this week in golf
What: Texas Open in San Antonio
Course: JW Marriott, TPC San Antonio, Oaks Course (7,522 yards, par 72)
Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel, NBC)
Purse: $6.2 million (winner’s share: $1,116,000)
Defending champion: Ben Curtis
What: Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Course: Mission Hills Country Club (6,738 yards, par 72)
Schedule (TV): Thursday-Sunday (Golf Channel)
Purse: $2 million (winner’s share: $300,000)
Defending champion: Sun Young Yoo
PGA: The winner of the Texas Open, if not already in the Masters field, will receive the final spot at Augusta National. The Masters is next week.
LPGA: Natalie Gulbis will return to play in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first major of the season, after recovering from malaria. ... New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko is making her first start in the event. She won the Canadian Open in August to become the youngest LPGA Tour winner at 15 years, 4 months, 2 days. ... Angel Lin, 14, shot a 67 in the Legends Junior Challenge on Tuesday to earn a spot in the field. Lin is from Arcadia, Calif. ... I.K. Kim is back at Mission Hills, a year after missing a 1-foot putt on the final hole of regulation to blow a one-stroke lead.