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Teeing it up: Golf at a glance

PGA Tour

Event: The Players Championship.

Site: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Sawgrass, Players Stadium Course (7,215 yards, par 72).

Purse: $10 million. Winner’s share: $1.8 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 1-7 p.m., 9 p.m.-midnight; Saturday-Sunday, 12:30-6 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 2-7 p.m.).

Last year: Tiger Woods won the fourth of his five 2013 PGA Tour titles. David Lingmerth, Kevin Streelman and Jeff Maggert tied for second, two strokes back.

Last week: J.B. Holmes won the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow for his third PGA Tour title and first since having brain surgery. Jim Furyk was second, a stroke back.

Notes: Woods, also the 2001 winner, is sidelined following surgery to relieve pain from a pinched nerve in his back. ... Bubba Watson is making his first start since winning his second Masters title. ... If tied after regulation, there will be a three-hole aggregate playoff. If still tied, the playoff will go to sudden death. ... Greg Norman set the tournament record in 1994, shooting 63-67-67-67 for a 24-under 264 total. ... Jack Nicklaus is the only three-time champion, winning in 1974 at Atlanta Country Club, 1976 at Inverrary and 1978 at Sawgrass Country Club. ... The tour will be in Texas the next two weeks for the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving and Colonial in Fort Worth.

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


Next event: Kingsmill Championship, May 15-18, Kingsmill Resort, River Course, Williamsburg, Va.

Last week: Stacy Lewis won the North Texas LPGA Shootout for her ninth LPGA Tour title, closing with 7-under 64 for a six-stroke victory. She had six runner-up finishes in her previous 16 tournaments since winning the Women’s British Open in August.

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

Champions Tour

Next event: Regions Tradition, May 15-18, Shoal Creek, Birmingham, Ala.

Last week: Bernhard Langer won the Insperity Invitational for the third time, beating Fred Couples by a stroke at The Woodlands in Texas. The 56-year-old Langer has 20 victories on the 50-and-over tour.

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

Area Holes-In-One

Dennis Murray, on the 155-yard, 15th hole at Brighton Park with a 4-hybrid.

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