Golf Channel Tournament Airtimes & Notes (Jan. 14-17)

By Golf Channel Public RelationsJanuary 12, 2016, 10:45 pm

Walker Vying for Third Consecutive Win at Sony Open in Hawaii


Els Headlines the Field in His Home Country

at Joburg Open; 3rd Open Qualifying Series Event


EurAsia Cup Returns for 2nd Edition of

Intercontinental Team Match Play Event in Malaysia


Eighty-One Celebrities Set to Participate in Diamond Resorts Invitational benefitting Florida Hospital for Children


The PGA TOUR will stage its first full-field event of 2016 with the Sony Open in Hawaii, where Jimmy Walker will attempt to win the event for the third consecutive year. Golf Channel’s evening news program, Golf Central, will originate from Waialae Country Club in Honolulu for the first time, with Ryan Burr, Brandel Chamblee, Notah Begay, Mark Rolfing and Steve Burkowski providing wraparound news coverage and analysis. The European Tour is in South Africa for the Joburg Open; the third Open Qualifying Series event which will provide the top three finishers within the top-10 not already in the field with entry into the 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon. The EurAsia Cup makes its return in Malaysia, with professionals representing Europe and Asia competing against one another in a team match play format. And the Diamond Resorts Invitational (airing Thursday-Saturday) will feature 81 celebrities from across sports, entertainment and Hollywood, competing in a modified stableford format that will benefit Florida Hospital for Children.



Sony Open in Hawaii

Dates: Jan. 14-17

Venue: Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii


Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         7-10:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-5 a.m. (Friday replay)           

Friday              7-10:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-5:30 a.m. (Saturday replay)

Saturday          7-10:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-5 a.m. (Sunday replay)

Sunday            6-10 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)


Broadcast Notes:                                                

Golf Central on-site from Honolulu: Golf Channel’s evening news program, Golf Central will complement tournament action with live wraparound news coverage airing on-site from a dedicated set at Waialae CC. Ryan Burr will host, and Brandel Chamblee and Notah Begay will serve as analysts. Steve Burkowski also will provide reports and player interviews.

Walker defends: Jimmy Walker finished nine strokes ahead of the field to successfully defend his Sony Open in Hawaii title in dominant fashion.

Headlining the field: Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, Jimmy Walker, Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar, Steve Stricker, Brandt Snedeker, Justin Thomas, Padraig Harrington and Davis Love III.


Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Steve Sands

Analyst: Peter Jacobsen

Tower: Frank Nobilo / Mark Rolfing

On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Curt Byrum

Interviews: Steve Burkowski



Joburg Open

Dates: Jan. 14-17

Venue: Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club (East Course), Gauteng, South Africa


Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         5-7 a.m. (Tape delay) / 7-9 a.m. (Live)                      

Friday              5-7 a.m. (Tape delay) / 7-9 a.m. (Live)

Saturday          5:30-9:30 a.m. (Live)

Sunday            5-9:30 a.m. (Live)


Broadcast Notes:

Third event of the Open Qualifying Series: The event is part of the Open Qualifying Series, and the top- three finishers within the top-10 not already in the field will gain entry into the 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon.

Largest field event on European Tour: The field will consist of 210 players, the largest on the European Tour, and the event will be held on two courses at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club.

Headlining the field: Ernie Els, George Coetzee, Matteo Manassero, Trevor Immelman, David Horsey, Marcel Siem, Paul Dunne, Richard Sterne, David Howell and Bradley Neil.


Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Studio Host: Mike Ritz

Play by Play: Dominik Holyer

Analyst: Denis Hutchinson / Jay Townsend

On-Course: Paul Eales



EurAsia Cup

Dates: Jan. 15-17

Venue: Glenmarie Golf & Country Club (Garden Course), Shah Alam, Malaysia


Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Friday              11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live)

Saturday          11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live)

Sunday            11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live)


Broadcast Notes:

Team match play format: This is the second edition of the EurAsia Cup, a biennial competition between teams of professional golfers representing Europe and Asia. Following the inaugural edition of the event two years ago (which ended in a tie), the number of players on each team has been increased from 10 to 12, and the total number of matches has been increased from 20 to 24. The format consists of six four-ball matches on Day 1, six foursome matches on Day 2, and 12 singles matches on Day 3, with all 24 players competing each day. If a match is all square after 18 holes, it is halved and each team will earn ½ a point. The first team to 12 ½ points will win the EurAsia Cup.

Team Europe: Kristoffer Broberg, Victor Dubuisson, Ross Fisher, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Soren Kjeldsen, Shane Lowry, Andy Sullivan, Bernd Wiesberger, Danny Willet, Chris Wood, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Darren Clarke (captain).

Team Asia: S.S.P. Chawrasia, Danny Chia, Thongchai Jaidee, Anirban Lahiri, Byeong Hun An, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Shingo Katayama, K.T. Kim, Ashun Wu, Nicholas Fung, Prayed Marksaeng, Jeunghun Wang, Jeev Milka Singh (captain).

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly

Analyst: Dom Boulet / Warren Humphreys

On-Course: Julian Tutt


Diamond Resorts Invitational

Dates: Jan. 14-16

Venue: Golden Bear Club at Keene’s Point, Windermere, Fla.


Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         2:30-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 4:30-6 p.m. (Replay)             

Friday              2:30-4:30 p.m. (Live)

Saturday          2:30-4:30 p.m. (Live)


Broadcast Notes:

Premiere celebrity event for charity: The three day, 54-hole celebrity golf tournament is dedicated to raising money for the Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida. Eighty-one celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment will compete in the event, including Major League Baseball and NFL stars and Hall of Famers, musical entertainers, Hollywood actors and comedians.

Format: With a $100,000 first prize at stake, the event will use a modified stableford scoring system with players receiving six points for an eagle, three for a birdie, one for a par, zero for a bogey and negative-two for a double bogey or higher.

Headlining the field: Josh Donaldson, Justin Verlander, Colt Ford, Reggie Jackson, Jake Own, Jerry Rice, Marcus Allen, Tom Glavine, Roger Clemens Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, Bode Miller, Mark Rypien, Alfonso Ribeiro and Larry the Cable Guy.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Bob Papa

Analyst: Lanny Wadkins

Tower: Tom Abbott

On-Course: Charlie Rymer / Karen Stupples / Tripp Isenhour / Damon Hack

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 9:00 am

Tiger Woods shot his second consecutive 70 on Friday at Carnoustie and enters weekend play at even par for the championship, still in contention for major No. 15.

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How to watch The Open on TV and online

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 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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Storms halt Barbasol before Lincicome tees off

By Associated PressJuly 20, 2018, 11:29 pm

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - Brittany Lincicome will have to wait until the weekend to resume her bid to make the cut in a PGA Tour event.

Overnight storms delayed the start of the second round Friday in the Barbasol Championship, and an afternoon thunderstorm suspended competition for good. The round will resume Saturday morning with much of the field still to play.

The second stoppage at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came 20 minutes before Lincicome's scheduled tee time.

Lincicome was near the bottom of the field after opening with a 6-over 78 on Thursday. The first LPGA player since Michelle Wie in 2008 to start a PGA Tour event, she needs a huge rebound to join Babe Zaharias (1945) as the only female players to make the cut.

Troy Merritt had the clubhouse lead at 15 under, following an opening 62 with a 67.

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Third-round tee times for the 147th Open

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:05 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eighteen major champions made the cut at The Open and will be playing the weekend at Carnoustie, including 60-year-old ageless wonder Bernhard Langer, and both major champs so far this year, Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka.

Twenty-four-year-old Gavin Green will be first off solo Saturday at 4:15 a.m. ET. Reed and Rhys Enoch will follow along 10 minutes later.

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Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, both at even par for the tournament, six shots behind leaders Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner, are in consecutive groups. Mickelson is playing with Austin Cook at 8:05 a.m. and Woods is with South Africa’s Shaun Norris at 8:15 a.m.

Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, both three shots off the lead, are also in consecutive groups. Fowler is at 10 a.m. with Thorbjorn Olesen and Spieth is 10 minutes later with Kevin Chappell. Rory McIlroy, looking to win his first major since the 2014 PGA Championship, is at 10:40 a.m. with Xander Schauffele. McIlroy is two shots behind.

Johnson and Kisner are last off at 11 a.m.

4:15AM ET: Gavin Green

4:25AM ET: Rhys Enoch, Patrick Reed

4:35AM ET: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Justin Rose

4:45AM ET: Yusaku Miyazato, Tyrrell Hatton

4:55AM ET: Ross Fisher, Keegan Bradley

5:05AM ET: Ryan Fox, Jason Dufner

5:15AM ET: Bryson DeChambeau, Henrik Stenson

5:25AM ET: Tom Lewis, Sam Locke (a)

5:35AM ET: Paul Casey, Chris Wood

5:45AM ET: Bernhard Langer, Rafa Cabrera Bello

6:00AM ET: Paul Dunne, Brett Rumford

6:10AM ET: Masahiro Kawamura, Shubhankar Sharma

6:20AM ET: Cameron Smith, Brendan Steele

6:30AM ET: Marc Leishman, Lee Westwood

6:40AM ET: Byeong Hun An, Kevin Na

6:50AM ET: Julian Suri, Adam Hadwin

7:00AM ET: Gary Woodland, Si-Woo Kim

7:10AM ET: Yuta Ikeda, Satoshi Kodaira

7:20AM ET: Marcus Kinhult, Thomas Pieters

7:30AM ET: Beau Hossler, Haotong Li

7:45AM ET: Cameron Davis, Sean Crocker

7:55AM ET: Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink

8:05AM ET: Phil Mickeslon, Austin Cook

8:15AM ET: Tiger Woods, Shaun Norris

8:25AM ET: Lucas Herbert, Michael Kim

8:35AM ET: Jason Day, Francesco Molinari

8:45AM ET: Sung Kang, Webb Simpson

8:55AM ET: Patrick Cantlay, Eddie Pepperell

9:05AM ET: Matthew Southgate, Brooks Koepka

9:15AM ET: Kyle Stanley, Adam Scott

9:30AM ET: Charley Hoffman, Alex Noren

9:40AM ET: Ryan Moore, Brandon Stone

9:50AM ET: Luke List, Danny Willett

10:00AM ET: Thorbjorn Olesen, Rickie Fowler

10:10AM ET: Jordan Spieth, Kevin Chappell

10:20AM ET: Zander Lombard, Tony Finau

10:30AM ET: Matt Kuchar, Erik Van Rooyen

10:40AM ET: Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele

10:50AM ET: Pat Perez, Tommy Fleetwood

11:00AM ET: Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson