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

PGA/Augusta National Golf Club

Event: Masters Tournament.

Site: Augusta, Ga.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Augusta National Golf Club (7,435 yards, par 72).

Purse: TBA ($8 million in 2013). Winner’s share: TBA ($1.44 million in 2013).

Television: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 3-7:30 p.m., 8-11 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3-7 p.m.; Sunday, 2-7 p.m.).

Last year: Adam Scott became the first Australian champion in tournament history, beating Angel Cabrera with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.

Last week: Matt Jones won the Houston Open for his first PGA Tour title, holing a 42-yard birdie chip on the first hole of a playoff with Matt Kuchar. Jones made a 46-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation. The Australian earned the last spot in the Masters.

Notes: Tiger Woods, the winner in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005, is sidelined after back surgery. … Phil Mickelson, the 2004, 2006 and 2010 champion, tied for 12th in Houston after withdrawing during the Texas Open the previous week because of a pulled muscle in his side. … Bubba Watson won in 2012, beating Louis Oosthuizen with a par on the second hole of a playoff. … The RBC Heritage is next week at Harbour Town in Hilton Head, S.C.

Online: http://www.masters.org.

PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com.

European Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com.


Next event: LPGA LOTTE Championship, April 16-19, Ko Olina Golf Club, Kapolei, Hawaii.

Last week: Lexi Thompson won the Kraft Nabisco Championship for her first major title and fourth tour victory, beating Michelle Wie by three strokes. The 19-year-old Thompson became the second youngest major champion in LPGA Tour history.

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

Champions Tour

Next event: Greater Gwinnett Championship, April 18-20, TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga.

Last event: Jeff Maggert won the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic on March 23 to become the 17th player to win in his tour debut.

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

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