WORLD CUP OF GOLF
Site: Melbourne, Australia.
Course: Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Composite Course (7,024 yards, par 71).
Individual purse: $7 million. Winner's share: $1.2 million.
Team purse: $1 million. Winners' shares: $300,000 each.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 1:30-5:30 p.m., 6-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 6-10 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-5:30 p.m.).
Last event: Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland won in 2011 at Mission Hills in China, giving the United States its first victory since 2000 and 24th overall.
Notes: In a format change, the event is primarily a 60-man, individual stroke-play competition that provides world-ranking points. The 26 countries with two players in the field will compete for a team title based on their combined scores. ... Adam Scott and Jason Day are playing for Australia. Eight of Day's relatives, including his grandmother, were killed in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Day's mother, Dening, migrated to Australia from the Philippines 30 years ago. ... Kuchar is teaming with Kevin Streelman for the United States.
CME GROUP TITLEHOLDERS
Site: Naples, Fla.
Course: Tiburon Golf Club (6,540 yards, par 72).
Purse: $2 million. Winner's share: $700,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; Friday, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 10 p.m.-midnight; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 6-8:30 p.m.; 9-11:30 p.m.).
Last year: Na Yeon Choi won the season-ending event at TwinEagles, beating fellow South Korean player So Yeon Ryu by two strokes.
Note: Lydia Ko is making her professional debut. The Canadian Women's Open winner the last two years, the 16-year-old Ko has been granted LPGA Tour membership for the 2014 season.