NBC Sports Group Tournament Airtimes and Notes (Sept. 8-11)

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FedExCup Playoffs Continue in Indiana with BMW Championship 

Web.com Tour Finals Kick off This Week in Ohio with DAP Championship  

European Tour in the Netherlands with the KLM Open 

Three-Part Original Series ‘Arnie’ Airs Tonight from 8-11 p.m. ET in Celebration of Palmer’s Birthday

 

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 7, 2016) – The PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs continue this week with the BMW Championship outside of Indianapolis at Crooked Stick Golf Club. The field includes 69 of the top-70 eligible players in the FedExCup standings competing in a no-cut event with the top-30 advancing to the TOUR Championship in Atlanta in two weeks. The current top-5 in the standings are: No. 1 Patrick Reed, No. 2 Jason Day, No. 3 Dustin Johnson, No. 4 Rory McIlroy and No. 5 Adam Scott. Due to Notre Dame’s scheduled 3:30 p.m. ET football game on Saturday afternoon, NBC will carry lead-in coverage from Noon-3:30 p.m., with third round coverage concluding on Golf Channel from 3:30-6 p.m. The Web.com Tour Finals kick off this week in Ohio with the DAP Championship. The top-75 players on the Web.com money list and Nos. 126-200 in the FedExCup final regular season standings following last month’s Wyndham Championship are eligible to compete in the four-tournament playoff series. At the conclusion of the Web.com Tour Championship (Oct. 6-9) a second set of 25 PGA TOUR cards for the 2016-17 season will be awarded to the top-25 players on the Finals money list. Thomas Pieters headlines the field at the KLM Open in the Netherlands. 

In celebration of Arnold Palmer’s upcoming 87th birthday on Saturday, Golf Channel will be airing its critically acclaimed three-part original series ‘Arnie’, chronicling Palmer’s life and career, airing tonight from 8-11 p.m. ET. 

PGA TOUR 

BMW Championship       

Dates: Sept. 8-11

Venue: Crooked Stick Golf Club, Carmel, Ind. 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         3-7 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Friday              3-7 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Saturday          3:30-6 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

Sunday            Noon-2 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay) 

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):

Saturday         Noon-3:30 p.m. (Live)

Sunday           2-6 p.m. (Live) 

Broadcast Notes:

Final opportunity to qualify for the TOUR Championship: 69 of the top-70 in the FedExCup standings are in the field this week, and at week’s end players in the top-30 in the standings will advance to the TOUR Championship in Atlanta in two weeks and earn a shot at winning the $10 million FedExCup prize. Henrik Stenson withdrew this week with a knee injury.

Morning Drive and Golf Central on-site at BMW Championship: Golf Channel’s news franchises Morning Drive and Golf Central will be on-site at Crooked Stick Golf Club, delivering comprehensive wraparound news coverage.

Day defends: Jason Day won by six strokes over Daniel Berger in wire-to-wire fashion at Conway Farms Golf Club in Ill., which elevated him to World No. 1 for the first time in his career.

Headlining the field: Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose                                                                                                  

Golf Channel / NBC Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Terry Gannon (Golf Channel) / Dan Hicks (NBC)

Analyst: Frank Nobilo (Golf Channel) / Johnny Miller (NBC)

Tower: Gary Koch / Peter Jacobsen / Steve Sands / Jimmy Roberts     

On-Course: Roger Maltbie / Notah Begay / Mark Rolfing

Interviews: George Savaricas (Thursday-Friday) / Steve Sands and Todd Lewis (Saturday-Sunday)

Essays: Jimmy Roberts

WEB.COM TOUR

DAP Championship

Dates: Sept. 8-11

Venue: Canterbury Golf Club, Beachwood, Ohio

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 4-5:30 a.m. (Friday replay)

Friday              12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live)

Saturday          Noon-3:30 p.m. (Live)

Sunday            2-5 p.m. (Live) / 2-5 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Web.com Tour Finals kick off: The inaugural DAP Championship will be the first of four Web.com Tour Finals events, concluding with the Web.com Tour Championship (Oct. 6-9). At the conclusion of the Web.com Tour Championship, 25 PGA TOUR cards for the 2016-17 season will be awards to the top-25 players on the Finals money list.

Players eligible to compete: Eligible players for the Web.com Tour Finals are Nos. 1-75 on the Web.com Tour’s regular season money list, as well as Nos. 126-200 in the FedExCup standings following last month’s Wyndham Championship (less those with exemptions), plus non-members who earned enough equivalent FedExCup points to finish within the 126-200 range.

Headlining the field: Andrew “Beef” Johnston, Wesley Bryan, Richy Werenski, Bryson DeChambeau, Camilo Villegas, Rory Sabbatini, Chesson Hadley, Stuart Appleby and Brian Gay.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: John Swantek

Analyst: Craig Perks

Tower: Steve Burkowski

On-Course: Phil Blackmar / Kay Cockerill

EUROPEAN TOUR

KLM Open

Dates: Sept. 8-11

Venue: The Dutch – Spijk, The Netherlands

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         5:30-7:30 a.m. / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)

Friday              5:30-7:30 a.m. / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)

Saturday          7-11 a.m. (Live)

Sunday            6:30-11 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

Pieters defends: Thomas Pieters won by one stroke to capture his second career European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Thomas Pieters, Chris Wood, Byeong Hun An, Scott Hend, Thongchai Jaidee, Alex Noren

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Dominik Holyer

Analyst: Mark James                                                            

On-Course: Julian Tutt

-NBC Sports Group-