Pro golf events this week | November 9-15, 2015

By The Associated Press
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Site: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Mayakoba Resort, El Camaleon Golf Club (6,987 yards, par 71).
Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1,116,000.
Last year: Charley Hoffman won his third PGA Tour title, shooting 66-68-67-66 for a one-stroke victory over Shawn Stefani.
Last week: Scotland's Russell Knox won the HSBC Champions in Shanghai in his first World Golf Championship event. Kevin Kisner was second, a stroke back. ... Peter Malnati won the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi for his first PGA Tour title, beating William McGirt and David Toms by a stroke in a Monday finish.
Notes: Knox and Malnati are in the field along with Matt Kuchar, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and Las Vegas winner Smylie Kaufman. ... Kuchar is the top-ranked player in the field at No. 16. He's coming off a victory last month in Fiji. ... Love won the Wyndham Championship in August at 51 years, 4 months, 10 days to become the third-oldest champion in tour history. ... Carlos Ortiz is the top Mexican player in the world at No. 222. ... Greg Norman designed the El Camaleon course. ... Mayakoba is 35 miles south of Cancun on the Caribbean coast. ... The RSM Classic is next week in Sea Island, Georgia.
Site: Mexico City.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Club de Golf Mexico (6,804 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1 million. Winner's share: $200,000.
Last year: Christina Kim beat Shanshan Feng on the second hole off a playoff after losing a five-stroke lead in the final round.
Last week: Sun-Ju Ahn won the Toto Japan Classic for her first LPGA Tour victory and 20th Japan LPGA title. She beat fellow South Korean player Ji-Hee Lee and Angela Stanford with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Notes: The tournament is in its second year in Mexico City after six in host Lorena Ochoa's hometown of Guadalajara. Ochoa won 27 LPGA Tour titles. She retired in 2010. ... Top-ranked Lydia Ko is skipping the tournament to rest. Second-ranked Inbee Park is making her first start since withdrawing in Taiwan three weeks ago because of a cyst on her left middle finger. ... Fourth-ranked Lexi Thompson is in the 36-player field. She won in 2013 in Guadalajara. ... The season-ending CME Group Tour Championship is next week in Naples, Florida.
Site: Shanghai.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Lake Malaren Golf Club, Masters Course (7,594 yards, par 72).
Purse: $7 million. Winner's share: $1,166,600.
Last year: Germany's Marcel Siem chipped in for birdie on the first hole of a playoff with France's Alexander Levy and England's Ross Fisher.
Last week: Scotland's Russell Knox won the HSBC Champions at Sheshan International in Shanghai in his first World Golf Championship event. American Kevin Kisner was second, a stroke back.
Notes: The event is the third of four in the Finals Series. The DP World Tour Championship is next week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ... Race to Dubai leader Rory McIlroy is skipping the tournament. ... China's Li Haotong is coming off a seventh-place tie at Sheshan. ... Argentina's Emiliano Grillo, the winner of the PGA Tour opener last month at Silverado, is in the field along with Americans Patrick Reed and John Daly.
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Taiheiyo Masters, Thursday-Sunday, Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba Course, Shizuoka, Japan.
ASIAN TOUR: World Classic Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Laguna National Golf and Country Club, Singapore.
PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA: NSW Open Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Stonecutters Ridge Golf Course, Sydney.
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Personal Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Las Praderas de Lujan Golf and Country Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
SUNSHINE TOUR: Vodacom Origins of Golf Final, Wednesday-Friday, Zebula Country Club, Bela Bela, South Africa.
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Ito-En Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Great Island Club, Chiba, Japan.
KOREA LPGA TOUR: Chosunilbo-Posco Championship, Friday-Sunday, Lake Side Country Club, Yongin, South Korea.
THE LEGENDS TOUR: ISPS Handa Cup, Friday-Saturday, Palm-Aire Country Club, Sarasota, Florida.
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