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

> LPGA Tour

Event: Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Site: Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course (6,738 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2 million. Winner: $300,000.

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

Last year: Yani Tseng won the major championship for the first of her three 2010 tour titles, beating Suzann Pettersen by a stroke. Tseng also won the Women's British Open and NW Arkansas Championship.

Last week: Sandra Gal won the Kia Classic to become the second German winner in LPGA Tour history, birdieing the final hole to beat Jiyai Shin by a stroke.

Chip shots: Tseng, ranked No. 1 in the world, won the season-opening LPGA Thailand and has three other worldwide victories this year. She tied for fifth in the Kia Classic. Karrie Webb tied for 62nd last week after winning consecutive events in Singapore and Phoenix. In 2006, the Australian holed a 116-yard shot for eagle on No. 18, then beat Lorena Ochoa in a playoff with a birdie on the hole. Webb won in 2000 by a record 10 strokes. The event, first played in 1972 as the Colgate Dinah Shore, became a major in 1983. Michelle Wie tied for seventh last week. Morgan Pressel won in 2007 to become the youngest major champion in LPGA Tour history at 18 years, 10 months, 9 days. The tour is off the next three weeks and five of the next six.


> PGA Tour

Event: Houston Open.

Site: Humble, Texas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Redstone Golf Club, Tournament Course (7,457 yards, par 72).

Purse: $5.9 million. Winner: $1,062,000.

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

Last year: Anthony Kim beat Vaughn Taylor with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

Last week: Scotland's Martin Laird won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, overcoming a three-shot deficit with four holes to play with two birdies and two remarkable pars. He closed with a 3-over 75 to beat Steve Marino by a stroke and become the first European winner at Bay Hill in its 33-year history.

Chip shots: The Masters is next week. The winner, if not already exempt, will earn a spot at Augusta National. Phil Mickelson is in the field along with Kim, Lee Westwood, Ernie Els, Paidraig Harrington, Steve Stricker, Matt Kuchar, Retief Goosen, Hunter Mahan, Angel Cabrera, Louis Oosthuizen Fred Couples, the 2003 winner on the adjacent Members Course, is making his third PGA Tour start of the season.


> Champions Tour

Event: Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

Site: Saucier, Miss.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Fallen Oak Country Club (7,054 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.6 million. Winner: $240,000.

TV: Golf Channel (Saturday, 12:30-2:30 a.m., 3-5 a.m., 9-11 a.m., 9-11 p.m.; Sunday, 3:30-5:30 a.m., 9-11 p.m.; Monday, 3:30-5:30 a.m.).

Last year: David Eger won the inaugural tournament for his first Champions Tour title since 2005, beating Tommy Armour III by a stroke.

Last event: Nick Price won the Toshiba Classic on March 13 in Newport Beach, Calif., for his fourth Champions Tour title, holding off Mark Wiebe by a stroke. The 54-year-old Price matched the Champions Tour record with a career-best 11-under 60 in the first round and closed with consecutive 68s.

Chip shots: Two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer had surgery on his left thumb last week and will miss the next two months, ending his streak of 27 consecutive appearances at Augusta National. He won the ACE Group Classic in February for his 14th Champions Tour title. Mark Brooks and Jim Gallagher Jr. are making their Champions Tour debuts. The tour is off next week. Play will resume with the Outback Steakhouse Open on April 15-17 at TPC Tampa Bay.


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