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By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange March 3, 2014 4:10 AM
COMING UP PGA TOUR: WGC-Cadillac Championship on the TPC Blue Monster at Trump National Doral in Miami, Thursday through Sunday. TV: Thursday and Friday, 1-6 p.m. EST, on the Golf Channel; Saturday, noon-2 p.m. on the Golf Channel and 2-6 p.m. EST on NBC, and Sunday, 1-3 p.m. EST on the Golf Channel and 3-6 p.m. EST on NBC. LAST YEAR: Tiger Woods made two late bogeys but closed with a 1-under-par 71 to win by two strokes over Steve Stricker, winning the tournament for the seventh time, including twice at Doral. Woods, who built his lead by opening with rounds of 66-65-67, claimed his 18th title in the World Golf Championships. Geoff Ogilvy of Australia is a distant second with three. Tiger also won for the fourth time at on the Blue Monster, as he also captured the Ford Championship at Doral in 2005 and 2006, the last two years it was played before the course became host of the WGC event. Woods' seven victories in what is now the WGC-Cadillac have come on six courses. CHAMPIONS TOUR: Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club in Newport Beach, Calif., March 14-16. TV: Friday, 6:30-9 p.m. EDT; Saturday and Sunday, 7-9 p.m. EDT, on the Golf Channel each day. LAST YEAR: David Frost of South Africa opened with an 8-under-par 63 and led virtually all the way in claiming a five-stroke victory over Fred Couples. Frost, who played the weekend in 66-65, earned his fourth victory on the Champions Tour, adding the Regions Tradition later in the year, after winning 10 times on the PGA Tour. Couples birdied the first hole of the final round to pull even with Frost, who regained control with birdies on the next two holes and finished things off with Couples still in contention by carding four birdies on the last five holes. LPGA TOUR: LPGA Founders Cup at Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, March 20-23. TV: Thursday and Friday, 6:30-9 p.m. EDT; Saturday and Sunday, 7-9 p.m. EDT, on the Golf Channel each day. LAST YEAR: Stacy Lewis closed with an 8-under-par 64 to beat Ai Miyazato of Japan by three strokes and take over the No. 1 spot in the Women's Rolex Golf Rankings. Lewis was one stroke behind but took command with a birdie on the 307-yard 16th hole, where Miyazato hit her ball in a cactus bush and wound up with a double-bogey 6. Miyazato took a four-stroke lead into the final round but closed with a 71. Lewis overcame a two-stroke penalty the day before on the 16th hole, where it was ruled that her caddie, Travis Wilson, tested the sand in a bunker before she hit her shot.