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Teeing it up for April 23

PGA Tour

Event: Zurich Classic.

Site: Avondale, La.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Louisiana (7,425 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.8 million. Winner’s share: $1,224,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-6 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Friday, 1-4 a.m., 3-6 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Saturday, 1-4 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Billy Horschel won his first PGA Tour title, beating D.A. Points by a stroke. Horschel made a 27-foot birdie putt on the final hole to match the course record of 64.

Last week: Matt Kuchar won the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island, S.C., holing out for birdie from a greenside bunker on the final hole for a 64. Luke Donald was a stroke back.

Notes: Masters champion Bubba Watson, the 2011 winner, and PGA champion Jason Dufner, the 2012 winner, are skipping the tournament. Dufner is playing the China Open. ... Patrick Reed, a two-time winner this season, won two high school state championships at University Lab School in Baton Rouge. ... Shreveport resident David Toms is making his 21st start in the event. The former LSU player won in 2001 at English Turn. ... The Wells Fargo Championship is next week in Charlotte, N.C., followed by The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.



Event: Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

Site: Daly City, Calif.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Lake Merced Golf Club (6,507 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.8 million. Winner’s share: $270,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7-9:30 p.m.).

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last week: Michelle Wie won the LPGA LOTTE Championship in her native Hawaii, rallying to beat Angela Stanford by two strokes. Wie has three LPGA Tour victories.

Notes: Wie, a Stanford graduate, is in the field along with top-ranked Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Karrie Webb, Anna Nordqvist, Paula Creamer and 16-year-old Lydia Ko. Webb and Nordqvist each have two victories this season. Creamer, from Pleasanton, won in Singapore early last month. Ko won the Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters in December in Thailand in her second start as a professional. She won the Canadian Women’s Open the last two years and has five victories in pro events. ... The tournament is the LPGA Tour’s first in the Bay Area since the 2010 CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge at Blackhawk in Danville. ... The North Texas LPGA Shootout is next week in Irving.


Champions Tour

Next event: Insperity Invitational, May 2-4, The Woodlands Country Club, The Woodlands, Texas.

Last week: Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Greater Gwinnett Championship in his Champions Tour debut. He led wire-to-wire for a two-stroke victory over Bernhard Langer.

Area Holes In One

Rob Groat, on the 170-yard third hole at Tri-County, with a 6-iron.

John Ort, on the 177-yard, third hole at Springville with a 6-iron.