Thursday, January 22

Golf on TV: Humana Challenge, Mitsubishi Electric Championship, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

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

Phil Mickelson will make his first professional start this week since the 2014 Ryder Cup, headlining the field at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. Golf Channel will carry live coverage of all four rounds of the event, and Patrick Reed – already having won in 2015 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions earlier this month – is in the field defending his 2014 title.

The Champions Tour begins its 2015 season at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai in Hawaii, with 2014 Charles Schwab Cup winner Bernhard Langer looking to capture the season-opener for the second consecutive year.

On the European Tour, Sergio Garcia defends at the Commerical Bank Qatar Masters, with Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose also headlining the field.

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Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation
Dates: Jan. 22-25
Venue: Palmer Private Course, PGA West; Nicklaus Private Course, PGA West; La Quinta Country Club (La Quinta, Calif.)

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

Event Notes

Tournament format: Professionals will be paired with different amateur golfers in each of the first three days of the tournament, playing one round on each of the tournament course venues: Palmer Private Course, Nicklaus Private Course and La Quinta Country Club. The top-three gross and net amateurs from the first three rounds will qualify to play in Sunday’s final round at the Palmer Private Course.
Reed defends: Patrick Reed finished two shots ahead of Ryan Palmer to cap off a wire-to-wire victory after recording three consecutive rounds of 63 before closing with a final round 71.

Headlining the field: Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Keegan Bradley, Billy Horschel, Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Jason Dufner and Bill Haas.

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Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai 
Dates: Jan. 23-25
Venue: Hualalai Resort Golf Club, Ka’upulehu-Kona, Hawaii

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              7:30-10:30 p.m. (Live) / 2:30-4:30 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          7:30-10:30 p.m. (Live) / 3-6 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            7-10 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Monday replay)

Event Notes

Langer defends: Bernhard Langer finished three shots ahead of Fred Couples and Jeff Sluman to stretch his streak to eight consecutive seasons of winning at least one tournament.

Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Tom Watson, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Davis Love III, Colin Montgomerie, Kenny Perry, Corey Pavin, Tom Lehman and Peter Jacobsen.

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Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 
Dates: Jan. 21-24
Venue: Doha Golf Club, Doha, Qatar

Tournament Airtimes On Golf Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday     1:30-4:30 a.m.6 -8:30 a.m. (Live)
Thursday         1:30-4:30 a.m., 6-8:30 a.m. (Live)
Friday              4:30-8:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          4:30-8:30 a.m. (Live) / 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Replay)

Event Notes

Garcia defends: Sergio Garcia made birdie on the third playoff hole to edge Mikko Ilonen for his 11th career European Tour win.
Headlining the field: Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els, Charl Schwartzel, Stephen Gallacher, Matteo Manassero, Thorbjorn Olesen, Mikko Ilonen and Peter Uihlein.

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