Site: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Grayhawk Golf Club, Raptor Course (7,125 yards, par 70).

Purse: $5 million. Winner's share: $900,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 5-7 p.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m.).

Last year: Cameron Beckman his second PGA Tour title, beating Kevin Sutherland with a par on the second hole of a playoff. Beckman closed with a 7-under 63.

Last week: Scotland's Martin Laird won the Justin Timberlake event in Las Vegas for his first PGA Tour title, beating George McNeill with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff. Chad Campbell was eliminated on the second extra hole.

Notes: The tournament is the third of five Fall Series events. ... Canadian Mike Weir won the inaugural event in 2007 and tied for fourth last year. He has shot in the 60s in all eight rounds, closing with a 63 last year. ... Beckman and Weir are in the field along with Fred Couples, David Duval, Mark Calcavecchia and Jeev Milka Singh, the Indian star playing on a sponsor exemption. ... The Viking Classic is next week in Madison, Miss., followed by the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in China.

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AT&T Championship

Site: San Antonio.

Schedule: Friday-Sunday.

Course: Oak Hills Country Club (6,735 yards, par 71).

Purse: $1.7 million. Winner's share: $255,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2-4 a.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Monday, 2-4 a.m.).

Last year: John Cook successfully defended his title, finishing with a 6-under 65 for a three-stroke victory over Keith Fergus.

Last week: Cook won his third career Champions Tour title, closing with a 4-under 68 to hold off Jay Haas and Bob Tway by two strokes at The Woodlands.

Notes: The tournament is the final full-field event of the year. The top 30 on the money list will advance to the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship next week in Sonoma, Calif. Gil Morgan is 29th at $557,284, followed by Mark James ($489,150), Tim Simpson ($481,487), Hal Sutton ($443,982), Fulton Allem ($425,783) and Craig Stadler ($422,012). ... Two-time PGA Tour winner Tommy Armour III is making his Champions Tour debut. ... Haas won the 2005 event and also took the PGA Tour's Texas Open in 1982 and 1993 at A.W. Tillinghast-designed Oak Hills.

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Castello Masters Costa Azahar

Site: Castellon, Spain.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Club de Campo del Mediterraneo (7,111 yards, par 71).

Purse: $2.99 million. Winner's share: $498,920.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon).

Last year: Sergio Garcia won on his home course, finishing with a 4-under 67 for a three-stroke victory over Sweden's Peter Hedblom.

Last week: Lee Westwood won the Portugal Masters _ his first victory since September 2007 _ to take the top spot on the European tour money list. The Englishman closed with a 6-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Italy's Francesco Molinari.

Notes: Garcia is winless since the HSBC Champions in China last November. His father, Victor, is the professional at the club. ... Spanish stars Jose Maria Olazabal, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Pablo Larrazabal also are in the field along with Masters champion Angel Cabrera, Darren Clarke, European Ryder Cup Captain Colin Montgomerie, Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer, making his first start since breaking his foot in a go-kart accident. ... The 16-player Volvo World Match Play Championship is next week at Finca Cortesin in Casares, opposite the Singapore Open.

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Nationwide Tour Championship

Site: Charleston, S.C.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Daniel Island Club, Ralston Creek (7,446 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1 million. Winner's share: $180,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 2-4:30 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, midnight-2 a.m., 2-4:30 p.m.; Monday, midnight-2 a.m.).

Last year: Matt Bettencourt won the season-ending event to take the money title, beating Jeff Klauk by a stroke at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. Bettencourt, also the Oregon Classic winner, finished the season with $447,863.

Last week: Chad Collins won the Miccosukee Championship in Miami for his second career Nationwide Tour title, closing with a 1-under 70 in windy conditions for a two-stroke victory over Won Joon Lee, Brian Smock and Justin Smith.

Notes: The top 25 on the money list after the tournament _ limited to the top 60 _ will earn 2010 PGA Tour cards. ... Australia's Michael Sim, a three-time winner this year, leads the money list with a tour-record $536,142 in 13 starts. Collins is second with $386,014, followed by Blake Adams ($377,749), Derek Lamely ($367,486) and Chris Tidland ($346,997). Alistair Presnell is 25th at $165,933, followed by Scott Gardiner ($159,327), Andrew Buckle ($157,706) and Gavin Coles ($156,834). ... Sim won the tour's 2006 PalmettoPride Classic at Daniel Island, beating Ken Duke in a playoff in a Monday finish. ... Rees Jones designed the Ralston Creek course.

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Next event: Hana Bank KOLON Championship, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, Sky 72 Golf Club, Ocean Course, Incheon, South Korea.

Last event: Lorena Ochoa successfully defended her Navistar LPGA Classic title Oct. 4 to snap an 11-start winless streak, beating Michelle Wie and Brittany Lang by four strokes in Pratville, Ala. The top-ranked Mexican star has three victories this year and 27 overall on the LPGA Tour.

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JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Bridgestone Open, Thursday-Sunday, Sodegaura Country Club, Sodegaura Course, Chiba, Japan. On the Net:

ASIAN TOUR: Iskandar Johor Open, Thursday-Sunday, Royal Johor Country Club, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. On the Net:

SUNSHINE TOUR: Highveld Classic, Friday-Sunday, Witbank Golf Club, Witbank, South Africa. On the Net:

PGA EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: Italian Federation Cup, Thursday-Sunday, Olgiata Golf Club, Rome. On the Net:


JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Masters Golf Club Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Masters Golf Club, Hyogo, Japan. On the Net: