Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Furyk, Knox in Field at PGA TOUR’s OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico

PGA TOUR Champions Finale in Arizona with the Charles Schwab Cup Championship; Any of Top-5 in Current Standings Guaranteed Season-Long Title with a Win This Week

(ORLANDO, Fla.) – The PGA TOUR Champions season will culminate this week at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Arizona, with points leader Bernhard Langer – and each of the top-5 in the standings – guaranteed the $1 million Charles Schwab Cup prize with a victory this week. The European Tour’s Final Series continues with its second-leg at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa, as Henrik Stenson (World No. 4) headlines the field. The PGA TOUR heads south to Mexico for the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, where Jim Furyk and Russell Knox lead the field.
Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Dates: Nov. 11-13
Venue: Desert Mountain Club (Cochise), Scottsdale, Ariz.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday 4-7 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 4-7 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 4-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Top-36 in Charles Schwab Cup standings vying for season-long title: 36 players are eligible to compete based on their position in the Charles Schwab Cup standings. The money list has been converted to points for the playoffs, with the top-36 in the standings advancing to this week’s season-culminating Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The field has been increased from 30 to 36 players this year, and has been reduced from 72 to 54 holes. It is the first time since 1993 that the event will be staged as a 54-hole tournament. The top-five players in the Charles Schwab Cup standings at week’s end will receive part of a $2.1 million annuity, with the winner earning $1 million.

Top-5 in standings would win Charles Schwab Cup with a victory this week: Modeled after the PGA TOUR’s Tour Championship– in which the top-5 players in the standings are guaranteed to win the FedExCup with a win at East Lake Golf Club – the current top-5 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings are guaranteed to win the season-long Charles Schwab Cup with a victory at Desert Mountain. The current top-5 includes: Bernhard Langer (No. 1), Scott McCarron (No. 2), Colin Montgomerie (No. 3), Joe Durant (No. 4), and Miguel Angel Jimenez (No. 5).

Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron, Colin Montgomerie, Joe Durant, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Kevin Sutherland, Woody Austin, Tom Pernice Jr. and Gene Sauers.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
- Play by Play: Whit Watson
- Analyst: Lanny Wadkins
- Tower: John Mahaffey / Dave Marr
- On Course: Billy Ray Brown / John Cook

Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player
Dates: Nov. 10-13
Venue: Gary Player Country Club, Sun City, South Africa

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday 3-10 a.m. (Live)
Friday 3-10 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 3-10 a.m. (Live)
Sunday 3-10 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
2nd of three events on the European Tour’s Final Series: The Nedbank Golf Channel is the second of three events as part of the European Tour’s Final Series, with the events offering a combined purse of $22 million. This also is the first year that the Nedbank Challenge is being staged as part of the Final Series. The field features 72 players based on the Race to Dubai standings.

Henrik Stenson Leads Race to Dubai: Henrik Stenson currently leads Danny Willett in the Race to Dubai standings by 252,164 points. Both are in the field this week.

Headlining the field: Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett, Louis Oosthuizen, Martin Kaymer, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Chris Wood, Branden Grace, Thomas Pieters, Retief Goosen and Andrew Johnston.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
- Studio Host: Mike Ritz
- Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly
- Analyst: Ken Brown / Denis Hutchinson
- On Course: Julian Tutt

OHL Classic at Mayakoba
Dates: Nov. 10-13
Venue: Mayakoba Resort (El Camaleon Golf Club), Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)

McDowell defends: Graeme McDowell defeated Russell Knox and Jason Bohn with a birdie on the first playoff hole for his third career PGA TOUR victory.

Headlining the field: Jim Furyk, Russell Knox, Ernie Els, Bryson DeChambeau, Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell, Seamus Power, Davis Love III, Cody Gribble and Keegan Bradley.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
- Play by Play: Rich Lerner
- Analyst: David Duval
- Tower: Frank Nobilo
- On Course: Jerry Foltz / Craig Perks
- Interviews: George Savaricas

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