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Site: Humble, Texas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Redstone Golf Club, Tournament Course (7,457 yards, 6,819 meters, par 72).

Purse: $5.9 million. Winner's share: $1,062,000.

Last year: Anthony Kim beat Vaughn Taylor with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

Last week: Scotland's Martin Laird won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, overcoming a three-shot deficit with four holes to play with two birdies and two remarkable pars. He closed with a 3-over 75 to beat Steve Marino by a stroke and become the first European winner at Bay Hill in its 33-year history.

Notes: The Masters is next week. The winner, if not already exempt, will earn a spot at Augusta National. ... Phil Mickelson is in the field along with Kim, Lee Westwood, Ernie Els, Paidraig Harrington, Steve Stricker, Matt Kuchar, Retief Goosen, Hunter Mahan, Angel Cabrera, Louis Oosthuizen ... Fred Couples, the 2003 winner on the adjacent Members Course, is making his third U.S. PGA Tour start of the season.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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PGA EUROPEAN TOUR
Hassan II Trophy

Site: Agadir, Morocco.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Courses: Golf du Palais Royal (6,844 yards, 6,258 meters, par 72) and Golf de L'Ocean (6,798 yards, 6,216 meters, par 71).

Purse: $2.11 million. Winner's share: $351,400.

Last year: Wales' Rhys Davies won his first European Tour title, beating Louis Oosthuizen by two strokes at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat.

Last week: Scotland's Paul Lawrie won the Andalucia Open for his first tour victory since 2002 and sixth overall. Johan Edfors was second, a stroke back.

Notes: Davies, Darren Clarke and Thomas Bjorn are in the field. ... The tournament, first played in 1971, is in its second season as a European Tour event. ... The final two rounds will be played at Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed Palais Royal.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

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US LPGA TOUR
Kraft Nabisco Championship

Site: Rancho Mirage, California.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course (6,738 yards, 6,161 meters, par 72).

Purse: $2 million. Winner's share: $300,000.

Last year: Yani Tseng won the major championship for the first of her three 2010 tour titles, beating Suzann Pettersen by a stroke. Tseng also won the Women's British Open and NW Arkansas Championship.

Last week: Sandra Gal won the Kia Classic to become the second German winner in U.S. LPGA Tour history, birdieing the final hole to beat Jiyai Shin by a stroke.

Notes: Tseng, ranked No. 1 in the world, won the season-opening LPGA Thailand and has three other worldwide victories this year. She tied for fifth in the Kia Classic. ... Karrie Webb tied for 62nd last week after winning consecutive events in Singapore and Phoenix. In 2006, the Australian holed a 116-yard shot for eagle on No. 18, then beat Lorena Ochoa in a playoff with a birdie on the hole. Webb won in 2000 by a record 10 strokes. ... The event, first played in 1972 as the Colgate Dinah Shore, became a major in 1983. ... Michelle Wie tied for seventh last week. ... Morgan Pressel won in 2007 to become the youngest major champion in U.S. LPGA Tour history at 18 years, 10 months, 9 days. ... The tour is off the next three weeks and five of the next six.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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CHAMPIONS TOUR
Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

Site: Saucier, Mississippi.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Fallen Oak Country Club (7,054 yards, 6,450 meters, par 72).

Purse: $1.6 million. Winner's share: $240,000.

Last year: David Eger won the inaugural tournament for his first Champions Tour title since 2005, beating Tommy Armour III by a stroke.

Last event: Nick Price won the Toshiba Classic on March 13 in Newport Beach, California, for his fourth Champions Tour title, holding off Mark Wiebe by a stroke. The 54-year-old Price matched the Champions Tour record with a career-best 11-under 60 in the first round and closed with consecutive 68s.

Notes: Two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer had surgery on his left thumb last week and will miss the next two months, ending his streak of 27 consecutive appearances at Augusta National. He won the ACE Group Classic in February for his 14th Champions Tour title. ... Mark Brooks and Jim Gallagher Jr. are making their Champions Tour debuts. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume with the Outback Steakhouse Open on April 15-17 at TPC Tampa Bay.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS
Men

eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR: Irish Creek Classic, Wednesday-Saturday, The Club at Irish Creek, Cabarrus Country Club, Kannapolis, North Carolina. Online: http://www.egolfprofessionaltour.com

NGA HOOTERS TOUR: Terry Moore Ford Open, Thursday-Sunday, Rock Barn Golf & Spa, Conover, North Carolina. Online: http://www.ngahooterstour.com

PGA EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Kenya Open, Thursday-Sunday, Muthaiga Golf Club, Nairobi, Kenya. Online: http://www.europeantour.com

Women

DURAMED FUTURES TOUR: Daytona Beach Invitational, Friday-Sunday, LPGA International, Champions Course, Daytona Beach, Florida. Online: http://www.duramedfuturestour.com

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Lalla Meryem Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Soleil Golf Course, Agadir, Morocco. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com

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