WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Course: Sheshan International Golf Club (7,266 yards, par 72).
Purse: $8.5 million. Winner's share: $1.4 million.
Last year: Bubba Watson holed a bunker shot for eagle on the 18th hole to get into a playoff, and made a 20-foot birdie putt to beat Tim Clark on the first extra hole.
Last week: Justin Thomas won the CIMB Classic in Malaysia for his first PGA Tour title, finishing with a tournament-record 26-under 262 total. ... Victor Dubuisson won the European Tour's Turkish Airlines Open for the second time in three years.
Notes: Jordan Spieth is making his 2015-16 season debut. He won the Masters and U.S. Open last season, led the PGA Tour with five victories and took the FedExCup. ... Rory McIlroy is coming off a sixth-place tie last week in Turkey. ... Top-ranked Jason Day is skipping the tournament. ... Dustin Johnson won in 2013 with a tournament-record 24-under 264 total. He shot 69-63-66-66. ... HSBC has extended its sponsorship deal five years with the tournament that began in 2005 and was given WGC status in 2009. ... The event is the second of four events in the European Tour's Finals Series. The European Tour will remain in Shanghai next week for the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren. ... The PGA Tour will be in Mexico next week for the OHL Classic.
SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Jackson, Mississippi.
Course: Country Club of Jackson (7,364 yards, par 72).
Purse: $4.1 million. Winner's share: $738,000.
Last year: Nick Taylor became the PGA Tour's first Canadian-born winner since Mike Weir in 2007, closing with a 66 for a two-stroke victory.
Last week: Justin Thomas won the CIMB Classic in Malaysia for his first PGA Tour title. He had a tournament-record 26-under 262 total for a one-stroke victory over Adam Scott.
Notes: Taylor is in the field. ... Smylie Kaufman is coming off a victory two weeks ago in Las Vegas. ... The OHL Classic is next week in Mexico, followed by the McGladrey Classic in Sea Island, Georgia.
CHARLES SCHWAB CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Scottsdale, Arizona.
Course: Desert Mountain Club, Cochise Course (6,889 yards, par 70).
Purse: $2.5 million. Winner's share: $440,000.
Last year: Tom Pernice Jr. beat Jay Haas with a birdie on the fourth hole of a playoff.
Last week: Duffy Waldorf won the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, California, for his first senior title. He shot 67-60-66 for a tournament-record 20-under 193 total and a two-stroke victory.
Notes: The top 30 on the money list qualified for the season-ending tournament. ... Colin Montgomerie leads the three-man season race for the Charles Schwab Cup, 39 points ahead of Jeff Maggert and 66 in front of Bernhard Langer. Players will receive a point for every $500 earned. The Cup winner will receive a $1 million annuity, the runner-up a $500,000 annuity, and the third-place finisher a $300,000 annuity. Langer won season titles in 2010 and 2014. Maggert has a tour-high four victories, winning majors in the Regions Tradition and U.S. Senior Open. He leads the money list with $2,188,836, followed by Langer ($2,086,288) and Montgomerie ($2,017,619).
LPGA TOUR/JAPAN LPGA TOUR
TOTO JAPAN CLASSIC
Site: Shima, Japan.
Course: Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club (6,506 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.5 million. Winner's share: $225,000
Last year: South Korea's Mi Hyang Lee won with a birdie on the fifth hole of a playoff with compatriot Ilhee Lee and Japan's Kotono Kozuma.
Last week: South Korean rookie Sei Young Kim won the Blue Bay LPGA in China for her third victory of the year. She birdied the final hole for a one-stroke victory over three players.
Notes: Third-ranked Stacy Lewis and No. 4 Lexi Thompson are in the field. Lewis won the 2012 tournament, overcoming a seven-stroke deficit in the final round. She birdied the last three holes for a 64 and a one-shot victory, and tied for second last week in China. Thompson won three weeks ago in South Korea for her second victory of the year. ... Annika Sorenstam swept the 2001-05 titles to become the first LPGA Tour player to win an event five straight times. ... The tournament ends the LPGA Tour's five-event Asian Swing. ... The Lorena Ochoa Invitational is next week in Mexico, followed by the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida.
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Heiwa PGM Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Sohbu Country Club, Chibam Japan.
ASIAN TOUR: Panasonic Open India, Thursday-Sunday, Delhi Golf Club, New Delhi.
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Argentina Open, Thursday-Sunday, Jockey Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA: Western Australia Open, Thursday-Sunday, Royal Fremantle Golf Club, Fremantle, Australia.
SUNSHINE TOUR: Nedbank Affinity Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Lost City Golf Course, Sun City, South Africa.
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: NBO Golf Classic Grand Final, Wednesday-Saturday, Almouj Golf, The Wave, Muscat, Oman.
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Sanya Ladies Open, Friday-Sunday, Yalong Bay Golf Club, Sanya, China.
KOREA LPGA: ADT CAPS Championship, Friday-Sunday, Haeundae Beach Golf and Resort, Busan, South Korea.
THE LEGENDS TOUR: Walgreens Charity Championship, Friday-Saturday, The Seagate Country Club, Delray Beach, Florida.
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