OHL CLASSIC AT MAYAKOBA
Site: Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Course: El Camaleon GC at Mayakoba Resort. Yardage: 6,987. Par: 71.
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Purse: $7.1 million (Winner's share: $1,260,000).
Television: Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Pat Perez.
Last week: Patrick Cantlay won the Shriners Hospital for Childrens Open in Las Vegas.
FedEx Cup leader: Pat Perez.
Notes: Perez won last year in his third tournament back from shoulder surgery. He was No. 271 in the world. He returns with two victories and a career-best ranking of No. 18. ... Rickie Fowler is playing under the PGA Tour's "strength of field" policy of playing a tournament he has not been in in four years. ... A.J. McInerney, who protected his girlfriend during the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas and went back to help others, qualified by finishing in the top 10 in Las Vegas last week. He is turning it down to go to the second stage of the Web.com Tour qualifying tournament. ... Chesson Hadley has finished second, third and fourth and already has made $1,105,067 this season. That's nearly twice as much as he made in 19 events last year in leading the Web.com Tour money list. ... Russell Knox finished third at the OHL Classic last year and lost in a playoff in 2015. He has slipped to No. 66 in the world. ... There has not been a multiple winner at Mayakoba in 10 years of the tournament.
Next week: RSM Classic.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
CHARLES SCHWAB CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Phoenix, Ariz.
Course: Phoenix Country Club. Yardage: 6,763. Par: 71.
Purse: $2.5 million (Winner's share: $375,000).
Television: Friday-Saturday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 4-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Paul Goydos.
Last tournament: Bernhard Langer won the PowerShares QQQ Championship.
Schwab Cup leader: Bernhard Langer.
Notes: Langer has seven victories this year, including three of the last four events. The top five players in the Charles Schwab Cup — Langer, Scott McCarron, Kenny Perry, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Kevin Sutherland — only have to win the tournament to claim the $1 million bonus. ... Each of the 36 players in the field has a mathematical chance to win the Schwab Cup. ... Only the top five finishers in the Schwab Cup earn bonus money. ... Sutherland is the only player among the top five who has not won on the PGA Tour Champions this year. Sutherland is still looking for his first victory on the 50-and-older circuit. ... Langer has won the Charles Schwab Cup the last three years. Perry won it the year before, in 2013. ... Phoenix Country Club held the Phoenix Open 41 times and the Western Open twice. Hal Sutton in 1986 was the last Phoenix Open champion at the course.
Next week: End of season.
BLUE BAY LPGA
Site: Hainan Island, China.
Course: Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club. Yardage: 6,778. Par: 72.
Purse: $2.1 million (Winner's share: $315,000).
Television: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Minjee Lee.
Last week: Shanshan Feng won the Toto Japan Classic.
CME Race to the Globe leader: Lexi Thompson.
Notes: Sung Hyun Park makes her debut as the No. 1 player in the women's world ranking. She reached the top without playing last week in Japan. Thompson had a chance to go to No. 1 if she had won, but she tied for 33rd along with So Yeon Ryu, who needed to tie for sixth to keep her No. 1 ranking. ... With a tie for 15th in Japan, Stacy Lewis became the 15th player to go over $1 million for the year on the LPGA Tour. Minjee Lee, who defends her title at Blue Bay, is in line to become the 16th player. ... Feng now has three seasons with multiple victories. ... Feng moved to No. 5 in the Race to the CME Globe with one tournament remaining before the season finale. The top five in the standings only have to win the CME Group Tour Championship to claim a $1 million bonus. ... Eight players have won multiple times on the LPGA this year. I.K. Kim leads with three victories. ... Ryu and Thompson are not playing this week.
Next week: CME Group Tour Championship.
NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE
Site: Sun City, South Africa.
Course: Gary Player CC. Yardage: 7,831. Par: 72.
Purse: $7.5 million.
Television: Thursday-Sunday, 3-9 a.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Alex Noren.
Last week: Justin Rose won the Turkish Airlines Open.
Race to Dubai leader: Tommy Fleetwood.
Notes: Rose pulled to within 134,839 points of Fleetwood by winning the Turkish Airlines Open, but he is not playing the Nedbank Challenge, meaning Fleetwood is assured the lead going into DP World Tour Championship in Dubai next week. ... Henrik Stenson, at No. 11 in the Race to Dubai, has withdraw from the tournament because of sore ribs. He hinted it stemmed from a promotional stunt at the HSBC Champions in which Stenson, Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama were suspended by ropes. ... Padraig Harrington finished fourth last week, matching his best result this year. He tied for fourth in the Scottish Open. ... The first edition of the tournament, the Million Dollar Challenge, was in 1981 and featured a five-man field of Johnny Miller, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Lee Trevino. Miller beat Ballesteros in a playoff. ... Nick Price was a four-time winner of the event. One of those victories was in a playoff against Tiger Woods in 1998. ... The course is the second longest in European Tour history for stroke play, behind only the Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate (7,964) that hosted the Tshwane Open in 2014.
Next week: DP World Tour Championship.
Japan Golf Tour: Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters, Taiheiyo Club (Gotemba), Shizuoka, Japan. Defending champion: Hideki Matsuyama. Online: www.jgto.org
Asian Tour: Resorts World Manila Masters, Manila Southwoods Golf & CC, Manila, Philippines. Defending champion: S.S.P. Chawrasia. Online: www.asiantour.com
PGA Tour Latinoamerica: NEC Argentina Classic, Las Praderas de Lujan Golf & CC, Buenos Aires. Defending champion: Samuel Del Val. Online: www.pgatour.com/la/en
USGA: U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur, Champions GC (Cypress Creek), Houston. Defending champion: Julia Potter. Online: www.usga.org
Ladies European Tour: Hero Women's Indian Open, DLF Golf & CC, New Delhi, India. Defending champion: Aditi Ashok. Online: www.ladieseuropeantour.com
Korean LPGA: ADT Caps Championship, South Springs GC, Incheon, South Korea. Defending champion: Yun-ji Cho. Online: www.klpga.co.kr
Japan LPGA: Ito En Ladies Golf Tournament, Great Island Club, Chiba, Japan. Defending champion: Bo-mee Lee. Online: www.lpga.or.jp