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European Tour kicks off 2020 Race to Dubai in South Africa with Alfred Dunhill Championship

Penultimate event on 2019 Ladies European Tour Season in Spain; live streaming on GOLF Channel Digital Thursday-Sunday

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 27, 2019) – The 2020 European Tour season kicks off this week in South Africa with the Alfred Dunhill Championship, the first of three events to be contested in the 2019 calendar year. Presidents Cup International Team Captain Ernie Els headlines the field along with Branden Grace, Eddie Pepperell and Charl Schwartzel. The Ladies European Tour stages its penultimate event in Spain this week with the Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de España Femenino. GOLF Channel Digital will live stream four rounds of coverage Thursday-Sunday, with GOLF Channel airing the third and final round Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2-3.

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EUROPEAN TOUR
Alfred Dunhill Championship
Dates: Nov. 28-Dec. 1
Venue: Leopard Creek Country Club, Malelane, South Africa

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 5:30-10:30 a.m. (Live) / 11:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 5:30-10:30 a.m. (Live) / 11:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 4:30-9:30 a.m. (Live) / 11:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 4:30-9:30 a.m. (Live) / 2-7 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Start of the 2020 Race to Dubai: The Alfred Dunhill Championship, co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour, is the first event of the 2020 European Tour season and the opening event for the 2020 Race to Dubai.
Headlining the field: Ernie Els, Branden Grace, Justin Harding, Eddie Pepperell, Charl Schwartzel, Brandon Sone and Erik Van Rooyen

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly
Analyst: Tony Johnstone
On-Course: Dale Hayes, Julian Tutt, John E. Morgan

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR
Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de España Femenino
Dates: Nov. 28-Dec. 1
Venue: Aloha Golf Club, Marbela, Spain

Tournament Airtimes streaming on GOLF Channel Digital (Eastern):
Thursday 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)
Friday 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 8-11 a.m. (Live)
Sunday 8-11 a.m. (Live)

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern)
Monday, Dec. 2 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Third Round, Tape Delay)
Tuesday, Dec. 3 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Final Round, Tape Delay)

Broadcast Notes:
Van Dam Defends: Anne Van Dam defeated Azahara Munoz by three strokes in 2018 to earn her second Ladies European Tour win of the season.
Headlining the field: Aditi Ashok, Christina Kim, Leona Maguire, Catriona Matthew, Azahara Munoz, Beatriz Recari, Anne Van Dam and Cheyenne Woods.

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