PGA TOUR

HOUSTON OPEN

Site: Humble, Texas.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Redstone Golf Club, Tournament Course (7,441 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1,116,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 1-4 p.m., 4:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, noon-3 p.m.).

Last year: Hunter Mahan won the second of his two 2012 titles, beating Carl Pettersson by a stroke.

Last week: Tiger Woods won the rain-delayed Arnold Palmer Invitational on Monday to take the No. 1 spot in the world for the first time since October 2010. He won the tournament for the eighth time to tie the PGA Tour record for victories in an event set by Sam Snead in the Greater Greensboro Open. Woods has won three times this season to push his PGA Tour total to 77.

Notes: Second-ranked Rory McIlroy is in the field along with 2011 winner Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley, Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen, Steve Stricker and Dustin Johnson. ... Snedeker shot 76-76 last week at Bay Hill to miss the cut in his first start since winning at Pebble Beach. He sat out five weeks because of a rib injury. ... Mickelson, the Phoenix Open winner, also missed the cut at Bay Hill. ... The Texas Open is next week in San Antonio, followed by the Masters.

LPGA TOUR

Next event: Kraft Nabisco Championship, April 4-7, Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course, Rancho Mirage.


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Last week: Spain's Beatriz Recari won the Kia Classic in Carlsbad for her second LPGA Tour title. She beat South Korea's I.K. Kim with an 18-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff.

CHAMPIONS TOUR

Next event: Greater Gwinnett Championship, April 19-21, TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga.

Last week: Michael Allen rallied to win the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic for his fourth Champions Tour title, beating Bernhard Langer by a stroke.

-- associated press