Ben Hogan bracket
Tiger Woods (USA) v Charles Howell III (USA); Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spain)v Francesco Molinari (Italy); Webb Simpson (USA) v David Lynn (Britain); Peter Hanson (Sweden) v Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) ;Lee Westwood (Britain) v Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain); Martin Kaymer (German) v George Coetzee (South Africa); Jason Dufner (USA) v Richard Sterne (South Africa); Hunter Mahan (USA) v Matteo Manassero (Italy)
Sam Snead bracket
Luke Donald (Britain) v Marcel Siem (Germany); Paul Lawrie (Britain) v Scott Piercy (USA); Steve Stricker (USA) v Henrik Stenson (Sweden); Nick Watney (USA) v David Toms (USA); Adam Scott (Australia) v Tim Clark (South Africa); Jamie Donaldson (Britain) v Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark); Ian Poulter (Britain) v Steven Gallacher (Britain); Bo Van Pelt (USA) v John Senden (Australia)
Files from AFP, Associated Press and Reuters were used in this report
THIS WEEK IN GOLF
WGC - ACCENTURE MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
COURSE: Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club (7,791 yards, par 72).
PURSE: $8.75 million. Winner’s share: $1.5 million.
TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Wednesday, noon-6 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Thursday, 1-6 p.m., 6:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-5:30 a.m., 2-6 p.m., 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30-5 a.m., noon-2 p.m.; 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 p.m.-3 a.m.; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 7 p.m.-3 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 2-6 p.m.).
NOTES: Hunter Mahan won his second WGC title last year, beating Rory McIlroy 2 & 1 in the final. Mahan also beat Zach Johnson, Y.E. Yang, Steve Stricker, Matt Kuchar and Mark Wilson. ...Tiger Woods, the 2003, 2004 and 2008 winner, is making his third start of the year. He won at Torrey Pines in his lone PGA Tour so far this year. ... The top-ranked McIlroy is making his U.S. debut since switching to Nike golf clubs in the off-season. He missed the cut in his first tournament of the year on the European Tour. ...Phoenix Open winner Phil Mickelson and Pebble Beach champion Brandt Snedeker are skipping the tournament. ...The first-round losers are guaranteed $46,000.
LPGA TOUR - HONDA LPGA THAILAND
COURSE: Siam Country Club, Pattaya Old Course (6,469 yards, par 72).
PURSE: $1.5 million. Winner’s share: $225,000.
TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Thursday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-6 p.m.).
NOTES: Top-ranked Yani Tseng successfully defended her title last year, birdieing the final two holes to hold off playing partner Ai Miyazato by a stroke. ...Miyazato, Suzann Pettersen, Juli Inkster, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr and Brittany Lincicome are making their first starts of the year. ... Michelle Wie missed the cut in Australia last week with rounds of 74 and 73.
WEB.COM TOUR - PANAMA CLARO CHAMPIONSHIP
COURSE: Panama Golf Club (7,171 yards, par 70).
PURSE: $600,000. Winner’s share: $108,000.
CANADIAN CONTENT: Richard Scott, Roger Sloan,
NOTES: The tournament opens the tour’s 24th season. ...Edward Loar won his first tour title last year, surviving a triple bogey in the final round for a one-stroke victory.
SYMETRA TOUR - VISITMESA.COM GATEWAY CLASSIC
COURSE: Longbow Golf Club (7,003 yards, par 71)
CANADIAN CONTENT: Izzy Beisiegel, Kirby Dreher, Sue Kim, Danielle Mills, Samantha Richdale, Alena Sharp, Nicole Vandermade, Jessica Wallace
NOTES: This year’s Road to the LPGA will begin at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona with the inaugural playing of this tournament. ...The winner of this event will receive an exemption into the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, the first domestic event on the LPGA Tour’s 2013 schedule. ...The top-10 on the season-ending money list will earn fully-exempt status on the LPGA Tour in 2014.
ASIAN TOUR - MYANMAR OPEN
COURSE: Royal Mingalardon Golf and Country Club (7,218 yards, par 72)
CANADIAN CONTENT: Ron Harvey, Jr.(alternate)
NGA PRO GOLF TOUR - KILLEARN COUNTRY CLUB CLASSIC
COURSE: Killearn Country Club (6,998 yards, par 72)
CANADIAN CONTENT: Stuart Anderson, Alexis Anghert, Marc-Etienne Bussieres, Max Gilbert, Mathieu Gingras, Spence Laurie, Louis-Alexandre Pitre, Christopher Ross, Sebastian Szirmak, Riley Wheeldon
eGOLF PROFESSIONAL TOUR - OLDFIELD OPEN
COURSE: Oldfield Country Club (7,142 yards, par 72), Callawassie Island Club (6,561 yards, par 72)
CANADIAN CONTENT: Cam Burke, Robbie Greenwell, MacKenzie Hughes
ALL-AMERICAN PRO GOLF TOUR - EVENT NO. 13
COURSE: Trilogy at Power Ranch (6,932 yards, par 71)
CANADIAN CONTENT: Richard Boychuk, Ryan Desharnais, Kent Eger, Tyler Frank (a), Craig Gibson, Wes Heffernan, Tyler LeBouthillier, Beon Yeong Lee, Tyler Mancini, Keith Martin, Thomas Petts, Cory Renfrew, Steven Shantz, Scott Stiles, Nick Taylor, Darren Wallace, Shayne Yoon (a)
THE LEGENDS TOUR - WALGREENS CHARITY CLASSIC
COURSE: Grandview Golf Course
CANADIAN CONTENT: Dawn Coe-Jones, Gail Graham, Lorie Kane
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