Thursday, December 12

Golf on TV: PNC Father/Son Challenge, Franklin Templeton Shootout, Thailand Golf Championship, Nelson Mandela Championship

By Golf Channel News

The following tournament lineup, TV schedule and other information were supplied by Golf Channel in a news release.

Dates: December 14-15
Venue: Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Saturday 2-4 p.m. (Tape Delay) / 9:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 2-4 p.m. (Tape Delay) / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)

NBC Airtimes (Eastern):
Saturday 4-6 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Sunday 4-6 p.m. (Tape Delay)

Event Notes

Event History: This is the 16th edition of the PNC Father/Son Challenge, and the second consecutive year being held at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. There are 20 teams that make up the tournament field.

Select Eligibility: To be eligible for the event, the father must have won either a major championship or a PLAYERS Championship. The teams-of-two will compete in a scramble format for both rounds.

Professionals in the Field: Stewart Cink, David Duval, Steve Elkington, Nick Faldo, Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin, Lee Janzen, Bernhard Langer, Davis Love III, Sandy Lyle, Larry Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Mark O’Meara, Nick Price, Dave Stockton, Curtis Strange, Vijay Singh, Lee Trevino, Lanny Wadkins and Fuzzy Zoeller.

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Dates: December 13-15
Venue: Tiburon GC, Naples, Fla.

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Friday 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-2 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-2 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Replay)

NBC Airtimes (Eastern):
Saturday 2-4 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 2-4 p.m. (Live)

Event Notes

Team Format: 12 two-man teams make up the field that will compete in three formats: a modified alternate shot, a better-ball and a scramble in the event's 25th showing. The team of Sean O'Hair and Kenny Perry will look to defend their 2012 title.

Shark in the Water: Greg Norman is the tournament host, and has held the event at Tiburon Golf Club since 2001.

Headlining the Field: Jonas Blixt, Mark Calcavecchia, Chad Campbell, Graham DeLaet, Chris DiMarco, Jason Dufner, Harris English, Retief Goosen, Billy Horschel, Charles Howell III, Freddie Jacobson, Dustin Johnson, Jerry Kelly, Matt Kuchar, Justin Leonard, Greg Norman, Sean O’Hair, Kenny Perry, Ian Poulter, Rory Sabbatini, Steve Stricker, Scott Verplank, Mike Weir and Lee Westwood.

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Dates: December 12-15
Venue: Amata Spring Country Club, Chonburi, Thailand

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 11:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m. (Live) / 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 11:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 11:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 11:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m. (Live) / 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Replay)

Event Notes

Schwartzel Defends: South African Charl Schwartzel had a commanding 11-shot victory at this event last year, after finishing runner-up in the 2011 event.

Headlining the Field: Henrik Stenson, Charl Schwartzel, Justin Rose, Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Thongchai Jaidee, Ryo Ishikawa and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

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Dates: December 11-14
Venue: Mount Edgecombe CC, KwaZulu-Natal Province, Durban, South Africa

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Wednesday 7:30-10:30 a.m. (Live)
Thursday 6:30-10:30 a.m. (Live)
Friday 5-9:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 5-9:30 a.m. (Live)

Event Notes

Paying Respects: This is the second edition of the Nelson Mandela Championship, and comes less than a week after the death of the former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner. As with the inaugural event in 2012, all tournament proceeds will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund that will assist in building the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Johannesburg.

Headlining the Field: Branden Grace, Robert Rock, Scott Jamieson, Thomas Aiken, George Coetzee, Edoardo Molinari and Soren Hansen.

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