Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tiger Woods Expected to Return at Hero World Challenge After Nearly 16-Month Hiatus

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

(ORLANDO, Fla.) – 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.

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

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