This week in golf
- March 15, 2013 - 7:33 AM
What: Tampa Bay Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla.
Course: Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Copperhead Course (7,340 yards, par 71).
Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel every day, Ch. 5 on Sunday).
Purse: $5.5 million (winner’s share $990,000).
Defending champion: Luke Donald.
What: LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix.
Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel every day).
Course: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Wildfire Golf Club (6,583 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.5 million (winner’s share $225,000).
Defending champion: Yani Tseng
What: Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, Calif.
Schedule (TV): Friday-Sunday (Golf Channel every day).
Course: Newport Beach Country Club (6,584 yards, par 71).
Purse: $1.75 million(winner’s share $262,500).
Defending champion: Loren Roberts.
PGA Tour notes: Tiger Woods won the Cadillac Championship at Doral for his second victory of the year last week, but he isn’t entered this week. … Scott Brown won the Puerto Rico Open for his first PGA Tour title last week and this week takes first advantage of his two-year exemption. … Besides Donald, top players in the field are Louis Oosthuizen, Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar, Jason Dufner, U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia and Nick Watney. ... Vijay Singh is making his third start since admitting he used deer antler spray.
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