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

>PGA Tour

Event: Farmers Insurance Open.

Site: San Diego.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Courses: Torrey Pines, South Course (7,568 yards, par 72) and North Course (6,874 yards, par 72).

Purse: $5.8 million. Winner's share: $1,044,000.

TV: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, midnight-3 a.m., 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday, midnight-3 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 a.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m.) and Ch. 4 (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6:30 p.m.).

Last year: Ben Crane beat Michael Sim, Brandt Snedeker and Marc Leishman by a stroke.

Last week: Jhonattan Vegas became the first Venezuelan winner in PGA Tour history, beating Gary Woodland with a par on the second hole of a playoff in the Bob Hope Classic. Vegas was making his fifth tour start. Bill Haas, the 2010 winner, was eliminated on the first extra hole.

Chip shots: Tiger Woods is making his first start at Torrey Pines since beating Rocco Mediate in a playoff in the 2008 U.S. Open for his sixth victory at the course. Winless last year and down to No. 3 in the world, Woods has won the last five times he has played at Torrey Pines. He missed the 2009 tournament while recovering from knee surgery and sat out last year while dealing with personal problems related to his extramarital affairs. Phil Mickelson, the 1993, 2000 and 2001 winner, is making his 21st consecutive appearance in his hometown event. He tied for 37th last week in Abu Dhabi in his season debut, 19 strokes behind winner Martin Kaymer. The final two rounds will be played on the South Course. The Phoenix Open is next week, followed by the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.



>Champions Tour

Event: Skins Game.

Site: Lahaini, Hawaii.

Schedule: Saturday-Sunday.

Course: Royal Kaanapali Golf Course (6,700 yards, par 71).

Purse: $770,000 (Nos. 1-6, $30,000 each; Nos. 7-12, $40,000 each; Nos. 13-17, $50,000 each; No. 18, $100,000).

TV: Golf Channel (Saturday, 7-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, midnight-2:30 a.m., 7-9:30 p.m.; Monday, midnight-2:30 a.m.).

Format: Skins game. Two-man teams, alternate shot.

Teams: Jack Nicklaus-Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw-Fuzzy Zoeller, Fred Couples-Nick Price, Bernhard Langer-Mark O'Meara.

Last year: Nicklaus and Watson held off 2009 champions Zoeller and Crenshaw, finishing with 10 skins and $350,000 for their second victory in four years.

Last week: John Cook won the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, closing with consecutive 64s for a two-stroke victory over Tom Lehman. Cook won his second straight event after finishing last season with a successful title defense in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Chip shots: The teams will play nine holes each day. The tour is off next week. Play will resume Feb. 11-13 with the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla.

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