Golf Channel Begins 25 Consecutive Days of Live Tournament Golf on Thursday, May 14

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25 Days of Live Golf Includes More Than 200 Hours of Live Tournament Programming Across Five Professional Tours

and NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships

 

#Watch25 Sweepstakes Gives Viewers Chance to Win

Daily Prizes via Social Media

Golf Channel is expanding upon golf’s traditional Thursday through Sunday tournament schedule by adding early week Monday through Wednesday live tournament play, which will translate into 25 Days of Live Golf for viewers, beginning Thursday, May 14 and continuing through Sunday, June 7. In total, the 25 straight days of live golf will include more than 200 hours of live tournament coverage of the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, European Tour, Champions Tour, Ladies European Tour and the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division I Golf Championships.

“Our 25 Days of Live Golf capitalizes on creative opportunities to showcase our partners’ live events during the days of the week when tournament golf isn’t traditionally played,” said Tom Knapp, Golf Channel senior vice president, programming. “The willingness of our partners to consider innovative scenarios where they can take center stage helps to increase awareness of their events and provides Golf Channel’s audience live tournament coverage every day of the week.”

Viewers will have an opportunity to win prizes via social media during Golf Channel’s 25 Days of Live Golf through the #Watch25 sweepstakes. Starting on the first of the 25 consecutive days of live golf, Thursday, May 14, Golf Channel’s tournament on-air teams will pose a daily trivia question asking viewers to tweet their answer using the hashtag #Watch25Sweeps. One winner will be selected each day, and will receive prizes, including free rounds of golf courtesy of GolfNow. Viewers can follow @GolfChannel on Twitter, which will feature the daily opportunities to win the #Watch25 Sweepstakes.

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY COVERAGE DURING 25 DAYS OF LIVE GOLF:

NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships (25 live hours): Golf Channel will dedicate 25 combined live hours to the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships, being contested at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. The Women’s Championships will air Monday-Wednesday, May 25-27, while the Men’s Championship will air the following week, Monday-Wednesday, June 1-3. In addition, Golf Central will feature nearly 25 hours of combined pre-and post-event news coverage produced on location, as well as daily news updates on Morning Drive and online at GolfChannel.com.

Ladies European Tour (9 live hours): The Turkish Airlines Ladies Open being contested on the Ladies European Tour will help bridge the opening week of 25 days with coverage airing Monday-Wednesday, May 18-20.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY PROFESSIONAL TOUR COVERAGE DURING 25 DAYS OF LIVE GOLF:

PGA TOUR (41 live hours): Wells Fargo Championship (May 14-17, Charlotte, N.C.); Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (May 21-24, Fort Worth, Texas); AT&T Byron Nelson Championship (May 28-31, Irving, Texas); the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance (June 4-7, Dublin, Ohio).

LPGA Tour (22.5 live hours): Kingsmill Championship (May 14-17, Williamsburg, Va.); ShopRite LPGA Classic (May 29-31, Galloway, N.J.); Manulife LPGA Classic (June 4-7, Cambridge, Ont., Canada).

European Tour (84.5 live hours): Open de España (May 14-17, Barcelona, Spain); BMW PGA Championship (May 21-24, Surrey, England); Dubai Duty Free Irish Open (May 28-31, Northern Ireland); Nordea Masters (June 4-7, Malmo, Sweden).

Champions Tour (19 live hours) – including two Major Championships: Regions Tradition (*Major* May 14-17, Shoal Creek, Ala.); Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid (*Major* May 21-24, French Lick, Ind.); Principal Charity Classic (June 5-7, Des Moines, Ia.)

STREAMING ON GOLF LIVE EXTRA: All tournament action surrounding 25 Days of Live Golf can be accessed at any time on any mobile device and online through Golf Channel’s Golf Live Extra.

Golf Channel’s “25 Days of Live Golf” Tournament Airtimes (all times ET):

Thursday, May 14

Open de España                       European Tour          5:30-7:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Regions Tradition                    Champions Tour      12:30-2:30 p.m.

Wells Fargo Championship      PGA TOUR                 3-7 p.m.

Friday, May 15

Open de España                       European Tour           5:30-7:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Regions Tradition                    Champions Tour        12:30-2:30 p.m.

Wells Fargo Championship      PGA TOUR                 3-7 p.m.

Saturday, May 16

Open de España                      European Tour            7:30-11:30 a.m.

Wells Fargo Championship      PGA TOUR                  1-2:30 p.m.

Regions Tradition                    Champions Tour        3-5 p.m.

Kingsmill Championship         LPGA Tour                  5-7 p.m.

Sunday, May 17

Open de España                      European Tour             7:30-11:30 a.m.

Wells Fargo Championship      PGA TOUR                   1-2:30 p.m.

Regions Tradition                   Champions Tour          3-5 p.m.

Kingsmill Championship         LPGA Tour                   5-7 p.m.

Monday, May 18

Turkish Airlines Ladies Open  Ladies European Tour  8-11 a.m.

Tuesday, May 19

Turkish Airlines Ladies Open  Ladies European Tour  7-10 a.m.

Wednesday, May 20

Turkish Airlines Ladies Open  Ladies European Tour  7-10 a.m.

Thursday, May 21

BMW PGA Championship       European Tour             5 a.m.-1 p.m.

Senior PGA Championship      Champions Tour          1-4 p.m.

Crowne Plaza Invitational        PGA TOUR                   4-7 p.m.

Friday, May 22

BMW PGA Championship       European Tour             5 a.m.-1 p.m.

Senior PGA Championship     Champions Tour         1-4 p.m.

Crowne Plaza Invitational        PGA TOUR                 4-7 p.m.

Saturday, May 23

BMW PGA Championship       European Tour             7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Crowne Plaza Invitational        PGA TOUR                 1-2:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 24

BMW PGA Championship       European Tour             7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Crowne Plaza Invitational        PGA TOUR                 1-2:30 p.m.

Senior PGA Championship      Champions Tour         2:30-3:30 p.m.

Monday, May 25

Women’s Golf Championships            NCAA                         4-7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 26

Women’s Golf Championships            NCAA                         10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 3:30-7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 27

Women’s Golf Championships            NCAA                         3-7 p.m.

Thursday, May 28

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open     European Tour           3-8 a.m.; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

AT&T Byron Nelson                 PGA TOUR                 4-7 p.m.

Friday, May 29

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open    European Tour          7 a.m.-1 p.m.

ShopRite LPGA Classic           LPGA Tour                 1-3:30 p.m.

AT&T Byron Nelson               PGA TOUR                 4-7 p.m.

Saturday, May 30

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open     European Tour          8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

AT&T Byron Nelson               PGA TOUR                 1-2:30 p.m.

ShopRite LPGA Classic          LPGA Tour                  3-6 p.m.

Sunday, May 31

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open     European Tour           8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

AT&T Byron Nelson                 PGA TOUR                 1-2:30 p.m.

ShopRite LPGA Classic            LPGA Tour                  3-6 p.m.

Monday, June 1

Men’s Golf Championships     NCAA                         4-7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 2

Men’s Golf Championships     NCAA                         10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 3:30-7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 3

Men’s Golf Championships     NCAA                         3-7 p.m.

Thursday, June 4

Nordea Masters                     European Tour             5-7 a.m.; 9 a.m.-Noon

Manulife LPGA Classic             LPGA Tour                  Noon-2 p.m.

the Memorial Tournament       PGA TOUR                 2:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, June 5

Nordea Masters                     European Tour             5-7 a.m.; 9 a.m.-Noon

Manulife LPGA Classic            LPGA Tour                  Noon-2 p.m.

the Memorial Tournament       PGA TOUR                 2:30-6:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 6

Nordea Masters                       European Tour             7:30-11:30 a.m.

the Memorial Tournament        PGA TOUR                 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Manulife LPGA Classic              LPGA Tour                  2:30-5:30 p.m.

Principal Charity Classic          Champions Tour          5:30-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 7

Nordea Masters                       European Tour             7-11:30 a.m.

the Memorial Tournament       PGA TOUR                 Noon-2 p.m.

Manulife LPGA Classic              LPGA Tour                  2-5 p.m.

Principal Charity Classic          Champions Tour          5-7 p.m.