FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
GOLF CHANNEL TOURNAMENT AIRTIMES & NOTES (NOV. 23-26): ISPS HANDA WORLD CUP OF GOLF; QATAR LADIES OPEN
Two-Man Teams from 28 Countries Convene at World Cup of Golf, Including Fowler/Walker (U.S.), Leishman/Scott (Australia), Sullivan/Wood (England)
Nordqvist Headlines the Field at Inaugural Qatar Ladies Open
ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 22, 2016) – The International Federation of PGA TOURs will stage the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf, being contested at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne and featuring two-man teams representing 28 nations. The format includes both alternate shot (first and third rounds) and best ball (second and final rounds), with the United States (Rickie Fowler/Jimmy Walker), Australia (Marc Leishman/Adam Scott) and England (Andy Sullivan/Chris Wood) leading the field. The Ladies European Tour will host the inaugural Qatar Ladies Open, which is being held at the same venue used for the (men’s) Qatar Masters in January. Anna Nordqvist, Laura Davies and Aditi Ashok headline the field.
ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf
Dates: Nov. 23-26
Venue: Kingston Heath Golf Club, Melbourne, Australia
Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live) / 2-7 p.m. (Thursday replay)
Thursday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live) / 2-7 p.m. (Friday replay)
Friday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live) / 2-7 p.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live) / 2:30-7 p.m. (Sunday replay)
Format: The 28 two-man teams will compete under an alternate shot format during the 1st and 3rd rounds, and a best ball format for the 2nd and final rounds.
Nations & Players in the Field: Australia (Marc Leishman, Adam Scott), Austria (Martin Wiegele, Bernd Wiesberger), Belgium (Nicolas Colsaerts, Thomas Pieters), Canada (Adam Hadwin, David Hearn), China (Wu Ashun, Haotong Li), Chinese Taipei (C.T. Pan, Chan Shih-chang), Denmark (Soren Kjeldsen, Thorbjorn Olesen), England (Andy Sullivan, Chris Wood), France (Victor Dubuisson, Romain Langasque), Germany (Alex Cejka, Stephan Jaeger), India (SSP Chawrasia, Chikkarangappa S), Ireland (Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell), Italy (Matteo Manassero, Francesco Molinari), Japan (Ryo Ishikawa, Hideki Matsuyama), Korea (Byeong Hun An, K.T. Kim), Malaysia (Danny Chia, Nicholas Fung), Netherlands (Darius van Driel, Joost Luiten), New Zealand (Ryan Fox, Danny Lee), Philippines (Angelo Que, Miguel Tabuena), Portugal (Ricardo Gouveia, Jose-Filipe Lima), Scotland (Russell Knox, Duncan Stewart), South Africa (George Coetzee, Jaco Van Zyl), Spain (Rafa Cabrera Bello, Jon Rahm), Sweden (David Lingmerth, Alex Noren), Thailand (Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thongchai Jaidee), United States (Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker), Venezuela (Jhonattan Vegas, Julio Vegas), Wales (Bradley Dredge, Stuart Manley).
Studio Host: Steve Burkowski
Play by Play: Richard Kaufman
Analyst: Ian Baker Finch / Wayne Grady
On-Course: Wayne Riley / Ossie Moore
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR
Qatar Ladies Open
Dates: Nov. 25-26
Venue: Doha Golf Club, Doha, Qatar
Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Friday 5-8 a.m. (Live) / 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 5-8 a.m. (Live) / 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Replay)
Inaugural event: This week’s tournament marks the first staging of the Qatar Ladies Open on the Ladies European Tour.
Venue: The event will take place at Doha Golf Club in Qatar, which is the same venue used for the (men’s) Qatar Masters in January.
Headlining the field: Anna Nordqvist, Laura Davies, Aditi Ashok, Caroline Hedwall, Gwladys Nocera and Victoria Lovelady.
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