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November 02, 2000

PGA: SOUTHERN FARM BUREAU CLASSIC

* Site: Madison, Miss.

* Schedule: Today-Sunday.

* Course: Annandale Golf Club (7,199 yards, par 72).

* Purse: $2.2 million.

* Winner's share: $396,000.

* Television: The Golf Channel (today-Friday, 12:30-3 p.m.; Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3-5:30 p.m., tape).

* Last year: Brian Henninger won the rain-shortened event.

* Notes: The event used to be played opposite the British Open. . . . The tournament is the last chance for players to make the top 125 and be fully exempt for next season. . . . The tournament became an official event in 1994, its first year at Annandale after 26 years at Hattiesburg Country Club. . . . Next is the World Golf Championships in Sotogrande, Spain.

* On the net: http://www.pgatour.com

LPGA: MIZUNO CLASSIC

* Site: Otsu-Shiga, Japan.

* Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

* Course: Seta Golf Course (6,423 yards, par 72).

* Purse: $850,000.

* Winner's share: $127,500.

* Television: None.

* Last year: Maria Hjorth shot a 15-under 201 to beat four players by five strokes.

* Last week: The U.S. LPGA lost to the Japan LPGA for only the third time in 21 years at the Cisco World Ladies Challenge in Chiba, Japan.

* Notes: The field consists of 80 players, 44 U.S. LPGA members and 36 Japan LPGA members. . . . Liselotte Neumann, the 1991 and 1998 champion, is in the field. . . . Laura Davies needs three points for induction into the LPGA Hall of Fame. Points are earned by winning events or certain postseason awards. . . . Next is the Arch Championship, Nov. 16-19, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

* On the net: http://www.lpga.com

SENIOR PGA: IR SENIOR TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

* Site: Myrtle Beach, S.C.

* Schedule: Today-Sunday.

* Course: Tournament Players Club of Myrtle Beach (6,950 yards, par 72).

* Purse: $2.1 million.

* Winner's share: $365,000.

* Television: ESPN (today-Friday, noon-2 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2-4 p.m., tape).

* Last year: Gary McCord beat Larry Nelson and Bruce Fleisher by one stroke.

* Last week: Joe Inman won the SBC Senior Classic in Los Angeles for the third consecutive year. Inman is the fifth player in Senior PGA Tour history to win the same event three straight years.

* Notes: Mike Hill is the only two-time winner of the event, winning back-to-back in 1990-91. . . . The field is made up of the top 31 players on the money list. . . . Nelson is first on the money list, Fleisher second. . . . Next is the Senior Match Play Challenge in Dorado, Puerto Rico.

* On the net: http://www.pgatour.com

EUROPEAN PGA: VOLVO MASTERS

* Site: Jerez, Spain.

* Schedule: Today-Sunday.

* Course: Montecastillo Golf Resort and Club (7,058 yards, par 72).

* Purse: $3.2 million.

* Winner's share: $350,000.

* Television: The Golf Channel (today-Sunday, 6-9 a.m.).

* Last year: Miguel Angel Jimenez won by two strokes over Padraig Harrington, Bernhard Langer and Retief Goosen.

* Last week: Ian Poulter earned his first European tour title, winning the Italian Open in Is Molas, Sardinia, by one stroke over Gordon Brand Jr.

* Notes: Jimenez was the first Spaniard to win the event. . . . The tournament is the richest in Europe other than the British Open and the World Golf Championships. . . . Lee Westwood leads the money list. Darren Clarke is second and seven-time Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie is sixth. . . . Next is the World Golf Championships in Sotogrande, Spain.

* On the net: http://www.europeantour.com

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