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Golf Channel to televise 4 events this week

Host Tiger Woods' Hero World Challenge begins Wednesday in Bahamas

ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 3, 2019) – Eighteen of the top-ranked players in the world will convene this week for the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, led by tournament host Tiger Woods. The field includes 11 of the 12 members representing the United States in next week’s Presidents Cup in Australia. Live coverage of the Hero World Challenge airs Wednesday-Saturday, with final round coverage airing on NBC. Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, Lee Trevino and Gary Player lead a group of 12 Hall of Famers who will be on display at the PNC Father Son Challenge this weekend, airing Saturday-Sunday on GOLF Channel and NBC. The Australian Open airs live in primetime Wednesday-Saturday on GOLF Channel, with Paul Casey, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia and Marc Leishman all in the field. The European Tour stages the Mauritius Open, with live early morning coverage airing Thursday-Sunday on GOLF Channel.

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Hero World Challenge
Dates: Dec. 4-7
Venue: Albany, Albany, Bahamas

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 5-8 p.m. (Replay)
Thursday 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 5-8 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Live) / 6-8 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 10 a.m.-Noon (Live) / 6-11 p.m. (Sunday replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday Noon-3 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Rahm defends: Jon Rahm finished four strokes ahead of Tony Finau to earn his third win of the 2018 season.
Headlining the field: Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar, Jon Rahm, Chez Reavie, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Gary Woodland and Tiger Woods.

NBC Sports Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Dan Hicks
Analyst: Paul Azinger
Tower: David Feherty / Steve Sands
On-Course: Notah Begay / Jim “Bones” Mackay
Interviews: Steve Sands / Lisa Cornwell

PNC Father Son Challenge
Dates: Dec. 7-8
Venue: Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Grande Lakes, Orlando, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Saturday 2-3 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-Noon

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday 3-6 p.m.
Sunday Noon-3 p.m.

Broadcast Notes:
Nicklaus, Sorenstam, Trevino, Player lead field of 12 Hall of Famers: Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, Lee Trevino and Gary Player headline the PNC Father Son Challenge field, which will feature 12 Hall of Fame members amongst the 20 two-person teams. Sorenstam will become the first female professional to compete in this event, and will play alongside her father.
Format: The teams will compete in a two-person scramble format across both days of the competition.
Headlining the field: Darren/Tyrone Clarke, John/John Daly, David/Brady Duval, Jim/Mike Furyk, Retief/Leo Goosen, Padraig/Paddy Harrington, Hale/Steve Irwin, Lee/Connor Janzen, Tom/David Kite, Bernhard/Jason Langer, Tom/Thomas Lehman, Jack/GT Nicklaus, Mark/Shaun O’Meara, Jerry/Jenni Pate, Gary Player/James Throssell, Nick/Greg Price, Vijay/Qass Singh, Annika/Tom Sorenstam, Lee/Daniel Trevino, Tom/Michael Watson.

NBC Sports Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Rich Lerner
Analyst: Peter Jacobsen
Tower: Curt Byrum
On-Course: Billy Ray Brown / Craig Perks
Interviews: Damon Hack

Australian Open
Dates: Dec. 4-7
Venue: The Australian Golf Club, Sydney, Australia

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)
Thursday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)
Friday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Ancer defends: Abraham Ancer finished five shots ahead of the field to win at The Lakes Golf Club.
Headlining the field: Paul Casey, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Marc Leishman, Louis Oosthuizen, C.T. Pan, Cameron Smith, Abraham Ancer, Ernie Els, Geoff Ogilvy and K.J. Choi.

Mauritius Open
Dates: Dec. 5-8
Venue: Heritage Golf Club, Domaine de Bel Ombre, Mauritius

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3:30-8:30 a.m. (Live)
Friday 3:30-8:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 2:30-7:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday 2:30-7:30 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Headlining the field: Thomas Pieters, George Coetzee, Shubhankar Sharma, Justin Harding, Brandon Stone, S.S.P. Chawrasia, Raphael Jacquelin and Dean Burmester.

-NBC Sports Group-

Media Contacts:
Jeff Szklinski
GOLF Channel Communications

Jeremy Friedman
GOLF Channel Communications