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World’s top female golfers complete 2020 season at LPGA’s CME Group Tour Championship on Golf Channel and NBC, Thursday-Sunday

Teams of Tiger Woods/Charlie Woods and Justin Thomas/Mike Thomas headline PNC Championship on Golf Channel, Peacock Premium and NBC this weekend

ORLANDO, Fla., (Dec. 16, 2020) – The world’s top female golfers round out the 2020 season at the LPGA’s CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla., airing across GOLF Channel (Thursday-Saturday) and NBC (Sunday). In addition, the father/son duos of Tiger Woods/Charlie Woods and Justin Thomas/Mike Thomas headline the pairings for the PNC Championship, an annual event that features golf legends teaming up with family members in Orlando, on GOLF Channel, Peacock Premium and NBC this weekend.

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LPGA
CME Group Tour Championship
Dates: Dec. 17-20
Venue: Tiburon Golf Club, Naples, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday – 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 5-11 p.m. (Replay)
Friday – 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 6-9 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday – 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday – 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Sunday – 12-3 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Kim defends: Sei Young Kim looks to defend her dramatic 2019 victory at the CME Group Tour Championship, when she sunk a 25-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to best Charley Hullby one shot. 

Race to the CME Globe: The Race to the CME Globe is a season-long points competition in which LPGA Members accumulate points in every official LPGA tournament to gain entry into the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship.

Headlining the field:  The top eight of the Rolex Rankings highlight the field, including World No. 1 Jin Young Ko, coming off a second-place finish at the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open, as well as Rolex Rankings No. 2 Sei Young Kim and No. 3 Inbee Park.

GOLF Channel/NBC Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Terry Gannon
Analyst: Judy Rankin
Tower: Tom Abbott
On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Karen Stupples
Interviews: Damon Hack

SPECIAL EVENT
PNC Championship
Dates: Dec. 18-20
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Friday – 5-6 p.m. (Pro-Am)
Sunday – 2-3 p.m.

Tournament Airtimes on Peacock Premium (Eastern):
Saturday – 1-2:30 p.m. (Live)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday – 2:30-5 p.m. (Live)
Sunday – 3-6 p.m.

Broadcast Notes:
Event Format: For more than 20 years, the PNC Championship has featured a multitude of family combinations including father/son, father/daughter, father/grandson, son/father and more recently, daughter/father, when Annika Sorenstam paired with her father Tom last year. The PNC Championship is a two-day, 36-hole scramble event.

Tiger Woods/Charlie Woods make team debut: Tiger Woods and 11-year-old son Charlie Woods will make their first team appearance at the PNC Championship.

Team Langer looks to defend: The father/son combo of Bernhard Langer and Jason Langer are the defending champions at the PNC Championship, following a dramatic playoff victory against Team Goosen and Team Lehman in 2019, marking Bernhard Langer’s third win at the event.

First Round Pairings/Tee Times:
10 a.m. ET – Team Harrington/Team Calcavecchia
10:12 a.m. ET – Team Kite/Team Norman
10:24 a.m. ET – Team Singh/Team Price
10:36 a.m. ET – Team Janzen/Team Lehman
10:48 a.m. ET – Team Duval/Team Kuchar
11 a.m. ET – Team Sorenstam/Team O’Meara
11:12 a.m. ET – Team Player/Team Trevino
11:24 a.m. ET – Team Furyk/Team Watson
11:36 a.m. ET – Team Daly/Team Langer
11:48 a.m. ET – Team Thomas/Team Woods

GOLF Channel/Peacock Premium/NBC Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Dan Hicks
Analyst: Justin Leonard
On-Course: Notah Begay / Jim “Bones” Mackay / Kay Cockerill
Interviews: Steve Sands
Essays: Jimmy Roberts

Where to find Peacock: Viewers can sign up for Peacock Premium at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices including Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4 and PlayStation 4 Pro; and VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost

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Media contact:
Jamie Palatini
NBC Sports Communications
908-347-1472
jamie.palatini@nbcuni.com