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Pro golf events this week | December 7-13, 2015

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PGA TOUR
FRANKLIN TEMPLETON SHOOTOUT
 
Site: Naples, Florida.
Schedule: Thursday-Saturday.
Course: Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Tiburon Golf Club (7,288 yards, par 72).
Purse: $3.1 million. Winners' shares: $375,000 each.
 
Format: Two-player teams. Thursday, scramble; Friday, modified alternate shot; Saturday, better ball.
 
Teams: Chris Kirk-Cameron Tringale, Harris English-Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson-Patrick Rodgers, Graeme McDowell-Gary Woodland, Daniel Berger-Charley Hoffman, Billy Horschel-Hunter Mahan, Sean O'Hair-Mike Weir, J.B. Holmes-Patrick Reed, Retief Goosen-Danny Lee, Kenny Perry-Steve Stricker, Charles Howell III-Rory Sabbatini, Jason Dufner-Brandt Snedeker.
 
Last year: Tringale and Jason Day teamed for a one-stroke victory.
 
Notes: Tournament host Greg Norman designed the 36-hole Tiburon ("shark" in Spanish) facility. ... The tournament is in its 15th year at Tiburon after a year in Miami and 11 at Sherwood in California.
 
 
CHAMPIONS TOUR
PNC FATHER/SON CHALLENGE
 
Site: Orlando, Florida.
Schedule: Saturday-Sunday.
Course: Grande Lakes Orlando, Ritz-Carlton Golf Club (7,120 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1 million. Winner's share: $200,000.
 
Format: Two-player teams. Scramble.
 
Teams (father listed first): Stewart and Connor Cink, Steve and Sam Elkington, Nick and Matthew Faldo, Raymond and Raymond Floyd Jr., Fred and Taylor Funk, Hale and Steve Irwin, Lee and Connor Janzen, Bernhard and Jason Langer, Tom and Thomas Lehman, Davis and Dru Love, Larry and Drew Nelson, Jack and Gary Nicklaus, Mark and Shaun O'Meara, Nick and Greg Price, Dave and Dave Stockton Jr., Curtis and Tom Strange, Vijay and Qass Singh, Lee Trevino and Daniel Trevino, Lanny and Tucker Wadkins, Fuzzy and Gretchen Zoeller.
 
Last year: Bernhard and Jason Langer closed with a 13-under 59 for a two-stroke victory.
 
Notes: The fathers qualified by winning major championships or The Players Championship. ... Davis and Dru Love won the 2012 event. Stewart and Connor Cink took the 2013 title.
 
ASIAN TOUR
THAILAND GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
 
Site: Chonburi, Thailand.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Amata Spring Country Club (7,453 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1 million. Winner's share: $180,000.
 
Last year: England's Lee Westwood won for the second time in four years, closing with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory.
 
Last week: Spain's Sergio Garcia won the Ho Tram Open in Vietnam, beating India's Himmat Rai with a par on the second hole of a playoff. Thailand's Thaworn Wiratchant and Taiwan's Lin Wen-tang were eliminated on the first extra hole.
 
Notes: Bubba Watson is coming off a victory Sunday in the Bahamas in the Hero World Challenge. ... Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Garcia and Australia's Nathan Holman, the Australian PGA Championship winner last week, are in the field. ... The Philippine Open is next week.
 
OTHER TOURNAMENTS
WOMEN
 
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, Wednesday-Saturday, Emirates Golf Club, Majlis Course, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 
 
MEN
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Copa Diners Club Mitad del Mundo Final, Thursday-Sunday, Arrayanes Country Club, Quito, Ecuador.
 
PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA: NSW PGA Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Riverside Oaks Golf Resort, Cattai, Australia.
 
EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: MCB Tour Championship, Friday-Sunday, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius.
 
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