Thursday, November 17

Golf on TV: DP World Tour Championship, Emirates Australian Open, CME Group Tour Championship, RSM Classic

Keep an eye on Alex Noren.

By Golf Channel Communications


World No. 2 Rory McIlroy and No. 4 Henrik Stenson lead the field at the DP World Tour Championship, the culminating event of the European Tour season as part of the Final Series and Race to Dubai. Stenson and McIlroy, along with Alex Noren and Danny Willett are the only four players in the field with a mathematical chance of winning the Race to Dubai, which will split a $5 million bonus pool among the top-10 in the final standings at week’s end.

DP World Tour Championship
Dates: Nov. 17-20
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)

Headlining the field: Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett, Alex Noren, Rory McIlroy, Tyrell Hatton, Branden Grace, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Louis Oosthuizen, Chris Wood and Thorbjorn Olesen.

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World No. 5 Jordan Spieth will make his return to competition this week for the first time since the Ryder Cup, in hopes of claiming his second Emirates Australian Open title in a three year span. Two-time World Long Drive champion Jamie Sadlowski also is in the field, and the tournament serves as the first of 11 professional tour events that make up The Open Qualifying Series for 2017.

Emirates Australian Open
Dates: Nov. 16-19
Venue: Royal Sydney Golf Club (Championship Course), Sydney, Australia

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday     8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)
Thursday         9 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)
Friday              9 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          9 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)

Australian Open begins three-week stretch of high profile events in Australia: This is the first of three consecutive weeks of high profile events to be played in Australia, along with next week’s World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath Golf Club, and the Australian PGA Championship in two weeks, which is co-sanctioned by the European Tour.

Headlining the field: Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Jamie Sadlowski, Jhonattan Vegas, Geoff Ogilvy, Greg Chalmers, Jarrod Lyle, Rod Pampling, Aaron Baddeley and Cameron Davis.

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The LPGA Tour season also will conclude this week with the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples. A total of nine players have a mathematical chance to win the Race to the CME Globe, including Ariya Jutanugarn, Lydia Ko and Brooke Henderson, each of whom would automatically win with a victory this week. 

CME Group Tour Championship
Dates: Nov. 17-20
Venue: Tiburon Golf Club, Naples, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         4:30-6:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 2-4 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Friday              4:30-6:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 2-4 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Saturday          4:30-6:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 2-4 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Sunday            1-4 p.m. (Live, airing on ABC)

Kerr defends: Cristie Kerr finished one stroke ahead of Gerina Piller and Ha Na Jang to earn her 18th career LPGA Tour win.

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Ariya Jutanugarn, Brooke Henderson, Ha Na Jang, Sei Young Kim, Shanshan Feng, Minjee Lee, In Gee Chun and Haru Nomura.

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RSM Classic
Dates: Nov. 17-20
Venue: Sea Island Golf Club (Seaside & Plantation Courses), St. Simons Island, Ga.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         1:30-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 7-9 p.m. (Replay)
Friday              1:30-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 7-9 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          1:30-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 7-9 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            1:30-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Replay)

Format: The field will play one round on each of the Seaside and Plantation courses on Thursday and Friday and following the cut, the third and final rounds will be contested on the Seaside course Saturday and Sunday.

Kisner defends: Kevin Kisner finished six shots ahead of the field to claim his first PGA TOUR victory.

Headlining the field: Zach Johnson, Brandt Snedeker, Matt Kuchar, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Bill Haas, Kevin Kisner, Ian Poulter, Bryson DeChambeau, and Davis Love III.

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