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Golf Channel to air WGC HSBC Champions event from China

Network also will provide coverage of this week's PGA Tour, Champions and LPGA tournaments

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 30, 2019) – The PGA TOUR continues its Asia swing with the WGC-HSBC Champions in China, where Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose headline the elite international field. Live coverage will air Wednesday-Saturday in primetime on GOLF Channel. The PGA TOUR Champions are in California for the Invesco QQQ Championship, the second of three Charles Schwab Cup Playoff events. Scott McCarron and Jerry Kelly are currently atop the Charles Schwab Cup standings, with the top-54 eligible to take part in the event. The PGA TOUR also stages the Bermuda Championship this week, an inaugural event being staged at a familiar venue that previously hosted the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Nelly Korda will defend this week at the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA, where she earned her maiden victory on Tour in 2018.

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PGA TOUR
WGC-HSBC Champions
Dates: Oct. 30-Nov. 2
Venue: Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday 10 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Thursday replay)
Thursday 10 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Friday replay)
Friday 10:30 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live) / 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday 10:30 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Sunday replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Final WGC event of 2019: The fourth and final World Golf Championship event of 2019 features an elite field of 78 players competing in a 72-hole, no cut format.
Schauffele defends: Xander Schauffele defeated Tony Finau with a birdie on the first playoff hole to capture his third PGA TOUR victory.
Headlining the field: Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Francesco Molinari, Paul Casey, Tony Finau, Adam Scott, Patrick Reed, Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry and Jordan Spieth.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly
Analyst: Frank Nobilo
Tower: Dom Boulet
On Course: Arron Oberholser / Wayne Riley

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Invesco QQQ Championship
Dates: Nov. 1-3
Venue: Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Friday 4:30-8 p.m. (Live) / 6-8 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday 4:30-8 p.m. (Live) / 6-8 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Sunday 3:30-7 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs Continue: The top-54 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings are eligible to compete this week in the second of three Charles Schwab Cup Playoff events. At week’s end, the top-36 in the standings will advance to next week’s Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Arizona.
Parel defends: Scott Parel finished one stroke ahead of Paul Goydos to earn his second career PGA TOUR Champions win.
Headlining the field: Scott McCarron, Jerry Kelly, Kirk Triplett, Bernhard Langer, Woody Austin, Steve Stricker, Retief Goosen, Scott Parel, David Toms and Miguel Angel Jimenez.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Whit Watson
Analyst: Lanny Wadkins
Tower: Phil Blackmar
On-Course: Billy Ray Brown / John Cook

PGA TOUR
Bermuda Championship
Dates: Oct. 31-Nov. 3
Venue: Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton, Bermuda

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 12:30-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 4-7 a.m. (Friday replay)
Friday 12:30-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday 1:30-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday 12:30-3:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-4 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Inaugural event: This week marks the first official PGA TOUR event to be staged in Bermuda. The tournament is being played at a familiar venue, which previously hosted the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 2009-’14.
Headlining the field: Aaron Wise, Lanto Griffin, Scottie Scheffler, Alex Noren, Branden Grace, Doug Ghim, Davis Love III, Maverick McNealy, Doc Redman, Anirban Lahiri and Fred Funk.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Rich Lerner
Analyst: Justin Leonard
Tower: Matt Gogel
On-Course: Jerry Foltz/ Jim Gallagher Jr.

LPGA TOUR
Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA
Dates: Oct. 31-Nov. 3
Venue: Miramar Golf Country Club, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 5-9:30 p.m. (Tape delay) /
Midnight-4 a.m. (Wednesday Overnight, Streaming on GOLF Channel Digital)
Friday 8-10 p.m. (Tape delay)
Midnight-4 a.m. (Thursday Overnight, Streaming on GOLF Channel Digital)
Saturday 8-10 p.m. (Tape delay)
Midnight-4 a.m. (Friday Overnight, Streaming on GOLF Channel Digital)
Sunday 8-10:30 p.m. (Tape delay)
Midnight-4 a.m. (Saturday Overnight, Streaming on GOLF Channel Digital)

Broadcast Notes:
Korda defends: Nelly Korda defeated Minjee Lee by two strokes to claim her first-career LPGA Tour title.
Headlining the field: Jin Young Ko, Sung Hyun Park, Jeongeun Lee6, Brooke Henderson, Nelly Korda, Minjee Lee, Ariya Jutanugarn, Inbee Park, Hinako Shibuno, Sei Young Kim and Jessica Korda.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Peter Donegan
Analyst: Kate Burton / Alison Whitaker
On-Course: Sandy Mackenzie

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