Tuesday, November 29th, 2016


Woods Expected to Return at Hero World Challenge After Nearly 16-Month Hiatus; Johnson, Stenson, Spieth Also in Field, Airing on Golf Channel, NBC

Scott Headlines the Field at Australian PGA Championship, Airing in Primetime on Golf Channel, Wednesday-Saturday

Schwartzel Defends in Native South Africa at Alfred Dunhill Championship

Panasonic Open India (Rounds 3-4) Airing Saturday-Sunday on Golf Channel

PGA Junior League Golf National Championship Highlights Airing Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on Golf Channel, Recapping California’s Win Over Georgia

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2016) – Tiger Woods is scheduled to return to competition this week for the first time in nearly 16 months at the Hero World Challenge. Woods will be joined by Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson and Jordan Spieth, competing amongst an 18-man field in a no-cut event that will feature six of the top-10 and 16 of the top-30 players in the world. World No. 7 Adam Scott leads the field in his home nation at the Australian PGA Championship, airing live and in primetime on Golf Channel, Wednesday-Saturday. South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel will defend his 2015 title in his native country at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. The Asian Tour stages the Panasonic Open India in Delhi, where Chiragh Kumar will defend his 2015 title. And tonight, Golf Channel will recap the 2016 PGA Junior League Golf National Championship with a highlight show, featuring California’s win over Georgia in the championship match.


Hero World Challenge
Dates: Dec. 1-4
Venue: Albany Resort, Albany, Bahamas

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         1-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 5-8:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday              1-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 5-8:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live) / 5-10 p.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday          2:30-5 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            1-4 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Woods set to return: Tiger Woods is expected to make his first professional start in nearly 16 months this week. Woods last competed in the final round of the 2015 Wyndham Championship, finishing in a tie for 10th place.
Elite field: Outside of Woods, the 18-man field features six of the top-10 players in the world, 16 of the top-30, and three of the four 2016 major champions, including Dustin Johnson (No. 3), Henrik Stenson (No. 4), Jordan Spieth (No. 5), Hideki Matsuyama (No. 6), Patrick Reed (No. 8), and Bubba Watson (No. 10).
Watson defends: Bubba Watson finished three shots ahead of Patrick Reed to win last year’s event.
Headlining the Field: Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Emiliano Grillo, J.B. Holmes, Zach Johnson, Russell Knox, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar, Louis Oosthuizen, Brandt Snedeker and Jimmy Walker.

Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Steve Sands (Golf Channel) Dan Hicks (NBC)
Analyst: Curt Byrum (Golf Channel) / David Feherty (NBC)
Tower: Gary Koch
On-Course: Notah Begay / Jerry Foltz
Interviews: Steve Sands (NBC)


Australian PGA Championship
Dates: Dec. 1-4
Venue: RACV Royal Pines Resort (Championship Course), Gold Coast, Australia

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Wednesday     8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live) / 1-3:30 a.m. (Replay)
Thursday         8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)
Friday              8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Holman defends: Nathan Holman defeated Harold Varner III and Dylan Frittelli with a par on the first playoff hole for his second career European Tour victory.
Headlining the field: Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, Ian Poulter, Danny Lee, Jamie Sadlowski, Y.E. Yang, John Senden, Marcus Fraser, Harold Varner III, Cameron Smith and Greg Chalmers.

Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Peter Donegan
Analyst: Ian Baker-Finch
Tower: Pat Welsh / Wayne Grady
On-Course: Ossie Moore


Alfred Dunhill Championship
Dates: Dec. 1-4
Venue: Leopard Creek Country Club, Malalane, South Africa

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         3:30-5:30 a.m. / 7:30-10:30 a.m. (Live)
Friday              3:30-5:30 a.m. / 7:30-10:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          5-9:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday            5-9:30 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Schwartzel defends: Charl Schwartzel finished four strokes clear of Gregory Bourdy in his home country of South Africa to claim his 10th European Tour win.
Headlining the field: Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Darren Clarke, Gregory Bourdy, George Coetzee, Thomas Detry, Richard Sterne, Paul Dunne and Haydn Porteous.

Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly
Analyst: Warren Humphreys / Denis Hutchinson
On-Course: Julian Tutt


Panasonic Open India
Dates: Dec. 3-4
Venue: Delhi Golf Club, Delhi, India

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Saturday          2:30-5 p.m. (Tape delay)
Sunday            1-4 p.m. (Tape delay)

Broadcast Notes:
Kumar defends: Chiragh Kumar won by three shots over Thaworn Wiratchant and Siddikur Rahman for his first Asian Tour victory.


PGA Junior League Golf National Championship
Date: Nov. 29
Venue: Grayhawk Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Tuesday           8-10 p.m.

Broadcast Notes:
California wins fourth championship in five years: The team of junior golfers from Livermore, Calif., defeated the team from Alpharetta, Ga., in the championship match, 8-4 to claim California’s fourth victory in five years at this event.
Format: Teams of 10 junior golfers compete in a scramble format where captains are allowed to substitute players every three holes to ensure all team members have an opportunity to participate.
Field: Teams from California, Georgia, Ohio, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas, Alabama, Illinois made up a field of 80 junior golfers, each winning their respective regional competition to advance to the national championship.

Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Ryan Burr
Analyst: Tripp Isenhour
On-Course: Kay Cockerill / Jim Gallagher Jr.

-NBC Sports Group-