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Pro golf events this week | January 11-17, 2016

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PGA TOUR
SONY OPEN
 
Site: Honolulu.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Waialae Country Club (7,044 yards, par 70).
Purse: $5.8 million. Winner's share: $1,044,000.
 
Last year: Jimmy Walker successfully defended his title, shooting 62-63 on the weekend to set a tournament record with a nine-shot victory.
 
Last week: Top-ranked Jordan Spieth won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions by eight strokes at Kapalua. He shot 66-64-65-67 to finish at 30 under.
 
Notes: Walker has 13 straight rounds in the 60s at Waialae. ... Twenty-two of the 32 players who played at Kapalua are in the field. ... Russell Henley won the 2013 event in his first start as a PGA Tour rookie, breaking the tournament record at 24-under 256. ... The CareerBuilder Challenge is next in La Quinta, California, followed by the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.
 
 
EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOUR
EURASIA CUP
 
Site: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Schedule: Friday-Sunday.
Course: Glenmarie Golf and Country Club (7,003 yards, par 72).
Purse: $4.8 million. Winners' shares: $300,000 each player.
 
Last event: The teams tied 10-10 in 2014 in the inaugural matches.
 
Format: Team match play. Friday, six fourball matches; Saturday, six foursomes matches; Sunday, 12 singles matches.
 
Europe (c = captain's pick): Kristoffer Broberg, Sweden; Victor Dubuisson, France; Ross Fisher, England; Matthew Fitzpatrick, England; Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark; Shane Lowry, Ireland; c-Ian Poulter, England; Andy Sullivan, England; Bernd Wiesberger, Austria; c-Lee Westwood, England; Danny Willett, England; Chris Wood, England. Captain: Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland.
 
Asia: Byeonghun An, South Korea; Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand; S.S.P. Chawrasia, India; Danny Chia, Malaysia; c-Nicholas Fung, Malaysia; Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand; Shingo Katayama, Japan; K.T. Kim, South Korea; Anirban Lahiri, India; c-Prayad Marksaeng, Thailand; c-Jeunghun Wang, South Korea; c-Wu Ashun, China. Captain: Jeev Milkha Singh, India.
 
Notes: Clarke also will captain the European team in the Ryder Cup matches against the United States this year in Minnesota. ... Westwood has 15 victories in Asia. He won the 2014 Malaysian Open for his last European Tour titles. ... The course has lights for night play.
 
EUROPEAN TOUR/SUNSHINE TOUR
JOBURG OPEN
 
Site: Johannesburg.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Courses: Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club, East Course (7,677 yards, par 72) and West Course (7,228 yards, par 71).
Purse: $978,310. Winner's share: $187,780.
 
Last year: England's Andy Sullivan won by two strokes for the second of his three 2015 tour victories.
 
Last week: South Africa's Brandon Stone won the South African Open for his first European Tour title. He closed with a 1-under 71 at Glendower for a two-stroke victory.
 
Notes: Ernie Els is making his first start in the event. The South African star missed the cut in the South African Open. ... South Africa's Richard Sterne won in 2008 and 2013. ... The final two rounds will be played on the East Course. ... The 210-player field is the European Tour's largest. ... The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship is next week, followed by the Qatar Masters and the Dubai Desert Classic.
 
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