|The PGA Tour leaves Florida this week and heads down to Georgia in
readiness for the first major of 2004, The Masters, which is being held the following week
at Augusta National. Some of the big names are doing their preparation at home while
others prefer tournament conditions and the final warm up opportunity comes in the shape
of the BellSouth Classic, TPC at Sugarloaf, Duluth. Ben Crane returns to try to defend his
The European Tour moves from the Portugese island of Madeira to the Algarve,
Portugal's south coast holiday region, for the Algarve Open de Portugal. Four of this
year's tournament winners, Marcel Siem, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Joakim Haeggman and
Christopher Hanell will be there looking for their second victory of 2004. They are joined
by six former winners of this popular event which was first held in 1953.
The LPGA Tour stays in California for the Office Depot Championship hosted by Amy
Alcott at El Caballero CC in Tarzana.
The Champions Tour does not have an event scheduled for this week.