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Monday, November 27th, 2023

TIGER WOODS HEADLINES FIELD AT HERO WORLD CHALLENGE & GOLF COVERAGE ACROSS NBC, GOLF CHANNEL & PEACOCK THIS WEEK

Hero World Challenge – Hosted by Tiger Woods – Begins Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock; Weekend Coverage on NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock

Paul McGinley Serves as Analyst for NBC Sports’ Hero World Challenge Coverage This Week

DP World Tour Investec South African Open Championship and ISPS Handa Australian Open Air This Week on GOLF Channel

STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 27, 2023 Tiger Woods returns to professional golf for the first time since the Masters at this week’s Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf Club in The Bahamas on NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock.

HERO WORLD CHALLENGE

The Hero World Challenge – hosted annually by Tiger Woods – will be held from Albany Golf Club in Albany, Bahamas, with Woods making his first professional appearance since competing at the Masters in April. The field consists of 20 of the top players in the world including Scottie Scheffler (World No.1), Viktor Hovland (World No. 4), and Max Homa (World No.7).  Hovland is looking to win this event for the third consecutive time after beating Scheffler the last two years.

Live tournament coverage begins Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock. GOLF Channel and Peacock will have Saturday and Sunday lead-in coverage, leading into live coverage on NBC and Peacock.

In addition, Tuesday’s 10 a.m. ET edition of Golf Today will provide live coverage of Tiger Woods’ annual press conference as tournament host.

NBC, GOLF Channel & Peacock Broadcast Team

    • Play by Play: Dan Hicks
    • Analyst: Paul McGinley / Curt Byrum
    • Holes: Steve Sands
    • On-Course: John Wood / Smylie Kaufman
    • Reporter: Todd Lewis

How To Watch – Thursday, November 30 – Sunday, December 3 (all times ET)

    • TV – GOLF Channel, NBC
    • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Day GOLF Channel/Peacock NBC/Peacock
Thursday 1:30-4:30 p.m.  
Friday 1:30-4:30 p.m.  
Saturday 12-2:30 p.m. 2:30-5 p.m.
Sunday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 1:30-4:30 p.m.

 

Notable Players This Week

    • Tiger Woods
    • Scottie Scheffler
    • Viktor Hovland
    • Max Homa
    • Rickie Fowler
    • Collin Morikawa
    • Justin Thomas
    • Jordan Spieth
    • Brian Harman
    • Will Zalatoris
    • Matt Fitzpatrick

 

DP WORLD TOUR: INVESTEC SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

The Investec South African Open Championship will be held at the Blair Atholl Golf & Equestrian Estate in Lanseria, Johannesburg, South Africa, this week. One of the longest running national championships in the world, this is the 113th playing of the event. The number one-ranked amateur golfer in the world, Christo Lamprecht, headlines the field at this week’s event. The six-foot-eight South African native is a two-time NCAA All-American at Georgia Tech.

Live coverage gets underway Thursday at 5 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

How To Watch – Thursday, November 30 – Sunday, December 3 (all times ET)

    • TV – GOLF Channel
    • Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Day GOLF Channel
Thursday 5-10 a.m.
Friday 5-10 a.m.
Saturday 5-9:30 a.m.
Sunday 4:30-9:30 a.m.


Notable Players This Week

    • Christo Lamprecht
    • Charl Schwartzel
    • Christiaan Bezuidenhout
    • Dean Burmester
    • Dylan Frittelli
    • Shaun Norris
    • Matthias Schwab
    • Thriston Lawrence
    • Matti Schmid
    • Romain Langasque

 

DP WORLD TOUR: ISPS HANDA AUSTRALIAN OPEN

The DP World Tour travels to Sydney, Australia, this week for the ISPS Handa Australian Open from the The Lakes Golf Club and The Australian Golf Club. Both the men’s and women’s tournaments are being played on the same courses at the same times. The fields include a number of notable players, including 2022 event champions Adrian Meronk and Ashleigh Buhai, as well as last week’s Australian PGA Championship winner, Min Woo Lee.

Live coverage gets underway Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

How To Watch – Wednesday, November 29 – Saturday, December 2 (all times ET)

    • TV – GOLF Channel
    • Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Day GOLF Channel
Wednesday 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Thursday 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Friday 10 p.m.-3 a.m.
Saturday 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Notable Players This Week

Men:

    • Adrian Meronk
    • Min Woo Lee
    • Marc Leishman
    • Robert MacIntyre
    • Cameron Smith
    • Adam Scott
    • Matt Jones

Women:

    • Ashleigh Buhai
    • Hannah Green
    • Stephanie Kyriacou
    • Minjee Lee
    • So Yeon Ryu
    • Jenny Shin
    • Jiyai Shin

 

BROADCAST NOTES

    • Golf Central: Golf Central will provide pre- and post-tournament coverage on GOLF Channel Tuesday-Sunday. This week’s Golf Central coverage features Rich Lerner, Brandel Chamblee, Anna Jackson, Tripp Isenhour, and Todd Lewis.
    • Golf Today will be presented Tuesday-Friday and features Damon Hack, George Savaricas, Paige Mackenzie, and Lewis.

 

Day Golf Central Golf Today
Tuesday 4-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wednesday 4-5 p.m. 12-1 p.m.
Thursday 12-1:30 p.m. / 4:30-5:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Friday 12-1:30 p.m. / 4:30-5:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.-12 p.m. / 5-6 p.m.  
Sunday 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. / 4:30-5:30 p.m.  

Note: all times ET, post-round coverage begins following conclusion of play

All GOLF Channel coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via authentication, giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

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