Thursday, October 30

Golf on TV: CIMB Classic, Charles Schwab Cup Championship, BMW Masters, Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship

The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release.

The PGA TOUR is in Malaysia this week for the CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, with Sergio Garcia, Billy Horschel and Patrick Reed headlining the field.

The Champions Tour holds its season-culminating Charles Schwab Cup Championship, with Bernhard Langer holding an 845 point lead in the Schwab Cup standings over Colin Montgomerie, clinching the title last week at the AT&T Championship.

The European Tour’s Final Series begins this week at the BMW Championship, in the first of four consecutive events that will conclude with the DP World Tour Championship next month.

Suzann Pettersen will defend her title in the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship for a second consecutive year, looking to win the event for a third straight time this week.


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PGA TOUR

CIMB Classic
Dates: Oct. 29-Nov. 1
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (West Course), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday     11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live) / Noon-4 p.m. (Thursday replay)
Thursday         11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live) / Noon-4 p.m. (Friday replay)
Friday              11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live) / Noon-4 p.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday**      11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / Noon-3 p.m. (Sunday) 
**4 hour telecast (Daylight Savings Time)

Event Notes

Moore defends: Ryan Moore defeated Gary Woodland with a birdie on the first playoff hole last year for his third career PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Sergio Garcia, Billy Horschel, Patrick Reed, Jason Dufner, Charl Schwartzel, Lee Westwood, Hideki Matsuyama, Chesson Hadley and Ryan Moore.

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Dates: Oct. 30-Nov. 2
Venue: Desert Mountain Club (Cochise Course), Scottsdale, Ariz.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         4:30-7 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10 p.m. (Replay)
Friday              4:30-7 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          4:30-7 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            3:30-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-9:30 p.m. (Replay)

Event Notes

Langer set to grab Schwab Cup prize: With last week’s T-6 finish at the AT&T Championship, Bernhard Langer clinched the Charles Schwab Cup, holding an 845 point lead over Colin Montgomerie heading into this week. If Montgomerie were to win this week and Langer to finish in 30th (last place), Langer would still win the Schwab Cup and the $1 million first place prize.

Charles Schwab Cup Championship field: Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Jay Haas, Kenny Perry, Kirk Triplett, Jeff Sluman, Fred Couples, Michael Allen, Tom Pernice Jr., Gene Sauers, David Frost, Scott Dunlap, Tom Lehman, Marco Dawson, Woody Austin, Joe Durant, Russ Cochran, Fred Funk, Jeff Maggert, John Cook, Paul Goydos, Wes Short Jr., Bart Bryant, Mark Brooks, Billy Andrade, Olin Browne, Doug Garwood, Mark O’Meara, Duffy Waldorf and Esteban Toledo.

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EUROPEAN TOUR

BMW Masters
Dates: Oct. 30-Nov. 2
Venue: Lake Malaren Golf Club, Shanghai, China

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         6-11 a.m. (Tape delay)
Friday              6-11 a.m. (Tape delay)
Saturday          6-11 a.m. (Tape delay)
Sunday            6-11 a.m. (Tape delay)

Event Notes

Final Series kicks off: The BMW Masters is the first of four consecutive events that make up the European Tour’s Final Series. Each tournament will have no more than 78 players in the field, and will feature no cut. Players in the field also are vying for the Race to Dubai, with the top-15 at the end of the DP World Tour Championship receiving a portion of the $5 million bonus pool, and $1.25 million going to the eventual winner.

Fernandez-Castano defends: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano finished one stroke ahead of Francesco Molinari and Thongchai Jaidee for his seventh career European Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Justin Rose, Ernie Els, Graeme McDowell, Chris Kirk, Victor Dubuisson, Thomas Bjorn, Jamie Donaldson, Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter and Miguel Angel Jimenez.

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LPGA TOUR

Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship
Dates: Oct. 30-Nov. 2
Venue: Miramar Golf Club, Tapei, Taiwan

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         3-6 a.m. (Tape Delay) / 11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. 
Friday              3-6 a.m. (Tape Delay) / 11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. 
Saturday          3-6 a.m. (Tape Delay) / 11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. 
Sunday            2-6 a.m. (Tape Delay) / 11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. 

Event Notes

Park in the field, back at No. 1: Although she did not play in last week’s Blue Bay LPGA, Inbee Park regained the No. 1 position in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings and returns to competition this week for the first time since returning to No. 1 in the world.

Pettersen defends: Suzann Pettersen finished five shots clear of the field in 2013 to successfully defend her title, earning her 14th career LPGA victory, and her fourth in 2013.

Headlining the field: Inbee Park, Michelle Wie, Stacy Lewis, Suzann Pettersen, Lydia Ko, Shanshan Feng, Na Yeon Choi, Anna Nordqvist, So Yeon Ryu, and Azahara Munoz.

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