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Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

PGA TOUR: CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday through Sunday.
TV: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (in the United States), 10 p.m.-2 a.m. EDT, on the Golf Channel each day.
LAST YEAR: Nick Watney claimed an unofficial PGA Tour victory when he shot a course-record 10-under-par 61 in the final round to beat Robert Garrigus and defending champion Bo Van Pelt by one stroke at the Mines Resort and Club in Selangor, Malaysia. Watney carded 11 birdies in his first 17 holes and had a chance to shoot 59 if he could birdie the final hole, but needed four strokes to reach the green and made a bogey 5 that was just enough to win. Van Pelt and Garrigus closed with 66s after being tied for the 54-hole lead, and Tiger Woods made birdies on five of his first seven holes en route to a tie 63 that left him for fourth, three shots back.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: AT&T Championship on the Canyons Course at TPC San Antonio, Friday through Sunday.
TV: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 3-6 p.m. EDT, on the Golf Channel all three days.
LAST YEAR: David Frost of South Africa overcame a six-stroke deficit in the final round and sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to claim his second victory of the season on the Champions Tour. He added two more this season to give him a career total of five. Frost, who was a 10-time winner on the PGA Tour, and Langer both closed with 6-under-par 66s and wound up in the playoff when 36-hole leader Mark Calcavecchia faded with a 74 to finish third, two shots back. Langer holed a six-foot putt for par on the final hole of regulation, where Frost missed from 25 feet to force extra holes. The German star lipped out a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole, but Frost did not miss when he had his chance one hole later.

LPGA TOUR: Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship at Sunrise Golf and Country Club in Yang Mei, Taiwan, Thursday through Sunday.
TV: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon-3 p.m. EDT, on the Golf Channel each day.
LAST YEAR: One week after claiming her first victory of the season, Suzann Pettersen of Norway closed with a 3-under-par 69 in wind and rain to beat Inbee Park of South Korea by three strokes for her 10th LPGA Tour victory. She has three more wins this year. Pettersen posted four scores in the 60s and took control with solid play in the final round when Park, now No. 1 in the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings, struggled to a 74. Pettersen took the lead for good when Park bogeyed the 14th hole in the last round, then padded it with birdies on the 15th and 18th holes. Local favorite Yani Tseng, the defending champion, closed with a 71 and finished solo third, four strokes back.

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