Golf MediaDecember 15, 2015

NBC/Golf Channel's Mark Rolfing returning to TV in January after cancer treatment/surgery

The PGA Tour will kick off a new calendar year in a familiar place with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions next month. And when you tune into watch, you'll see a familiar face.

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NBC/Golf Channel announced Mark Rolfing will return to the broadcast team for the event at Kapalua. Rolfing has been on a leave of absence since the PGA Championship in August in order to get surgery and treatment for a rare form of salivary gland cancer.

Rolfing, who lives in Maui and is a former tournament organizer of the Kapalua event, will be in the tower for both the PGA Tour's TOC as well as the Sony Open in Honolulu the following week.

"Debi and I would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support during these past several months, including our Golf Channel and NBC Sports family, friends in the media, players and fans," said Rolfing, who had a malignant growth removed from his left cheek on Aug. 13. "The medical staffs at the University of Chicago and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have been amazing. I’m excited to rejoin my colleagues in January in welcoming the PGA TOUR back to Hawaii."

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