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Golf Glance

Tuesday - 4/22/2014, 9:58am  ET

The Associated Press

All Times EDT

PGA TOUR

ZURICH CLASSIC

Site: Avondale, La.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Louisiana (7,425 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.8 million. Winner's share: $1,224,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-6 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Friday, 1-4 a.m., 3-6 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Saturday, 1-4 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Billy Horschel won his first 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, S.C., 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 PGA champion Jason Dufner, the 2012 winner, are skipping the tournament. Dufner is playing the China Open. ... Patrick Reed, a two-time winner this season, won two high school state championships at University Lab School in Baton Rouge. ... 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, N.C., followed by The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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LPGA TOUR

SWINGING SKIRTS LPGA CLASSIC

Site: Daly City, Calif.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Lake Merced Golf Club (6,507 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1.8 million. Winner's share: $270,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7-9:30 p.m.).

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 LPGA Tour victories.

Notes: Wie, a Stanford graduate, 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, from Pleasanton, won in Singapore early 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 tournament is the LPGA Tour's first in the Bay Area since the 2010 CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge at Blackhawk in Danville. ... The North Texas LPGA Shootout is next week in Irving.

Online: http://www.lpga.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR/ONEASIA TOUR

CHINA OPEN

Site: Shenzhen, China.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Genzon Golf Club (7,145 yards, par 72).

Purse: $3.25 million. Winner's share: $530,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 6:30-10:30 a.m.).

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 PGA Tour's FedEx Cup last season, is in the field along with Rumford, 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.

Online: http://www.europeantour.com

OneAsia Tour site: http://www.oneasia.asia

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WEB.COM TOUR

WNB GOLF CLASSIC

Site: Midland, Texas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Midland Country Club (7,380 yards, par 72).

Purse: $600,000. Winner's share: $108,000.

Television: None.

Last year: Alex Aragon rallied to beat Byron Smith by a stroke.

Last event: Mexico's Carlos Ortiz won the El Bosque Mexico Championship on April 13 for his second victory of the season, beating Justin Thomas by two strokes. Ortiz won the Panama Claro Championship last month.

Notes: Ortiz leads the money list with $304,458, well over the amount needed to earn a PGA Tour spot next season as a top-25 finisher. The former North Texas player would earn an immediate PGA Tour promotion with another victory. He will be 23 on Thursday. ... The tournament is in its 23rd season. ... The South Georgia Classic is next week at Kinderlou Forest in Valdosta, Ga.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

Next event: Insperity Invitational, May 2-4, The Woodlands Country Club, The Woodlands, Texas.

Last week: Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Greater Gwinnett Championship in his Champions Tour debut. He led wire-to-wire for a two-stroke victory over Bernhard Langer.

Online: http://www.pgatour.com

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OTHER TOURNAMENTS

MEN

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, S.C. Online: http://www.ngatour.com

WOMEN

SYMETRA TOUR: Guardian Retirement Championship, Friday-Sunday, Sara Bay Country Club, Sarasota, Fla. 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


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