> World Golf Championships
Event: Accenture Match Play Championship
Site: Marana, Ariz.
Course: Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club (7,791 yards, par 72).
Purse: $8.5 million. Winner's share: $1.4 million.
TV: Golf Channel (Wednesday, noon-6 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Thursday, 2-6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Friday, 2-6 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Saturday, noon-2 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m.) and Ch. 2 (Saturday-Sunday, 2-6 p.m.).
Last year: England's Luke Donald won his first WGC title without playing the 18th hole, topping Germany's Martin Kaymer 3 and 2 in the final. Donald also beat Charley Hoffman, Edoardo Molinari, Matteo Manassero, Ryan Moore and Matt Kuchar.
Last week: Bill Haas won the Northern Trust Open at Riviera, beating Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley with a 45-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff. Mickelson and Bradley birdied the final hole of regulation to force the playoff. South Africa's Jbe Kruger won the Avantha Masters in India for his first European Tour title, beating Spain's Jorge Campillo and Germany's Marcel Siem by two strokes.
Chip shots: Tiger Woods, the 2003, 2004 and 2008 winner, will open against Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano. Woods is making his third start of the year. He tied for third in Abu Dhabi and tied for 15th two weeks ago at Pebble Beach. He also will play next week in the Honda Classic. The top-ranked Donald will face Ernie Els in the first round. Mickelson is skipping the tournament. The tournament is in its fourth year at the Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Ian Poulter won in 2010. The first-round losers will receive $45,000.
PGA European Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com
> PGA Tour
Event: Mayakoba Golf Classic
Site: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
Course: Mayakoba Resort, El Camaleon Golf Club (6,923 yards, par 70).
Purse: $3.7 million. Winner's share: $660,000.
TV: Golf Channel (Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Friday, 1:30-3:30 a.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30-4:30 a.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-3 a.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.;
Monday, 1-3 a.m.).
Last year: Johnson Wagner beat Spencer Levin with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
> LPGA Tour
Event: HSBC Women's Champions
Course: Tanah Merah Country Club, Garden Course (6,547 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.4 million. Winner's share: $210,000.
TV: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-6 p.m.).
Last year: Australia's Karrie Webb rallied to beat
Japan's Chie Arimura by a stroke. The Hall of Famer won the LPGA Founders Cup in her next start.
Last week: Top-ranked Yani Tseng successfully defended her LPGA Thailand title for her 13th LPGA Tour victory, birdieing the final two holes to hold off playing partner Ai Miyazato by a stroke. The 23-year-old Tseng, a seven-time winner last year on the LPGA Tour, has 33 career worldwide professional victories.
Chip shots: Tseng and Miyazato, the 2010 winner, are in the field. Michelle Wie is coming off a 38th-place tie in Thailand. In 2008, Lorena Ochoa beat Annika Sorenstam by 11 strokes, finishing at 20-under 268. The tour will open its U.S. schedule March 15-18 with the LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix.
> Champions Tour
Next event: Toshiba Classic, March 16-18, Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif.