Golf Channel Tournament Airtimes and Notes (Aug. 25-28): The Barclays, Canadian Pacific Women's Open, WinCo Foods Portland Open, Made in Denmark, Boeing Classic

By Golf Channel Public RelationsAugust 25, 2016, 3:15 pm

Olympic Silver Medalist and World No. 1 Lydia Ko Headlines Field at Canadian Pacific Women’s Open Tour’s WinCo Foods Portland Open to Determine “The 25” Earning 2016-17 PGA TOUR Cards in Regular Season Finale

 European Tour Stages Made in Denmark

 PGA TOUR Champions in Washington for Boeing Classic


ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 24, 2016) – The PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs begin this week on the historic Black Course at Bethpage State Park in New York with The Barclays. Jordan Spieth and Jason Day headline a field that are eligible to compete based on the top-125 in the regular season FedExCup standings. The top-100 after this week advances to Boston for the Deutsche Bank Championship next week. The LPGA Tour is in Canada for the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, where Rolex Rankings No. 1 and Olympic silver medalist Lydia Ko will look to defend her 2015 title. The Tour stages its final regular season event this week with the WinCoFoods Portland Open where – at week’s end – the Tour will present 2016-17 PGA TOUR cards to the top-25 in the season-long money list. Players finishing 26-100 on the money list will be eligible to compete in the Tour Finals, along with players having finished 126-200 in the PGA TOUR FedExCup race during the regular season. At the conclusion of the four-week Tour Finals, an additional 25 PGA TOUR 2016-17 cards will be awarded. Billy Andrade will defend his title at the Boeing Classic near Seattle on the PGA TOUR Champions, while the European Tour is in Denmark for Made in Denmark.


The Barclays

Dates: August 25-28

Venue: Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         2-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)

Friday              2-6 p.m. (Live) / 11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. (Replay)

Saturday          1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m. -3:30 a.m. (Replay)

Sunday            Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m. – 3 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Kicking off the FedExCup Playoffs: The PGA TOUR 2015-16 regular season concluded last week after 42 events and the top-125 in the FedExCup standings earned their 2016-17 PGA TOUR cards, becoming eligible to compete in the Playoffs. 121 players are currently in the field this week, and the top-100 in the standings following Sunday’s final round will be eligible to compete in next week’s Deutsche Bank Championship near Boston.

Day defends: Jason Day defeated Henrik Stenson by six strokes at Plainfield Country Club in 2015 to earn his sixth career PGA TOUR win.

Final Week for U.S. Ryder Cup Points: This week is the final week for American players to earn points towards qualifying for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. After this week, the top-eight players in points will qualify.

Headlining the field: Olympic medalists Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar, along with Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team

Play by Play:   Rich Lerner

Analyst:           Nick Faldo

Tower:             Frank Nobilo, Jim Gallagher, Jr.

On Course:      Phil Blackmar

Interviews:      George Savaricas


Canadian Pacific Women’s Open

Dates: Aug. 25-28

Venue: Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club (Raven Course), Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         6-9 p.m. ET (Live)

Friday              6-9 p.m. ET (Live)

Saturday          3-6 p.m. ET (Live)

Sunday            3-6 p.m. ET (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

World No. 1 and Olympic Silver Medalist Lydia Ko Headlines Strong Field: Olympic silver medalist, World No. 1 and defending champion Lydia Ko headlines a strong international field that includes 20 of the top-25 ranked players in the Rolex Rankings.

Notables in field: In Gee Chun, Brooke Henderson, Charley Hull, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Sei Young Kim, Brittany Lang, Stacy Lewis, Anna Nordqvist, Gerina Piller, Karrie Webb and Michelle Wie.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Terry Gannon

Analyst: Judy Rankin

Tower: Tom Abbott

On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Gail Graham     


WinCo Foods Portland Open

Dates: Aug. 25-28

Venue: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Oregon 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         Noon-2 p.m. (Live)

Friday              Noon-2 p.m. (Live)

Saturday          8-10 p.m. (Live)

Sunday            8-10 p.m. (Live) / 5-7 am (Replay) 

Broadcast Notes:

Finalizing “The 25”: The top-25 on the Tour money list following Sunday’s final round will earn their 2016-17 PGA TOUR card. Players finishing 26-100 on the money list will be eligible to compete for 25 additional PGA TOUR cards in the four-event Tour Finals, along with players having finished 126-200 in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup standings.

Headlining the field: Matt Atkins, Rodolfo Cazaubon, Max Homa, Stephan Jaeger, Trey Mullinax, C.T. Pan, Seamus Power, Xander Schauffele, J.J. Spaun, Andrew Svoboda and Richy Werenski.                                                                                        

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Grant Boone

Analyst: Craig Perks

Tower: Steve Burkowski

On-Course: Tripp Isenhour / Kay Cockerill


Boeing Classic

Dates: August 26-28

Venue: TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, Wash.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Friday              9-11 p.m. (Tape Delay) / 3:30-5:30 a.m. (Replay)

Saturday          6-8 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-5:30 a.m. (Replay)

Sunday            6-8 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Andrade defends: Billy Andrade defeated Bernhard Langer by one stroke to earn his second career PGA TOUR Champions win.

Headlining the field: Billy Andrade, John Cook, John Daly, Bernhard Langer, Rocco Mediate, Colin Montgomerie, Jesper Parnevik and Gene Sauers.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team

Play by Play:   Whit Watson

Analyst:           Lanny Wadkins

Tower:             John Mahaffey, Dave Marr III

On Course:      Billy Ray Brown


Made in Denmark

Dates: August 25-28

Venue: Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort (PGA Backtee Course), Aalborg, Denmark

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         5:30-7:30 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m. – Noon (Live)

Friday              5:30-7:30 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m. – Noon (Live)        

Saturday          7-11 a.m. (Live)

Sunday            6:30 a.m.-11 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

Horsey Defends: David Horsey won by two strokes over four players for his fourth career European Tour win.

Headlining the Field: Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke, Matthew Fitzpatrick, David Horsey, Martin Kaymer, Shane Lowery, Thomas Pieters, Y.E. Yang.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Studio Host:    Mike Ritz

Play by Play:   Dougie Donnelly

Analyst:           Warren Humphreys

On Course:      Julian Tutt

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.

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Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.

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Article: Man accused of vandalizing four Trump courses


Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

Article: Eric Trump denies Russia helped fund golf courses

Article: Trump company ordered to pay $5.77M in dues dispute

Reportedly fake TIME covers

Article: Trump clubs display fake Time magazine cover

Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

Report: Trump's voter fraud claim tied to Langer

Langer: Trump 'apologized' for story mix-up

Pros comment on the president

Article: Players defend Trump at Senior PGA Championship

Article: Trump congratulates Daly; Daly congratulates Trump

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