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Teeing it up for November 20


Event: World Cup of Golf

Site: Melbourne, Australia.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Composite Course (7,024 yards, par 71).

Individual purse: $7 million. Winner’s share: $1.2 million.

Team purse: $1 million. Winners’ shares: $300,000 each.

TV: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; Thursday, 4:30-8:30 p.m., 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; Friday-Saturday, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sunday, 4:30-8:30 p.m.).

Last event: Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland won in 2011 at Mission Hills in China, giving the United States its first victory since 2000 and 24th overall.

Chip shots: In a format change, the event is primarily a 60-man, individual stroke-play competition that provides world-ranking points. The 26 countries with two players in the field will compete for a team title based on their combined scores. … Adam Scott and Jason Day are playing for Australia. Scott is coming off consecutive victories in the Australian PGA and Australian Masters. Eight of Day’s relatives, including his grandmother, were killed in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Day’s mother, Dening, migrated to Australia from the Philippines 30 years ago.

Online: http://worldcup.pgatour.com


Event: CME Group Titleholders

Site: Naples, Fla.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Tiburon Golf Club (6,540 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2 million. Winner’s share: $700,000.

TV: Golf Channel (Thursday, 1:30-4 p.m.; Friday, 2-4 a.m., 1:30-4 p.m.; Saturday, 1-3 a.m., 1:30-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-3 a.m., 1:30-4 p.m., 9-11:30 p.m.; Monday, midnight-2:30 a.m.).

Last week: Lexi Thompson won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico for her second victory in her last four starts.

Chip shots: Lydia Ko is making her professional debut. The Canadian Women’s Open winner the last two years, the 16-year-old Ko has been granted LPGA Tour membership for the 2014 season.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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