Coming up in professional golf:
TV: Thursday and Friday, 1-7 p.m. EDT on the Golf Channel; Saturday and Sunday, 2-7 p.m. ET on NBC.
LAST YEAR: Jason Day of Australia led virtually from wire to wire after opening with an 8-under-par 63, going on to win by four strokes over Kevin Chappell. Day, No. 1 in the world at the time, claimed his 10th PGA Tour victory and eighth since the start of 2015, but he hasn't found the winner's circle since. He won five times in 2015 and added three titles last year. Day's lead was two strokes when he started the treacherous back nine Sunday on the Stadium Course, but he pulled away by touring the last nine holes in 3-under 33, making birdies on the 10th, 12th and 16th holes. Chappell claimed sole possession of second by playing the last 10 holes in 5 under, including a chip-in eagle from 36 yards at No. 11, to post a 69.
TV: Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT; Saturday and Sunday, noon-2 p.m.; on the Golf Channel each day.
LAST YEAR: Bernhard Langer of Germany claimed one of his four titles on the senior circuit in 2016, taking the lead with a 6-under-par 66 in the opening round and never letting up, following with scores of 69-69-67 to win by six strokes over Olin Browne. Langer, a two-time Masters champion, collected his sixth major title on the PGA Tour Champions and made it seven a month later by winning the Constellation Senior Players Championship to pull within one of Jack Nicklaus' record of eight. The Regions also was Langer's 27th title on the senior circuit, and he has since stretched that total to 30, giving him a total of 104 over the course of his Hall of Fame career.
TV: Thursday and Friday, 9-11 p.m. EDT; Saturday and Sunday, 5-7 p.m. EDT; on the Golf Channel each day.
LAST YEAR: Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand captured her second straight event on the LPGA Tour, closing with a 4-under-par 67 to win by one stroke over Su Oh of Australia. The then-20-year-old Jutanugarn, who won the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic two weeks earlier, also took the LPGA Volvik Championship the following week to become the first player in LPGA history to claim her first three victories on the circuit in consecutive starts. Jutanugarn took the lead with a third-round 65. She made her only bogey of the final round on the second hole, but she followed with four birdies on the next seven holes and added another at No. 15 before finishing with three pars. Oh birdied two of the last four holes to shoot 65, but her only bogey at No. 12 proved to be costly.