Last week: Paul Casey won the Valspar Championship.
FedEx Cup leader: Justin Thomas.
Notes: Tiger Woods is playing the tournament for the first time since 2013, when he won at Bay Hill for the eighth time. … This is the 25-year anniversary of the last time Arnold Palmer made the cut on the PGA Tour. Ben Crenshaw won the tournament. Palmer tied for 71st. … The only time Woods missed the cut at Bay Hill was in 1994 when he was a senior in high school. It was his first time shooting 80 at a PGA Tour event. … Robert Gamez, who holed a 7-iron in 1990 from the 18th fairway to beat Greg Norman, is playing for the 29th consecutive year. He last made the cut in 2008. … Justin Rose is the only player from the top five in the world in the field. … Also playing are Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Hideki Matsuyama, Bubba Watson, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler. … Matsuyama is playing for the first time since he withdrew from the Phoenix Open with a wrist injury. He has missed the last five weeks. … Former Masters champion Danny Willett, who has dropped out of the top 200 in the world, is playing for the first time in America since the PGA Championship in August.
Next week: WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.
BANK OF HOPE FOUNDERS CUP
Course: Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Yardage: 6,679. Par: 72.
Last tournament: Michelle Wie won the HSBC Women’s World Championship.
Race to CME Globe leader: Jin Young Ko.
Notes: Paula Creamer makes her 2018 debut after missing the last six months because of a left wrist injury that required surgery. This is her 14th season Nordqvist shot a 61 in the third round last year on her way to a two-shot victory. … Wie won the HSBC Women’s World Championship for her fifth LPGA title. The only victory on the U.S. mainland was the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst No. 2. The other victories were in Canada, Mexico, Hawaii and Singapore. … While this is the first domestic event of the year on the LPGA Tour, the top three players in the women’s ranking are not playing — Shanshan Feng, Lexi Thompson and So Yeon Ryu. … Sung Hyun Park at No. 4 is the highest-ranked player in the field. … Nordqvist played college golf at Arizona State.
Next week: Kia Classic.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Last week: Vijay Singh won the Toshiba Classic.
Next week: Rapiscan Systems Classic.
Schwab Cup leader: Jerry Kelly.
Last week: Matt Wallace won the Hero Indian Open.
Next week: WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
Race to Dubai leader: Shubhankar Sharma.
Last week: Martin Trainer won El Bosque Mexico Championship.
Next week: Chitimaca Louisiana Open.
Money leader: Sungjae Im.
PGA Tour China Series: Chengdu Championship, Luxehills International CC, Chengdu, China. Defending champion: New event. Online: www.pgatour.com/china
PGA Tour Latinoamerica: Guatemala Open, La Reunion Golf Resort, Fuego Maya, Guatemala. Defending champion: Christian Espinoza. Online: www.pgatour.com/la/en
Symetra Tour: Florida Natural Charity Classic, CC of Winter Haven, Winter Haven, Fla. Defending champion: Olivia Jordan-Higgins. Online: www.symetratour.com
Korean LPGA: Brunei Ladies Open, The Empire Hotel CC (Brunei Course), Jerudong, Brunei. Defending champion: New event. Online: www.klpga.co.kr
Japan LPGA: T Point Ladies Golf Tournament, Ibaraki International GC, Osaka, Japan. Defending champion: Erika Kikuchi. Online: www.lpga.or.jp