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Thomas, Koepka headline field at Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico; live coverage Thursday-Saturday on GOLF Channel, Sunday on NBC

Knight defends on LPGA Tour at Volunteers of America Classic

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Bjerregaard, Wiesberger lead field at Golf in Dubai Championship

Sunshine Tour hosts South African Open

ORLANDO, Fla., (Dec. 1, 2020) – The PGA TOUR is in Mexico for the Mayakoba Golf Classic, as Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka headline the field. Live tournament coverage will air Thursday through Saturday on GOLF Channel, with live final round coverage airing Sunday on NBC. The LPGA Tour is in Texas for the Volunteers of America Classic, as Cheyenne Knight defends her 2019 title. Lucas Bjerregaard and Bernd Wiesberger lead the field on the European Tour at the Golf in Dubai Championship, airing live on GOLF Channel Wednesday through Saturday. The Sunshine Tour hosts the South African Open, with Dylan Frittelli and Christiaan Bezuidenhout both in the field.

PGA TOUR
Mayakoba Golf Classic
Dates: Dec. 3-6
Venue: Mayakoba Resort (El Camaleon Golf Club), Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         2-5 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday              2-5 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          2-5 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            4:30-7:30 p.m. / 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern)
Sunday            1-4 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Todd defends: Brendon Todd finished one stroke ahead of Adam Long, Vaughn Taylor and Carlos Ortiz to earn his third PGA TOUR victory.  

Headlining the field: Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Abraham Ancer, Tony Finau, Carlos Ortiz, Brendon Todd, Will Zalatoris, Rickie Fowler, Billy Horschel and Steve Stricker.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Terry Gannon
Analyst: Justin Leonard
Tower: Matt Gogel
On-Course: Arron Oberholser / Craig Perks

LPGA TOUR
Volunteers of America Classic
Dates: Dec. 3-6
Venue: Old American Golf Club, The Colony, Texas

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         5:30-8:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 3-6 p.m. (Streaming on GOLF Channel Digital)
Friday             5:30-8:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 3-6 p.m. (Streaming on GOLF Channel Digital)
Saturday         5:30-8:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 1-4 p.m. (Streaming on GOLF Channel Digital)
Sunday           1-4 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Volunteers of America Classic “charity challenge” airing Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET: GOLF Channel will air the Volunteers of America Classic charity challenge on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, featuring Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller taking on Sophia Popov and Mel Reid. The Solheim Cup-style competition will benefit Volunteers of America charitable initiatives.

Lee to be featured in “Caddie Knows Best”: During Friday’s second round coverage, Minjee Lee and her caddie will be featured in “Caddie Knows Best,” where Lee will try to match answers to questions posed to her caddie about her interests and habits on Tour.

Knight defends: Cheyenne Knight finished two shots clear of Brittany Altomare and Jaye Marie Green to earn her first LPGA Tour win.  

Headlining the field: Jin Young Ko, Sung Hyun Park, Minjee Lee, Inbee Park, Jeongeun Lee6, Stacy Lewis, In Gee Chun, So Yeon Ryu, Sophia Popov, Ariya Jutanugarn and Cheyenne Knight.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Grant Boone
Analyst: Judy Rankin
Tower: Tom Abbott
On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Karen Stupples

EUROPEAN TOUR
Golf in Dubai Championship
Dates: Dec. 2-5
Venue: Jumeirah Golf Estates (Fire Course), Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday     3-8 a.m. (Live)
Thursday         2-4 a.m. / 5-8 a.m. (Live)
Friday              1:30-6 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          1:30-6 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Headlining the field: Lucas Bjerregaard, Bernd Wiesberger, Martin Kaymer, Danny Willett, Matt Wallace, Eddie Pepperell, Thomas Pieters, Tom Lewis and Haotong Li.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Dominik Holyer
Analyst: Andrew Coltart / Wayne Riley / Anthony Wall / Jamie Spence
On-Course: Tim Barter

SUNSHINE TOUR
South African Open
Dates: Dec. 3-6
Venue: Gary Player Country Club, Sun City, South Africa

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         8-11 a.m. (Live)
Friday              6-11 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          6-10:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday            5-9:30 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Headlining the field: Dylan Frittelli, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, George Coetzee, Justin Harding, Shubhankar Sharma, Brandon Stone.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Alison Whitaker
Analyst: Tony Johnstone / Richard Boxall / Dale Hayes / John Morgan

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