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World Long Drive coverage expands to two nights

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Golf Channel will expand its coverage of the World Long Drive Championship to two nights this fall.

GC will televise the final two nights of the contest on Oct. 20-21 from the specially designed, 475-yard, lighted, long-drive grid at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma.

“The mesmerizing drives these athletes hit make for incredible television. We look forward to showcasing one of the most exciting aspects of the game and telling the stories of these big hitters at the World Long Drive Championship in October,” said Tom Knapp, Golf Channel senior vice president of programming. 

The week-long championship begins Oct. 14 and will introduce a new match-play format as contestants vie for the event's championship belt and a total purse of $250,000.