FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

NBC SPORTS GROUP TOURNAMENT AIRTIMES & NOTES (PNC FATHER/SON CHALLENGE; FRANKLIN TEMPLETON SHOOTOUT; UBS HONG KONG OPEN; OMEGA DUBAI LADIES MASTERS

Nicklaus Headlines Field that Includes 13 Hall-of-Famers at PNC Father/Son Challenge in Orlando, Airing on Golf Channel, NBC

Thompson Leads Golf Channel’s Coverage of Rounds 1-2 at Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples as Dufner/Snedeker Defend

Reed, Rose and Willett Set to Compete in UBS Hong Kong Open

Feng Defends at Omega Dubai Ladies Masters (Wednesday-Saturday)

ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2016) – Jack Nicklaus leads a field of 13 World Golf Hall-of-Famers competing at the PNC Father/Son Challenge. Coverage will air on both Golf Channel and NBC, Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 10-11. Jason Dufner and Brandt Snedeker are set to defend their 2015 title at the Franklin Templeton Shootout, where Lexi Thompson joins the field to become just the second LPGA player to compete in the event’s history. 2016 Ryder Cup participants Patrick Reed, Justin Rose and Danny Willett headline the field at the UBS Hong Kong Open, where Rose will defend. And the Ladies European Tour (LET) stages the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, as world No. 4 Shanshan Feng defends.

PNC Father/Son Challenge
Dates: Dec. 10-11
Venue: Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Grande Lakes, Orlando, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Saturday          11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            2-3 p.m.

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday          4-6 p.m.
Sunday            3-6 p.m.

Broadcast Notes:
Hall-of-Fame field: Eighteen-time major champion Jack Nicklaus headlines a field of 20 two-person teams comprised of 13 World Golf Hall-of-Famers, golf legends and their children.
Format & qualifications: The event format is contested as a 36-hole, two-person scramble. To qualify for the PNC Father/Son Challenge, participants must have won either a major championship or THE PLAYERS in their career. The professional’s partner must not currently hold a Tour card, and while the majority of partners in the history of the event have been the sons of the golf legends, the family-themed tournament also extends to daughter and grandson partners.
PNC Father/Son Pro-Am airing on Golf Channel at 5 p.m. ET on Friday: On Friday at 5 p.m. ET, Golf Channel will televise the PNC Father/Son Challenge Pro-Am, featuring an inside-the-ropes perspective with several World Golf Hall-of-Famers and their children as they prepare for Round 1 on Saturday.
Wadkins’ defend: Lanny and Tucker Wadkins defeated Larry/Drew Nelson, Fred/Taylor Funk and Davis III/Dru Love with an eagle on the first playoff hole.
Headlining the Field: Stewart/Connor Cink, John/John (Jr.) Daly, David Duval/Nick Karavites, Steve/Sam Elkington, Nick/Matthew Faldo, Raymond/Robert Floyd, Fred/Taylor Funk, Retief/Leo Goosen, Hale/Steve Irwin, Lee/Connor Janzen, Bernhard/Christina Langer, Sandy/Stuart Lyle, Larry/Josh Nelson, Jack/Jack (Jr.) Nicklaus, Mark/Shaun O’Meara, Nick/Greg Price, Vijay/Qass Singh, Curtis/David Strange and Lee/Daniel Trevino.

Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Steve Sands
Analyst: Peter Jacobsen
Tower: Justin Leonard
On-Course: David Feherty / Notah Begay
Interviews: Todd Lewis
Essays: Jimmy Roberts

Franklin Templeton Shootout
Dates: Dec. 8-9
Venue: Tiburon Golf Club (Gold Course)

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         2-5 p.m. (Live)
Friday              2-5 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Thompson bolsters field: Lexi Thompson will become just the second-ever LPGA player to compete in the event (Annika Sorenstam, 2006).
Format: Thursday’s first round will be contested in a two-person scramble format, while Friday will be played as a modified alternate shot.
Dufner/Snedeker defend: Jason Dufner and Brandt Snedeker finished two strokes ahead of Harris English and Matt Kuchar.
Headlining the field: Jason Dufner/Brandt Snedeker, Harris English/Matt Kuchar, Bryson DeChambeau/Lexi Thompson, Sean O’Hair/Kenny Perry, Charles Howell III/Rory Sabbatini, Smylie Kaufman/Justin Thomas, Jerry Kelly/Steve Stricker, Kevin Chappell/Kevin Kisner, Mike Weir/Gary Woodland, Charley Hoffman/Billy Horschel, Daniel Berger/K.J. Choi and Luke Donald/Russell Knox.

Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Rich Lerner
Analyst: Frank Nobilo
Tower: Tom Abbott
On-Course: Curt Byrum / Jerry Foltz

EUROPEAN TOUR

UBS Hong Kong Open
Dates: Dec. 8-11
Venue: Hong Kong Golf Club (Championship Composite Course), Sheung Shui, Hong Kong

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Wednesday     9-11 p.m. (Live)
Thursday         1-4 a.m. (Live)
9-11 p.m. (Live)
Friday              1-4 a.m. (Live)
11:30 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          11 p.m.-3:30 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Rose defends: Justin Rose finished one shot ahead of Lucas Bjerregaard to earn his eighth European Tour win.
Headlining the field: Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Danny Willett, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Ian Poulter, Thongchai Jaidee, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thomas Detry and Y.E. Yang.

Broadcast Team:
Studio Host: Scott Walker
Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly
Analyst: Dom Boulet
On-Course: James Spence

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR

Omega Dubai Ladies Masters
Dates: Dec. 7-10
Venue: Emirates Golf Club (Majlis Course), Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Wednesday              3:30-7:30 a.m. (Live)
Thursday                  4-7:30 a.m. (Live)
Friday                       4-7:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday                   4-7:30 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Feng defends: Shanshan Feng finished 12 shots clear of the field to win her second consecutive Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.

-NBC Sports Group-