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Pro golf events this week | February 8-14, 2016

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Pro golf events this week | February 8-14, 2016

 
PGA TOUR
AT&T PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM
 
Site: Pebble Beach, California.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links (6,816 yards, par 72), Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Shore Course (6,914 yards, par 71) and Spyglass Hill Golf Club (6,953 yards, par 72).
Purse: $7 million. Winner's share: $1.26 million.
 
Last year: Brandt Snedeker won the event for the second time in three years, beating Nick Watney by three strokes. Snedeker finished at 22-under 265 to break his own tournament record.
 
Last week: Hideki Matsuyama won the Phoenix Open for his second PGA Tour victory. The Japanese player beat Rickie Fowler with a par on the fourth hole of a playoff.
 
Notes: Top-ranked Jordan Spieth and No. 3 Jason Day are in the field. Spieth opened the year with a victory at Kapalua. He also finished fifth in Abu Dhabi and was second in Singapore. ... Phil Mickelson won in 1998, 2005, 2007 and 2012. He tied for 11th last week in Scottsdale. ... Snedeker won two weeks ago at Torrey Pines. ... The final round will be played at Pebble Beach. ... The Northern Trust Open is next week at Riviera in Los Angeles, followed by the Honda Classic in Florida.
 
 
EUROPEAN TOUR/SUNSHINE TOUR
TSHWANE OPEN
 
Site: Waterkloof, South Africa.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Pretoria Country Club (7,063 yards, par 70).
Purse: $1.14 million. Winner's share: $180,500.
 
Last year: George Coetzee won on his home course, defeating countryman Jacques Blaauw by a stroke.
 
Last week: England's Danny Willett won the Dubai Desert Classic for his fourth European Tour title. He made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory.
 
Notes: South African star Charl Schwartzel is making his first start in the event. ... The tournament is in its second season at Pretoria. Gary Player redesigned the 105-year-old layout in 2004. ... The Maybank Championship Malaysia is next week, followed by the Perth International.
 
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
CHUBB CLASSIC
 
Site: Naples, Florida.
Schedule: Friday-Sunday.
Course: The TwinEagles Club, Talon Course (7,193 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.6 million. Winner's share: $240,000.
 
Last year: Lee Janzen beat Bart Bryant with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
 
Last week: Mexico's Esteban Toledo won the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, beating Billy Andrade on the third hole of a playoff.
 
Notes: The event is the third of the season. Duffy Waldorf won the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii on Jan. 23. ... Fred Couples won the 2010 event for his first senior victory. ... Bernhard Langer won in 2011 and 2013, was second in 2012 and tied for second in 2014. ... The tour is off the next four weeks. Play will resume March 18-20 with the Tucson Conquistadores Classic.
 
LPGA TOUR
Next event: ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open, Feb. 18-21, The Grange Golf Club, West Course, Grange, South Australia.
 
Last week: South Korea's Ha Na Jang won the Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Florida, for her first LPGA Tour title. She beat Canada's Brooke Henderson by two strokes.
 
WEB.COM TOUR
Next event: Chitimacha Louisiana Open, March 17-20, Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club, Broussard, Louisiana.
 
Last week: Sebastian Munoz won his hometown Club Colombia Championship for his first Web.com Tour victory. He birdied the final hole for a one-stroke victory.
 
OTHER TOURNAMENTS
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ASIAN TOUR: Bashundhara Bangladesh Open, Wednesday-Saturday, Kurmitola Golf Club, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
 
WOMEN
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR/AUSTRALIAN LADIES PROFESSIONAL GOLF: ISPS Handa New Zealand Women's Open, Friday-Sunday, Clearwater Golf Club, Christchurch, New Zealand.
 
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