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January 24, 2002|Associated Press

This Week


Phoenix Open

When: Today-Sunday.

Where: TPC of Scottsdale, Ariz. (7,059 yards, par 71).

Purse: $4 million. Winner's share: $720,000.

TV: USA (today-Friday, 4-6 p.m.), Channel 2 (Saturday, noon-3 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.).

Last year: Mark Calcavecchia shot 65-60-64-67 to set tour 72-hole event records for scoring (256) and birdies (32) and match mark for relation to par (28 under). Rocco Mediate finished second, eight back.

Last week: Phil Mickelson won Bob Hope Classic in first start in five months, with birdies on final three holes of regulation and first of playoff with David Berganio Jr.



Senior Skins Game

When: Saturday.

Where: Wailea Resort, Gold Course (6,936 yards, par 72); Wailea, Hawaii.

Purse: $600,000 (Nos. 1-6, $20,000 each; Nos. 7-12, $30,000 each; Nos. 13-17, $40,000 each; No. 18, $100,000).

TV: Channel 7 (Saturday, noon-3 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (nine holes daily.)

Players: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Hale Irwin and Fuzzy Zoeller.

Last year: Irwin, given a second chance when Nicklaus birdied No. 18, birdied the first extra hole to win with $320,000. Nicklaus would have won with $260,000 if he missed four-footer that matched Gary Player's birdie and sent all four players to playoff.

Last week: Tom Kite won season-opening MasterCard Championship in Kaupulehu-Kona, leading wire-to-wire.

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