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Teeing It Up: Feb. 3, 2016

PGA Tour

Event: Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Ariz., Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 3-7 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday and Sunday, 1-3 p.m., Golf Channel and 3-6 p.m. on NBC.

Last Year: Brooks Koepka claimed his first PGA Tour victory when he closed with a 6-under-par 66 to win by one stroke over Bubba Watson, Ryan Palmer and Hideki Matsuyama of Japan. Koepka, who claimed five titles while making his bones on the European Challenge Tour and the European Tour after turning pro in 2012, holed a 51-foot birdie putt from off the green at No. 15. That pulled him even with Martin Laird of Scotland, who made a bogey 5 on the 17th hole and hit into the water en route to a double bogey 6 on the last hole to post a 72 and slide to a tie for fifth. Watson, who closed with a 65, missed a 22-foot birdie putt on the last hole, while Palmer (66) missed from 36 feet and Matsuyama (67) missed from 16 feet.


Event: Coates Golf Championship at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club in Ocala, Fla., Wednesday through Saturday.

TV: Wednesday, 2-5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Friday, 8-11 p.m. and Saturday, 3-5 p.m., Golf Channel.

Last Year: Na Yeon Choi of South Korea claimed the inaugural event by shooting 4-under-par 68 to win by one stroke over Lydia Ko of New Zealand, Jessica Korda and Ha Na Jang of South Korea. Ko, who claimed the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings even though she did not win, held a one-stroke lead until making a double bogey 6 on the 17th hole and missed her birdie putt on the closing hole. That allowed Choi to claim her eighth victory on the LPGA Tour by finishing with two pars. Korda, who finished with a 66, and Jang, who wound up at 70, both birdied the last hole only to come up short. Choi, who had not won since the 2012 CME Group Titleholders, added victory No. 9 later in the season at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.

Champions Tour

Event: Allianz Championship on the Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, Fla., Friday through Sunday.

TV: Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday, 5-7 p.m. and Sunday, 3-5 p.m. on the Golf Channel each day.

Last Year: Paul Goydos chipped to within a foot of the 18th hole for a birdie that completed a second straight 3-under-par 69 and gave him a one-stroke victory over Gene Sauers. He earned his second victory in his 12th start on the Champions Tour after winning twice in 507 tournaments on the PGA Tour. Goydos, who also won the 2014 Pacific Links Hawaii Championship, led much of the way after opening with a 6-under-par 66. Sauers birdied his final two holes to finish off a 67. It was his fourth runner-up finish on the Champions Tour, including a playoff loss to Colin Montgomerie in the 2014 U.S. Senior Open. He still has not won on the senior circuit at the age of 53 after winning three times on the PGA Tour.