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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

More Late Night/Early Morning Golf This Week

Well, here we go again. While I realize that it's great for those international viewers among you, these Asian events -- whether they're LPGA or PGA -- are tough for us American fans.

Hana Jang, Ariya Jutanugarn and Lydia Ko

The Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia will be played at the same facility where the PGA Tour played this past week -- TPC Kuala Lumpur -- only the ladies will be on the East Course. (The men were on the West Course.) And as usual, Tony Jesselli has done a preview of the event at his website, so you can get the particulars there.

The big news, if somehow you missed it, is the change at the top of the Rolex Player of the Year race. Since Lydia Ko didn't play last week, Ariya Jutanugarn moved 13 points ahead of her. With only three events left in the season, Lydia will have her work cut out for her.

And as the photo above makes clear, both women are playing this week. The photo is from this LPGA page, where you can find other info about the field breakdown. The breakdown says nothing about Lydia's caddie, however. I think everybody is very interested to see how Lydia performs with her new caddie, since she split with her recent caddie last week.

If I understand the time zones correctly, Kuala Lumpur is exactly 12 hours ahead of us here on the East Coast of the US. The Sime Darby website has a live streaming widget on their front page, so it may be possible for us US folks to catch some of the event live. The widget shows the broadcast time as "27 - 30 Oct 2016 , 9:00-10:30am Thursday to Sunday," which I assume is Kuala Lumpur local time. If so, we should get some live streaming golf from 9-10:30pm ET Wednesday to Saturday. We shall see.

In the meantime, Tony lists the scheduled tape-delayed times in his post, with the first round starting in the wee hours of Thursday morning at 4am ET. GC lists a replay of the first round late Thursday from 6-7:30pm ET, but that's seriously cut down because there's so much PGA Tour and Champions Tour golf this week.

Just be aware that the LPGA may be a bit tricky to catch here in the US. You international viewers are so lucky this week!

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