Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Golf on TV: Langer Leads Group of Six Players with Chance to Claim Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Finau, Fowler and Spieth Lead Field at Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico

(ORLANDO, Fla.) – The PGA TOUR Champions season culminates this week with the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Arizona. Six men in the field have a mathematical chance of winning the season-long prize, including current leader in the standings, Bernhard Langer.

The PGA TOUR is in Mexico for the Mayakoba Golf Classic, with Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth headlining the field.

The European Tour holds its second-to-last event of the season at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa, leading into next week’s DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

The LPGA Tour also holds its penultimate event of the season this week at the Blue Bay LPGA in China. Shanshan Feng defends her 2017 title.

Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Dates: Nov. 8-11
Venue: Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Ariz.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 4-7 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Friday replay)
Friday 4-7 p.m. (Live) / 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Saturday 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:
Six players with mathematical chance to claim Schwab Cup: The field in Phoenix features the top-36 in the Schwab Cup standings, however, only six players have an opportunity to claim the trophy by week’s end: Bernhard Langer, Scott Parel, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jerry Kelly, Scott McCarron and David Toms.

Sutherland defends: Kevin Sutherland finished one shot ahead of Lee Janzen and Vijay Singh to claim his first PGA TOUR Champions win along with the season-long Charles Schwab Cup.
Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Scott Parel, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jerry Kelly, Scott McCarron, David Toms, Paul Broadhurst, Woody Austin, Vijay Singh and Joe Durant.

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

Mayakoba Golf Classic
Dates: Nov. 8-11
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)

Golf Central Coverage on Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 12:30-1 p.m. / 7-7:30 p.m. (Live)
Friday 12:30-1 p.m. / 7-7:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 12:30-1 p.m. / 7-7:30 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 12:30-1 p.m. / 7-7:30 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Kizzire defends: Patton Kizzire defeated Rickie Fowler by one stroke to earn his first career PGA TOUR victory.

Headlining the field: Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Cameron Champ, Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson, Gary Woodland, Aaron Wise, Matt Kuchar, Jim Furyk and Ernie Els.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
- Play by Play: Terry Gannon
- Analyst: David Duval
- Tower: Phil Blackmar
- On-Course: Arron Oberholser / Jim “Bones” Mackay
- Interviews: George Savaricas

Nedbank Golf Challenge
Dates: Nov. 8-11
Venue: Gary Player Country Club, Sun City, South Africa

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-9 a.m. (Live)
Friday 3-9 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 3-8 a.m. (Live)
Sunday 2-8 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Grace defends: Branden Grace finished one shot clear of Scott Jamieson to win his eighth European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Haotong Li, Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen, Martin Kaymer, Charl Schwartzel, Brandon Stone and Dylan Frittelli.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
- Host: Scott Walker
- Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly
- Analyst: Denis Hutchinson / Jay Townsend / Dale Hayes
- On-Course: Julian Tutt

Blue Bay LPGA
Dates: Nov. 7-10
Venue: Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club, Hainan Island, China

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Tuesday 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live, overnight) / 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Wednesday replay)
Wednesday 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live, overnight) / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Thursday replay)
Thursday 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live, overnight)
Friday 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live, overnight)

Broadcast Notes:
Feng defends: Shanshan Feng defeated Moriya Jutanugarn by one stroke to earn her ninth-career LPGA Tour win.

Headlining the field: Shanshan Feng, Ariya Jutanugarn, Sei Young Kim, Danielle Kang, Moriya Jutanugarn, Sung Hyun Park, Mirim Lee, Amy Yang, Chella Choi and Azahara Munoz.

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