What: Careerbuilder Challenge in La Quinta, Calif.

Courses: TPC Stadium Course at PGA West (7,113 yards, par 72), Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West (7,159 yards, par 72) and La Quinta Country Club (7,060 yards, par 72)

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

Purse: $5.8 million (winner's share: $1,044,000)

Defending champion: Bill Haas


What: Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Kaupulehu-Kona, Hawaii

Course: Hualalai Golf Course (7,107 yards, par 72)

Schedule: Thursday-Saturday (TV) Golf Channel

Purse: $1.8 million (winner's share: $309,000)

Defending champion: Miguel Angel Jimenez


PGA: Phil Mickelson is making his first start since the Presidents Cup in October. The 2002 and 2004 tournament champion is winless since the 2013 British Open. ... The Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament courses replaced PGA West's Palmer and Nicklaus private layouts in the course rotation. The final round will be played on the Stadium Course, used once previously in the tournament in 1987. ... In 2014, Patrick Reed shot 63-63-63-71 for a two-stroke victory. He broke the PGA Tour record for relation to par for the first 54 holes at 27 under and became the first player in tour history to open with three rounds of 63 or better.

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