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

PGA Tour

Event: Valspar Championship

Site: Palm Harbor, Fla.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Copperhead Course (7,340 yards, par 71).

Purse: $5.7 million. Winner’s share: $1,026,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-6 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Friday, 3-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., 1-5 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m., 9 p.m.-1 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Kevin Streelman won his first PGA Tour title, beating Boo Weekley by two shots.

Last week: Patrick Reed won the Cadillac Championship at Doral for his first World Golf Championship victory and third PGA Tour title in his last 14 starts. Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson were a stroke back. … Chesson Hadley won the Puerto Rico Open for his first PGA Tour victory, holding off Danny Lee by two strokes.

Notes: Peter Uihlein is in the field. The 2010 U.S. Amateur champion won the European Tour’s Madeira Islands Open last year. Former Florida State player Brooks Koepka also is playing. He’s a regular on the European Tour after winning four times on the European Challenge Tour. … The Arnold Palmer Invitational is next week at Bay Hill in Orlando, followed by the Texas Open, Houston Open and the Masters.

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

Champions Tour

Event: Toshiba Classic

Site: Newport Beach, Calif.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Newport Beach Country Club (6,584 yards, par 71).

Purse: $1.75 million. Winner’s share: $262,500.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 6:30-9 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30-8:30 a.m., 7-9 p.m.; Sunday, 7-8:30 a.m., 7-9 p.m.; Monday, 5-7 a.m.).

Last year: David Frost beat Fred Couples by five strokes, tying the tournament record of 19 under.

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.

Notes: Kenny Perry is making his first start in the event. He won three times last season. … In 2011, Nick Price matched the Champions Tour record with a career-best 11-under 60 in the first round, then shot 68-68 to beat Mark Wiebe by a stroke. … Fred Couples won in 2010, shooting 66-64-65. … The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is next week in Biloxi.

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


Next event: LPGA Founders Cup, March 20-23, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix.

Last event: Paula Creamer made a 75-foot eagle putt on the second hole of a playoff with Azahara Munoz to win the HSBC Women’s Champions on March 2 in Singapore.

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

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