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Teeing it up for Feb. 5

PGA Tour

Event: Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Site: Pebble Beach, Calif.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links (6,816 yards, par 72), Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Shore Course (6,838 yards, par 70) and Spyglass Hill Golf Club (6,953 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.6 million. Winner’s share: $1,188,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m., 6:30-11 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 7 p.m.-midnight) and CBS (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6:30 p.m.).

Last year: Brandt Snedeker won by two strokes after finishing second the previous two weeks – behind Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines and Phil Mickelson in the Phoenix Open.

Last week: Kevin Stadler won the Phoenix Open for his first PGA Tour title, beating Bubba Watson and Graham DeLaet by a stroke. Stadler and father Craig will become the first father-son duo to play in the same Masters.

Notes: Mickelson won the event in 1998, 2005, 2007 and 2012. He tied for 42nd last week in the Phoenix Open, a week after back pain forced him to withdraw after two rounds at Torrey Pines. ... Dustin Johnson won in 2009 and 2010. ... The final round will be played at Pebble Beach. ... The Northern Trust Open is next week at Riviera in Los Angeles, followed by the World Golf Championships-Match Play Championship.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

Champions Tour

Event: Allianz Championship

Site: Boca Raton, Fla.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: The Old Course at Broken Sound (6,807 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.6 million. Winner’s share: $240,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1-3 a.m., 3-5 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sunday, 3-5 p.m.; Monday, 12:30-2:30 a.m.).

Last year: Rocco Mediate won in his first start on the 50-and-over tour, shooting 67-61-71 for a two-stroke victory.

Last event: Bernhard Langer won the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship on Jan. 19 in Hawaii. He shot 66-64-64 for a three-stroke victory.

Notes: The tournament is the first full-field event of the year. ... Mediate is returning from a left hip injury that forced him to withdraw from the PGA Tour event two weeks ago at Torrey Pines.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com


Next event: Women’s Australian Open, Feb. 13-16, Victoria Golf Club, Victoria, Australia.

Last event: Jessica Korda won the season-opening Bahamas LPGA Classic on Jan. 26 for her second tour title. She birdied the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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