Thursday, November 28

Golf on TV: Emirates Australian Open, Alfred Dunhill Championship

By Golf Channel News

The following tournament lineup, TV schedule and other information were supplied by Golf Channel in a news release.

EMIRATES AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Dates: Nov. 27-30
Venue: Royal Sydney Golf Club (Championship Course), Sydney, Australia

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Wednesday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live) / 1-6 p.m. (Replay, Thursday) Thursday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live) / 1-6 p.m. (Replay, Friday)
Friday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live) / 1-6 p.m. (Replay, Saturday)
Saturday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live) / 1-6 p.m. (Replay, Sunday)

Event Notes

Scott Seeking A Clean Sweep: Adam Scott tees it up this week in hopes of joining Robert Allenby (2005) as the only other player to claim the Australia Triple Crown: the Australian PGA Championship, Australian Masters and Australian Open, all in the same season. Scott's recent good fortune continued last week when he and Jason Day captured the team portion of the World Cup, the first Aussie duo to take the title since 1989.

Senior Looks to Defend: Last year Peter Senior became the oldest champion in the history of the Australian Open (age 53), and the Champions Tour regular will hope to defend his title this week. With last year's victory, Senior became the fourth man (Greg Norman, Robert Allenby and Peter Lonard) to win the career Australian Triple Crown twice.

Open Championship Exemptions On The Line: As a part of the new Open Qualifying Series, the top three finishers this week who are not already exempt will receive a spot in the field at the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

Headlining the Field: Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Aaron Baddeley, Greg Chalmers, Geoff Ogilvy, Nick O’Hern, Peter Senior and Kevin Streelman.

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ALFRED DUNHILL CHAMPIONSHIP
Dates: November 28 - December 1
Venue: Leopard Creek Country Club, Malelane, South Africa

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 6:30-10:30 a.m. (Live)
Friday 6:30-10:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 5:30-9:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday 5:30-9:30 a.m. (Live) / 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Event Notes

Schwartzel Defends: Charl Schwartzel looks to defend his 2012 Alfred Dunhill Championship title this week, coming off a T-4 at last week's South African Open Championship where he held the 54-hole lead. His 12-stroke victory at last year's event marked the third-largest margin of victory in European Tour history where he made 25 birdies, one eagle and only three bogeys for the week.

Headlining the Field: Charl Schwartzel, George Coetzee, John Daly, Brendon de Jonge, Simon Dyson, Ross Fisher, Soren Hansen, Thomas Levet and Richard Sterne.

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