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Site: Doral, Fla.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Blue Monster at Doral (7,334 yards, par 72).

Purse: $8.5 million. Winner’s share: $1.4 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 1-6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Saturday, noon-2 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sunday, 1-3 p.m., 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday, 2-6 p.m.; Sunday, 3-7 p.m.).

Last year: Nick Watney won his first WGC title, closing with a 67 for a two-stroke victory over Dustin Johnson. Watney also won the AT&T National in July at Aronimink.

Last week: Rory McIlroy won the Honda Classic to take the top spot in the world ranking from Luke Donald. McIlroy finished with a 69 to beat Tiger Woods and Tom Gillis by two strokes at PGA National. Woods closed with a 62, his lowest final round ever.

Notes: Woods has won the event six times — in 1999 at Valderrama in Spain, 2002 at Mount Juliet in Ireland, 2003 at Capital City in Atlanta, 2005 at Harding Park in San Francisco, 2006 at The Grove in England and 2007 at Doral. He also won regular tour events at Doral in 2004 and 2006. Winless on the PGA Tour since September 2009, he has 16 WGC victories and 71 overall PGA Tour titles. ... Phil Mickelson won in 2009. Taken to a hospital on the eve of the final round because of heat exhaustion and dehydration, he parred the final seven holes to beat Watney by a stroke. Mickelson won at Pebble Beach last month for his 40th PGA Tour title. ... Hunter Mahan won the first WGC event of the season, beating McIlroy two weeks ago in the final of the Match Play Championship in Arizona. ... Ernie Els won the 2010 tournament. ... Donald Trump recently acquired the Doral complex.

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Site: Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico (7,506 yards, par 72).

Purse: $3.5 million. Winner’s share: $630,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Friday, 1:30-3:30 a.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30-3:30 a.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3-5 a.m., 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Monday, 3-5 a.m.).

Last year: Michael Bradley won the tournament for the second time in three years, taking advantage of Troy Matteson’s short par miss on the first extra hole.

Last week: Rory McIlroy won the Honda Classic to take the top spot in the world ranking from Luke Donald. McIlroy finished with a 69 to beat Tiger Woods and Tom Gillis by two strokes at PGA National. Woods closed with a 62, his lowest final round ever.

Notes: Bradley is in the field along with Argentina’s Angel Cabrera, Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas, Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa and former Oklahoma State star Peter Uihlein. ... Edward Loar is coming off a victory Sunday in the Nationwide Tour’s Panama Championship. ... The Transitions Championship is next week at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla., followed by the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla.

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Site: Santiago, Chile.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Prince of Wales Country Club (6,711 yards, par 72).

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

Television: None.

Last year: Inaugural event.

Last week: Edward Loar won the Panama Championship for his first Nationwide title, surviving a triple bogey in the final round for a one-stroke victory.

Notes: Skip Kendall won the season-opening Colombia Championship on Feb. 19. ... The tour is off next week. The Louisiana Open is March 22-25.

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Next event: LPGA Founders Cup, March 15-18, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix.

Last event: Angela Stanford won the HSBC Women’s Champions on Feb. 26 in Singapore for her fifth LPGA Tour victory. She beat Jenny Shin with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff. Shanshan Feng was eliminated on the first extra hole, and Na Yeon Choi dropped out on the second.

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Next event: Toshiba Classic, March 16-18, Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif.

Last event: Kenny Perry won the ACE Group Classic on Feb. 19 in Naples, Fla., beating Bernhard Langer by five strokes. Perry closed with a 70 after opening with rounds of 64 and 62 to break the tour’s 36-hole record at 18-under 126.

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Next event: Andalucia Open, March 15-18, Aloha Golf Club, Puerto Banus, Spain.

Last event: South Africa’s Jbe Kruger won the Avantha Masters in India on Feb. 19 for his first European Tour title.

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NGA TOUR: Golden Hills Golf and Turf Club, Thursday-Sunday, Golden Hills Golf and Turf Club, Ocala, Fla.

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Colombia Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Barranquilla Country Club, Barranquilla, Colombia.


JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Yokohama PRGR Ladies Cup, Friday-Sunday, Tosa Country Club, Kochi, Japan.

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