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Teeing it up for Feb. 26

PGA Tour

Event: Honda Classic.

Site: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: PGA National Resort and Spa, The Champion (7,241 yards, par 70).

Purse: $6 million. Winner’s share: $1.08 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 2-6 p.m., 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m., 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.).

Last year: Michael Thompson won his first tour title, beating Geoff Ogilvy by two strokes.

Last week: Australia’s Jason Day won the Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz., beating France’s Victor Dubuisson on the 23rd hole.

Notes: Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and 2012 winner Rory McIlroy are in the field. ... Woods is making his third start of the year. He shot a 79 in the third round at Torrey Pines to miss the 54-hole cut and tied for 41st in the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic. ... Scott is making his first appearance since the Sony Open in early January. ... The Champion course was the site of the 1983 Ryder Cup and 1987 PGA Championship. ... The WGC-Cadillac Championship is next week at Doral, opposite the Puerto Rico Open.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com.


Event: HSBC Women’s Champions

Site: Singapore.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Sentosa Golf Club, The Serapong Course (6,600 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.4 million. Winner’s share: $210,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday-Saturday, 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sunday, 7-9:30 p.m.).

Last year: Stacy Lewis won the first of her three 2013 titles. Na Yeon Choi was second, a stroke back.

Last week: Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist won the LPGA Thailand to end a five-year victory drought, holding off top-ranked Inbee Park by two strokes.

Notes: Nineteen of the top 20 players in the world are in the field. ... Lewis tied for fifth last week for her 13th straight top-10 finish, three off the tour record set by Karrie Webb in 2000. ... The tour is off the next two weeks. Play will resume March 20-23 with the LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix.

Online: http://www.lpga.com.

Champions Tour

Next event: Toshiba Classic, March 14-16, Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif.

Last event: Kirk Triplett won the ACE Group Classic on Feb. 16 in Naples, Fla. He holed a 6-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com.

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