Golf Channel LPGA announce 10 TV schedule


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ORLANDO, Fla. – Golf Channel and the LPGA unveiled the event broadcast schedule for 2010 – the first as part of 10-year agreement signed in 2009.

Of the 12 tournaments scheduled in North America that will air on Golf Channel, nine will have live coverage. Event coverage will consist of two to three hours per telecast, with same-night replays scheduled for 10 events. International events will be televised on tape delay and will air on Saturdays and Sundays.

“As we do with all our tour partners, we have worked hard to maximize airtimes and drive ratings for the LPGA Tour,” said Page Thompson, president of Golf Channel. “We are excited to be the exclusive cable partner of the LPGA and look forward to a great 2010 season and beyond.”

Said LPGA commissioner Mike Whan: “We are looking forward to a year of strong coverage on the Golf Channel – both in-telecast and in the news. Showcasing the talent and diverse personalities of our tour players is our goal, and Golf Channel will be the ideal partner with which to realize this goal.'

Feb. 18-21, Honda PTT LPGA Thailand (TAPE DELAY)

Feb. 25-28, HSBC Women’s Champions (TD)

March 25-28, LPGA Classic (LIVE)

May 13-16, Bell Micro LPGA Classic (TD/LIVE)

June 10-13, LPGA State Farm Classic (TD)

June 18-20, ShopRite LPGA Classic (LIVE)

June 24-27, LPGA Championship (LIVE)

July 22-25, Evian Masters (TBD)

Aug. 20-22, Safeway Classic (LIVE)

Aug. 26-29, CN Canadian Women’s Open (TBD)

Sept. 10-12, P&G NW Arkansas Championship (LIVE)

Oct. 7-10, Navistar LPGA Classic (TD)

Oct. 14-17, CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge (LIVE)

Oct. 29-31, LPGA China (TD)

Nov. 11-14, Lorena Ochoa Invitational (LIVE/TD)

Nov. 18-21, LPGA Tour Championship (LIVE)

Note: Events, schedule and times are subject to change.