Golf Channel Tournament Airtimes and Notes: June 16-19


Henderson, Ko, Piller and Thompson Headline Meijer LPGA Classic

Ladies European Tour Returns to the Czech Republic


ORLANDO, Fla. (June 7, 2016) – The LPGA Tour returns to Michigan this week for the Meijer LPGA Classic taking place in Grand Rapids, featuring a stellar field that includes World No. 1 Lydia Ko, No. 2 and KPMG Women’s PGA Champion Brooke Henderson, defending champion Lexi Thompson and Gerina Piller, who with nine top-15 finishes this year is seeking not only her first LPGA win, but also is on the bubble to represent Team U.S.A. at the Olympics. The Ladies European Tour heads to the Czech Republic this week for the Tipsport Golf Masters, with Golf Channel airing third and final round coverage on Saturday and Sunday.


Meijer LPGA Classic

Dates: June 16-19

Venue: Blythefield Country Club, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         2:30-5:30 p.m. (Live)

Friday              2:30-5:30 p.m. (Live)

Saturday          2-5 p.m. (Live)

Sunday            2-5 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

“Caddie Knows Best” – Michigan native Kris Tamulis: LPGA Tour professional Kris Tamulis and her caddie will be featured in “Caddie Knows Best”during Thursday’s tournament coverage, where Tamulis will try to match answers to questions posted to her caddie about her interests and habits on Tour.

Thompson defends: Lexi Thompson (-18) defeated Lizette Salas and Gerina Piller by one stroke to earn her fifth career LPGA victory.

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson, Gerina Piller, Lexi Thompson, Brittany Lincicome, Ariya Jutanugarn, Su Oh, Suzann Pettersen, Sei Young Kim, Michelle Wie, Karrie Webb, Cheyenne Woods, Amy Yang

Golf Channel Broadcast Team

Play by Play:   Whit Watson

Analyst:         Karen Stupples

Tower:           Tom Abbott

On Course:    Nicole Castrale, Jerry Foltz



Tipsport Golf Masters

Dates: June 17-19

Venue: Pilson Golf Park, Pilson, Czech Republic

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Saturday          11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Tape Delay)

Sunday            11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Tape Delay)

Broadcast Notes:

Burke Defends: Hannah Burke (13-under par) defeated Nicole Brach Larsen by two strokes to earn her first Ladies European Tour win.

Headlining the Field: Gwladys Nocera,Aditi Ashok, Victoria Lovelady, Nanna Koerstz Madsen, Marianne Skarpnord, Klara Spilkova


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