Ramsay.

Last week: Li Haotong of China closed with a 64 for a three-shot victory in the Volvo China Open.

Notes: This is the first time the European Tour and the Ladies European Tour are staging tournaments at the same venue. The men are playing the Red Course, while the women are playing on the Blue course. … Li Haotong, the 20-year-old from Shanghai, became the second straight Chinese native to win the Volvo China Open. Wu Ashun won last year. The victory moved Li atop the Olympic ranking for China. … Javier Ballesteros, the son of Seve Ballesteros, is in the field. He has yet to make the cut in his four previous starts on the European Tour. … Also in the field is 55-year-old Barry Lane, making his first European Tour start in more than two years.

Next week: AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.



Last week: Seamus Power of Ireland won the United Leasing & Finance Championship by one shot over Cody Gribble, Jonathan Randolph and Adam Schenk.

Next week: Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, N.C.


OTHER TOURS (Thursday-Sunday unless otherwise denoted)


Korea Tour/OneAsia: Caltex Maehyung Open, Nam Seoul CC, Seoul. Defending champion: Moon Kyong-jun. Online:

Sunshine Tour (Wednesday-Saturday): Investec Royal Swazi Open, Royal Swazi Spa CC, South Africa. Defending champion: P.H. McIntyre. Online:

PGA Tour Latinoamerica: Honduras Open, Indura Beach and Golf Resort, Tela, Honduras. Defending champion: Felipe Velazquez. Online:

Challenge Tour: Turkish Airlines Challenge, Gloria GC, Antalya, Turkey. Defending champion: Rhys Davies. Online:


Ladies European Tour: Lalla Meryem Cup, Royal Golf Dar Es Salam (Blue Course), Rabat, Morocco. Television: Golf Channel (Saturday-Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.). Defending champion: Gwladys Nocera. Online:

Symetra Tour: Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women's Health Classic, Links at Stoney Point, Greenwood, S.C. Defending champion: Alejandra Llaneza. Online:

Legends Tour (Sunday-Monday): Legends at Stoney Point, Links at Stoney Point, Greenwood, S.C. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: