> PGA Tour
Event: The Players Championship
Site: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Course: TPC Sawgrass, Players Stadium Course (7,215 yards, par 72).
Purse: $9.5 million. Winner's share: $1.71 million.
TV: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 1-7 p.m., 9 p.m.-midnight) and Ch. 2 (Saturday-Sunday, 2-7 p.m.).
Last year: K.J. Choi beat David Toms with a par on the first hole of a playoff. Toms missed a 3 1/2 -foot comeback putt for par in the playoff on the island-green 17th.
Last week: Rickie Fowler won the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow for his first PGA Tour title, beating Rory McIlroy and D.A. Points with a birdie on the first playoff hole. McIlroy regained the top spot in the world ranking from Luke Donald.
Chip shots: Tiger Woods, the 2001 winner, has struggled after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational for his first PGA Tour title since September 2009. He tied for 40th in the Masters -- his worst performance as a pro at Augusta National -- and missed the cut last week in North Carolina. Phil Mickelson, the 2007 champion, won at Pebble Beach in February for his 40th PGA Tour title. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday. Masters champion Bubba Watson is skipping the tournament to spend time with wife Angie and their adopted infant son. McIlroy and Lee Westwood are in the field after skipping the event last year. Greg Norman set the tournament record in 1994, shooting 63-67-67-67 for a 24-under 264 total. Jack Nicklaus is the only three-time champion, winning in 1974 at Atlanta Country Club, 1976 at Inverrary and 1978 at Sawgrass Country Club. The tour will be in Texas the next two weeks for the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving and Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth.
> LPGA Tour
Next event: Sybase Match Play Championship, May 17-20, Hamilton Farm Golf Club, Gladstone, N.J.
Last week: Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum won the Brazil Cup, finishing with a 6-under 67 for a four-stroke victory over Taiwan's Amy Hung in the 36-hole exhibition.
> Champions Tour
Next event: Senior PGA Championship, May 24-27, The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor, Mich.
Last week: Fred Funk won the Insperity Championship at The Woodlands outside Houston, birdieing the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Tom Lehman. Funk also won the 1992 Houston Open on the course.
> Area holes in one
Doug Babicz, on the 163-yard, 15th hole at Harvest Hill, with a 7-iron.
Ron Barnhardt, on the 113-yard second hole at Ironwood, with an 8-iron.
James Benzinger, on the 136-yard second hole at Eighteen Mile Creek Golf Course, with a 3-wood.
James Bevevino, on the 156-yard, second hole at Orchard Park CC, with a 7-iron.
Aaron Drozdowski, on the 162-yard 11th hole at 18-Mile Creek GC, with an 8-iron.
George Fomade, on the 182-yard 12th hole at The Links at Ivy Ridge, with a 5-iron.
Skip Hoogson, on the 153-yard 16th hole at Concord Crest, with a 6-iron.
Gary Kaczor, on the 145-yard second hole at Orchard Park, with a 9-iron.
Joe Kubarek, on the 115-yard 16th hole at Orchard Park, with a pitching wedge.
Sheldon Smith, on the 194-yard 15th hole at Harvest Hill, with a 4-hybrid.
Bobby Wilson, on the 212-yard 15th hole at Beaver Island, with a driver.