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GOLF EXTRA

Tours At A Glance

March 01, 2001|Associated Press

PGA TOUR

Genuity Championship

* Site: Miami.

* Schedule: Today-Sunday.

* Course: Doral Resort, Blue Course (7,125 yards, par 72).

* Purse: $4.5 million. Winner's share: $810,000.

* Television: USA (today-Friday, 4-6 p.m., delayed) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, noon-3 p.m.).

* Last year: Jim Furyk overcame a six-stroke deficit with seven holes to play to beat Franklin Langham by two strokes. Furyk tied the tournament record of 23-under 265 set by Greg Norman in 1993.

* Last week: Australia's Robert Allenby won the Nissan Open in the largest playoff in PGA Tour history, holing a five-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole. Allenby beat Jeff Sluman, Dennis Paulson, Toshi Izawa, Brandel Chamblee and Bob Tway.

* Notes: Allenby is 7-0 in playoffs worldwide, with all three of his PGA Tour victories coming in extra holes. . . . Third-ranked Ernie Els tops the field, along with three-time winner Norman, Allenby, Furyk, Davis Love III, Vijay Singh, David Duval and Steve Elkington. Jack Nicklaus also is entered. . . . Singh is coming off consecutive European tour victories in Malaysia and Singapore. . . . Elkington won the 1997 and 1999 tournaments. . . . Stephen Ames shot a course-record 61 in the second round last year en route to an eighth-place finish. . . . The Honda Classic is next week in Coral Springs, followed by the Bay Hill Invitational in Orlando.

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

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PGA EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN PGA

Dubai Desert Classic

* Site: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

* Schedule: Today-Sunday.

* Course: Emirates Golf Club (7,127 yards, par 72).

* Purse: $1.5 million. Winner's share: $249,990.

* Television: The Golf Channel. Today, 1:30-5:30 a.m.; reshown 6-9 a.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30-5:30 a.m.; reshown 6-9 a.m. and 5-7:30 p.m.. Saturday, 1-5 a.m.; reshown 6-9 a.m. Sunday, midnight-5 a.m.; reshown 6-9 a.m. and 5-7:30 p.m.

* Last year: Argentina's Jose Coceres led wire-to-wire for a two-stroke victory at Dubai Creek.

* Last week: Fiji's Vijay Singh won for the second consecutive week, beating England's Warren Bennett by two strokes in the Singapore Open.

* Notes: Tiger Woods reportedly received a $2-million appearance fee. He tied for 13th last week in the Nissan Open, extending his PGA Tour winless streak to eight. Woods won his last European tour start, the Johnnie Walker Classic in Bangkok in November. . . . Mark O'Meara also is in the field along with England's Lee Westwood, Scotland's Colin Montgomerie and Paul Lawrie, Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke and Denmark's Thomas Bjorn. . . . The Qatar Masters is next week in Doha.

* On the Net: http://www.dubaidesertclassic.com, http://www.europeantour.com or http://www.asianpgatour.com

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Ladies European Tour

ANZ Ladies Masters

* Site: Gold Coast, Australia.

* Schedule: Today-Sunday.

* Course: Royal Pines Resort, East Course (6,397 yards, par 72).

* Purse: $265,000. Winner's share: $39,750.

* Television: None.

* Last year: Karrie Webb won for the third consecutive year, victory No. 3 in her season-opening four-event winning streak.

* Last events: Australia's Alison Munt won the season-ending Marrakech Palmeraie Open in Morocco on Oct. 16. . . . France's Karine Icher won the tour qualifying tournament in Portugal on Oct. 27.

* Notes: Webb, winless in five 2001 starts on the LPGA Tour, is 79 under in her last 20 rounds at Royal Pines. She will defend her Women's Australian Open title next week at Yarra Yarra in Melbourne. . . . England's Laura Davies also is in the field along with Swedes Sophie Gustafson and Catrin Nilsmark, American Kelly Robbins and Australia's Rachel Teske.

* Net: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com or http://www.ladiesmasters.telstra.com

LPGA

* Next event: Welch's/Circle K Championship, March 8-11, Tucson.

* Last event: Scotland's Catriona Matthew won the Hawaiian Ladies Open on Feb. 17 for her first LPGA Tour title.

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

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