Thursday, November 14

Golf on TV: Race to Dubai Finale and Australian Masters

By Golf Channel News

Following is the tournament lineup and TV schedule for this week.

(European Tour)
Dates: November 14-17
Venue: Earth Course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 3-8 a.m. (Live) / 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-8 a.m. (Live) / 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 3-8 a.m. (Live) / 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 2:30-7:30 a.m. (Live) / 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Replay) / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)

Event Notes

Race to the Finish: Henrik Stenson owns the lead in the Race to Dubai heading into the ultimate event of the European Tour Final Series. Stenson, along with Justin Rose and Graeme McDowell, are the only three guaranteed to win the Race with a victory this week. Six other players have a chance at winning the title, but would need to hope for poor showings from those ahead of them in the standings.

Featured Pairs: The field of 56 will tee off as twosomes, headlined by the first-round pairings of Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter (3:30 a.m. ET) along with Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson (3:40 a.m. ET).

Headlining the Field: Henrik Stenson, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Matteo Manassero and Thomas Bjorn.

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Dates: November 13-16
Venue: Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Victoria, Australia

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Wednesday 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Live)
Thursday 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Live)
Friday 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Live)

Event Notes

New Venue: Royal Melbourne Golf Club welcomes the event for the first time. The club that hosted the 2011 Presidents Cup enters a busy stretch, showcasing the Talisker Masters this week and the World Cup next week.

Headlining the Field: Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar, Vijay Singh, Brendon de Jonge, Peter Senior, Geoff Ogilvy, Marc Leishman, Richard Green, Nick O'Hern and Jarrod Lyle.

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(PGA Tour)
Dates: November 14-17
Venue: El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Club at the Mayakoba Res, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 2-5 p.m. (Live) / 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 2-5 p.m. (Live) / 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 2-5 p.m. (Live) / 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 2-5 p.m. (Live) / 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Replay)

Event Notes

Seasonal Shift: The event will offer full FedExCup points for the first time as a part of the PGA Tour wraparound schedule, after previously being played in February opposite the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Additionally, the tournament purse has increased to $6 million, an increase in $2.3 million from last year’s event.

Headlining the Field: Alvaro Quiros, Darren Clarke, Ryan Moore, Davis Love III, Freddie Jacobson, Harris English, Tommy Gainey, Charles Howell III, Fred Funk, John Huh and Brian Gay.

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