Thursday, January 7

Golf on TV: Hyundai Tournament of Champions and BMW South African Open

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


The PGA TOUR makes its 2016 debut in primetime from Maui, Hawaii with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. The field of 32 winners from the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season feature four of the top-six in the world in Jordan Spieth (No. 1); Jason Day (No. 2); Bubba Watson (No. 4); and Rickie Fowler (No. 6).

Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Dates: Jan. 7-10
Venue: Kapalua Resort (Plantation Course), Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         6-10 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)    
Friday              6-10 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday          6-8 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday            6-10 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday          4-6 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes

Reed defends: Patrick Reed defeated Jimmy Walker with a birdie on the first playoff hole for his fourth career PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka, Kevin Kisner, Justin Thomas and Jimmy Walker.

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The European Tour will stage its opening event of 2016 in Johannesburg, with the BMW South African Open. World Golf Hall of Famer and five-time South African Open champion Ernie Els will serve as tournament host and ambassador.

BMW South African Open
Dates: Jan. 7-10
Venue: Glendower Golf Club, Johannesburg, South Africa

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         3-5 a.m. / 7-10 a.m. (Live) / Noon-5 p.m. (Replay)               
Friday              7-10 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          5:30-9:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday            5-9:30 a.m. (Live) / 3-5 p.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes

Sullivan defends: Andy Sullivan defeated Charl Schwartzel with a birdie on the first playoff hole to earn his first European Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Ernie Els, Branden Grace, Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelman, George Coetzee, Andy Sullivan, Paul Dunne, Gary Stal, David Howell, Marcel Siem and Richard Sterne.

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