By The Associated Press
2014-04-22 10:42 PM
US PGA TOUR
Site: Avondale, Louisiana.
Course: TPC Louisiana (7,425 yards, 6,790 metres, par 72).
Purse: $6.8 million. Winner's share: $1,224,000.
Last year: Billy Horschel won his first U.S. 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, South Carolina, 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 U.S. PGA champion Jason Dufner, the 2012 winner, are skipping the tournament. Dufner is playing the China Open. ... 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, North Carolina, followed by The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
EUROPEAN TOUR/ONEASIA TOUR
Site: Shenzhen, China.
Course: Genzon Golf Club (7,145 yards, 6,533 metres, par 72).
Purse: $3.25 million. Winner's share: $530,000.
Last year: Brett Rumford won at Binhai Lake to become the first Australian in 41 years to win consecutive European Tour titles. The Ballantine's Championship winner the previous week in South Korea, Rumford beat Finland's Mikko Ilonen by four strokes. Australians Jack Newton and Graham Marsh each won consecutive events in 1972.
Last week: England's Lee Westwood won the Malaysian Open by seven strokes for his 40th worldwide victory. He also won the 1997 tournament.
Notes: Sweden's Henrik Stenson, the winner of the European Tour's Race to Dubai and U.S. PGA Tour's FedEx Cup last season, is in the field along with Rumford, U.S. PGA champion Jason Dufner, Ian Poulter, Francesco Molinari, Peter Uihlein and 15-year-old Chinese player Guan Tianlang. ... The event also is sanctioned by the China Golf Association. ... The Championship at Laguna National is next week in Singapore, followed by the Madeira Islands Open.
OneAsia Tour site: http://www.oneasia.asia
US LPGA TOUR
SWINGING SKIRTS LPGA CLASSIC
Site: Daly City, California.
Course: Lake Merced Golf Club (6,507 yards, 5,950 metres, par 72).
Purse: $1.8 million. Winner's share: $270,000.
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 U.S. LPGA Tour victories.
Notes: Wie 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 won in Singapore 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 North Texas LPGA Shootout is next week in Irving.
WEB.COM TOUR: WNB Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Midland Country Club, Midland, Texas. Online: http://www.pgatour.com
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Tsuruya Open, Thursday-Sunday, Yamanohara Golf Club, Yamanohara Course, Hyogo, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org
ASIAN TOUR: Indonesian Masters, Thursday-Sunday, Royale Jakarta Golf Club, Jakarta, Indonesia. Online: http://www.asiantour.com
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Roberto De Vicenzo Invitational, Thursday-Sunday, Uruguay Golf Club, Montevideo, Uruguay. Online: http://www.pgatourla.com
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Catalunya Challenge, Thursday-Sunday, Lumine Golf and Beach Club, Tarragona, Spain. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
NGA TOUR: Mountain Lakes Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Cross Creek Plantation, Seneca, South Carolina. Online: http://www.ngatour.com
SYMETRA TOUR: Guardian Retirement Championship, Friday-Sunday, Sara Bay Country Club, Sarasota, Florida. Online: http://www.symetratour.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Fujisankei Ladies Classic, Friday-Sunday, Kawana Hotel Golf Club, Fuji Course, Shizuoka, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp