Thursday, January 11

Golf on TV: Sony Open in Hawaii, BMW South African Open, EurAsia Cup



From a Golf Channel press release.

ORLANDO, Fla. – World No. 4 Justin Thomas defends at the Sony Open in Hawaii, airing live and in primetime on Golf Channel. Ernie Els and Charl Schwartzel headline the field in their native country at the BMW South African Open. Two 12-player teams representing Europe and Asia will convene for the third edition of the EurAsia Cup in Malaysia.

PGA TOUR

Sony Open in Hawaii
Dates: Jan. 11-14
Venue: Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         7-10:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-5 a.m. (Friday replay)
Friday              7-10:30 p.m. (Live) / 1:30-5 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          7-10:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-5 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            6-10 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Thomas defends: Justin Thomas finished seven shots clear of the field to earn his fourth PGA TOUR victory.
Headlining the field: Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Marc Leishman, Xander Schauffele, Brian Harman, Kevin Kisner, Daniel Berger, Si Woo Kim, Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner.

EUROPEAN TOUR

BMW South African Open
Dates: Jan. 11-14
Venue: Glendower Golf Club, Ekurhuleni, South Africa

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

Broadcast Notes:
Storm defends: Graeme Storm defeated Rory McIlroy on the third playoff hole to claim his second European Tour win.
Headlining the field: Ernie Els, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Retief Goosen, Dylan Frittelli, Trevor Immelman, Mike Weir, Chris Wood and Graeme Storm.

EUROPEAN TOUR

EurAsia Cup
Dates: Jan. 12-14
Venue: Glenmarie Golf & Country Club (Garden Course), Shah Alam, Malaysia

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live)
Friday              11 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Format: This is the third edition of the biennial competition featuring two 12-man teams representing Europe and Asia. The competition consists of six four-ball matches on Day 1, six foursome matches on Day 2, and 12 single matches on the Final Day.
Europe defends: The European team won in convincing fashion, 18 ½ - 5 ½ two years after the inaugural edition of the event ended in a 10-10 tie.
Team Europe: Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Paul Dunne, Ross Fisher, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Alex Noren, Thomas Pieters, Henrik Stenson, Bernd Wiesberger, Paul Casey, Alexander Levy, captain (non-playing) Thomas Bjorn.
Team Asia: S.S.P. Chawrasia, Gavin Green, Phachara Khongwatmai, Poom Saksansin, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Yuta Ikeda, Anirban Lahiri, Haotong Li, Byeong Hun An, Nicholas Fung, Sung Kang, Hideto Tanihara, captain (non-playing) Arjun Atwal.

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