Here are the TV schedules for the WGC-Match Play and other professional golf tours

Here’s a list of golf tournaments on TV this week, including the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA Tour Champions and more.

All times below are Eastern and subject to change.

International Federation of PGA Tours: World Golf Championships – Dell Match Play

Location: Austin, Texas.

Course: Austin CC. Footage: 7,108. By: 71.

Prize money: $12 million. Winner’s share: $2.16 million.

Television: Wednesday to Friday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (NBC).

Defending champion: Billy Horschel.

Format: 16 groups of four players in the preliminary round. The winner of each group advances to the knockout stage of 18-hole matches.

Last WGC: Abraham Ancer won the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

Notes: This is the sixth consecutive time Match Play has taken place at the Austin Country Club. … The Masters will take the top 50 in the world rankings after this week, with tournaments in Texas, the Dominican Republic and Qatar. … Twelve players out of the 64 players are not yet eligible for the Masters. … Jason Day is the only international winner of the previous five times in Austin. … The only championship game that reached the 18th hole in Austin was Dustin Johnson beating Jon Rahm in 2017. … The 16 groups are made up of a player from numbers 1 through 16 in the world (Player A), one 17-32 (B), one 33-48 (C) and one 49-64 (D). Since the event went to groups in 2015, someone from Group A has won three times, Group B once, and Group C twice. Gary Woodland in 2015 is the only player from a Group D to reach the championship game. … Pebble Beach winner Tom Hoge is among 11 players in Match Play for the first time. … The field includes players from 15 countries. Half of the field comes from the United States

Next WGC: To be determined.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/

LPGA Tour: JTBC Classic

Location: Carlsbad, California.

Course: Aviara GC. Footage: 6,609. By: 72.

Prize money: $1.5 million. Winner’s share: $225,000.

Television: Thursday to Friday, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Golf Channel tape delay). Saturday-Sunday, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending Champion: Inbee Park.

Leader of the CME Globe race: Danielle Kang.

Last tournament: Nanna Koerstz Madsen won the Honda LPGA Thailand.

Notes: The LPGA Tour returns from the two-stop Asian swing to begin its fast-paced road to the first major of the year. … The tournament dates back to 2010 and has a new title sponsor this year. It was previously known as Kia Classic. … Nelly Korda, the world number 2 player, is not playing. She is recovering after being diagnosed with a blood clot in her arm. …Jin Young Ko to world No. 1 leads eight of Aviara’s top 10 players. US Women’s Open champion Yuka Saso is also not playing. … Inbee Park hasn’t won on the LPGA Tour since winning at Aviara last year. … Juli Inkster is on the court, playing on a Hall of Fame exemption. … No one has won the tournament more than once since it started in 2010. … Cristie Kerr (2015) and Mirim Lee (2017) share the tournament record in Aviara at 268. The championship Chevron will take place next week at Mission Hills, the first major of the year and the last time it will take place at Rancho Mirage. … Five players from five countries – the United States, New Zealand, Ireland, South Korea and Denmark – have won all five LPGA events.

Next week: Chevron Championship.

Online: https://www.lpga.com/

PGA Tour: Corales Puntacana Championship

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Course: Corales GC. Footage: 7,670. By: 72.

Prize money: $3.7 million. Winner’s share: $666,000.

Television: Thursday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Joel Dahmen.

FedEx Cup leader: Scottie Scheffler.

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Last week: Sam Burns won the Valspar Championship.

Notes: The highest ranked player in this opposite court event is Nicolai Hojgaard of Denmark. He would have to win to have a mathematical chance of breaking into the top 50, although that’s unlikely with more points available in Match Play. This is the last week before the Masters takes the top 50 in the world. … The winner is exempt from the PGA Championship but not from the Masters. … Hojgaard and his twin brother, Rasmus, are on the pitch. They won consecutive weeks on the European tour last year. … Joel Dahmen earned his first career PGA Tour win last year. He was world No. 81 when he won. The other three winners in the Dominican Republic were outside the top 200 – Brice Garnett (214), Graeme McDowell (257) and Hudson Swafford (345)… The field includes all the champions in the short history of the event, including Nate Lashley and Dominic Bozelli at a Korn Ferry Tour event.

Next week: Valero Texas Open.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/

DP World Tour: Qatar Commercial Bank Masters

Location: Doha, Qatar.

Course: Doha GC. Footage: 7,401. By: 72.

Prize money: $2 million. Winner’s share: $333,333.

Television: Thursday, 5 a.m.-10 a.m. (Golf Channel); Friday, 7-10 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 7-9:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 5 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (Golf Channel).

Title holder: Antoine Rozner.

DP World Tour points leader: Viktor Hovland.

Last week: Shaun Norris won the Steyn City Championship.

Notes: This is the last week to enter the world top 50 and be invited to the Masters. Dean Burmester (64) is the only one with a mathematical chance if he wins. Shaun Norris opted out after his win at Steyn City boosted him to No. 62. … The Qatar Masters began in 1998 as one of two European tour events in the United Arab Emirates. This year it is one of six UAE events on the schedule. … Due to ongoing travel restrictions due to the pandemic, the tournament has been moved out of the Middle East swing. It now takes place opposite the WGC-Dell Match Play, which features the top 64 players from last week’s World Leaderboard. … Antoine Rozner’s victory last year gave him access to Match Play. He will return to defend in Qatar. … The field includes Guido Migliozzi of Italy, who is eligible for the Masters thanks to his fourth-place finish at the US Open last year in Torrey Pines. … Paul Lawrie in 1999 is the only player to have won the Qatar Masters and a major in the same year.

Next tournament: The Masters.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com/dpworld-tour/

Korn Ferry Tour: Lake Charles Championship

Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Course: Country Club at Golden Nugget. Footage: 6,940. By: 71.

Prize money: $750,000. Winner’s share: $135,000.

Television: None.

Defending Champion: New event.

Points leader: Carl Yuan.

Last week: Carl Yuan won the Chitimacha Louisiana Open.

Next week: Club Car Championship at the Landings Club.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/korn-ferry-tour.html

Other tours

Epson Tour: IOA Championship, Morongo GC at Tukwet Canyon, Beaumont, CA. Defending champion: Sophie Hausmann. Online: https://www.epsontour.com/

Asian Tour: The DGC Open, Delhi GCNew Delhi. Defending Champion: New event. Online: https://www.asiantour.com/

Ladies European Tour: Joburg Ladies Open, Modderfontein GC, Johannesburg, South Africa. Defending champion: Cassandra Hall. Online: https://ladieseuropeantour.com/

PGA Tour Latin America: Termas de Rio Hondo Invitational, Rio Hondo GC, Rio Hondo, Argentina. Defending champion: Alejandro Tosti. Online: https://www.pgatour.com/la/en.html

Sunshine Tour and Challenge Tour: SDC Open, Zebula Golf Estate and Elements Private Golf Reserve, Randburg, South Africa. Defending Champion: New event. Online: https://sunshinetour.com/ and https://www.europeantour.com/challenge-tour/

Japan LPGA: AXA Ladies Golf Tournament, UMK CC, Miyazaki, Japan. Defending champion: Eri Okayama. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp/en/

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