World's Top Players Featured in this Week's Tournaments on the Golf Channel

World's Top Players Featured in this Week's Tournaments on the Golf Channel

Golf Channel will broadcast tournament action from around the world this week, featuring more than 60 hours of tournament coverage Wednesday-Sunday and headlined by many of the game's biggest stars, legends and Hall of Famers.

Golf Channel and NBC welcome the return of the PNC Father/Son Challenge after a four-year absence with a star-studded 18-team field comprised of golf legends teaming up with their sons, daughters, and in one case, grandson. Golf Channel will air the PNC Father/Son Challenge Pro Am Friday at 5 p.m. ET, with NBC picking up the tournament action on the weekend. Tournament action from around the world on Golf Channel include season-ending tournaments on the PGA Tour of Australasia and the Asian Tour – Australian PGA Championship and the Iskandar Johor Open – as well as The Royal Trophy, a three day, Ryder Cup-style competition featuring Europe and Asia's brightest stars.

PNC Father-Son Challenge
Dates: Dec. 14-16
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grande Lakes Orlando, Orlando, Fla.
Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Friday 5-6 p.m. (Pro-Am Show)
Sunday 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Day One Replay)
Sunday 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Day Two Replay)
NBC Airtimes (Eastern):
Saturday 4-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 3-6 p.m. (Live)
Golf Channel on NBC Broadcast Team:
Rich Lerner (Play by Play)
Gary Koch (Analyst)
Steve Sands (Tower)
Dottie Pepper (On Course)
Roger Maltbie (On Course)
Jimmy Roberts (Interviews and Essays)
Broadcast Notes:
- Family-Oriented Tournament Returns after Four-Year Absence – Many of the greatest legends in golf history – including Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus – team up with their sons, daughters, and in one case, grandson at the PNC Father/Son Challenge.
- Elite 18-Team Field – The 18-team field is made up of players that have combined for 492 professional wins on the PGA and European Tours, including 67 major championships. Leading teams will be Larry Nelson, Steve Elkington, Nick Faldo, Ray Floyd, Hale Irwin, Lee Janzen, Bernhard Langer, Davis Love III, Sandy Lyle, Jack Nicklaus, Mark O'Meara, Arnold Palmer, Vijay Singh, Dave Stockton, Curtis Strange, Lee Trevino, Lanny Wadkins and Fuzzy Zoeller.
- Golf Channel to Air PNC Father/Son Challenge Pro-Am Friday – Golf Channel will air a one-hour PNC Father/Son Challenge Pro Am special on Friday at 5 p.m. ET. Golf Channel viewers will eavesdrop on teams as they practice and prepare for weekend action. Golf Channel also will re-air NBC's weekend coverage on Sunday from 6:30-11:30 p.m. ET.

Australian PGA Championship
Dates: Dec. 12-15
Venue: Palmer Resort Coolum, Coolum Beach, Australia
Airtimes (Eastern):
Wednesday 9 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 6-8 a.m. (Thursday Replay)
Thursday 9 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live)
Friday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)
Tournament Broadcast Team:
Phil Parkin (Studio Host)
Luke Elvy (Play-by-Play)
Wayne Riley (Tower)
Wayne Grady (Tower)
Mark Howard (On Course)
Paul Gow (On Course)
Broadcast Notes:
- Greg Norman Headlines Strong Field at Season-ending event for 2012 PGA Tour of Australasia season – Two-time Australian PGA Champion and Hall-of-Famer Greg Norman headlines a strong field that includes defending champion Greg Chalmers, 2008 champion Geoff Ogilvy, four-time winner Robert Allenby, 2011 Open champion Darren Clarke, Rory Sabbatini, John Senden, Marc Leishman and BrenDan Jones.

Alfred Dunhill Championship
Dates: Dec. 13-16
Venue: Leopard Creek Country Club, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Friday 6:30-10:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 5:30 – 9:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday 5:30 – 9:30 a.m. (Live)
Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Dougie Donnelly (Play-by-Play)
Denis Hutchinson (Lead Analyst)
Jay Townsend (On Course)
Julian Tutt (On Course)
Broadcast Notes:
- Headlining the Field –Defending champion Garth Mulroy, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace, George Coetzee and Scott Jamieson.

Iskandar Johor Open
Dates: Dec. 13-16
Venue: Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Thursday 2-6 a.m. (Tape Delay) / 2-6 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 2-6 a.m. (Tape Delay) / 2-5 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-5 a.m. (Tape Delay) / 4-6 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-5 a.m. (Tape Delay) / 2-6 p.m. (Replay)
Broadcast Notes:
- Headlining the Field – The field includes Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els, Michael Campbell, Thongchai Jaidee and John Daly.

The Royal Trophy
Dates: Dec. 14-16
Venue: The Empire Hotel & Country Club, Negara, Brunei
Airtimes (Eastern):
Friday 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Saturday 9:30 a.m.-Noon. (Tape Delay)
Sunday 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Tape Delay)