this week's tournaments
WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Site: Shenzhen, China.
Course: Mission Hills Golf Club, Olazabal Course (7,320 yards, par 72).
Purse: $7 million.
Winner's share: $1.2 million.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 6-11 a.m., 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday, 5-11 a.m., 8-11 p.m.; Sunday, 5-10 a.m.).
Last year: Germany's Martin Kaymer rallied to win at Sheshan International, birdieing nine of the final 12 holes for a 9-under 63 and a three-stroke victory over Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson.
Notes: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are skipping the event. ... The tournament is in its eighth season and fourth as a WGC event. The winner will get credit for an official PGA Tour victory and, if he is a regular PGA Tour member, will receive a three-year tour exemption. The prize money doesn't count in the PGA Tour official earnings. ... The PGA Tour's season-ending event is next week in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. ... The European Tour will remain in Asia the next few weeks for events in Singapore and Kong Open.
CHARLES SCHWAB CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Course: Desert Mountain Club, Cochise Course (7,026 yards, par 72).
Purse: $2.5 million.
Winner's share: $440,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Saturday, 1:30-4 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30-3 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m.).
Last year: Jay Don Blake won the season-ending tournament by two strokes at Harding Park in San Francisco. Tom Lehman took the season points title and $1 million annuity.
Notes: The top 30 on the money list qualified for the event. ... Bernhard Langer leads the Charles Schwab Cup standings, 211 points ahead of Tom Lehman.
LPGA TOUR/JAPAN LPGA TOUR
Site: Shima, Japan.
Course: Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club (6,506 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.2 million.
Winner's share: $180,000.
Last year: Japan's Momoko Ueda beat China's Shanshan Feng with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff. Ueda also won the 2007 event.
Notes: Japanese star Ai Miyazato, a two-time winner this season on the LPGA Tour, is skipping the tournament. Pettersen also is taking the week off. ... Top-ranked Yani Tseng is in the field along with No. 2 Stacy Lewis, No. 3 Na Yeon Choi, No. 4 Inbee Park, No. 5 Feng, No. 7 Jiyai Shin and No. 10 Mika Miyazato.