What: Texas Open in San Antonio

Course: TPC San Antonio, Oaks Course (7,435 yards, par 72)

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

Purse: $6.2 million (winner's share: $1,116,000)

Defending champion: Scotland's Martin Laird matched the course record with a 63 to beat Rory McIlroy by two strokes.


What: Kia Classic in Carlsbad, Calif.

Course: Aviara Golf Club (6,593 yards, par 72)

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel)

Purse: $1.7 million (winner's share: $255,000)

Defending champion: Beatriz Recari


PGA: Phil Mickelson is making his second appearance in the event. He tied for 47th at Oak Hills in 1992 in his 11th professional start on the PGA Tour. ... Area resident Jimmy Walker has a tour-high three victories this season, winning the Open, Sony Open and Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

LPGA: The Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first major tournament of the year, is next week at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage. ... Yani Tseng won the 2012 tournament for the last of her 15 tour titles.

Champions: The tour is off this week. The next event is the Greater Gwinnett Championship on April 18-20 at TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga.