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Golf Channel to air 4 events this week

Korn Ferry TOUR Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance Airing Friday-Monday, with 25 PGA TOUR Cards Available for 2019-‘20

Ko Headlines Field at Cambia Portland Classic in Oregon with Live Coverage Airing in Primetime Thursday-Sunday on GOLF Channel

McIlroy, Fleetwood Lead Field at Omega European Masters in Switzerland McCarron Defends at Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 28, 2019) – The Korn Ferry TOUR Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance takes place Friday-Monday, with live coverage of the season-culminating event airing on GOLF Channel. On Monday evening, 25 PGA TOUR cards will be awarded for the 2019-’20 season based on player performance in the three-event Korn Ferry TOUR Finals. The LPGA Tour is in Oregon for the Cambia Portland Classic, with live coverage airing in primetime Thursday-Sunday on GOLF Channel as Jin Young Ko headlines the field. The European Tour is in Switzerland for the Omega European Masters, with Rory McIlroy in the field coming off his FedExCup title on Sunday. The PGA TOUR Champions are in Canada for the Shaw Charity Classic, where Scott McCarron will defend his 2018 title.

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KORN FERRY TOUR

Korn Ferry TOUR Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance

Dates: Aug. 30-Sept. 2

Venue: Victoria National Golf Club, Newburgh, Ind.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):

Friday 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

Saturday 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)

Sunday 1-4 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)

Monday 3:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 3-6 a.m. (Tuesday replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Korn Ferry TOUR Championship airing Friday-Monday live on GOLF Channel: Airing Friday-Monday live on GOLF Channel, the Korn Ferry TOUR season culminates this week, with 25 PGA TOUR cards being awarded for the 2019-’20 season based on player performance in the three-event Korn Ferry TOUR Finals. The field is comprised of players having finished No. 126-200 in the PGA TOUR FedExCup regular season standings, along with those having finished No. 1-75 on the Korn Ferry TOUR standings.

Headlining the field: Shubhankar Sharma, Daniel Berger, Stewart Cink, Doug Ghim, Harris English, Justin Harding, Anirban Lahiri, Maverick McNealy and Scottie Scheffler.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Steve Burkowski

Analyst: Craig Perks

Tower: Phil Blackmar

On-Course: Tripp Isenhour / Gary Christian

Interviews: Chantel McCabe

LPGA TOUR

Cambia Portland Classic

Dates: Aug. 29-Sept. 1

Venue: Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland, Ore.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 5:30-9:30 p.m. (Live) / 1:30-5:30 a.m. (Friday replay)

Friday 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Live) / 1-4 a.m. (Saturday replay)

Saturday 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Live) / 1:30-3:30 a.m. (Sunday replay)

Sunday 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Live) / 1:30-3:30 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Van Dam & Yin taking part in “long drive” competition, airing within Thursday’s telecast: On Tuesday evening in Portland, Anne Van Dam and Angel Yin – arguably the two longest players on the LPGA Tour – squared off in a friendly match to try and settle who is truly the LPGA’s longest hitter. Van Dam defeated Yin with a longest recorded drive of 326 yards. A recap of the competition will be shown during Thursday’s live tournament coverage, which also will feature an appearance from Phillis Meti, the current No. 1 ranked competitor in the women’s division on the World Long Drive circuit.

Torres to be featured in “Caddie Knows Best” on Thursday: During Thursday’s opening round coverage, Maria Torres and her caddie will be featured in “Caddie Knows Best,” where Maria will try to match answers to questions posed to her caddie about her interests and habits on Tour.

Van Dam to join broadcast booth on Friday: GOLF Channel will welcome LPGA Tour player Anne Van Dam into the broadcast booth during Friday’s live second round coverage, offering insight and perspective during the telecast. Van Dam also will recap her experience taking part in the long drive competition with Angel Yin earlier in the week.

Alex defends: Marina Alex finished four strokes ahead of Georgia Hall to claim her first LPGA Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Jin Young Ko, Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson, Jeongeun Lee6, Ariya Jutanugran, Georgia Hall, Sung Hyun Park, Morgan Pressel, Stacy Lewis, Angel Yin and Anne Van Dam.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Terry Gannon

Analyst: Paige Mackenzie

Tower: Tom Abbott

On Course: Jerry Foltz / Kay Cockerill

EUROPEAN TOUR

Omega European Masters

Dates: Aug. 29-Sept. 1

Venue: Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club (Severiano Ballesteros Course), Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):

Thursday 5:30-7:30 a.m. / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)

Friday 5:30-7:30 a.m. / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)

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

Sunday 6-11 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

Fitzpatrick defends: Matthew Fitzpatrick defeated Lucas Bjerregaard with a birdie on the first playoff hole to earn his fifth European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Rory Sabbainti, Lee Westwood, Bernd Wiesberger and Danny Willett.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:

Host: Jay Townsend

Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly

Analyst: Tony Johnstone / Ken Brown

On Course: Julian Tutt / Warren Humphreys

Interviews: Tim Barter

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

Shaw Charity Classic

Dates: Aug. 30-Sept. 1

Venue: Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):

Friday 4-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 4-6:30 a.m. (Saturday replay)

Saturday 4-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-6 a.m. (Sunday replay)

Sunday 4-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-6 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:

McCarron defends: Scott McCarron finished one shot clear of Joe Durant, Scott Parel and Kirk Triplett to earn his eighth PGA TOUR Champions title.

Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron, Davis Love III, Vijay Singh, Brandt Jobe, Retief Goosen, Doug Barron, Michael Campbell and Brandel Chamblee.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Whit Watson

Analyst: Lanny Wadkins

Tower: Arron Oberholser

On Course: Billy Ray Brown / John Cook

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

Jeremy Friedman
GOLF Channel Communications
407-355-4058
Jeremy.Friedman@golfchannel.com

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