Golf Channel Tournament Airtimes & Notes (April 21-24)

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Mickelson, DeChambeau Headline Field at Valero Texas Open

 

World No. 1 Ko Defends Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

 

Nicklaus/Player Lead Legends Division at PGA TOUR Champions’

Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge

 

Watson Headlines the Field at the Shenzhen International in China

 

The PGA TOUR returns to the Lone Star state for the Valero Texas Open, as Phil Mickelson headlines the field, along with Bryson DeChambeau, who earned a top-5 finish last week in his first PGA TOUR event competing as a professional. The LPGA Tour is in San Francisco for the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, where world No. 1 Lydia Ko defends. World Golf Hall-of-Famers Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player lead the Legends division competing in the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri, where they’ll compete in teams of two. And Bubba Watson headlines the field at the Shenzhen International on the European Tour in China.

 

PGA TOUR

 

Valero Texas Open

Dates: April 21-24

Venue: JW Marriott, TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Friday              3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Saturday          1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay)

Sunday            1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay)

 

Broadcast Notes:

Walker defends: Jimmy Walker finished four shots ahead of fellow Texan Jordan Spieth for his fifth PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Branden Grace, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Ernie Els and Jimmy Walker.

 

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Steve Sands

Analyst: Frank Nobilo

Tower: Matt Gogel / Craig Perks

On-Course: Billy Ray Brown

Interviews: Scott Walker

 

LPGA TOUR

 

Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Dates: April 21-24                                                                      

Venue: Lake Merced Golf Club, San Francisco, Calif.

 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         6-9 p.m. (Live)

Friday              6-9 p.m. (Live)

Saturday          6-9 p.m. (Live)

Sunday            6-9 p.m. (Live)

 

Broadcast Notes:

Ko defends: Lydia Ko defeated Morgan Pressel with a birdie on the second playoff hole for her seventh LPGA Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Sei Young Kim, In Gee Chun, Brooke Henderson, Ha Na Jang, Amy Yang, So Yeon Ryu, Shanshan Feng and Hyo Joo Kim.

 

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Whit Watson

Analyst: Karen Stupples

Tower: Tom Abbott                            

On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Kay Cockerill

 

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

 

Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge

Dates: April 22-24                                                                      

Venues: Buffalo Ridge (Springs Course), Top of the Rock, Ridgedale, Mo.

 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Friday              Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 1-3 a.m. (Saturday replay)

Saturday          3-6 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-6 a.m. (Sunday replay)

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

 

Broadcast Notes:

Format: The two-man teams will compete in two separate divisions: Champions and Legends. The Champions Division will compete in a 54-hole tournament and the unofficial Legends division is made up of players 65 years and over, competing in a 45-hole tournament. The Legends division will play Top of the Rock all three days, while the Champions division will rotate between Buffalo Ridge and Top of the Rock.

Andrade/Durant defend: Billy Andrade and Joe Durant finished three shots ahead of Sandy Lyle and Ian Woosnam for their first career respective PGA TOUR Champions victories.

Notable Champions Division Teams: Tom Lehman/Bernhard Langer, Mark O’Meara/Colin Montgomerie, Davis Love III/Scott Verplank, Tom Watson/Andy North, Peter Jacobsen/Jay Haas

Notable Legends Division Teams: Jack Nicklaus/Gary Player, Tony Jacklin/David Graham, Lee Trevino/Mike Hill, Bob Murphy/Jim Colbert.

 

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Bob Papa

Analyst: Lanny Wadkins

Tower: John Mahaffey / Dave Marr   

On-Course: Phil Blackmar

 

EUROPEAN TOUR

 

Shenzhen International

Dates: April 21-24                                                                      

Venue: Genzon Golf Club (A Course), Shenzhen, China     

 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         12:30-2:30 a.m. (Tape delay) / 2:30-5:30 a.m. (Live) / 6-10 a.m. (Replay)

Friday              6-10 a.m. (Tape delay)

Saturday          6-10 a.m. (Tape delay)

Sunday            6-10 a.m. (Tape delay)

 

Broadcast Notes:

Aphibarnrat defends: Kiradech Aphibarnrat outlasted Haotong Li with a birdie on the first playoff hole for his second career European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Bubba Watson, Victor Dubuisson, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Thorbjorn Olesen, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Gary Stal, Kristoffer Broberg, Marcel Siem and Mikko Ilonen.

 

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly

Analyst: Dom Boulet                          

On-Course: Julian Tutt

 

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