NBC Universo to Telecast in Spanish Third & Final Rounds of OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 14-15

By Golf Channel Public RelationsNovember 9, 2015, 5:20 pm

NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, today announced that in partnership with Golf Channel, it will air live in Spanish the third and final rounds of the PGA TOUR’s OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Quintana Roo, Mexico on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 14-15 at 1:00p ET / 10:00a PT.

Weekend coverage on NBC UNIVERSO will feature Edgar Lopez handling play-by-play duties and Camilo Benedetti serving as an analyst. Lopez also works as a play-by-play announcer for NBC Sports’ Spanish-language telecast of Sunday Night Football. Benedetti was a member of the Web.com Tour from 2007-14 where he earned 16 top-10 finishes. He also has competed in several PGA TOUR events.

OHL Classic at Mayakoba Airtimes on NBC UNIVERSO

Saturday, Nov. 14                            1-4 p.m. ET (Live)

Sunday, Nov. 15                               1-4 p.m. ET (Live)

Contested at El Camaleón Golf Club at Playa del Carmen, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba made golf history in 2007 when it became the first PGA TOUR event to ever be contested outside of the United States or Canada. Today it remains Mexico’s only PGA TOUR event and attracts several PGA TOUR winners and major champions, as well as established and emerging Latin players including this year’s field which includes commitments from:

  • Keegan Bradley (United States)
  • Angel Cabrera (Argentina)
  • Stewart Cink (United States)
  • Emiliano Grillo (Argentina)
  • Justin Leonard (United States)
  • Graeme McDowell (N. Ireland)
  • Geoff Ogilvy (Australia)
  • Carlos Ortiz (Mexico)
  • Jhonattan Vegas (Venezuela)
  • Camilo Villegas (Colombia)

The decision to add a Spanish telecast of the event serves as a preliminary step toward Spanish-language golf content as part of NBC Sports’ coverage of The Open Championship and RICOH Women’s British Open, which will be broadcast by NBC Sports for the first time in 2016. The weekend telecasts of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on NBC Universo also mark an effort to expand the network’s engagement with Hispanic audiences to showcase the game to a broader audience of golf enthusiasts.

To find NBC UNIVERSO on your satellite, telco or cable TV channel lineup, go to Channel 410 on DIRECTV; Channel 838 on DISH Network; Channel 3009 or 3010 on AT&T U-verse; and visit www.nbcuniverso.com/encuentra for the NBC UNIVERSO channel number on your local cable TV listings.

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Woods favored to miss Farmers Insurance Open cut

By Will GrayJanuary 24, 2018, 1:54 am

If the Las Vegas bookmakers are to be believed, folks in the San Diego area hoping to see Tiger Woods this week might want to head to Torrey Pines early.

Woods is making his first competitive start of the year this week at the Farmers Insurance Open, and it will be his first official start on the PGA Tour since last year's event. He missed nearly all of 2017 because of a back injury before returning with a T-9 finish last month at the Hero World Challenge.

But the South Course at Torrey Pines is a far different test than Albany, and the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook lists Woods as a -180 favorite to miss the 36-hole cut. It means bettors must wager $180 to win $100, while his +150 odds to make the cut mean a bettor can win $150 with a $100 wager.

Woods is listed at 25/1 to win. He won the tournament for the seventh time in 2013, but in three appearances since he has missed the 36-hole cut, missed the 54-hole cut and withdrawn after 12 holes.

Here's a look at the various Woods-related prop bets available at the Westgate:

Will Woods make the 36-hole cut? Yes +150, No -180

Lowest single-round score (both courses par 72): Over/Under 70

Highest single-round score: Over/Under 74.5

Will Woods finish inside the top 10? Yes +350, No -450

Will Woods finish inside the top 20? Yes +170, No -200

Will Woods withdraw during the tournament? Yes +650, No -1000

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Monahan buoyed by Tour's sponsor agreements

By Rex HoggardJanuary 24, 2018, 12:27 am

SAN DIEGO – Farmers Insurance announced on Tuesday at Torrey Pines a seven-year extension of the company’s sponsorship of the Southern California PGA Tour event. This comes on the heels of Sony extending its sponsorship of the year’s first full-field event in Hawaii through 2022.

Although these might seem to be relatively predictable moves, considering the drastic makeover of the Tour schedule that will begin with the 2018-19 season, it is a telling sign of the confidence corporations have in professional golf.

“It’s a compliment to our players and the value that the sponsors are achieving,” Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said.

Monahan said that before 2014 there were no 10-year title sponsorship agreements in place. Now there are seven events sponsored for 10-years, and another five tournaments that have agreements in place of at least seven years.

“What it means is, it gives organizations like the Century Club [which hosts this week’s Farmers Insurance Open], when you have that level of stability on a long-term basis that allows you to invest in your product, to grow interest and to grow the impact of it,” Monahan said. “You experienced what this was like in 2010 or seen other tournaments that you don’t know what the future is.S o to go out and sell and inspire a community and you can’t state that we have a long-term agreement it’s more difficult.”

Events like this year’s Houston Open, Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, and The National all currently don’t have title sponsors – although officials at Colonial are confident they can piece together a sponsorship package. But even that is encouraging to Monahan considering the uncertainty surrounding next season’s schedule, which will include the PGA Championship moving to May and The Players to March as well as a pre-Labor Day finish to the season.

“When you look back historically to any given year [the number of events needing sponsors] is lower than the typical average,” Monahan said. “As we start looking to a new schedule next year, you get excited about a great schedule with a great group of partners.”

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Day WDs from Farmers pro-am because of sore back

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 24, 2018, 12:07 am

SAN DIEGO – Jason Day has withdrawn from the Wednesday pro-am at the Farmers Insurance Open, citing a sore back.

Day, the 2015 champion, played a practice round with Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau on Tuesday at Torrey Pines, and he is still expected to play in the tournament.

Day was replaced in the pro-am by Whee Kim. 

Making his first start since the Australian Open in November, Day is scheduled to tee off at 1:30 p.m. ET Thursday alongside Jon Rahm and Brandt Snedeker.

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Farmers inks 7-year extension through 2026

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 24, 2018, 12:04 am

SAN DIEGO – Farmers Insurance has signed a seven-year extension to serve as the title sponsor for the PGA Tour event at Torrey Pines, it was announced Tuesday. The deal will run through 2026.

“Farmers Insurance has been incredibly supportive of the tournament and the Century Club’s charitable initiatives since first committing to become the title sponsor in 2010,” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said.


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“We are extremely grateful for the strong support of Farmers and its active role as title sponsor, and we are excited by the commitment Farmers has made to continue sponsorship of the Farmers Insurance Open for an additional seven years.

In partnership with Farmers, the Century Club – the tournament’s host organization – has contributed more than $20 million to deserving organizations benefiting at-risk youth since 2010.