PGA Tour/Asian Tour
Event: CIMB Classic.
Site: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Course: Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, West Course (6,985 yards, par 72).
Purse: $7 million. Winner’s share: $1.26 million.
Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 11 p.m.-3 a.m.; Thursday-Friday, noon-4 p.m., 11 p.m.-3 a.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m., 11 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, noon-3 p.m.).
Last year: Ryan Moore beat Gary Woodland with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Last week: Robert Streb won the McGladrey Classic in Georgia for his first PGA Tour title, beating Brendon de Jonge with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Will MacKenzie was eliminated on the first extra hole.
Notes: FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel is in the field along with Jason Dufner and European Ryder Cup players Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia. Dufner tied for 23rd last week in Australia in the Perth International in his first start since withdrawing from the PGA Championship because of a neck injury. ... The World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions is next week in Shanghai, China. The Sanderson Farms Championship also is next week in Jackson, Miss.
Asian Tour site: http://www.asiantour.com.
Event: BMW Masters.
Site: Shanghai, China.
Course: Lake Malaren Golf Club, Masters Course (7,607 yards, par 72).
Purse: $7 million. Winner’s share: $1.16 million.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Saturday, 6-11 a.m.; Sunday, 6-11 a.m., 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.).
Last year: Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano closed with a 4-under 68 for a one-stroke victory.
Last week: Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen won the Perth International, beating France’s Victor Dubuisson by three strokes.
Notes: The tournament opens the four-event Final Series. The World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions is next week, also in Shanghai, followed by the Turkish Airlines Open and World Tour Championship in Dubai. ... European Ryder Cup players Dubuisson, Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter, Jamie Donaldson, Thomas Bjorn and Stephen Gallacher top the field along with Ernie Els, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Americans Chris Kirk, Kevin Stadler and Ryan Palmer.
Event: LPGA Taiwan Championship.
Site: Taipei, Taiwan.
Course: Miramar Golf Country Club (6,429 yards, par 72).
Purse: $2 million. Winner’s share: $300,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 a.m.; Sunday 2-6 a.m.).
Last year: Norway’s Suzann Pettersen successfully defended her title at Sunrise Golf and Country Club, beating Spain’s Azahara Munoz by five strokes.
Last week: South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace won the rain-shortened Blue Bay LPGA on Monday in China for her first LPGA Tour title. She won the Ladies European Tour’s South African Women’s Open the previous week.
Notes: Inbee Park regained the top spot in the world from Stacy Lewis on Monday. Park is in the field along with the second-ranked Lewis, No. 3 Lydia Ko, No. 4 Pettersen and No. 5 Michelle Wie. Ko won the Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters in December at Miramar. ... Taiwan’s Yani Tseng won the inaugural event in 2011. She won the last of her 15 LPGA Tour titles in March 2012. ... The Mizuno Classic is next week in Japan.
Event: Charles Schwab Cup Championship.
Site: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Course: Desert Mountain Club, Cochise Course (6,929 yards, par 70).
Purse: $2.5 million. Winner’s share: $440,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Saturday, 4:30-7 p.m., 7:30-10 p.m.; Sunday, 3:30-6 p.m., 7-9:30 p.m.).
Last year: Fred Couples won by six strokes at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
Last week: Michael Allen won the AT&T Championship in San Antonio for his second victory of the year. Bernhard Langer tied for sixth to wrap up the Charles Schwab Cup title.
Notes: The top 30 on the money list qualified for the season-ending tournament. ... Langer has a tour-high five victories – two of them majors – and also has wrapped up the season money title with $2,916,189. ... Tom Lehman won the 2012 event at Desert Mountain. ... The tournament also will be played at Desert Mountain the next two years.
Gerald Engel, on the 177-yard 17th hole at Elma Meadows, with a 5-wood.
Craig McIntyre, on the 221-yard 9th hole, with a 3-iron.
Curtis Meer, on the 151-yard 8th hole at Sheridan, with a 7-iron
Bill Pelowski, on the 243-yard 3rd hole at Delaware, with a driver.
Scott Rotella, on the 135-yard 2nd hole at Seneca Hickory Stick, with an 8-iron.
Jim Slowey, on the 125-yard 22nd hole at Terry Hills.