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WGC Match Play Championship at a glance

  • February 19, 2013 - 10:18 PM

WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

What: Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz.

Schedule (TV): Wednesday-Sunday (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday (Ch. 11)

Course: Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club (7,791 yards, par 72)

Purse: $8.75 million (winner's share: $1.5 million)

Defending champion: Hunter Mahan

LPGA TOUR

What: LPGA Thailand in Pattaya, Thailand

Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel)

Course: Siam Country Club, Pattaya Old Course (6,469 yards, par 72)

Purse: $1.5 million (winner's share: $225,000.

Defending champion: Yani Tseng

CHAMPIONS TOUR

Next event: Toshiba Classic, March 15-17, Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif.

NOTES

PGA: Tiger Woods, the 2003, 2004 and 2008 winner, will open against Charles Howell III. Woods won at Torrey Pines in his lone PGA Tour start of the year. ... Top-ranked Rory McIlroy will face Shane Lowry in the first round. ... Luke Donald won the 2011 event. ... Phoenix Open winner Phil Mickelson and Pebble Beach champion Brandt Snedeker are skipping the tournament.

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