Industry News

Golf Channel sets air times for 4 events

DeChambeau Defends at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide,

Woods Part of Thursday’s Featured Groups Coverage on NBC Sports Gold

PGA TOUR Champions in Iowa for Principal Charity Classic

Due to Expected Inclement Weather, Conclusion of NCAA Men’s Golf

Championships to Air at 8:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Live on GOLF Channel

European Tour Stages Unique Format Event at Belgian Knockout

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 28, 2019) – The PGA TOUR is in Ohio for Jack Nicklaus’ event at the Memorial presented by Nationwide. Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods headline the field, with Bryson DeChambeau defending his 2018 title. PGA TOUR LIVE Featured Groups coverage airing Thursday-Friday on NBC Sports Gold include: Rory McIlroy/Jordan Spieth/Justin Thomas (8:15 a.m. ET, Thursday); Bryson DeChambeau/Justin Rose/Tiger Woods (8:26 a.m. ET, Thursday); and Rickie Fowler/Matt/Kuchar/Phil Mickelson (8:26 a.m. ET, Friday). The PGA TOUR Champions are in Iowa for the Principal Charity Classic, with Bernhard Langer and Scott McCarron leading the field. GOLF Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee also is in the field, competing on a sponsor’s exemption. Due to expected inclement weather on Wednesday, the NCAA Men’s Golf National Championships will now air live at 8:30 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel, where the team national champion will be crowned at the Blessings Golf Club in Arkansas. The European Tour stages its unique format event, with the Belgian Knockout, Thursday-Sunday.

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PGA TOUR
the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

Dates: May 30-June 2

Venue: Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Friday 2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Saturday 12:30-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 7:30 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Sunday Noon-2:15 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold (Eastern):

Thursday 7:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Rory McIlroy/Jordan Spieth/Justin Thomas (8:15 a.m.)
  • Bryson DeChambeau/Justin Rose/Tiger Woods (8:26 a.m.)

Friday 7:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Rickie Fowler/Matt Kuchar/Phil Mickelson (8:26 a.m.)
  • Second group to be voted on via “Fan Vote Friday” Twitter poll

Broadcast Notes:
Rankin being recognized as Memorial Tournament honoree:
Given to someone who has greatly contributed to golf, this year’s Memorial Tournament honoree is NBC Sports analyst and World Golf Hall of Fame member Judy Rankin. The ceremony in recognition of Rankin is scheduled to air live on GOLF Channel at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

DeChambeau defends: Bryson DeChambeau defeated Byeong Hun An and Kyle Stanley with a birdie on the second playoff hole to claim his second PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Tony Finau and Patrick Cantlay.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Terry Gannon

Analyst: Nick Faldo

Tower: Matt Gogel / Arron Oberholser

On-Course: Mark Immelman

Interviews: Damon Hack

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Principal Charity Classic

Dates: May 31-June 2

Venue: Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Live) / 11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)

Saturday 3-6:30 p.m. (Live) / Midnight-2 a.m. (Sunday replay)

Sunday 2:30-5 p.m. (Live) / Midnight-2 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Chamblee competing on sponsor’s exemption:
GOLF Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee is in the field at the Principal Charity Classic this week, competing on a sponsor’s exemption.

Lehman defends: Tom Lehman finished two strokes ahead of Bernhard Langer, Scott Parel, Glen Day and Woody Austin for his 11th PGA TOUR Champions victory.

Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Scott McCarron, David Toms, Retief Goosen, John Daly, Scott Verplank, Willie Wood, Ken Tanigawa and Brandel Chamblee.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Bob Papa

Analyst: Lanny Wadkins

Tower: John Mahaffey

On-Course: John Cook

NCAA
NCAA Men’s Golf National Championships

Dates: May 28-29

Venue: Blessings Golf Club, Fayetteville, Ark.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Tuesday 4-8 p.m. (Live); 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live) / 4-8 p.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Wednesday’s NCAA Men’s Team Championship coverage airing live at 8:30 a.m. ET:
Due to expected inclement weather on Wednesday, GOLF Channel’s live coverage of the men’s NCAA Golf Championship match will now air live at 8:30 a.m. ET. Coverage will continue until the conclusion of play when a team national champion is crowned, and a replay will air from 4-8 p.m. ET on Wednesday evening. Golf Central will surround live tournament coverage with pre- and post-event news produced on-site at the Blessings Golf Club, along with daily news updates on Morning Drive.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Bob Papa

Analyst: Curt Byrum

Tower: Steve Burkowski

On-Course: Notah Begay / Billy Ray Brown / John Cook

Interviews: Chantel McCabe

Golf Central Broadcast Team:
Host: George Savaricas

Analyst: Arron Oberholser

College Insider: Ryan Lavner

Reporter: Chantel McCabe

EUROPEAN TOUR
Belgian Knockout

Dates: May 30-June 2

Venue: Rinkven International Golf Club, Antwerp, Belgium

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 6-8 a.m. / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)

Friday 6-8 a.m. / 10-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Saturday 7-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Sunday 6:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Otaegui defends:
Adrian Otaegui defeated Benjamin Hebert by two shots in the final nine-hole match to earn his second career European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Thomas Pieters, Thomas Detry, Matthias Schwab, Bernd Wiesberger, Adrian Otaegui.

-NBC Sports Group-

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