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Golf Channel plans coverage of 5 tours

Koepka, Johnson, McIlroy & Thomas Lead Field at RBC Canadian Open

Jutanugarn, Thompson and Henderson Headline Field at ShopRite Classic in New Jersey; Airing Friday-Sunday on GOLF Channel

PGA TOUR Champions in Asia for Mastercard Japan Championship Tour Staging BMW Charity Pro-Am in South Carolina

European Tour Hosts GolfSixes Team Event in Portugal

Third of Six World Long Drive Events Airs Tonight (Atlantic City Boardwalk Bash) at 6 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 5, 2019) – The PGA TOUR is in Ontario, Canada for the RBC Canadian Open, with four of the top-six ranked players in the world leading the field: Brooks Koepka (No. 1), Dustin Johnson (No. 2), Rory McIlroy (No. 4) and Justin Thomas (No. 6). The LPGA Tour is in New Jersey this week for the ShopRite LPGA Classic, airing Friday-Sunday on GOLF Channel. The PGA TOUR Champions are in Asia for the Mastercard Japan Championship, with Scott McCarron and Kevin Sutherland leading the field. The Tour is in South Carolina for the BMW Charity Pro-Am, where they’ll be joined by celebrity amateurs. The European Tour hosts the GolfSixes team event in Portugal, where the Irish duo of Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan will defend. The World Long Drive Association also is in New Jersey for the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bash, the third of six Tour events in 2019, airing tonight at 6 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel.



RBC Canadian Open

Dates: June 6-9

Venue: Hamilton Golf & Country Club, Ancaster, Ont.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-10 p.m. (Replay)

Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9-11 p.m. (Replay)

Saturday 1-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Sunday 1-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)

PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold (Eastern):

Thursday 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Matt Kuchar/Rory McIlroy/Webb Simpson (7:40 a.m.)
  • Corey Conners/Jim Furyk/Dustin Johnson (7:50 a.m.)

Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Brooks Koepka/Brandt Snedeker/Justin Thomas (7:50 a.m.)
  • Second group to be voted on via “Fan Vote Friday” Twitter poll

Broadcast Notes:

Johnson defends: Dustin Johnson finished three shots ahead of Byeong Hun An and Whee Kim to earn his 19th PGA TOUR victory.

Headlining the field: Brooks Kopeka, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker, Henrik Stenson and Bubba Watson.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Terry Gannon (Thursday-Friday) / Steve Sands (Saturday-Sunday)

Analyst: Frank Nobilo

Tower: Curt Byrum

On-Course: Trevor Immelman

Interviews: George Savaricas


ShopRite LPGA Classic

Dates: June 7-9

Venue: Seaview Hotel & Golf Club (Bay Course), Galloway, N.J.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):

Friday Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 3-4:30 a.m. (Saturday replay)

Saturday 3-5 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Sunday replay)

Sunday 3-5 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Law to be featured in “Who’s Really In Control”: During Friday’s opening round coverage, Bronte Law and her caddie will be featured in “Who’s Really In Control,” sponsored by National Car Rental, where Bronte will try to match answers to questions posed to her caddie about her interests and habits on Tour.

“Rookie Spotlight” to feature Gillman: LPGA Tour rookie Kristen Gillman will be profiled during Saturday’s second round as part of GOLF Channel’s “Rookie Spotlight” feature.

Park defends: Annie Park finished a shot in front of Sakura Yokomine to claim her first career LPGA Tour win.

Headlining the field: Ariya Jutanugarn, Lexi Thompson, Jeongeun Lee6, Brooke Henderson, Stacy Lewis, Anna Nordqvist, Bronte Law, Jennifer Kupcho, Maria Fassi and Laura Davies.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Grant Boone

Analyst: Karen Stupples

Tower: Tom Abbott

On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Kay Cockerill


Mastercard Japan Championship

Dates: June 7-9

Venue: Narita Golf Club, Narita, Japan

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):

Friday 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Live, Thursday overnight)

Saturday 12:30-3 a.m. (Live) / 4:30-6:30 a.m. (Replay)

Sunday 12:30-3 a.m. (Live) / 5-7 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Montgomerie defends: In 2017, Colin Montgomerie outlasted Billy Mayfair and Scott McCarron to claim his fifth PGA TOUR Champions title.

Headlining the field: Scott McCarron, Kevin Sutherland, Mark O’Meara, Tom Watson, Corey Pavin, Colin Montgomerie, Jerry Kelly, Darren Clarke, Larry Nelson and Lee Janzen.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Bob Papa

Analyst: Lanny Wadkins

Tower: Phil Blackmar

On-Course: Billy Ray Brown / Arron Oberholser


BMW Charity Pro-Am

Dates: June 6-9

Venue: Thornblade Club, Greer, S.C. ; The Cliffs Valley, Travelers Rest, S.C.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):

Thursday Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live)

Friday 7-9 p.m. (Tape delay) / 1-3 p.m. (Streaming on GOLF Channel Digital)

Saturday 5-7 p.m. (Tape delay) / 4-6 p.m. (Streaming on GOLF Channel Digital)

Sunday 5-7 p.m. (Tape delay) / 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Streaming on GOLF Channel Digital)

Broadcast Notes:

Arnaud defends: Michael Arnaud finished five shots ahead of the field to win for the first time on the Tour.

Headlining the field: Norman Xiong, Maverick McNealy, Henrik Norlander, Robby Shelton, Michael Arnaud, Lanto Griffin, Mark Anderson and Xinjun Zhang.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Steve Burkowski

Analyst: Craig Perks

Tower: Tripp Isenhour

On-Course: Gary Christian


GolfSixes Cascais

Dates: June 7-8

Venue: Oitavos Dunes, Cascais, Portugal

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):

Friday 6 a.m.-Noon (Live)

Saturday 6:30 a.m.-Noon (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

Ireland defends: The duo of Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan defeated France’s Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Romain Wattel to win the two-day team event.

Headlining the field: Meghan MacLaren/Florentyna Parker (England Women), Laura Fuenfstueck/Esther Henseleit (Germany Women), Paul Dunne/Gavin Moynihan (Ireland), Edoardo Molinari/Renato Paratore (Italy), George Coetzee/Brandon Stone (South Africa).


Atlantic City Boardwalk Bash

Date: June 5

Venue: Atlantic City Country Club, Atlantic City, N.J.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):

Wednesday 6-8 p.m.

Broadcast Notes:

Third of six televised Tour events in 2019: World Long Drive kicks off its summer stretch of the season on Wednesday, with the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bash in New Jersey, airing at 6 p.m. ET. The event marks the third of six televised World Long Drive Tour events in 2019, culminating with the Volvik World Long Drive Championship in September. The telecast will feature the four women and eight men having advanced from preliminary rounds earlier in the competition.

Headlining the field – Open Division: Justin James, Ryan Steenberg, Kyle Berkshire, Will Hogue, Tim Burke, Paul Howell, Eddie Fernandes, Martin Borgmeier.

Headlining the field – Women’s Division: Phillis Meti, Sandra Carlborg, Mary Driscol, Cassandra Meyer.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Jonathan Coachman

Analyst: Art Sellinger

Reporter: Jerry Foltz

-NBC Sports Group-

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