Veteran Golf Channel and NBC Sports golf analyst Mark Rolfing will return to the broadcast team at next month's Hyundai Tournament of Champions after undergoing surgery to treat a rare form of salivary gland cancer.
Rolfing, who lives in Maui, will serve as a tower analyst for both the season-opening event at Kapalua, held Jan. 7-10, as well as the Sony Open in Hawaii the following week. He will also remain in Hawaii to work the first Champions Tour event of the new year, the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.
Following the PGA Championship, Rolfing underwent surgery on Aug. 13 to remove a malignant growth from his left cheek area. He has since undergone proton therapy radiation to treat the cancer.
"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," Rolfing said. "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."