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Nearly 30 Live Hours of AIG Women’s British Open Airing Across GOLF  Channel, NBC Thursday-Sunday, Most Live Hours of Any 2019 LPGA Event

Wyndham Championship Concludes PGA TOUR Regular Season Ahead of Next Week’s Start to Enhanced Three-Event FedExCup Playoffs

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 30, 2019) – The R&A stages the final major championship of 2019 with the AIG Women’s British Open, airing Thursday-Sunday on GOLF Channel and NBC. NBC Sports will air nearly 30 hours of live tournament coverage from Woburn Golf Club in England, the most of any LPGA event in 2019. The PGA TOUR is in North Carolina for the Wyndham Championship, the final regular season event of the 2018-19 season. The inaugural Wyndham Rewards will be finalized at week’s end for the top-10 in the FedExCup standings, and the top-125 in the standings will earn their 2019-2020 PGA TOUR card. Those 125 players also will be eligible to take part in next week’s Northern Trust to kick off the enhanced three-event FedExCup Playoffs, being staged in August for the first time.

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THE R&A

AIG Women’s British Open

Dates: August 1-4

Venue: Woburn Golf Club (Marquess’ Course), Little Brickhill, England

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 6 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)

Friday 6 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)

Saturday 7-11 a.m. (Live) / 4-6 p.m. (Replay)

Sunday 7-11:30 a.m. (Live) / 4-6:30 p.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern)

Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Live)

Sunday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

Nearly 30 live hours of tournament coverage: NBC Sports will provide 28 hours of live tournament coverage from Woburn Golf Club, the most of any LPGA Tour event in 2019.

Hall defends: Georgia Hall finished two strokes ahead of Pornanong Phatlum to earn her first career LPGA Tour win and first major championship title.

Headlining the field: Jin Young Ko, Sung Hyun Park, Lexi Thompson, Minjee Lee, Inbee Park, Ariya Jutanugarn, Brooke Henderson, Jeongeun Lee6, Nasa Hataoka, Nelly Korda and Sei Young Kim.

NBC Sports Broadcast Team:

Host: Mike Ritz

Play by Play: Terry Gannon / Tom Abbott

Analyst: Judy Rankin / Karen Stupples

Tower: Tom Abbott

On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Karen Stupples

Interviews: Todd Lewis

PGA TOUR

Wyndham Championship

Dates: August 1-4

Venue: Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, N.C.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 2-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-11 p.m. (Replay)

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

Saturday 1-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 7-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Sunday 1-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 7:30 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold (Eastern):

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

  • Patrick Reed/Webb Simpson/Si Woo Kim (7:50 a.m. ET)
  • Billy Horschel/Chez Reavie/Brandt Snedeker (8:00 a.m. ET)

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

  • Paul Casey/Charles Howell III/Jordan Spieth (8:00 a.m. ET)
  • Second group to be voted on via “Fan Vote Friday” Twitter poll

Broadcast Notes:

Wyndham Rewards Top-10 to be finalized: The inaugural Wyndham Rewards Top 10 offers a $10 million bonus pool to players finishing inside the top-10 in the season-long FedExCup standings. The top-three spots are already locked up, with Brooks Koepka ($2 million bonus), Rory McIlroy ($1.5 million) and Matt Kuchar ($1.2 million). Paul Casey (No. 8 in the standings) is in the field at the Wyndham Championship and able to improve his standing in the Wyndham Rewards Top 10.

Final event of PGA TOUR regular season: This week marks the 43rd and final event of the 2018-19 PGA TOUR regular season. The top-125 in the FedExCup standings at week’s end will earn a PGA TOUR card for the 2019-20 season and qualify for the first of three FedExCup Playoff events next week at The Northern Trust in New Jersey. Players situated 126-200 in the standings following this week are eligible to compete in the three-event Korn Ferry Tour Finals beginning August 15.

Snedeker defends: Brandt Snedeker finished three shots clear of C.T. Pan and Webb Simpson for his ninth PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Paul Casey, Matthew Wolff, Jordan Spieth, Collin Morikawa, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson, Alex Noren, Brandt Snedeker and Viktor Hovland.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Whit Watson

Analyst: Nick Faldo

Tower: Frank Nobilo / Mark Immelman

On-Course: Peter Kostis

Interviews: George Savaricas

-NBC Sports Group-

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