Wednesday, November 29

Golf on TV: Hero World Challenge, Australian PGA Championship, AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open



From a Golf Channel press release.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tiger Woods returns to competitive golf this week at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, where he’ll make his first professional start since withdrawing from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February. Eight of the top-10 players in the world are among the elite 18-man field, including World No. 1 Dustin Johnson. Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott and Marc Leishman headline the field at the Australian PGA Championship, airing Wednesday-Saturday on Golf Channel, live and in primetime. Louis Oosthuizen and Darren Clarke lead the field at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritiues Open in an event co-sanctioned by the European and Sunshine Tours.

Hero World Challenge
Dates: Nov. 30-Dec. 3
Venue: Albany Resort, Albany, Bahamas

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         12:30-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 5:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday              12:30-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 5:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 5:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live) / 5-10 p.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern)
Saturday          2:30-5 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            1-4 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Matsuyama defends: Hideki Matsuyama finished two shots ahead of Henrik Stenson to win last year’s event.
Headlining the field: Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Hideki Matsuyama, Henrik Stenson, Brooks Koepka, Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar, Daniel Berger, Kevin Chappell, Patrick Reed, Tommy Fleetwood, Charley Hoffman, Alex Noren and Francesco Molinari.

PGA TOUR AUSTRALASIA

Australian PGA Championship
Dates: Nov. 30-Dec. 3
Venue: RACV Royal Pines Resort (Championship Course), Gold Coast, Australia

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday     8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)
Thursday         9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)
Friday              9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Saturday          9:30 p.m.- 1 a.m.

Broadcast notes:
Varner defends: Harold Varner III won by two shots over Andrew Dodt to claim his first European Tour victory.
Headlining the field: Sergio Garcia, Marc Leishman, Adam Scott, Harold Varner III, Cameron Smith, Curtis Luck, Jonas Blixt, Brett Rumford, Mike Weir and Matt Jones.

EUROPEAN TOUR

AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open
Dates: Nov. 30-Dec. 3
Venue: Heritage Golf Club, Domaine de Bel Ombre, Mauritius

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         1:30-3:30 a.m. / 5:30-8:30 a.m. (Live)
Friday              1:30-3:30 a.m. / 5:30-8:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          3:30-7:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday            3:30-7:30 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast notes:
Headlining the field: Louis Oosthuizen, Darren Clarke, Nicolas Colsaerts, Jamie Donaldson, George Coetzee, Scott Hend, Sam Horsfield, Gregory Havret and Darren Fichhardt.

1 comment:

Marc Rettus said...

Re; Matsuyama. After he finished the BMW, he was interviewed. There were a number of Japanese families waiting, hoping to get a few seconds of his time. He finished the interview, noticed the camera was still on him, and started to sign. About three seconds later, the camera person walked away, and Matsuyama immediately stopped and left.