Golf Channel Tournament Airtimes and Notes (Oct. 6-9): Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, Fiji International, Toshiba Classic

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Strong Contingent of Europeans Lead Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Field at Historic St. Andrews, Carnoustie & Kingsbarns

 Ko Defends 9-Stroke Victory in 2015 at Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship

 Montgomerie, Daly Lead Field at Toshiba Classic in Southern California

 Snedeker Headlines Field at Fiji International Coming off Ryder Cup Victory

 

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2016) –The birthplace of golf will be on display at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, where a strong contingent of European players headline the field, including six of the 12 members of the 2016 European Ryder Cup team. The LPGA Tour is in Asia for the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, where world No. 1 Lydia Ko will defend her 2015 title. The PGA TOUR Champions are in Southern California for the Toshiba Classic, with Colin Montgomerie and John Daly in the field. And the European Tour and PGA TOUR Australasia will co-sanction the Fiji International, with Brand Snedeker – member of the winning United States Ryder Cup team – in the field, along with Vijay Singh competing in his home country.

EUROPEAN TOUR

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Dates: Oct. 6-9

Venues: St. Andrews Links (Old Course); Carnoustie Golf Links (Championship Course); Kingsbarns Golf Links; St. Andrew Scotland

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday        8 a.m.-Noon (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Friday replay)

Friday             8 a.m.-Noon (Live)

Saturday         8 a.m.-Noon (Live)

Sunday           7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)  / 9 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Format: The format is based on the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am as 168 professionals and 168 amateurs pair up as two-man teams, playing one round each at St. Andrews, Carnoustie, and Kingsbarns. A cut will be made after 54 holes for the low 60 professionals (and ties), and the low 20 teams, with the final round contested at St. Andrews.

Olesen defends: Thorbjorn Olesen finished two shots ahead of Brooks Koepka and Chris Stroud to earn his third career European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Thomas Pieters, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Martin KaymerBranden Grace, Padraig Harrington, Shane Lowry, Andrew “Beef” Johnston and Louis Oosthuizen.

Notable Amateurs in the field: Niall Horan, Hugh Grant, Andy Garcia, Huey Lewis, Matthew Goode, Ian Botham, Jamie Dornan, David Farrell, Ronan Keating and Kyle MacLachlan.

LPGA TOUR

Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship

Dates: Oct. 6-9

Venue: Miramar Golf & Country Club, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday        1-4 a.m. (Live) / Noon-3 p.m. (Replay) 

Friday             1-4 a.m. (Live) / Noon-3p.m. (Replay)

Saturday         Midnight-4 a.m. (Live) / Noon-3 p.m. (Replay)

Sunday           Midnight-4 a.m. (Live) / 12:30-3 p.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Ko defends: Lydia Ko finished nine shots clear of the field to earn her 10th LPGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson, Na Yeon Choi, Shanshan Feng, Anna Nordqvist, So Yeon Ryu, Brittany Lang, Cristie Kerr, Minjee Lee, Hyo Joo Kim and Ha Na Jang.

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

Toshiba Classic

Dates: Oct. 7-9

Venues: Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Friday              6-9 p.m. (Live) / 4-6:30 a.m. (Saturday replay)

Saturday          6-8:30 p.m. (Live) / 4-6:30 a.m. (Sunday replay)

Sunday            6-8:30 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-3 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Waldorf defends: Duffy Waldorf finished two shots ahead of Joe Durant for his first career PGA TOUR Champions victory.

Headlining the field: Colin Montgomerie, Paul Broadhurst, Hale Irwin, Woody Austin, John Daly, Tom Lehman, Rocco Mediate, Mark O’Meara, Duffy Waldorf, John Cook and Peter Jacobsen.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Whit Watson

Analyst: Lanny Wadkins

Tower: John Mahaffey / Dave Marr                                                          

On-Course: Billy Ray Brown

EUROPEAN TOUR

Fiji International

Dates: Oct. 6-9

Venue: Natadola Bay Golf Course, Natadola Beach, Fiji

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday        9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)  

Friday             9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live)

Saturday         9 p.m.-Midnight (Live)

Sunday           9 p.m.-Midnight (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

Co-sanctioned event: This is the third edition of the Fiji International, and the first time it is being played as a co-sanctioned European Tour event with the PGA TOUR of Australasia. The previous two editions of the event were held at Natadola Bay Golf Course with Australian Steven Jeffress winning in 2014 and American Matt Kuchar winning in 2015.

Headlining the field: Brandt Snedeker, Vijay Singh, Robert Allenby, Steven Bowditch, Jarrod Lyle, Heath Slocum, Boo Weekley, Krishna Singh and Antonio Murdaca.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Anthony Hudson

Analyst: Paul Gow / Phil Tataurangi                                                         

On-Course: Ossie Moore

 

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