bJELD-WEN Tradition on The Golf Channel Fact Sheetb
The Golf Channel is the exclusive cable television home of the Champions Tour through 2008. The network will televise 23 events in 2005 V including the seasons final major, the JELD-WEN Tradition.
12 hours of live JELD-WEN Tradition tournament coverage.
3 - 6 p.m. PT, Aug. 25 - 28
Daily prime-time replay.
7:30 - 10 p.m. PT, Aug. 25 - 28
Additional JELD-WEN Tradition tournament programming:
Champions Tour Learning Center
Monday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m. PT
Hosted by David Marr III, Champions Tour Learning Center complements The Golf Channels exclusive live tournament coverage of the Champions Tour as it explores the golf know-how shared by some of the most successful players to ever play the game. The Golf Channel allows its viewers to tap into that wealth of information every Monday night.
Aug. 25 - 28, 7 - 7:30 p.m. PT
The live, daily source for the most up-to-date, in-depth golf news in the world, Golf Central carries the latest scores and highlights from all the major tours. A staff of experienced golf reporters and analysts provide insight and commentary on the days hottest stories, including daily reports from the field, the business of golf and features on the games most colorful personalities.
Sprint Post Game
Aug. 25 - 28, 6 - 7 p.m. PT
An action-packed hour that is personality-driven and designed to provide viewers with a comprehensive look at all the major tournament action in the current week. Analysts breakdown trends and statistics, have live interviews, discuss news conferences and feature stories from tournament venues.
Rich Lerner, host
As host of The Golf Channels Champions Tour coverage, Rich Lerner brings a wealth of experience to the broadcast booth. Lerner has served as reporter/anchor for the networks nightly news show, Golf Central, and continues to be the shows essayist during its major championship coverage. He served as the main commentator for the networks LPGA Tour coverage in 2003 and often writes, produces and hosts original network specials like Courage on the Fairways, Tiger Woods: Millennium Man and New York Stories K of Enduring Spirit. Prior to joining The Golf Channel, Lerner was the host of a Prime Sports Radio Network afternoon-drive talk show distributed to approximately 100 stations nationwide.
Brandel Chamblee, analyst
As an analyst for The Golf Channels Champions Tour coverage, Chamblee makes a full-time transition from playing on the PGA TOUR V where he won the 1998 Greater Vancouver Open V to the broadcast booth. An All-American at the University of Texas, his career highlights include sharing the first-round lead at the Masters in 1999 and finishing among the Top-100 on the TOUR money list for the sixth straight hear in 2000. In addition to analyst duties for the Champions Tour Chamblee also is a contributing analyst for The Golf Channels Sprint Post Game.
David Marr III, interviewer
David Marr III serves as the main interviewer for The Golf Channels Champions Tour coverage and hosts Champions Tour Learning Center, a weekly, 30-minute show dedicated to game improvement and featuring a variety of players currently competing on the Champions Tour. He made his debut with The Golf Channel as its Golf Central Updates anchor, and also could be seen anchoring Golf Central and filing special reports during the networks coverage of the four major championships. Prior to joining The Golf Channel, Marr served as a commentator for WHDH-TV (NBC, Boston) during the 1999 Ryder Cup Matches, where he received rave reviews. He is the son of 1965 PGA Championship winner, 1965 Ryder Cup player and 1981 Ryder Cup Captain Dave Marr. A New York City native, Marr III is a graduate of Bucknell University.
Mark Lye, on-course reporter
A professional golfer since 1975, Mark Lye recently made the transition from The Golf Channels main analyst to an on-course reporter in order to compete in select Champions Tour events. The On the Mark feature incorporated into the networks Champions Tour telecasts V which showcases Lye wearing a microphone during competition V has become a viewer favorite. He also regularly contributes his expertise for The Golf Channels Sprint Post Game and special editions of Golf Central. In his 18-year pro career, Lye earned nearly $2 million on the PGA TOUR, with his best year in 1983 when he captured the Bank of Boston Classic and finished 28th on the money list. Lye graduated from San Jose State in 1975, where he was a three-time All-American.
Donna Caponi, on-course reporter
Donna Caponi serves as an on-course reporter for select Champions Tour events on The Golf Channel. Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001, Caponis expertise comes from playing 25 years on the LPGA Tour (1965-1989), where she won 24 events, including victories at the 1969 and 1970 U.S. Womens Open, the 1978 Peter Jackson Classic (when it was an LPGA major), the 1979 and 1981 LPGA Championships and the 1979 Dinah Shore. She was named by GOLF Magazine as one of the 100 Heroes of the First Century and serves as a PGA professional at Mission Hills Country Club in Palm Springs, Calif., home of the LPGAs Kraft Nabisco Championship. Caponis past television credits include work for ESPN, NBC, CBS and TBS.
Bob Greenway, Exec. Vice President, Programming & Production
Tony Tortorici, executive producer
Keith Hirshland, managing director, live tournaments
Phil Esposito, director
For more information contact, The Golf Channel Public Relations, 407/355-4653
After Further Review: Tiger's return comes at perfect time
Each week, GolfChannel.com takes a look back at the week in golf. Here's what's weighing on our writers' minds.
On the current state of golf as Tiger Woods returns to competition ...
Less than four days before Tiger Woods returns to official competitive golf for the first time in a year, Jon Rahm, the new second-ranked player in the world, won on the PGA Tour and Rory McIlroy made an impressive 2018 debut on the European Tour (T-3).
Not since Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus crossed paths at the 1960 U.S. Open has there been so many superstars all poised for big seasons, with world No. 1 Dustin Johnson having already won this year and Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas both coming off stellar seasons.
It’s a good time for golf. - Rex Hoggard
On Tommy Fleetwood's continued success ...
There have been scores of talented European players whose skills didn’t translate to the PGA Tour … and maybe, in a few years, Tommy Fleetwood will prove to be no different.
He sure looks like the real deal, though.
His title defense in Abu Dhabi – on the strength of a back-nine 30 in windy conditions – was his third title in the past 12 months and 11th top-10 overall. A few of those have come in majors and World Golf Championship events, too, which led the reigning Race to Dubai champion to accept PGA Tour membership for this season.
Beginning at Riviera, he plans to play exclusively in the States through May, then reassess for the rest of the year. Hope he sticks, because he’s a fun personality with tons of game. - Ryan Lavner
Rahm passes Spieth to become world No. 2
With his win Sunday at the CareerBuilder Challenge, Jon Rahm picked up his second PGA Tour victory and moved to No. 2 in the FedExCup points standings.
He picked up one more No. 2, too.
The 23-year-old Spaniard passed Jordan Spieth to move to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, behind only Dustin Johnson.
In 19 months, since June 2016, Rahm has rocketed from No. 776 in the world to No. 2, thanks in part to his low divisor, his number of events played.
Asked after his playoff victory over Andrew Landry to discuss his rapid ascent up the world rankings, Rahm was almost at a loss.
“It's hard to believe to be honest, passing Jordan Spieth,” he said. “That's a three-time major champion. I only have two wins. He's got 10-plus, right? It's again – I've said it many times – I never thought I was going to be at this point in my life right now.”
Rahm may only have two PGA Tour titles, but this is his fourth worldwide win in the last year, dating back to last season’s Farmers Insurance Open. He also took the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and the DP World Tour Championship on his way to claiming the European Tour’s 2017 Rookie of the Year Award.
Dating back to the start of last season on the PGA Tour, Rahm has racked up 12 top-10s, three runner-ups, and two wins.
He will head to Torrey Pines next week ready to defend for the first time.
Brady compares self to Woods after winning AFC title
Tom Brady and Tiger Woods are two of the all-time greats in their respective sports ... a fact that is not lost on the five-time Super Bowl winning quarterback.
Fresh off leading the New England Patriots to a AFC Championship victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Brady was asked about winning the game despite a cut on his throwing hand - which made national news heading into the matchup.
His response invoked the name of a certain 14-time major winner, something that would be tough to pull off, if not for the fact that he is, you know, Tom Brady.
“I think it's kind of arrogant to say it bothered me when we had a pretty good game, so I wouldn't say that," the 40-year-old told reporters after the game. "It's like when Tiger Woods said, ‘That was my C game’ and he won the tournament."
Tom Brady, postgame, on wearing the wrap on his hand: “I think it's kind of arrogant to say it bothered me when we had a pretty good game, so I wouldn't say that. It's like when Tiger Woods said, ‘That was my C game’ and he won the tournament.”— Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) January 22, 2018
Tiger Woods winning with his "C game" may be a distant memory for golf fans, but no matter what game he brings, his next chance to win comes next week at Torrey Pines during his official comeback to the PGA Tour.
Brady has a shot at his sixth Super Bowl title in two weeks. The Patriots would probably benefit from him bringing a little better than his "C game" as well.
Rahm beats Landry in playoff to win CareerBuilder
Jon Rahm birdied the fourth extra hole Sunday to defeat Andrew Landry in a playoff, win the CareerBuilder Challenge and move to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Here’s how things played out in overtime at PGA West:
Leaderboard: Rahm (-22), Landry (-22), John Huh (-20), Adam Hadwin (-20), Martin Piller (-20), Kevin Chappell (-19), Scott Piercy (-19)
What it means: This is Rahm’s second PGA Tour win and his fourth worldwide victory in the last year, dating back to last season’s Farmers Insurance Open. Rahm took the early lead Thursday with an opening 62 and after rounds of 67-70, he started the final round two back. On Sunday, he made five birdies without dropping a single shot on the intimidating Stadium Course. In the clubhouse at 22 under, Rahm watched as Landry made birdie on 18 to force a playoff.
Rahm missed birdie putts that would have ended the tournament on the final hole of regulation and on each playoff hole. Finally, on his fourth trip down 18 of the day, his birdie bid found the cup. With the victory, Rahm passes Jordan Spieth to move to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, trailing only Dustin Johnson. He enters next week at Torrey Pines looking to defend for the first time.
Best of the rest: A two-time Web.com winner playing his second full season on the PGA Tour, Landry shot 68 Sunday, making birdie on the 72nd hole to force extras. Once Rahm finally made birdie on the fourth playoff hole, Landry's putt to extend slid by on the right edge. This is Landry's best career finish on the PGA Tour. Had he won, he would have secured full Tour status through the 2019-20 season and earned invites to the Masters, Players, and PGA Championships.
Round of the day: Sam Saunders fired an 8-under 64 to register this best finish of the season, a tie for eighth at 18 under. The reigning Web.com Tour Championship winner was 9 under par through 12 holes before making bogey at 13 and parring his way into the clubhouse.
Biggest disappointment: Overnight leader Austin Cook was eyeing his second win of the season but never contended. The RSM champion carded two double bogeys Sunday en route to a 3-over 75, dropping him from the 54-hole lead to a tie for 14th.
Shot of the day: Rahm's putt to win:
Quote of the day: "One of us had to do it and either one of us would have been a well-deserving champion." - Rahm on his playoff victory over Landry