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Site: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Course: TPC Scottsdale, Stadium Course (7,152 yards, par 71).
Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1,116,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-7 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m.; Friday, 3-7 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.-3 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last year: Phil Mickelson won the event for the third time, shooting 60-65-64-67 to match the tournament record of 28-under 256. Brandt Snedeker was second, four strokes back.
Last week: Scott Stallings won the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego for his third tour title. He birdied the final hole for a one-stroke victory.
Notes: Mickelson, also the 1996 and 2005 winner, withdrew at Torrey Pines after the second round because of back pain. He flew to Georgia to see back specialist Tom Boers and was told his facet joints had locked up. The former Arizona State star was set to arrive in Arizona on Wednesday. If he plays, it will be his 25th start in the event. ... Last year's tournament attendance was 525,821. The third round drew a record 179,022. ... The tour will be in California the next two weeks for events at Pebble Beach and Riviera.
DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC
Site: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Course: Emirates Golf Club, Majlis Course (7,316 yards, par 72).
Purse: $2.5 million. Winner's share: $416,660.
Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 10:30 p.m.-8:30 a.m.; Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Friday, 1-8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4-8 a.m., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3-6 p.m., 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3:30-8 a.m., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3-6 p.m., 6:30-10:30 p.m.).
Last year: Scotland's Stephen Gallacher beat South Africa's Richard Sterne by three strokes.
Last week: Spain's Sergio Garcia won the Qatar Masters for his 11th European Tour title, beating Finland's Mikko Ilonen with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff.
Notes: Tiger Woods is in the field along with Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Ernie Els and Fred Couples. The top-ranked Woods struggled last week at Torrey Pines in California in his first start of the year, shooting 72-71-79 to fail to advance to the final round. He won the Dubai event in 2006 and 2008. ... The tour will be in South Africa the next two weeks for the Joburg Open and Africa Open.
Next event: Women's Australian Open, Feb. 13-16, The Victoria Golf Club, Victoria, Australia.
Last week: Jessica Korda won the season-opening Bahamas LPGA Classic for her second tour title. She made a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke.
Next event: Allianz Championship, Feb. 7-9, The Old Course at Broken Sound, Boca Raton, Fla.
Last event: Bernhard Langer won the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship on Jan. 19 in Hawaii. He shot 66-64-64 for a three-stroke victory.
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