Golf Channel Tournament Airtimes & Notes (April 28-May1)

By Golf Channel Public RelationsApril 26, 2016, 9:15 pm

Day, Fowler Headline Field at Zurich Classic of New Orleans as Rose Defends


Seven of Top-10 in Rolex World Rankings to Tee it Up at at LPGA’s Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, Including Thompson, Lewis Tour in Indiana for United Leasing & Finance Championship;

First of 10 Tour Events Airing on Golf Channel in 2016


           European Tour Stages Volvo China Open, Jimenez in the Field


Jason Day, Rickie Fowler and defending champion Justin Rose headline the field, as the PGA TOUR is in Louisiana for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The LPGA Tour is outside of Dallas for the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, featuring seven of the top-10 in the world scheduled to compete, including Lexi Thompson and Stacy Lewis. The Tour is in Indiana for the United Leasing & Finance Championship, the first of 10 Tour events airing on Golf Channel in 2016. And the European Tour is in Beijing for the Volvo China Open, with Miguel Angel Jimenez headlining the field.




Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Dates: April 28-May 1

Venue: TPC Louisiana, Avondale, La.


Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         3-6 p.m. (Live) / 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Friday              3-6 p.m. (Live) / 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

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

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


Broadcast Notes:

Golf Central airing on-site in New Orleans:Golf Channel’s evening news program, Golf Central, will be on-site at TPC Louisiana, airing live Thursday-Sunday and offering insight and analysis once the tournament gets underway. Ryan Burr will host, while Brandel Chamblee and David Duval will serve as analysts. George Savaricas will provide reports and player interviews. Golf Channel’s Morning Drive also has an on-site presence at TPC Louisiana, with Damon Hack and Charlie Rymer discussing the latest storylines and conducting interviews throughout the week.  

Rose defends: Justin Rose finished one shot ahead of Cameron Tringale to earn his seventh career PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Charley Hoffman, Billy Horschel, Smylie Kaufman, Steve Stricker, Patrick Rodgers, Daniel Berger and Byeong Hun An.


Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Rich Lerner        

Analyst: Nick Faldo

Tower: Phil Blackmar

On-Course: Billy Ray Brown




Volunteers of America Texas Shootout

Dates: April 28-May 1                                                               

Venue: Las Colinas Country Club, Irving, Texas


Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 2:30-5 a.m. (Friday replay)

Friday              Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 3-5:30 a.m. (Saturday replay)

Saturday          3-6 p.m. (Live) / 2:30-5 a.m. (Sunday replay)

Sunday            3-6 p.m. (Live) / 2:30-5 a.m. (Monday replay)


Broadcast Notes:

Format: This week’s event is unique in that while there is a cut to low-70 players (and ties) following 36 holes on Friday, there is an additional cut to low-50 players (and ties) after 54 holes on Saturday.

Headlining the field: Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Brooke Henderson, Sei Young Kim, In Gee Chun, Amy Yang, So Yeon Ryu, Shanshan Feng, Hyo Joo Kim, Minjee Lee and Suzann Pettersen.


Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Tom Abbott

Analyst: Judy Rankin

Tower: Jim Gallagher Jr.                     

On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Karen Stupples




United Leasing & Finance Championship

Dates: April 28-May 1                                                                      

Venue: Victoria National Golf Club, Newburgh, Ind.


Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         6:30-8:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)

Friday              6:30-8:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)

Saturday          7-9 p.m. (Tape delay) / 4-6 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)

Sunday            7-9 p.m. (Tape delay) / 4-6 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)


Broadcast Notes:

Golf Channel announces new Tour broadcast team for 2016: On Thursday Golf Channel will televise the first of 10 Tour events scheduled on its air in 2016. This season, Golf Channel welcomes a few new faces to its tournament telecast team. Grant Boone returns to Golf Channel as play-by-play host – a role he served in for several years on Golf Channel in the early 2000s; and Golf Channel analyst Tripp Isenhour – winner of multiple Tour events in his career – will join the team as an on-course reporter. Familiar faces returning to Golf Channel’s Tour coverage this season include lead analyst Craig Perks, Steve Burkowski (tower analyst) and Kay Cockerill (on-course reporter).

Bryan vying for third Tour victory this season, automatic promotion to PGA TOUR: Wesley Bryan leads the money list this season on the Tour after last week’s victory in Mexico, his second of 2016. With a win this week or at any point during the rest of the 2016 Tour season, Bryan would automatically qualify for an immediate promotion to the PGA TOUR by virtue of winning three times in one year during the Tour schedule. Bryan also is a well-known trick shot artist along with his brother George, and is a former competitor on Golf Channel’s Big Break series.

Headlining the field: Wesley Bryan, Ben Curtis, Ollie Schniederjans, Cody Gribble, Oliver Goss, Max Homa, Trey Mullinax, Jonathan Byrd and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano,


Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Grant Boone

Analyst: Craig Perks

Tower: Steve Burkowski   

On-Course: Kay Cockerill / Tripp Isenhour




Volvo China Open

Dates: April 28-May 1                                                               

Venue: Topwin Golf & Country Club, Beijing, 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              5-10 a.m. (Tape delay)

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

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


Broadcast Notes:

Ashun defends: Wu Ashun defeated David Howell by one stroke to earn his first European Tour victory, becoming the first Chinese player to win a European Tour event in his home country.

Headlining the field: Miguel Angel Jimenez, Thorbjorn Olesen, Peter Uihlein, Bernd Wiesberger, Tommy Fleetwood, Alexander Levy, Y.E. Yang and Joost Luiten.


Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Julian Tutt

Analyst: Dom Boulet                          

On-Course: Warren Humphreys

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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.