PGA TOUR

ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL

Site: Orlando, Fla.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday

Course: Bay Hill Club and Lodge (7,419 yards, par 72)

Purse: $6.2 million (winner's share: $1,116,000)

TV: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, noon-3 p.m., 6-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.).

Last year: Tiger Woods matched Sam Snead's record for victories in an event with eight and returned to No. 1 in the world for the first time since October 2010. Snead set the record in the Greater Greensboro Open.

Last week: John Senden won the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla., for his second tour title. Kevin Na was a stroke back.

Notes: Woods withdrew Tuesday because of persistent pain in his back. ... Tournament host Arnold Palmer is 84. ... The Texas Open is next week, followed by the Houston Open and the Masters.

LPGA TOUR

JTBC FOUNDERS CUP

Site: Phoenix

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday

Course: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Wildfire Golf Club (6,583 yards, par 72)

Purse: $1.5 million (winner's share: $225,000)

TV: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3:30-6 p.m.; Friday, 7-9:30 a.m., 3:30-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 4-6 p.m.).

Last year: Stacy Lewis won to move from third to first in the world. She closed with an 8-under 64 to beat Ai Miyazato by three strokes.


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Last event: Pleasanton native Paula Creamer made a 75-foot eagle putt on the second hole of a playoff with Azahara Munoz to win the HSBC Women's Champions on March 2 in Singapore.

Notes: The tournament is the fifth of the year and first in the United States. ... Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Woods' niece, received a sponsor exemption. She won the LET's Australian Ladies Masters last month. ... The tour will be in California the next two weeks for the Kia Classic in Carlsbad and the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage.

CHAMPIONS TOUR

MISSISSIPPI GULF RESORT CLASSIC

Site: Saucier, Miss.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday

Course: Fallen Oak Country Club (7,119 yards, par 72)

Purse: $1.6 million (winner's share: $240,000)

TV: Golf Channel (Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2-4 p.m.)

Last year: San Mateo's Michael Allen beat Bernhard Langer by a stroke.

Last week: Fred Couples won the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach for his 10th tour title, birdieing the final two holes for a one-stroke victory.

Notes: Couples won the 2012 tournament, birdieing the final hole for a one-shot victory over Allen. ... Nick Faldo is making his fourth career start on the tour. ... Three-time PGA Tour winner Jeff Maggert is making his tour debut.

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