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