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Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP TOURNAMENT AIRTIMES & NOTES (DEC. 14-17): PNC FATHER/SON CHALLENGE; INDONESIAN MASTERS
Nicklaus Leads Group of Nine Hall of Fame Members Competing in 20th PNC Father/Son Challenge; Airing Saturday-Sunday on Golf Channel, NBC
Rose, Snedeker Headline Field at Indonesian Masters
ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 12, 2017) – Nine World Golf Hall of Fame members – including Jack Nicklaus – lead the field of 20 past major (or PLAYERS) champions competing this weekend in the 20th edition of the PNC Father/Son Challenge. The two-day, 36-hole event will feature 20 teams competing in a two-man scramble format, with coverage airing on both Golf Channel and NBC on Saturday and Sunday. Justin Rose and Brandt Snedeker headline the field at the Indonesian Masters on the Asian Tour, with overnight coverage airing live on Golf Channel, Thursday-Sunday.
PNC Father/Son Challenge
Dates: Dec. 16-17
Venue: Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Grande Lakes, Orlando, Fla.
Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-10 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 11 a.m.-Noon (Live) / 6:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern)
Saturday 4-6 p.m.
Sunday 3-6 p.m.
Event format: The field is made up of past major (or PLAYERS) champions and their partners, who must not currently hold a Tour card. A two-man scramble format is used for both competitive rounds. This year, partners include 18 sons, one grandson (Jack Nicklaus playing with Gary Nicklaus Jr.) and one father (Justin Leonard playing with his dad Larry).
Duval/Karavites defend: 2001 Open champion David Duval and his stepson Nick Karavites finished one stroke ahead of three other duos in the field courtesy of a 62 on the final day.
Teams: David Duval/Nick Karavites, Angel Cabrera/Angel Cabrera Jr., Stewart Cink/Connor Cink, John Daly/John Daly Jr., Nick Faldo/Matthew Faldo, Fred Funk/Taylor Funk, Retief Goosen/Leo Goosen, Padraig Harrington/Paddy Harrington, Lee Janzen/Connor Janzen, Tom Kite/David Kite, Bernhard Langer/Jason Langer, Tom Lehman/Thomas Lehman, Justin Leonard/Larry Leonard, Jack Nicklaus/Gary Nicklaus Jr., Greg Norman/Greg Norman Jr., Mark O’Meara/Shaun O’Meara, Jerry Pate/Wesley Pate, Nick Price/Greg Price, Lee Trevino/Daniel Trevino, Lanny Wadkins/Travis Wadkins.
NBC Sports Group Broadcast Team
Play by Play: Steve Sands
Analyst: Peter Jacobsen
Tower: David Feherty
On-Course: Notah Begay / Jim “Bones” Mackay
Interviews: Jimmy Roberts
Dates: Dec. 14-17
Venue: Royale Jakarta Golf Club, Jakarta, Indonesia
Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday Midnight- 5 a.m. (Live) / 5-10 a.m. (Replay)
Friday Midnight-5 a.m. (Live) / 5-10 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday Midnight-3 a.m. (Live) / 6-9 a.m. (Replay)
10 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live) / 6-9 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Saksansin defends: Poom Saksansin finished five shots clear of the field to claim his first Asian Tour victory.
Headlining the field: Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker, Dylan Frittelli, Thongchai Jaidee, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Scott Hend, Shiv Kapur, S.S.P. Chawrasia, Daniel Chopra and Poom Saksansin.
-NBC Sports Group-