Wednesday, October 26

Golf on TV: Powershares QQQ Championship, WGC-HSBC Champions, Sanderson Farms Championship, Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

By Golf Channel Communications


The PGA TOUR Champions will stage the Powershares QQQ Championship this week, the first of three events making up the inaugural Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs. Bernhard Langer and Miguel Angel Jimenez are atop the current standings leading a field of 71, with 54 advancing to the second leg of the playoffs at the Dominion Charity Classic in Virginia.

Powershares QQQ Championship
Dates: Oct. 28-30
Venue: Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              5:30-8 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          5:30-8 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            5:30-8 p.m. (Live) / Midnight-2 a.m. (Monday replay)

Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Joe Durant, Colin Montgomerie, Woody Austin, Kevin Sutherland, Gene Sauers, Scott McCarron and Billy Andrade.

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Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson headline an elite field at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China, featuring 16 of the top-20 players in the world. 

WGC-HSBC Champions
Dates: Oct. 27-30
Venue: Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Wednesday     11 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Thursday replay)
Thursday         11 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Friday replay)
Friday              11 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          11 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Sunday replay)

Knox defends: Russell Knox defeated Kevin Kisner by two shots to claim his first career PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson, Justin Thomas and Andrew Johnston.

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Sanderson Farms Championship
Dates: Oct. 27-30
Venue: Country Club of Jackson, Jackson, Miss.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         2:30-5:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday              2:30-5:30 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          2:30-5:30 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            2:30-5:30 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Malnati defends: Peter Malnati finished one stroke ahead of William McGirt and David Toms for his first PGA TOUR victory.

Headlining the field: Chris Kirk, Ian Poulter, Patton Kizzire, Sam Saunders, Retief Goosen, Angel Cabrera, Geoff Ogilvy, David Duval, David Toms, Robby Shelton and Charlie Danielson.

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World No. 1 Lydia Ko leads the field at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, along with World No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn.

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
Dates: Oct. 27-30
Venue: TPC Kuala Lumpur (East Course), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         4-8 a.m. (Tape delay)
Friday              4-8 a.m. (Tape delay)
Saturday          6-8 a.m. (Tape delay)
Sunday            6-8 a.m. (Tape delay)

Korda defends: Jessica Korda finishes four strokes ahead of Lydia Ko, Stacy Lewis and Shanshan Feng to earn her fourth career LPGA Tour win.

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Ariya Jutanugarn, Brooke Henderson, Ha Na Jang, Amy Yang, Shanshan Feng, Stacy Lewis, So Yeon Ryu, Anna Nordqvist, Gerina Piller and Suzann Pettersen.

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