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Mickelson defends at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am; LPGA, European tours convene for ISPS Handa Vic Open in Australia; live coverage airing Wednesday-Saturday night on GOLF Channel

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 5, 2020) – The PGA TOUR heads to the Monterey Peninsula for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, where Phil Mickelson will defend his 2019 title alongside Dustin Johnson and Patrick Cantlay. The LPGA and European Tour’s are in Australia for the ISPS Handa Vic Open, where women and men will compete on the same venue. Live coverage airs Wednesday-Saturday night on GOLF Channel.

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PGA TOUR
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Dates: Feb. 6-9
Venue: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Pebble Beach Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-9 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-9:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 2-6 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday 1-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Golf Central Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 2-3 p.m. / 6-7 p.m. (Live)
Friday 2-3 p.m. / 6-7 p.m. (Live)
Saturday Noon-1 p.m. / 2:45-3 p.m. / 6-7 p.m. (Live)
Sunday Noon-1 p.m. / 2:45-3 p.m. / 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Live)

PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold (Eastern):
Thursday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Scott Brown/Harold Varner III (11:00 a.m. ET)
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick/Matt Kuchar (12:50 p.m. ET)

Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Jason Day/Jim Herman (12:06 p.m. ET)
  • Second group to be voted on via “Fan Vote Friday” Twitter poll

Broadcast Notes:
Mickelson defends: Phil Mickelson finished three shots ahead of Paul Casey in a Monday finish to earn his 44th career PGA TOUR win.
Headlining the field: Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay, Paul Casey, Matt Kuchar, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Kevin Na, Kevin Kisner, Chez Reavie, Brandt Snedeker and Phil Mickelson.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Terry Gannon
Analyst: Nick Faldo
Tower: Matt Gogel
On-Course: Craig Perks
Interviews: Steve Burkowski

LPGA TOUR / EUROPEAN TOUR
ISPS Handa Vic Open
Dates: Feb. 5-8
Venue: 13th Beach Golf Links (Beach & Creek Courses), Barwon Heads, Australia

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday 11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live)
Thursday 11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live)
Friday 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Unique format returns with women, men competing on same venue: Following the inaugural staging of the tournament as an official event on both the LPGA and European Tours last year, the ISPS Handa Vic Open returns for its second edition this week. Men and women will compete simultaneously on both the Beach and Creek courses over the first two rounds before a 36-hole cut is made. The final 36 holes will be staged on the Beach Course on Friday-Saturday evening.
Boutier, Law defend: Celine Boutier finished two shots ahead of Sarah Kemp, Su Oh and Charlotte Thomas to earn her first-career LPGA title. On the men’s side, David Law bested Brad Kennedy and Wade Ormsby by a stroke to capture his first European Tour win.
Headlining the field - Women: Jeongeun Lee6, Minjee Lee, Inbee Park, So Yeon Ryu, Hannah Green, Hee Jeong Lim, Jiyai Shin, Hye Jin Choi and Haley Moore.
Headlining the field – Men: Haotong Li, Geoff Ogilvy, Wade Ormsby, David Law, Ryan Fox, Lucas Herbert and Sean Crocker.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Host: Jay Townsend
Play by Play: Quentin Hull
Analyst: Grant Dodd / Alison Whitaker
On-Course: Ewan Porter / Sandy Mackenzie

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