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The PGA Tour remains in Florida for the Bay Hill Invitational Presented by MasterCard at Bay Hill Golf Club & Lodge in Orlando. Tiger Woods has made this tournament his own and the last person to have their hands on the trophy was Tim Herron, back in 1999. Can he make it an all-time record by winning the same tournament five straight years? I'm sure he has it in his mind to do so. Who can stop him? Davis Love III gave him a run for his money in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and declared himself to be feeling good about his game after coming runner up this weekend at the Honda Classic. Ernie Els and Vijay Singh are also present in a very strong field and they would all rather take home the winner's check of $900,000 than see Tiger break another record. Personally, I think they'll have their work cut out to beat Tiger this week.

The European Tour moves from the Gulf to Singapore for the Carlsberg Caltex Masters at the Laguna Golf & Country Club. In a very open field with a lot of players coming into form it should be a close run thing if recent runnings of the event are anything to go by we could be in for another debut winner. In 2002, Arjun Atwal became the first player from India to win a European Tour event and last year produced the Tour's first Chinese winner in Lian-Wei Zhang.

The Champions Tour stays in California for the Toshiba Senior Classic at Newport Beach Country Club. Rodger Davis will be defending his title and last year's runner-up, Larry Nelson is likely to put in a strong challenge again based on recent form.

The Ladies of the LPGA Tour compete in Arizona again this week at the Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola at Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club. Annika Sorenstam will be making her first LPGA Tour appearance of 2004 having warmed up by winning the ANZ Ladies Masters a couple of weeks ago. Runner-up on that occasion was last week's winner, Karen Stupples and with all the top players in the field this looks like being a competitive affair.





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