The PNC Championship 2021, headlining the golf calendar this weekend, is usually nothing more than a low-key mid-December celebratory exhibition featuring parents and their kids getting a chance to play 36 holes of golf together.
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The PNC Championship — formerly the Father/Son Challenge — has actually been around for a quarter of a century now, and it has a nice history. The vision for it was former major winners teaming up with their sons to have a little family time and also compete against one another. Over the years, it has evolved from a father-son event into more of a general family festivity.
Friday’s pro-am round was an opportunity for Woods to return to some level of normalcy, climbing back inside the ropes to play a game he has known for about 44 of his almost 46 years. (Woods turns 46 Dec. 30.)
Woods has been the rare athlete who shoulders massive expectations and exceeds them. This go-around, as he readies to turn 46, we should expect less.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17
Golf Channel Pro-Am coverage: 12:30-2:30 p.m. ET (Golfchannel.com)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18
Peacock Round 1 coverage: 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET (Peacock)
Golf Channel Round 1 coverage: 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET (Golfchannel.com, Peacock)
NBC Round 1 coverage: 2:30-5:30 p.m. ET (NBCSports.com, Peacock)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19
Peacock Round 2 coverage: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET (Peacock)
The tournament doesn’t get started until Saturday, but Friday will be the first time we actually get see Woods tee it up on TV. The 15-time major champion is taking part in Friday’s pro-am. He’ll play alongside Matt Kuchar teeing off at 9 a.m. ET.
If all goes to plan, Tiger should still be on the course when Golf Channel TV coverage of the pro-am kicks in at 12:30 p.m. ET. Either way, there will no doubt be plenty of highlights available for golf fans to pick apart detail by detail. You can also catch the PNC Pro-Am coverage on Peacock, which will simulcast the Golf Channel coverage.