This Week in Golf -- Dec. 13 through Dec. 16

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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - EUROPEAN TOUR - ALFRED DUNHILL CHAMPIONSHIP, Leopard Creek Country Club, Malelane, South Africa - The Alfred Dunhill Championship returns after a year off the schedule.

Garth Mulroy won the title when the event was last played in November 2011. Mulroy closed with a 68 to fend off George Murray, who shot 67 in the final round.

The event is co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour. Mulroy won the 2011 Order of Merit on that tour thanks in part to his win at the Leopard Creek, and his top-10 finish the following week.

That was the end of the 2010-11 schedule and this tournament was played twice that season. The first time around, Pablo Martin won by two strokes over three players.

Two homegrown major champions will headline the field this week. South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel are both competing. Schwartzel is coming off a commanding 11-stroke win last week in Thailand.

Last week's winner, Scott Jamieson, and Branden Grace, who won four times last year on the European Tour, are also in the field this week.

Golf Channel will have early morning coverage of all four rounds.

The European Tour will return to action January 10th with the Volvo Golf Champions, where Grace beat Retief Goosen and Ernie Els in a playoff last year.


PNC FATHER/SON CHALLENGE, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Florida - The Father/Son Challenge returns to the schedule for the first time since 2008.

Larry Nelson, a 3-time winner, will be on hand to defend his title with his son, John. The elder Nelson has won in 2004 and 2008 with his son Drew, and he also won in 2007 competing with another son, Josh.

The Nelsons will battle 17 other teams this week. Arnold Palmer is competing with his grandson Will, while Bernhard Langer and Fuzzy Zoeller are playing with their daughters.

The field has combined to win 67 major championship titles, and has 492 professional victories on the PGA and European Tours combined.

NBC will televise the action both days.

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