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Pro golf events this week | March 7-13, 2016

By Associated Press
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PGA TOUR
VALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIP
 
Site: Palm Harbor, Florida.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Innisbrook Resort, Copperhead Course (7,340 yards, par 71).
Purse: $6.1 million. Winner's share: $1,098,000.
 
Last year: Jordan Spieth won the first of his five 2015 PGA Tour titles. He beat Patrick Reed and Sean O'Hair with a 30-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff.
 
Last week: Adam Scott won the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Doral for his second straight victory. He got up-and-down for par on the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Bubba Watson. The Australian also won the Honda Classic the previous week.
 
Notes: The top-ranked Spieth won at Kapalua in January. Last year, he won the Masters and U.S. Open and took the FedExCup title. ... The Arnold Palmer Invitational is next week at Bay Hill in Orlando.
 
 
EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOUR
TRUE THAILAND CLASSIC
 
Site: Hua Hin, Thailand.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Black Mountain Golf Club (7,492 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.75 million. Winner's share: $291,660.
 
Last year: Australia's Andrew Dodt closed with a 5-under 67 for a four-stroke victory.
 
Last week: Adam Scott won the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Doral in Florida for his second straight victory. The Australian also won the Honda Classic the previous week.
 
Notes: Thai stars Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Thongchai Jaidee are in the field. ... The tours will team again next week for the Hero Indian Open.
 
LPGA TOUR
 
Next event: JTBC Founders Cup, March 17-20, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix.
 
Last week: South Korea's Ha Na Jang won the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore for her second victory of the year. She won last month in Florida for her first LPGA Tour title.
 
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
 
Next event: Tucson Conquistadores Classic, March 18-20, Omni Tucson National, Tucson, Arizona.
 
Last event: Bernhard Langer won the Chubb Classic in Naples, Florida, on Feb. 14 for his 26th senior title. The 58-year-old German shot 62-66-73 for a three-stroke victory.
 
WEB.COM TOUR
 
Next event: Chitimacha Louisiana Open, March 17-20, Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club, Broussard, Louisiana.
 
Last event: Sebastian Munoz won his hometown Club Colombia Championship on Feb. 7 for his first Web.com Tour victory. He birdied the final hole for a one-stroke victory.
 
OTHER TOURNAMENTS
 
MEN
 
SUNSHINE TOUR: Investec Cup, Wednesday-Saturday, Millvale Private Retreat, Koster, South Africa.
 
PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA: BMW ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open, Thursday-Sunday, The Hills, Arrowtown, New Zealand.
 
WOMEN
 
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: World Ladies Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Mission Hills, Olazabal Course, Hainan, China.
 
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Yokohama PRGR Ladies Cup, Friday-Sunday, Tosa Country Club, Kochi, Japan.
 
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