Weekly Guide: Pro Tours Tee It Up In Arizona, Dubai

It’s Monday evening, and time for our quick rundown of the week’s professional golf tour events – PGA, Champions, European, LPGA, Web.com.

This week we have the PGA Tour in Arizona for the always-rowdy Waste Management Phoenix Open, while the European Tour is in Dubai for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

The LPGA Tour is off for the next two weeks, but will return for the ISPS Handa Women’s Australia Open in mid February. The PGA Tour Champions are off one more week, with a return scheduled next week, Feb. 10th, at the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Florida. And finally, the Web.com Tour will resume next week as well with the playing of the Club Colombia Championship by Servientrega.

Here’s a preview of the two big golf tournaments this week.

PGA Tour

Waste Management Phoenix Open

Dates: February 2-5, 2017
Course: TPC Scottsdale, Stadium – Scottsdale, AZ
Architect: Tom Weiskopf and Jay Moorish, 1986
Winning Share: $1.2M
Defending Champion: Hideki Matsuyama
Marquee Players: Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, and Phil Mickelson
Website: WMPhoenixOpen.com

European Tour

Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Dates: February 2-5, 2017
Course: Emirates Golf Club, Majlis Course – Dubai, UAE
Architect: Karl Litten, 1988
Winning Share: €402K (EURO) or $430K (US)
Defending Champion: Danny Willett
Marquee Players: Willett, Tiger Woods, Henrik Stenson, Graeme McDowell, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Andy Sullivan, Martin Kaymer, Alex Noren, Rafa Cabrera Bello
Website: DubaiDesertClassic.com

Credits/Sources: PGA Tour Media, European Tour Media, Getty Images


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