US PGA TOUR/ASIAN TOUR
Site: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Course: Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, West Course (6,967 yards, 6,371 meters, par 72).
Purse: $7 million. Winner's share: $1.26 million.
Last year: Nick Watney won at The Mines Resort, closing with a course-record 10-under 61. Bo Van Pelt and Robert Garrigus were a stroke back. Tiger Woods tied for fourth.
Last week: Webb Simpson won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas for his fourth tour title, shooting 64-63-67-66 for a six-stroke victory. ... Australia's Scott Hend won the Macau Open by three strokes for his third Asian Tour victory of the year.
Notes: The tournament is an official U.S. PGA Tour event for the first time. The winner will receive a two-year tour exemption and a spot in the Masters. ... Phil Mickelson is in the field along with Keegan Bradley, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Ernie Els and Asian Tour money leader Kiradech Aphibarnrat. ... Van Pelt won the 2011 tournament. ... The World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions is next week in Shanghai.
Asian Tour site: Online: http://www.asiantour.com
Course: Lake Malaren Golf Club, The Masters Course (7,607 yards, 6,956 meters, par 72).
Purse: $7 million. Winner's share: $1,166,600.
Last year: Sweden's Peter Hanson held off Rory McIlroy by a stroke.
Last week: South Korea's Jin Jeong won the Perth International, beating England's Ross Fisher with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
Notes: The tournament opens the four-event Final Series. The World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions is next week, also in Shanghai, followed by the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya and the World Tour Championship in Dubai. ... McIlroy, the 2011 winner, and Hanson are in the field along with FedEx Cup champion Henrik Stenson, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Louis Oosthuizen and Martin Kaymer. ... Jack Nicklaus designed the course.
US LPGA TOUR
LPGA TAIWAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Yang Mei, Taiwan.
Course: Sunrise Golf and Country Club (6,390 yards, 5,843 meters, par 72).
Purse: $2 million. Winner's share: $300,000.
Last year: Norway's Suzann Pettersen beat South Korea's Inbee Park by three strokes.
Last week: Amy Yang won the KEB HanaBank Championship in South Korea, birdieing the first hole of a playoff to beat South Korean compatriot Hee Kyung Seo.
Notes: Taiwan's Yani Tseng won the inaugural event in 2011. Winless in 41 US LPGA Tour since the 2012 Kia Classic, she has tumbled from first to 25th in the world ranking in seven months. ... Pettersen has three victories this year. She tied for third last week in South Korea. ... Michelle Wie also is coming off a third-place tie last week. ... The tour is off next week. The five-event Asian swing will end on Nov. 8-10 with the Mizuno Classic in Japan.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: AT&T Championship, Friday-Sunday, TPC San Antonio, San Antonio. Online: http://www.pgatour.com
JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Bridgestone Open, Sodegaura Country Club, Sodegaura Course, Chiba, Japan. Online: http://www.jgto.org
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR: National Bank of Oman Golf Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Almouj Golf, The Wave, Muscat, Oman. Online: http://www.europeantour.com
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: Sanya Ladies Open, Friday-Sunday, Yalong Bay Golf Club, Sanya, China. Online: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com
JAPAN LPGA TOUR: Masters Golf Club Ladies, Friday-Sunday, Masters Golf Club, Hyogo, Japan. Online: http://www.lpga.or.jp