Golf Channel Adds Star Power To Tournaments and Shows

By Golf Channel DigitalMarch 27, 2002, 5:00 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Golf Channel today added four of golfs biggest stars to the networks on-air team.

Lopez, NancyThe Golf Channel will bolster an already stellar cast of reporters, hosts and anchors with LPGA Hall-of-Famer Nancy Lopez, six-time major winner Nick Faldo, PGA Tour player and showman Peter Jacobsen and veteran golf commentator Mark Rolfing, who will lend their talents for various Golf Channel tournaments and original shows.

This is certainly an exciting day for our network, said Golf Channel President Dave Manougian. These people not only are household names in golf, but are some of the sports greatest personalities.
Were thrilled that they have agreed to lend their experiences and perspectives to our air and bring their own unique insights to our viewers.
Having achieved one of the most celebrated careers in womens golf with 48 career victories, nine LPGA awards and three majors victories, Nancy Lopez will be the networks eyes and ears on the course, contributing reports for Viewers Forum and Golf Central from several of this years womens majors, including this weeks Kraft Nabisco Championship and McDonalds LPGA Championship. She also will join TGC Host Grant Boone and fellow Hall-of-Famer Donna Caponi in the Golf Channel booth during select LPGA events in which she will play, including the Williams Championship and The Safeway LPGA Championship. Additionally, she will serve in the TGC booth as a color analyst for the Shoprite LPGA Classic and the First Union Betsy King Classic.
Like Lopez, Nick Faldos career statistics are encyclopedic: 42 worldwide victories, three Masters titles, three Open Championships, 11 Ryder Cup appearances, World Golf Hall of Fame member.
Included in his three-year deal with The Golf Channel are regular contributions to Viewers Forum, for which he will deliver a monthly segment about current golf issues. He also will serve as a player analyst on Wednesday editions of Viewers Forum during majors weeks ' beginning with The Masters in April ' and during Ryder Cup coverage. Other contributions include participation in The Golf Channels British Open Preview show and monthly articles for TGCs online partner,
Known as much for his savvy off the course as well as on, Peter Jacobsen, a 25-year veteran with six career Tour victories, is one of the most likeable personalities in the game. In addition to competing in tournaments, he owns his own production company ' which conducts the Fred Meyer Challenge, Reno-Tahoe Open and CVS Charity Classic ' founded Jake Trout and the Flounders musical group with TGC Analyst Mark Lye, Larry Rinker and the late Payne Stewart, and served two terms as PGA Tour player director.
Jacobsen will be seen on TGC through 2003, guest hosting Golf Talk Live (first appearance April 29) and hosting his own 30-minute, yet-to-be-titled monthly show that will feature the serious and lighter side of golf.
Mark Rolfing, who made a popular debut as guest host of Golf Talk Live on March 18 with Johnny Miller, will return to host the show nine more times before the end of 2003. A television pro with more than 15 years of experience as reporter, commentator and host for such networks as NBC, ESPN, ABC and CNBC, Rolfings easy-going personality and knowledge of the game has paid dividends during interviews with many of golfs biggest stars.

Golf Channel viewers already may be familiar with Rolfing as the host of Golf Hawaii, a magazine-style series that has appeared on The Golf Channel 12 weeks a year since 1998. The series features Rolfing interviewing top PGA Tour professionals and golf industry officials, and tours Hawaiis premier golf resorts.
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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 22, 2018, 8:30 am

Tiger Woods begins the final round of the 147th Open Championship four shots off the lead. He's out at 9:25 a.m. ET on Sunday and we're tracking him.

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How to watch The Open on TV and online

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 22, 2018, 8:30 am

You want to watch the 147th Open? Here’s how you can do it.

Golf Channel and NBC Sports will be televising 182 hours of overall programming from the men's third major of the year at Carnoustie

In addition to the traditional coverage, the two networks will showcase three live alternate feeds: marquee groups, featured holes (our new 3-hole channel) and spotlight action. You can also watch replays of full-day coverage, Thursday-Sunday, in the Golf Channel app, NBC Sports apps, and on  

Here’s the weekly TV schedule, with live stream links in parentheses. You can view all the action on the Golf Channel mobile, as well. Alternate coverage is noted in italics:

(All times Eastern; GC=Golf Channel; NBC=NBC Sports; or check the GLE app)

Monday, July 16

GC: 7-9AM: Morning Drive (

GC: 9-11AM: Live From The Open (

GC: 7-9PM: Live From The Open (

Tuesday, July 17

GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (

Wednesday, July 18

GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (

Thursday, July 19

GC: Midnight-1:30AM: Midnight Drive (

GC: Day 1: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 1: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 1: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM ( Day 1: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (

GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (

Friday, July 20

GC: Day 2: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 2: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM ( Day 2: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM ( Day 2: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (

GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (

Saturday, July 21

GC: Day 3: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (

NBC: Rd. 3: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-3PM (

GC: Live From The Open: 3-4PM (

Sunday, July 22

GC: Day 4: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (

NBC: Rd. 4: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-2:30PM ( Day 4: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-2:30PM ( Day 4: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-2PM ( Day 4: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-2PM (

GC: Live From The Open: 2:30-4PM (

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Schauffele just fine being the underdog

By Rex HoggardJuly 21, 2018, 8:06 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Following a breakthough season during which he won twice and collected the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Award, Xander Schauffele concedes his sophomore campaign has been less than stellar, but that could all change on Sunday at The Open.

Schauffele followed a second-round 66 with a 67 on Saturday to take a share of the 9-under-par lead with Jordan Spieth and Kevin Kisner.

Although he hasn’t won in 2018, he did finish runner-up at The Players and tied for sixth at the U.S. Open, two of the year’s toughest tests.

Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

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“Growing up, I always hit it well and played well in tough conditions,” Schauffele said. “I wasn't the guy to shoot 61. I was the guy to shoot like 70 when it was playing really hard.”

Sunday’s pairing could make things even more challenging when he’ll head out in the day’s final tee time with Spieth, the defending champion. But being the underdog in a pairing, like he was on Saturday alongside Rory McIlroy, is not a problem.

“All the guys I've talked to said, 'Live it up while you can, fly under the radar,'” he said. “Today I played in front of what you call Rory's crowd and guys were just yelling all the time, even while he's trying to putt, and he had to step off a few times. No one was yelling at me while I was putting. So I kind of enjoy just hanging back and relaxing.”

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Open odds: Spieth 7/1 to win; Tiger, Rory 14/1

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 7:54 pm

Only 18 holes remain in the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie, and the man tied atop the leaderboard is the same man who captured the claret jug last year at Royal Birkdale.

So it’s little surprise that Jordan Spieth is the odds-on favorite (7/4) to win his fourth major entering Sunday’s final round.

Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner, both tied with Spieth at 9 under par, are next in line at 5/1 and 11/2 respectively. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, both four shots behind the leaders, are listed at 14/1.

Click here for the leaderboard and take a look below at the odds, courtesy Jeff Sherman at

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Jordan Spieth: 7/4

Xander Schauffele: 5/1

Kevin Kisner: 11/2

Tiger Woods: 14/1

Francesco Molinari: 14/1

Rory McIlroy: 14/1

Kevin Chappell: 20/1

Tommy Fleetwood: 20/1

Alex Noren: 25/1

Zach Johnson: 30/1

Justin Rose: 30/1

Matt Kuchar: 40/1

Webb Simpson: 50/1

Adam Scott: 80/1

Tony Finau: 80/1

Charley Hoffman: 100/1

Austin Cook: 100/1