Golf Channel Tournament Airtimes & Notes (April 21-24)

By Golf Channel Public RelationsApril 19, 2016, 6:00 pm

Mickelson, DeChambeau Headline Field at Valero Texas Open

 

World No. 1 Ko Defends Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

 

Nicklaus/Player Lead Legends Division at PGA TOUR Champions’

Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge

 

Watson Headlines the Field at the Shenzhen International in China

 

The PGA TOUR returns to the Lone Star state for the Valero Texas Open, as Phil Mickelson headlines the field, along with Bryson DeChambeau, who earned a top-5 finish last week in his first PGA TOUR event competing as a professional. The LPGA Tour is in San Francisco for the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, where world No. 1 Lydia Ko defends. World Golf Hall-of-Famers Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player lead the Legends division competing in the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri, where they’ll compete in teams of two. And Bubba Watson headlines the field at the Shenzhen International on the European Tour in China.

 

PGA TOUR

 

Valero Texas Open

Dates: April 21-24

Venue: JW Marriott, TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Friday              3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Saturday          1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay)

Sunday            1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay)

 

Broadcast Notes:

Walker defends: Jimmy Walker finished four shots ahead of fellow Texan Jordan Spieth for his fifth PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Branden Grace, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Ernie Els and Jimmy Walker.

 

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Steve Sands

Analyst: Frank Nobilo

Tower: Matt Gogel / Craig Perks

On-Course: Billy Ray Brown

Interviews: Scott Walker

 

LPGA TOUR

 

Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Dates: April 21-24                                                                      

Venue: Lake Merced Golf Club, San Francisco, Calif.

 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         6-9 p.m. (Live)

Friday              6-9 p.m. (Live)

Saturday          6-9 p.m. (Live)

Sunday            6-9 p.m. (Live)

 

Broadcast Notes:

Ko defends: Lydia Ko defeated Morgan Pressel with a birdie on the second playoff hole for her seventh LPGA Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Sei Young Kim, In Gee Chun, Brooke Henderson, Ha Na Jang, Amy Yang, So Yeon Ryu, Shanshan Feng and Hyo Joo Kim.

 

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Whit Watson

Analyst: Karen Stupples

Tower: Tom Abbott                            

On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Kay Cockerill

 

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

 

Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge

Dates: April 22-24                                                                      

Venues: Buffalo Ridge (Springs Course), Top of the Rock, Ridgedale, Mo.

 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Friday              Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 1-3 a.m. (Saturday replay)

Saturday          3-6 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-6 a.m. (Sunday replay)

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

 

Broadcast Notes:

Format: The two-man teams will compete in two separate divisions: Champions and Legends. The Champions Division will compete in a 54-hole tournament and the unofficial Legends division is made up of players 65 years and over, competing in a 45-hole tournament. The Legends division will play Top of the Rock all three days, while the Champions division will rotate between Buffalo Ridge and Top of the Rock.

Andrade/Durant defend: Billy Andrade and Joe Durant finished three shots ahead of Sandy Lyle and Ian Woosnam for their first career respective PGA TOUR Champions victories.

Notable Champions Division Teams: Tom Lehman/Bernhard Langer, Mark O’Meara/Colin Montgomerie, Davis Love III/Scott Verplank, Tom Watson/Andy North, Peter Jacobsen/Jay Haas

Notable Legends Division Teams: Jack Nicklaus/Gary Player, Tony Jacklin/David Graham, Lee Trevino/Mike Hill, Bob Murphy/Jim Colbert.

 

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Bob Papa

Analyst: Lanny Wadkins

Tower: John Mahaffey / Dave Marr   

On-Course: Phil Blackmar

 

EUROPEAN TOUR

 

Shenzhen International

Dates: April 21-24                                                                      

Venue: Genzon Golf Club (A Course), Shenzhen, China     

 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         12:30-2:30 a.m. (Tape delay) / 2:30-5:30 a.m. (Live) / 6-10 a.m. (Replay)

Friday              6-10 a.m. (Tape delay)

Saturday          6-10 a.m. (Tape delay)

Sunday            6-10 a.m. (Tape delay)

 

Broadcast Notes:

Aphibarnrat defends: Kiradech Aphibarnrat outlasted Haotong Li with a birdie on the first playoff hole for his second career European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Bubba Watson, Victor Dubuisson, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Thorbjorn Olesen, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Gary Stal, Kristoffer Broberg, Marcel Siem and Mikko Ilonen.

 

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly

Analyst: Dom Boulet                          

On-Course: Julian Tutt

 

-NBC Sports Group-

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.

Getty Images

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.

Getty Images

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.


Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year


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.


Playing with the pros

Tiger, DJ and Faxon

Article: Video, images from Tiger, DJ's round with Trump

Article: After DJ and Tiger, Trump plays golf with Jack

Rory faces criticism

Article: Rory: Round with Trump about respect for presidency

Article: Rory: Round with Trump not a 'political statement'


President at the Presidents Cup


Video: President Trump makes the rounds at Liberty National

Article: President Trump presents trophy to U.S. team

Article: Stricker: 'Great thrill' to get trophy from Trump


Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

Article: Senator tweets Trump shot 73 in windy, wet conditions

Article: Graham offers details on Trump's round of 73


Cart on the green


Article: Trump appears to drive cart on Bedminster green


Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open


Article: Trump makes presidential history at Women's Open

Article: Trump supporters, protesters clash near Women's Open

Article: UltraViolet takes protest inside Trump National


Photo gallery: President Trump at the U.S. Women's Open


Trump golf properties

Vandalism

Article: Environmental group vandalizes Trump golf course

Article: Man accused of vandalizing four Trump courses

Finances


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