Golf Channel Tournament Airtimes & Notes (April 13-17)

By Golf Channel Public RelationsApril 12, 2016, 9:45 pm

PGA TOUR Shifts to Hilton Head for RBC Heritage as World No. 1 Day

Headlines the Field and DeChambeau Set to Make Professional Debut


Ko, Park and Thompson Lead Field with LPGA Tour in Hawaii for LOTTE Championship, Airing in Primetime on Golf Channel Wednesday-Saturday


PGA TOUR Champions in Georgia for Mitsubishi Electric Classic with Six Masters Participants in the Field Including Langer, Watson and O’Meara


European Tour Stages Open de Espana Hosted by Sergio Garcia Foundation


The PGA TOUR is on Hilton Head Island this week for the RBC Heritage, as World No. 1 Jason Day leads the field, along with newly turned professional (and low amateur at the Masters) Bryson DeChambeau, who makes his professional debut this week. The LPGA Tour is in Hawaii for the LOTTE Championship, airing in primetime on Golf Channel from Wednesday-Saturday. World No. 1 Lydia Ko leads the field, along with Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson. The PGA TOUR Champions is in Georgia for the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, with six Masters participants (and former champions) scheduled to compete, including Bernhard Langer and Tom Watson. And the European Tour stages the Open de Espana, hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation. Garcia, along with fellow Spaniard Rafa Cabrera Bello and major champion Martin Kaymer headline the field.




RBC Heritage

Dates: April 14-17

Venue: Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, S.C.


Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         3-6 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)

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

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

Sunday            1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 7-11:30 p.m. (Replay)


Broadcast Notes:

DeChambeau to make debut as a professional: Bryson DeChambeau, the low amateur in the Masters and 2015 U.S. Amateur and NCAA individual champion, will make his debut as a professional this week.

Headlining the field: Jason Day, Bryson DeChambeau, Zach Johnson, Paul Casey, Brandt Snedeker, Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Matt Fitzpatrick and Davis Love III.


Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Whit Watson

Analyst: Curt Byrum

Tower: Matt Gogel / Jim Gallagher Jr.

On-Course: Craig Perks

Interviews: Damon Hack




LOTTE Championship

Dates: April 13-16                                                                      

Venue: Ko Olina Golf Club, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii


Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Wednesday     7-11 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)

Thursday         7-11 p.m. (Live) / 2-6 a.m. (Friday replay)

Friday              7-11 p.m. (Live) / 4-7 a.m. (Saturday replay)

Saturday          7-11 p.m. (Live)


Broadcast Notes:

LOTTE Championship airing in primetime Wednesday-Saturday on Golf Channel: Golf Channel will televise all four rounds of the LOTTE Championship live and in primetime, Wednesday-Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

Kim defends: Sei Young Kim defeated Inbee Park with a hole-out from 154 yards for eagle on the first playoff hole to earn her second career LPGA Tour win.

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson, Sei Young Kim, Brittany Lincicome, Suzann Pettersen, Cristie Kerr, In Gee Chun and Michelle Wie.


Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Tom Abbott

Analyst: Karen Stupples

Tower: Mark Rolfing                          

On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Nicole Castrale




Mitsubishi Electric Classic

Dates: April 15-17                                                                      

Venue: TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga.


Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Friday              Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-4 a.m. (Saturday replay)

Saturday          3-6 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Sunday replay)

Sunday            3-6 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-2:30 a.m. (Monday replay)


Broadcast Notes:

Browne defends: Olin Browne finished one shot ahead of Bernhard Langer for his second career PGA TOUR Champions win.

Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson, Colin Montgomerie, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jay Haas, Mark O’Meara, Tom Lehman, Kirk Triplett and Larry Mize.


Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Bob Papa

Analyst: Lanny Wadkins

Tower: John Mahaffey / Dave Marr   

On-Course: Arron Oberholser




Open de Espana

Dates: April 14-17                                                                      

Venue: Valderrama Golf Club, Sotogrande, Spain


Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         6:30-8:30 a.m. / 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live)

Friday              6:30-8:30 a.m. / 10:30 a.m.-Noon (Live)

Saturday          8 a.m.-Noon (Live)

Sunday            5-9:30 a.m. (Live)


Broadcast Notes:

Morrison defends: James Morrison finished four strokes clear of the field for his second career European Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Sergio Garcia, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Martin Kaymer, Soren Kjeldsen, Thorbjorn Olesen, Thomas Pieters, Andy Sullivan, Peter Uihlein and Chris Wood.


Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Studio Host: Mike Ritz

Play by Play: Dominik Holyer

Analyst: Jay Townsend                       

On-Course: Mark James


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Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

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.

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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.