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POSTED: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

LPGA tour

Tour Championship
» Site: Richmond, Texas
» Schedule: Tomorrow-Sunday
» Course: The Houstonian Golf and Country Club (6,650 yards, par 72)
» Purse: $1.5 million. Winner's share: $225,000
» Television: Golf Channel
» Last year: Inaugural event
» Notes: The top 120 on the money list after the Mizuno Classic two weeks ago qualified for the season-ending tournament. The event replaced the ADT Championship, the limited-field Trump International finale that had a $1 million top prize. Jiyai Shin won that event last year, beating Karrie Webb by a stroke in the eight-player Sunday shootout. ... Hawaii's Michelle Wie is making her 19th LPGA Tour start of the season. She also will play the European tour's Dubai Ladies Masters in December. ... Shin has an eight-point lead over Ochoa in the player of the year race. Cristie Kerr is third, 29 points behind Shin.
» On the Web: www.lpga.com

PGA European tour

Dubai World Championship
» Site: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
» Schedule: Tomorrow-Sunday
» Course: Jumeirah Golf Estates, Earth Course (7,675 yards, par 72)
» Purse: $7.5 million. Winner's share: $1.25 million
» Television: Golf Channel
» Last year: Inaugural event
» Notes: The top 60 on The Race to Dubai money list qualified for the season-ending event, with only Paul Casey (rib injury) and Anthony Kim missing. The 20-year-old McIlroy tops the standings with $3,778,016. Second-place Lee Westwood ($3,587,256), third-place Martin Kaymer ($3,471,564) and fourth-place Ross Fisher ($3,132,976) are the only players in contention for the $1.5 million top prize from the $7.5 million bonus pool. Padraig Harrington, Geoff Ogilvy, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Camilo Villegas and Sergio Garcia are in the field.
» On the Web: www.europeantour.com