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Golf Channel sets schedule for 3 events

Rahm, Fleetwood Lead Field at Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, with More Than 25 Hours of Live Coverage Airing Thursday-Sunday on GOLF Channel

World No. 1 Koepka Headlines Field at Inaugural 3M Open in Minnesota

Kim Defends at LPGA Thornberry Creek Classic in Wisconsin

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 2, 2019) – The European Tour is staging the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at renowned Lahinch Golf Club. GOLF Channel will carry more than 25 hours of live tournament coverage Thursday-Sunday, featuring a field led by Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Wallace. The PGA TOUR hosts the inaugural 3M Open in Minnesota, with world No. 1 Brooks Koepka headlining the field. On the LPGA Tour, Sei Young Kim will defend her 2018 title at the LPGA Thornberry Creek Classic in Wisconsin.

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EUROPEAN TOUR

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Dates: July 4-7

Venue: Lahinch Golf Club, Lahinch, Ireland

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 5:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live)

Friday 5:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live)

Saturday 7 a.m.-Noon (Live) / 3-5:30 p.m. (Replay)

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

Broadcast Notes:

Three spots available into field at 148TH Open: The top-three finishers (in the top-10) not previously qualified for The Open at Royal Portrush later this month will earn an exemption into the field.

Knox defends: Russell Knox defeated Ryan Fox with a birdie on the first playoff hole to claim his second European Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood, Matt Wallace, Ian Poulter, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen, Eddie Pepperell, Tyrrell Hatton and Padraig Harrington.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Rich Lerner

Analyst: Curt Byrum

Tower: Tom Abbott

On-Course: Jim “Bones” Mackay / Warren Humphreys

Interviews: Jay Townsend

PGA TOUR

3M Open

Dates: July 4-7

Venue: TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minn.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 2-6 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

Friday 2-6 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

Saturday 1-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)

Sunday 1-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)

PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold (Eastern):

Thursday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Tony Finau/Nate Lashley/Phil Mickelson (8:20 a.m.)
  • Corey Conners/Jason Day/Hideki Matsuyama (8:30 a.m.)

Friday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Brooks Koepka/Kevin Na/Patrick Reed (8:20 a.m.)
  • Second group to be voted on via “Fan Vote Friday” Twitter poll

Broadcast Notes:

Inaugural event: This week marks the inaugural edition of the 3M Open, and the first time that a PGA TOUR event has been held in Minnesota since the 2009 PGA Championship.

Headlining the field: Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Jason Day, Patrick Reed, Phil Mickelson, Tony Finau, Cameron Champ, Nate Lashley, Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Grant Boone

Analyst: Frank Nobilo

Tower: Craig Perks

On-Course: Arron Oberholser

Interviews: Todd Lewis

LPGA TOUR

Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic

Dates: July 4-7

Venue: Thornberry Creek at Oneida (Legends Championship Course), Oneida, Wis.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 6-8:30 p.m. (Live)

Friday 6-8:30 p.m. (Live)

Saturday 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-5 a.m. (Sunday replay)

Sunday 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-5 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Kim defends: Sei Young Kim finished nine strokes clear of the field at 31-under, setting an LPGA scoring record to win for the seventh time on the LPGA Tour.

Headlining the field: Sung Hyun Park, Nasa Hataoka, Jeongeun Lee6, Ariya Jutanugarn, Sei Young Kim, Carlota Ciganda, Amy Yang, Eun Hee Ji, Hyo Joo Kim and Moriya Jutanugarn.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: George Savaricas

Analyst: Karen Stupples

Tower: Jim Gallagher Jr.

On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Kay Cockerill

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Media Contact:
Jeff Szklinski
GOLF Channel Communications
407-248-3267
Jeff.Szklinski@golfchannel.com

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