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

PGA Tour

Event: Arnold Palmer Invitational

Site: Orlando, Fla.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Bay Hill Club and Lodge (7,419 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6 million. Winner: $1.08 million.

TV: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m.) and Ch. 2 (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Ernie Els won the rain-delayed tournament in a Monday finish.

Last week: Gary Woodland won the Transitions Championship at Innisbrook for his first PGA Tour victory and Masters berth.

Chip shots: Six-time Bay Hill winner Tiger Woods is coming off a 10th-place tie two weeks ago at Doral, his best finish in nine months in an official PGA Tour event. He won the last of his 71 PGA Tour titles in September 2009. Phil Mickelson, the 1997 winner, is winless since the Masters. Tournament host Arnold Palmer is 81. Matteo Manassero is in the field. The 17-year-old Italian tied for 20th last week at Innisbrook. Houston Open is next week, followed by the Masters.


Event: Kia Classic

Site: City of Industry, Calif.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms (6,714 yards, par 73).

Purse: $1.7 million. Winner: $255,000.

TV: Golf Channel (Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Friday, midnight-2 a.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, midnight-2 a.m., 6:30-9 p.m.; Sunday, midnight-2 a.m., 7-9 p.m.; Monday, midnight-2 a.m.).

Last year: South Korea's Hee Kyung Seo won her first LPGA Tour title, beating Inbee Park by six strokes at La Costa in Carlsbad.

Last week: Karrie Webb won the LPGA Founders Cup charity event in Phoenix for her second straight tour victory and 38th overall.

Chip shots: The top 14 players in the world ranking are in the field, led by No. 1 Yani Tseng, the winner of the season-opening LPGA Thailand and three other worldwide events this year. Michelle Wie, ranked 11th, has an endorsement deal with Kia. The Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first major of the season, is next week at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Champions Tour

Next event: Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, April 1-3, Fallen Oak, Saucier, Miss.

Last event: Nick Price won the Toshiba Classic on March 13 in Newport Beach, Calif., for his fourth Champions Tour title.

WNY golf preview section

The News will publish your charity golf event in the Buffalo News Golf Preview section April 7. Please e-mail details to or mail it to Dennis Danheiser, Assistant Sports Editor, Buffalo News Sports Department, One News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y., 14240. There is no charge.

The News is also seeking recommendations on which public golf courses should be included in a poll of the area's best. E-mail yours, along with a brief explanation, to

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