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DUBAI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Course: Jumeirah Golf Estates, Earth Course (7,675 yards, par 72).
Purse: $7.5 million. Winner's share: $1.25 million.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-8 a.m., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 6:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, 3-8 a.m., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 3-8 a.m., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.).
Last year: Sweden's Robert Karlsson won the season-ending event, beating Ian Poulter with a birdie on the second extra hole after Poulter's bizarre marking blunder. Poulter was given a one-stroke penalty for dropping his ball on his marker on the green, causing the marker to flip over and move from its original position.
Last week: Rory McIlroy rallied to win the Hong Kong Open, holing out from a greenside bunker on the final hole for a 5-under 65 and a two-stroke victory.
Notes: Top-ranked Luke Donald is trying to become the first player to sweep the PGA Tour and European money titles. Donald has earned $5,156,965 — $1,056,144 more than second-place McIlroy. If McIlroy wins the tournament, Donald needs only to tie for ninth with one player to take the money title. The money champion will earn $1.5 million from the $7.5 million bonus pool. ... Lee Westwood won in 2009. Last week, he won the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa for the second straight year. ... Donald was seventh Sunday in South Africa. ... The top 60 on the money list qualified for the tournament. ... Greg Norman designed the Earth Course.
FRANKLIN TEMPLETON SHOOTOUT
Site: Naples, Fla.
Course: Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Tiburon Golf Club (7,288 yards, par 72).
Purse: $3 million. Winners' shares: $375,000 each.
Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday, midnight-3 a.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30-11:30 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday, 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Format: Two-player teams. Friday, modified alternate shot; Saturday, best ball; Sunday, scramble.
Teams: Greg Norman-Fredrik Jacobson, Jerry Kelly-Steve Stricker, Keegan Bradley-Brendan Steele, Charles Howell III-Justin Leonard, Rickie Fowler-Camilo Villegas, Anthony Kim-Webb Simpson, Stewart Cink-Bo Van Pelt, Jason Dufner-Sean O'Hair, Chad Campbell-Chris DiMarco, Rory Sabbatini-Jhonattan Vegas, Mark Calcavecchia-Nick Price, Scott Stallings-Kenny Perry.
Last year: Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter closed with a 13-under 59 in the scramble format to beat Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell by two strokes.
Last week: Tiger Woods won the Chevron World Challenge for his first victory since the Australian Masters in November 2009. He beat Zach Johnson by a stroke in the 18-player tournament at Sherwood in California. The event benefited Woods' foundation.
Notes: Norman, the tournament host, designed the 36-hole Tiburon ("shark" in Spanish) facility. ... Stricker and Kelly, both from Madison, Wis., won in 2009. ... The tournament is in its 11th year at Tiburon after a year in Miami and 11 at Sherwood.
PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com
EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR: MCB Tour Championship, Friday-Sunday, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
TOUR OF THE AMERICAS: Argentina Open, Thursday-Sunday, Pilar Golf Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Online: http://www.tourdelasamericas.com
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Indian Open, Friday-Sunday, DLF Golf & Country Club, New Delhi. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com