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Golf

Sports on TV for Sunday, December 3

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Sunday, December 3

2 p.m.

Jesper Svensson leads South African Open by 1 stroke after second round

Swedish golfer Jesper Svensson will take a one-stroke lead into the weekend at the South African Open Championship after shooting a 5-under 67.

Sports on TV for December 2 - 3

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Saturday, December 2

9:35 p.m.

Tiger Woods has a sloppy finish for a 75 in his return in the Bahamas

Tiger Woods made a solid return to golf until he limped home in the Bahamas. That was more about his golf than his fused right ankle.

Jason Dufner and Kevin Chappell among 73 players in LIV Golf Promotions qualifier

Former PGA champion Jason Dufner and Kevin Chappell are among 73 players who are signed up for the LIV Golf Promotions qualifier next week in Abu Dhabi.

Joakim Lagergren leads South African Open Championship after first-round 65

Swedish golfer Joakim Lagergren has shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the South African Open Championship.

Sports on TV for Friday, December 1

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Friday, December 1

BTN — Maryland at Indiana

Teenage amateur golfer Rachel Lee tied for the lead in the Australian Open women’s field

Teenage amateur Rachel Lee has finished the first round of the Australian Open in a tie for the lead with American Jenny Shin.

Sports on TV for Thursday, November 30

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Thursday, November 30

7 p.m.

Sports on TV for December 4 - 10

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Monday, December 4

ESPNU — NCAA Tournament: TBD, Final, Cary, N.C.

Luke Donald stays on as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for 2025 after overwhelming backing of players

Luke Donald is staying on as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for its title defense in 2025 at Bethpage Black.

Tiger Woods sounds more optimistic about his game than a Saudi deal getting done on time

Tiger Woods sounds more optimistic about his golf schedule than the PGA Tour getting a deal finalized with Saudi Arabia on time.

Russell Knox has conditional status on the PGA Tour. What that means is still unclear

Russell Knox is coming off his worst year in golf at a bad time. He finished 147th in the FedEx Cup.

Column: The rich new PGA Tour is not about the haves and have nots. It’s the haves and have more

There’s a two-tier system in the PGA Tour. The top 50 in the FedEx Cup are guaranteed to play in eight signature events with their $20 million purses.

Tiger Woods returns to play in the Bahamas. European tour splits time in Australia and South Africa

Tiger Woods is back after nearly eight months. He is playing in his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

Japanese golfer Ryo Hisatsune voted rookie of the year on the European tour

Ryo Hisatsune has been voted as the European tour’s top rookie this season after a memorable year that saw the 21-year-old Japanese player win the French Open and earn dual membership with the PGA Tour.

Min Woo Lee wins Australian PGA. Burmester wins Joburg Open to earn British Open place

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Min Woo Lee won the Australian PGA Championship on Sunday, closing with a 3-under 68 for a three-shot victory at Royal Queensland.

Min Woo Lee serves up a victory at the Australian PGA Championship

Min Woo Lee has won the Australian PGA Championship by three shots from Riyuka Hoshino of Japan. The 25-year-old from Western Australia closed with a 3-under 68 to finish at 20 under.

Thriston Lawrence leads Joburg Open by 3 shots before final round

South Africa’s Thriston Lawrence will take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Joburg Open as he tries to reclaim the title he won two years ago.

Lee leads the Australian PGA Championship by 3 shots from Hoshino of Japan

Min Woo Lee has extended his lead to three shots at the Australian PGA Championship after a 5-under 66 to move to 17 under after three rounds.

Nikhil Rama, a South African who is ranked No. 1,214, leads the Joburg Open after the second round

South African golfer Nikhil Rama rose to the top of the leaderboard at the Joburg Open after hitting an 8-under 62 in the second round.

Sports on TV for November 27 - December 3

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Monday, November 27

11 p.m.

Cam Smith misses the cut in Australian PGA title defense. Lee leads by a shot from Scott

Cam Smith has missed the cut in his Australian PGA Championship title defense after slumping to 9 over after a 78 in the second round.

Eddie Merrins, the ‘Little Pro’ who had an enormous influence on golf in LA, dies at 91

Eddie Merrins was known as “The Little Pro” because of his 5-foot-7 stature. The nickname surely had nothing to do with his giant influence on golf.

Lawrence shoots 62 to lead by 3 strokes at Joburg Open in first week of 2024 European tour season

South African golfer Thriston Lawrence has begun his bid for a second title at the Joburg Open by shooting 8-under 62 to lead by three shots after the first round of the season-opening event on the European tour.

Bernd Wiesberger returns to the European tour after losing contract on LIV Golf circuit

Bernd Wiesberger is returning to the European tour after two seasons in the breakaway LIV Golf series.

Moscatel leads Australian PGA Championship by 1. Cam Smith’s title defense off to a shaky start

Joel Moscatel has got over the disappointment of missing out on a DP World Tour card by producing a course record 63 to the lead the Australian PGA Championship on a day when Cam Smith’s title defense got off to a shaky start.

LIV Golf to play in Las Vegas during Super Bowl week. The 2024 schedule has no Trump courses yet

LIV Golf is going to Las Vegas during the Super Bowl. The Saudi-funded league released the 2024 schedule for its third year. The final two sites have not been announced.

Sports on TV for Thursday, November 23

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Thursday, November 23

AUTO RACING

3:30 a.m. (Friday)

Tiger Woods and son Charlie to play in PNC Championship again

Maybe the reason Tiger Woods is returning to competition next week in the Bahamas is to prepare for what really matters: The father-son appearance in the PNC Championship.