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Teeing it up / This week's golf at a glance

> PGA Tour

Event: Texas Open.

Site: San Antonio.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC San Antonio, Oaks Course (7,435 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1,116,000.

TV: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.) and Ch. 4 (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Brendan Steele won his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 1-under 71 in windy conditions for a one-stroke victory over Kevin Chappell.

Last week: Carl Pettersson won the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town for his fifth PGA Tour title.

Chip shots: The tournament is in its third season at the Greg Norman-designed Oaks after 15 years at La Cantera. The layout has three par-5s of more than 600 yards. Tommy Armour III set the PGA Tour's 72-hole scoring record in 2003, finishing at 26-under 254. He shot 64-62-63-66. The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is next week, followed by the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C.

Online: www.pgatour.com

> LPGA Tour

Event: LPGA Lotte Championship.

Site: Kapolei, Hawaii.

Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday.

Course: Ko Olina Golf Club (6,421 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.7 million. Winner's share: $255,000.

TV: Golf Channel (Wednesday-Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1-3 p.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, midnight-3 a.m., 1-4 p.m.).

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last event: Sun Young Yoo won the Kraft Nabisco Championship on April 1 with an 18-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole, earning her first major title.

Chip shots: Michelle Wie, from Hawaii, has missed the cuts in her last two starts. The Mobile Bay LPGA Classic is next week in Alabama.

Online: www.lpga.com

> Champions Tour

Event: Legends of Golf.

Site: Savannah, Ga.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa (7,087 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2.7 million. Winners' shares: $230,000 each.

TV: Golf Channel (Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-2:30 a.m.) and Ch. 4 (Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m.).

Last year: David Eger and Mark McNulty won the better-ball event when Kenny Perry and Scott Hoch missed short par putts on the second hole of a playoff.

Last week: Michael Allen won the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am in Lutz, Fla., beating Perry by three strokes.

Chip shots: Sam Snead and Gardner Dickinson won the inaugural event in 1978 at Onion Creek in Austin, Texas, sparking interest that led to the creation of the senior tour. Eger and McNulty are playing together again, and Allen is teaming with David Frost. Other top pairings include Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman, Fred Couples and Jay Haas, Perry and Russ Cochran and Brad Faxon and Jeff Sluman. The tour is off next week. Play will resume May 4-6 with the Insperity Championship at the Woodlands in Texas.

> Area holes in one

Eric Johns, on the 200-yard 17th hole at Harvest Hill, with a 4-iron.

Ken Tirohn, on the 178-yard 15th hole at Brookfield, with a 3-hybrid.

Michael Zukowski, on the 124-yard 18th hole at Hickory Stick, with a pitching wedge.