Thursday, November 20

Golf on TV: CME Group Tour Championship, DP World Tour Championship, Australian Masters

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

The LPGA Tour concludes its 2014 season with the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, as the top-nine players in the season-long Race to the CME Globe points standings have an opportunity to win the $1 million bonus prize at week’s end. The top-three in the standings, Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park and Lydia Ko control their fate, as they are guaranteed to win the title with a victory this week.

The European Tour also wraps up its 2014 season with the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. While World No. 1 Rory McIlroy has already clinched the Race to Dubai title, the top-15 in the standings at week’s end will split a $5 million bonus pool, with $1.25 million going to McIlroy.

Adam Scott will attempt to win a record third-consecutive Australian Masters, after successfully defending his 2012 title in last year’s PGA Tour Australasia event.

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CME Group Tour Championship
Dates: Nov. 20-23
Venue: Tiburon Golf Club (Gold Course), Naples, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         1:30-4 p.m. (Live) / 4:30-7 p.m. (Replay)
Friday              1:30-4 p.m. (Live) / 4:30-7 p.m. (Replay)            
Saturday          1:30-4 p.m. (Live) / 4:30-7 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            1:30-4 p.m. (Live) / 4:30-7 p.m. (Replay)

Event Notes

Feng defends: Shanshan Feng finished one shot clear of Gerina Piller for her third career LPGA Tour win.

Headlining the field: Race to the CME Globe top-nine (those eligible to win the $1 million prize): 1. Stacy Lewis; 2. Inbee Park; 3. Lydia Ko; 4. Michelle Wie; 5. So Yeon Ryu; 6. Shanshan Feng; 7. Anna Nordqvist; 8. Chella Choi; 9. Karrie Webb.

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DP World Tour Championship
Dates: Nov. 20-23
Venue: Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth Course), Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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

Event Notes

Stenson defends: Henrik Stenson won by six strokes over Ian Poulter for his eighth career European Tour victory, wrapping up the season-long Race to Dubai title and in doing so became the first player to win both the Race to Dubai and the FedExCup in the same year.

Headlining the field: Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Jamie Donaldson, Victor Dubuisson, Graeme McDowell and Marcel Siem.

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PGA TOUR Australasia

Australian Masters
Dates: Nov. 19-22
Venue: Metropolitan Golf Club, South Oakleigh, Australia

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (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

Scott defends: Adam Scott finished two shots ahead of Matt Kuchar to successfully defend his 2012 title.

Headlining the field: Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy, Stuart Appleby, Greg Chalmers, Robert Allenby, Daniel Popovic, Michael Sim, Craig Perry, Peter Lonard and Nick O’Hern.

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