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Teeing it up for April 22

PGA Tour

Event: Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La., Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 3-6 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday and Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., Golf Channel and 3-6 p.m. on CBS.

Last year: Seung-Yul Noh of South Korea claimed his first PGA Tour victory by closing with a 1-under-par 71 in windy conditions to win by one stroke over Robert Streb and Andrew Svoboda. The 22-year-old Noh, who has a total of five pro victories on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, the Asian Tour and the Tour, led for most of the last three rounds but briefly fell back into a tie for the top spot by carding his first three bogeys of the tournament. However, he held on by making three birdies on the back nine to hold off Svoboda, who closed with a 69, and Streb, who had a 70. Noh played the first three rounds in 65-68-65, going 54 holes without a bogey until he missed an 8-foot par putt on the first hole of the final round.


Event: Swinging Skirts LPGA Championship at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif., Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday through Sunday, 6-9 p.m., Golf Channel.

Last Year: Lydia Ko of New Zealand, who turned 17 earlier in the week, holed a 6-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to claim her first LPGA Tour victory as a professional by one stroke over Stacy Lewis on the outskirts of San Francisco. Ko, who now is No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s Golf Rankings, finished with a 3-under-par 69 that included three birdies in the last six holes. Lewis struggled without a birdie for 13 holes, but she made three in the five holes, including a 4-foot putt on the final hole to close with a 71 and come up barely short. Ko claimed three professional victories as an amateur, including the CN Canadian Women’s Open in 2013 and 2014 on the LPGA Tour, and now she has 10 titles in pro events.

Champions Tour

Event: Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge, at

Top of the Rock Golf Course and Buffalo Ridge Golf Course in Ridgedale, Mo., Friday through Sunday.

TV: Friday, noon-2:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 3-6 p.m., Golf Channel.

Last Year: Fred Funk and Jeff Sluman teamed to win the par-3 pairs event when Sluman sank a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Jay Haas and Peter Jacobsen. Sluman, who also claimed the title a year earlier with Brad Faxon, and Funk finished the final round at 6-under-par 48, posting a 54-hole score of 20-under 159 in the tournament, which featured alternate shot and best-ball formats. Haas and Jacobsen, who led after 36 holes, closed with a 50 and missed their best chance for a playoff when Haas could not make an 8-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole. In the Legends Division, Jim Colbert and Jim Thorpe claimed a three-stroke victory over Bruce Fleisher and Larry Nelson.

Area Holes-In-One

Kyle Kapturowski, on the 205-yard fifth hole at Crag Burn with a 3-iron.

Michael Naples, on the 125-yard 22nd hole at Terry Hills with a 9-iron.