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9 of top 10 in world highlight field at PGA Tour's Genesis Invitational

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2020) – The PGA TOUR is in Southern California for the Genesis Invitational, with nine of the top-10 in the world convening at Riviera Country Club. Complementing GOLF Channel’s live tournament coverage on Thursday, the network will expand its opening round live coverage of the Genesis Invitational, offering viewers an extended live “look-in” of feature group streaming coverage via PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold. Extended live look-ins of PGA TOUR LIVE featured groups will air on GOLF Channel on Thursday from Noon-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. ET, immediately prior to and following traditional live tournament coverage from 2-6 p.m. ET. The LPGA Tour stages the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, with live coverage airing Wednesday-Saturday in primetime on GOLF Channel as Nelly Korda defends. The PGA TOUR Champions are in South Florida for the Chubb Classic, with Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron and defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez leading the field. Four-time PGA TOUR winner Tim Herron will make his PGA TOUR Champions debut, with live coverage airing Friday-Sunday on GOLF Channel.

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PGA TOUR
Genesis Invitational
Dates: Feb. 13-16
Venue: Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday Noon-2 p.m. / 6-8 p.m. (PGA TOUR LIVE “Look-in” – Live)
2-6 p.m. (Live) / 2-6 a.m. (Friday replay)
Friday 2-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-10 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 7-9 p.m. (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 11 a.m.-Noon / 8-9 p.m. (Live)
Friday 11 a.m.-Noon / 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 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Patrick Cantlay/Dustin Johnson/Rory McIlroy (10:16 a.m. ET)
  • Brooks Koepka/Phil Mickelson/Bubba Watson (10:27 a.m. ET)

Friday 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Steve Stricker/Justin Thomas/Tiger Woods (10:16 a.m. ET)
  • Second group to be voted on via “Fan Vote Friday” Twitter poll

Broadcast Notes:
PGA TOUR LIVE “Extended Look-In” airing Thursday from Noon-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. ET:
GOLF Channel will expand its opening round live tournament coverage at the Genesis Invitational on Thursday, offering viewers an extended live “look-in” at feature group streaming coverage via PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold. Extended live look-ins of PGA TOUR LIVE featured groups will air Thursday on GOLF Channel from Noon-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. ET, immediately prior to and following traditional live tournament coverage from 2-6 p.m. ET.
Holmes defends: J.B. Holmes finished one shot clear of Justin Thomas to earn his fifth PGA TOUR win.
Headlining the field: Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay, Tiger Woods, Xander Schauffele, Justin Rose, Tony Finau and Patrick Reed.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Terry Gannon
Analyst: Nick Faldo
Tower: Curt Byrum / Davis Love III
On-Course: Trevor Immelman
Interviews: Todd Lewis

LPGA TOUR
ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open
Dates: Feb. 12-15
Venue: Royal Adelaide Golf Club, Seaton, Australia

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday 9 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 4-9 a.m. (Thursday replay)
Thursday 9 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live)
Friday 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 9 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 5-6:30 p.m. (Sunday replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Korda defends: Nelly Korda defeated Jin Young Ko by two strokes to claim her second LPGA Tour victory.
Headlining the field: Nelly Korda, Minjee Lee, Jeongeun Lee6, Inbee Park, So Yeon Ryu, Lizette Salas, Amy Yang, Hannah Green, Hee Jeong Lim, Jiyai Shin, Hye Jin Choi and Brittany Altomare.

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Chubb Classic
Dates: Feb. 14-16
Venue: Lely Resort Golf & Country Club, Naples, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Friday Noon-2 p.m. (Live) / 2-4 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday 3-5:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-4 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday 3-5 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-2:30 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Herron making PGA TOUR Champions debut: Four-time PGA TOUR winner Tim Herron will make his PGA TOUR Champions debut this week in Naples, after turning 50 on Feb. 6.
Jimenez defends: Miguel Angel Jimenez outlasted Bernhard Langer and Olin Browne with a par on the first playoff hole, capturing his seventh PGA TOUR Champions title.
Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron, Fred Couples, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Retief Goosen, Tom Lehman, David Toms, Brett Quigley, Angel Cabrera and Tim Herron.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Bob Papa
Analyst: Lanny Wadkins
Tower: Arron Oberholser
On-Course: Billy Ray Brown

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