With the Silly Season fully underway, not all of the tournaments will be live. That’s just the way it is. So take a look at what’s up for the weekend. Some tournaments are already underway. I didn’t get this press release until tonight.
Golf Channel Live Tournament Coverage: Dec. 8-12Alfred Dunhill Championship Kicks Off 2011 European Tour SeasonGreg Norman Hosts Elite Field at the Shark ShootoutBig Break Sandals Resorts Champion Carling Coffing Leading American After Two Rounds at Omega Dubai Ladies MastersPGA Tour vs. Champions Tour vs. LPGA Tour at Wendy’s 3 Tour ChallengeShark ShootoutDates: Dec. 10Venue: Tiburon Golf Club, Naples, Fla.Airtimes (Eastern):Friday 3-6 p.m. (Tape Delay)/8-11 p.m. (Replay)Golf Channel Tournament Broadcast Team:Kelly Tilghman (Play by Play)Frank Nobilo (Analyst)Mark Rolfing (Tower)Jimmy Roberts (Tower)Roger Maltbie (On-Course)Dottie Pepper (On-Course)Scott Walker (Interviews)Broadcast Notes:
- Norman Hosts Elite Field: Greg Norman hosts the 22nd annual Shark Shootout, consisting of 24 PGA TOUR professionals paired into 12 person teams. The teams include: Matt Kuchar and Norman, Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker, Justin Leonard and Scott Verplank, Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter, Mark Calcavecchia and Jeff Overton, Chris DiMarco and Anthony Kim, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell, David Duval and Davis Love III, Jason Day and Rory Sabbatini, K.J. Choi and Mike Weir, Fred Funk and Kenny Perry, and Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson.Alfred Dunhill ChampionshipDates: Dec. 9-12Venue: Leopard Creek Country Club, Mpumalanga, South AfricaAirtimes (Eastern):Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)Saturday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)Sunday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)Golf Channel Tournament Broadcast Team:Whit Watson (Studio Host)Dougie Donnelly (Play by Play)Ken Brown (Analyst)Denis Hutchinson (Analyst)Julian Tutt (On Course)Broadcast Notes:
- First Event for 2011 Season: The Alfred Dunhill Championship kicks off the 2011 European Tour Season and the Race to Dubai.
- The Field Includes: Louis Oosthuizen; Charl Schwartzel; Richard Sterne; David Howell; Pablo Martin and Alex Cejka.Omega Dubai Ladies MastersDates: Dec. 8-11Venue: Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesAirtimes (Eastern):
Friday 6:30-9:30 a.m. (Tape Delay)Saturday 6:30-9:30 a.m. (Tape Delay)Broadcast Notes:
- Big Break champion Carling Coffing Leading American After two Rounds – Carling Coffing, winner of Golf Channel’s Big Break Sandals Resorts reality series this fall, is T-7 at 3-under-par after two rounds of play, tied with Christina Kim as the leading American in the field. Coffing is playing via a sponsor exemption she earned as a result of winning Big Break. Lydia Hall of Wales leads the tournament at 7-under par, one shot over Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist.
- Headlining the field: Michelle Wie (-1), Anna Nordqvist (-6), Christina Kim (-3), Carling Coffing (-3) Alexis Thompson (+3), Laura Davies (+4) and In Kyung Kim (Even par).3 Tour ChallengeDate: Dec. 9Venue: Rio Secco Golf Club, Henderson, Nev.Airtimes (Eastern):Saturday 1-4 p.m. (Re-air)Golf Channel Tournament Broadcast Team:Steve Sands (Play by Play)Butch Harmon (Analyst)Dottie Pepper (On-Course)Rich Lerner (Interviews)Broadcast Notes:
- Now in its 19th season, the 3 Tour Challenge is comprised of three players representing the three major tours: Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Boo Weekley representing the PGA TOUR; Nick Price, Bernhard Langer and Kenny Perry representing the Champions Tour and Cristie Kerr, Suzann Pettersen and Natalie Gulbis representing the LPGA Tour. The teams will compete for a $1 million purse and in a new format – two-player, best-ball that allows each team to discard one score per hole.
That will do it.