Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

This Week on Tour

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

This Week on Tour

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PGA TOUR

Tournament: Frys.com Open.

When: Today through Sunday.

Site: Las Vegas.

Courses: TPC Summerlin (par 72, 7,243 yards; architects: Bobby Weed, Fuzzy Zoeller); TPC The Canyons (par 71, 7,063 yards; architects: PGA Tour Design Services, Raymond Floyd).

Purse: $4 million (winner, $720,000).

TV: The Golf Channel (today-Sunday, 4-7 p.m.).

Field: Headliners -- defending champion Troy Matteson, Lee Janzen, Shaun Micheel, Bubba Watson, Mike Weir, John Daly, Charles Howell III, Chad Campbell. Area players entered -- Steve Wheatcroft of Jacksonville; Bubba Dickerson of Fernandina Beach; Frank Lickliter of Ponte Vedra Beach; Kyle Reifers of St. Simons Island, Ga.; Chris Stroud of Brunswick, Ga.

Last year: Matteson defeated Ben Crane and Daniel Chopra by one shot.

Notable: The last three winners in Vegas made it their first career PGA Tour title.

Last week: Justin Leonard defeated Jesper Parnevik on the third playoff hole to win the Valero Texas Open.

Next week: Fry's Electronics Open, Scottsdale, Ariz.

LPGA TOUR

Tournament: Samsung World Championship.

When: Today throughSunday.

Site: Palm Desert, Calif.

Course: Bighorn Golf Club, Canyons Course (par 72, 6,644 yards; architect: Tom Fazio).

Purse: $1 million (winner, $250,000).

TV: The Golf Channel (today-Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.). NBC (Saturday, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4-6 p.m.).

Field: Headliners -- defending champion Lorena Ochoa, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Se Ri Pak, Morgan Pressel, Michelle Wie. Area players entered -- none.

Last year: Ochoa defeated Annika Sorenstam by two shots.

Notable: Wie is a combined 106-over-par in 313 holes on the LPGA and PGA Tours this season.

Last week: Suzann Pettersen defeated Ochoa on the second playoff hole to win the Longs Drugs Challenge.

Next week: Korea Championship. …

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