PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM
Site: Pebble Beach, Calif.
Courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links (6,816 yards, par 72), Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Shore Course (6,838 yards, par 70) and Spyglass Hill Golf Club (6,953 yards, par 72).
Purse: $6.5 million. Winners share: $1.17 million.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-6 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Friday, 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6:30 p.m.).
Last year: Phil Mickelson overcame a six-stroke deficit to win the event for the fourth time.
Last week: Mickelson won the Phoenix Open for the third time, shooting 60-65-64-67 to match the tournament record of 28-under 256.
Notes: Mickelson has 41 career victories. He also won at Pebble Beach in 1998, 2005 and 2007. In 2007, he matched the tournament record of 20-under 268 set by Mark OMeara in 1997. Dustin Johnson, the 2009 and 2010 champion, won the season-opening Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. The Northern Trust Open is next week at Riviera in Los Angeles, followed by the World Golf Championships-Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz.
Site: Boca Raton, Fla.
Course: The Old Course at Broken Sound (6,807 yards, par 71).
Purse: $1.8 million. Winners share: $270,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-2:30 a.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30-4:30 a.m., 7-9:30 p.m.; Monday, 2:30-4:30 a.m.).
Last year: Corey Pavin won his first Champions Tour title, beating Peter Senior with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Last event: John Cook won the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric in Hawaii on Jan. 20. He beat David Frost with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.
Notes: The tournament is the first full-field event of the year. Rocco Mediate and Bart Bryant are making their first starts on the 50-and-over tour. Steve Elkington is making second Champions Tour start. He tied for ninth in the Mitsubishi Electric. The tour will remain in Florida next week for the ACE Group Classic is Naples.
EUROPEAN TOUR/SUNSHINE TOUR
Site: Johannesburg, South Africa.
Courses: Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club, East Course (7,592 yards, par 72) and West Course (7,237 yards, par 71).
Purse: $1.75 million. Winners share: $277,550.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Last year: South Africas Branden Grace won the first of his four 2012 European Tour titles, beating Englands Jamie Elson by a stroke.
Last week: Scotlands Stephen Gallacher won the Dubai Desert Classic for his second European Tour title. South Africas Richard Sterne was second, three strokes back.
Notes: Grace is in the field along with countrymen Charl Schwartzel, the 2010 and 2011 winner, and Sterne, the 2008 champion. The tours will team again next week for the Africa Open at East London.
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