WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Site: Doral, Fla.
Course: TPC Blue Monster at Doral (7,334 yards, par 72).
Purse: $8.75 million. Winner's share: $1,575,000.
Last year: England's Justin Rose won his first World Golf Championships title, beating Bubba Watson by a stroke. Tiger Woods withdrew after 11 holes in the final round because of soreness in his left Achilles tendon.
Last week: Michael Thompson won the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens for his first PGA Tour title. Geoff Ogilvy was second, two strokes back. ... Dawie Van Der Walt won the Tshwane Open in his native South Africa for his first European Tour title.
Notes: Woods has won the event six times -- in 1999 at Valderrama in Spain, 2002 at Mount Juliet in Ireland, 2003 at Capital City in Atlanta, 2005 at Harding Park in San Francisco, 2006 at The Grove in England and 2007 at Doral. He also won regular tour events at Doral in 2004 and 2006. Woods tied for 37th last week in...