Thursday, November 21

Golf on TV: World Cup of Golf and CME Group Titleholders

By Golf Channel News

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

Dates: November 21-24
Venue: Royal Melbourne GC, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Wednesday 9 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 4:30-8:30 p.m. (Replay, Thursday)
Thursday 9 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 4:30-7:30 p.m. (Replay, Friday)
Friday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live) / 4:30-7:30 p.m. (Replay, Saturday)
Saturday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live) / 4:30-8:30 p.m. (Replay, Sunday)

Event Notes

Revamped Format: The tournament will revert to a 72-hole stroke-play format for the first time since 1999, contested as both a team and individual competition. In total, 34 countries will be represented, 26 of which that will feature two players, and eight countries with just one player. While not an official Tour-sanctioned event, the tournament will offer Official World Golf Ranking points for the first time ever.

Sizzling Scott: Adam Scott will tee it up again this week in his native country looking for his third victory in as many weeks after recently capturing the Australian PGA Championship and the Australian Masters, respectively. Following play this week, he will go for the "Australian Triple Crown" at next week's Australian Open in Sydney.

Headlining the Field: Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Jason Day, Brendon de Jonge, Matteo Manassero, Vijay Singh, Jonas Blixt, Branden Grace and Miguel Angel Jimenez.

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(LPGA Tour)
Dates: November 21-24
Venue: Tiburon Golf Club, Naples, Fla.

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 1:30-4 p.m. (Live) / 2-4 a.m. (Repay, Friday)
Friday 1:30-4 p.m. (Live) / 1-3 a.m. (Replay, Saturday)
Saturday 1:30-4 p.m. (Live) / 1-3 a.m. (Replay, Sunday)
Sunday 1:30-4 p.m. (Live) / 9-11:30 p.m. (Replay) / Midnight-2:30 a.m. (Replay, Monday)

Event Notes

Season Finale: The 2013 LPGA Tour season concludes this week in Naples at Tiburon Golf Club, which additionally will host the Franklin Templeton Shootout later this year. The 69-person field is comprised of players who finished in the top 3 in at least one tournament on the 2013 schedule.

Professional Debut: 16-year-old Lydia Ko will make her professional debut this week after successfully petitioning for LPGA membership.

Upping The Ante: The tournament purse increases to $2 million versus $1.5 million in 2012, and the event will also feature the largest first-place check of the season with $700,000 presented to the winner. The season-long money race also remains in doubt, as Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen and Stacy Lewis have a shot at claiming the title by week's end.

Headlining the Field: Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson, Suzann Pettersen, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Angela Stanford, Karrie Webb and Juli Inkster.

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(European Tour)
Dates: November 21-24
Venue: Glendower Golf Club, Sandton, South Africa

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 5:30-9:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday 5:30-9:30 a.m. (Live)

Event Notes

Season Kickoff: Just days after the conclusion of the inaugural European Tour Race to Dubai, the Tour will begin its new season this week in the first of five events contested in the 2013 calendar year.

Headlining the Field: Charl Schwartzel, David Duval, Robert Rock, Retief Goosen, Simon Dyson, Paul McGinley, Thomas Levet and David Frost.

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