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Strong field convenes for KPMG Women’s PGA Championship outside of Philadelphia; live coverage airing across Golf Channel, NBC

PGA Tour in Las Vegas at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; 1st of 3 consecutive West Coast tournaments airing live on Golf Channel

Reed, Rose, Fleetwood Lead Field at BMW PGA Championship; More Than 20 Hours of Live Tournament Coverage Thursday-Sunday on GOLF Channel

Kelly Defends at SAS Championship in North Carolina; Airs Friday-Sunday

Inaugural Blessings Collegiate Invitational Continues Live on GOLF Channel from Arkansas, in College Golf’s Return to Television

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ORLANDO, Fla., (Oct. 6, 2020) – The PGA of America and LPGA Tour are hosting the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship this week, the third of four women’s majors being contested in 2020. Taking place at Aronimink Golf Club outside of Philadelphia, more than 15 hours of live tournament coverage will air across GOLF Channel (Thursday-Sunday) and NBC (weekend). The PGA TOUR is in Las Vegas at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, the first of three consecutive West Coast tournaments in as many weeks airing live on GOLF Channel. Patrick Reed, Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood lead the field at the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship, with more than 20 hours of live tournament coverage scheduled to air Thursday-Sunday onGOLF Channel. Jerry Kelly will defend his 2019 title at the SAS Championship in North Carolina, with coverage airing Friday-Sunday on GOLF Channel. Live coverage of the inaugural Blessings Collegiate Invitational presented by Tyson Foods continues today and Wednesday on GOLF Channel, showcasing a new college golf event originating from Fayetteville, Ark.

PGA OF AMERICA / LPGA TOUR
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
Dates: Oct. 8-11
Venue: Aronimink Golf Club, Newtown Square, Pa.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 1-5 p.m. (Live) / Midnight-4 a.m. (Friday replay)
Friday 1-5 p.m. (Live) / 2-4 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday 11 a.m.-Noon (Live) / 2-4 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday 10 a.m.-Noon (Live) / 2-5 a.m. (Monday replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday Noon-3 p.m. (Live)
Sunday Noon-2 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Strong field convenes for third women’s major of 2020: Featuring one of the strongest fields of the year, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will include nine of the top-10 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, as well as each of the event’s previous five winners: Hannah Green (2019); Sung Hyun Park (2018); Danielle Kang (2017); Brooke Henderson (2016) and Inbee Park (2015).

KPMG Women’s PGA Championship news conference show, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. ET:Prior to Thursday’s opening round,Golf Centralwill present a special player news conference show on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. ET.

KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit streaming live on Wednesday: The sixth-annual KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit is scheduled to take place (virtually) on Wednesday, with all sessions being streamed live at KPMG.com/WomensLeadership. 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be among the keynote speakers of the summit, and Michele Tafoya – sideline reporter for NBC’sSunday Night Football – will serve as the master of ceremonies. Wednesday’s live stream is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. ET.

Green defends: Hannah Green finished one stroke ahead of Sung Hyun Park to earn her first-career major championship victory.

Headlining the field: Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang, Brooke Henderson, Nasa Hataoka, Minjee Lee, Sei Young Kim, Sung Hyun Park, Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson, Hinako Shibuno, Hannah Green and Mel Reid.

NBC Sports Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Terry Gannon
Analyst: Paige Mackenzie
Tower: Tom Abbott
On-Course: Kay Cockerill / Jim “Bones” Mackay
Interviews: Steve Sands

PGA TOUR
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Dates: Oct. 8-11
Venue: TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nev.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 5-8 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Friday 5-8 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 5-8 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Sunday 5-8 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold (Eastern):
Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Cameron Champ/Bryson DeChambeau/Matthew Wolff (10:15 a.m. ET)
  • Collin Morikawa/Joaquin Niemann/Webb Simpson (10:25 a.m. ET)
  • Patrick Cantlay/Rickie Fowler/Kevin Na (3:05 p.m. ET)
  • Jason Day/Sergio Garcia/Hideki Matsuyama (3:15 p.m. ET)

Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Patrick Cantlay/Rickie Fowler/Kevin Na (10:15 a.m. ET)
  • Jason Day/Sergio Garcia/Hideki Matsuyama (10:25 a.m. ET)
  • Cameron Champ/Bryson DeChambeau/Matthew Wolff (3:05 p.m. ET)
  • Collin Morikawa/Joaquin Niemann/Webb Simpson (3:15 p.m. ET)

Broadcast Notes:
Na defends: Kevin Na defeated Patrick Cantlay with a par on the second playoff hole to capture his fourth PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Bryson DeChambeau, Webb Simpson, Collin Morikawa, Patrick Cantlay, Matthew Wolff, Paul Casey, Cameron Champ, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia and Hideki Matsuyama.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Rich Lerner
Analyst: Curt Byrum
Tower: Phil Blackmar
On-Course: Arron Oberholser / Trevor Immelman
Interviews: George Savaricas

EUROPEAN TOUR
BMW PGA Championship
Dates: Oct. 8-11
Venue: Wentworth Club (West Course), Virginia Water, England

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)
Friday 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 6-11 a.m. (Live) / 11-11:30 a.m. (Streaming on GOLF Channel Digital)
Sunday 6-10 a.m. (Live) / 10-11:30 a.m. (Streaming on GOLF Channel Digital)

Broadcast Notes:
Willett defends: Danny Willett finished three shots clear of Jon Rahm to win for the seventh time on the European Tour.

Headlining the field: Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton, Shane Lowry, Bernd Wiesberger, Ian Poulter and Miguel Angel Jimenez.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Dominik Holyer
Analyst: Paul McGinley / Richard Boxall / Alison Whitaker / Ewen Murray
On-Course: Wayne Riley / Andrew Coltart / Anthony Wall
Interviews: Tim Barter

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
SAS Championship
Dates: Oct. 9-11
Venue: Prestonwood Country Club, Cary, N.C.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Friday 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Streaming on GOLF Digital)
Saturday 2-5 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 2-5 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Kelly defends: Jerry Kelly finished one shot ahead of David McKenzie to earn his sixth PGA TOUR Champions title.

Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Jim Furyk, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Jerry Kelly, Vijay Singh, Tom Lehman, Scott Parel, Colin Montgomerie, Mike Weir and John Daly.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Whit Watson
Analyst: Lanny Wadkins
On-Course: Billy Ray Brown / John Cook

COLLEGE GOLF
Blessings Collegiate Invitational presented by Tyson Foods
Dates: Oct. 6-7
Venue: Blessings Golf Club, Fayetteville, Ark.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Tuesday 3:30-7:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Wednesday 3:30-7:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Inaugural event: Announced earlier this month as a multi-year partnership with Blessings Golf Club and Tyson Foods, the new men’s and women’s college golf championship is being contested in Fayetteville, Ark.

Format: The competition marks the first televised event of the 2020-’21 college golf season and features a 54-hole stroke play format for individual and team honors. The competition is being contested without spectators.

Tournament field: The event features representatives of both the men’s and women’s golf teams from Southeastern Conference (SEC) universities.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Steve Burkowski
Analyst: Curt Byrum
Tower: John Cook
On-Course: Notah Begay / Billy Ray Brown

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