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Koepka, Cantlay, DeChambeau lead field at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, airing Thursday-Sunday live on Golf Channel

Park defends in Texas at LPGA Tour’s Volunteers of America Classic; Rahm defends in home country at European Tour’s Spanish Open

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 1, 2019) – The PGA TOUR is in Las Vegas for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where world No. 1 Brooks Koepka leads the field alongside Patrick Cantlay and Bryson DeChambeau. On the LPGA Tour, Sung Hyun Park will defend her 2018 title at the Volunteers of America Classic in Texas. Jon Rahm returns to his home country this week on the European Tour to defend at the Spanish Open.

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PGA TOUR
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Dates: Oct. 3-6
Venue: TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nev.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 4-8 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 4-8 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 5-8 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Sunday 5-8 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold (Eastern):
Thursday 9:45 a.m.-4 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Tony Finau/Phil Mickelson/Kevin Na (10:10 a.m. ET)
  • Brooks Koepka/Adam Scott/Gary Woodland (10:20 a.m. ET)

Friday 9:45 a.m.-4 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Patrick Cantlay/Bryson DeChambeau/Webb Simpson (10:20 a.m. ET)
  • Second group to be voted on via “Fan Vote Friday” Twitter poll

Broadcast Notes:
DeChambeau defends: Bryson DeChambeau finished one shot ahead of Patrick Cantlay to claim his fifth PGA TOUR victory.
Headlining the field: Brooks Koepka, Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau, Hideki Matsuyama, Matthew Wolff, Gary Woodland, Collin Morikawa and Phil Mickelson.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Whit Watson
Analyst: David Duval
Tower: Curt Byrum / Mark Rolfing
On Course: Jim “Bones” Mackay / Craig Perks
Interviews: Chantel McCabe

LPGA TOUR
Volunteers of America Classic
Dates: Oct. 3-6
Venue: Old American Golf Club, The Colony, Texas

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 1-4 p.m. (Live)
Friday 1-4 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 1:30-5 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 1:30-5 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Salas to be featured in “Caddie Knows Best”: During Thursday’s opening round coverage, Lizette Salas and her caddie will be featured in “Caddie Knows Best,” where Salas will try to match answers to questions posed to her caddie about her interests and habits on Tour.
Green joining broadcast booth during Friday’s second round coverage: Hannah Green will be welcomed into the broadcast booth during Friday’s second round coverage to offer insight from the perspective of a player in the field this week.
Fassi to be spotlighted in “Rookie Feature”: During Friday’s live tournament coverage, Maria Fassi will be spotlighted as part of a “Rookie Feature” focusing on her inaugural season on the LPGA Tour.
Park defends: Sung Hyun Park defeated Lindy Duncan by one shot to capture her third LPGA win.
Headlining the field: Sung Hyun Park, Brooke Henderson, Jeongeun Lee6, Ariya Jutanugarn, Inbee Park, Mi Jung Hur, Charley Hull, Bronte Law, Hannah Green and Celine Boutier.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Steve Sands
Analyst: Judy Rankin
Tower: Tom Abbott
On Course: Jerry Foltz / Kay Cockerill

EUROPEAN TOUR
Spanish Open
Dates: Oct. 3-6
Venue: Madrid Country Club, Madrid, Spain

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 6-8 a.m. / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)
Friday 6-8 a.m. / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 7:30 a.m.-Noon (Live)
Sunday 7-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Rahm defends: Jon Rahm won by two shots over Paul Dunne for his third European Tour title.
Headlining the field: Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jose Maria Olazabal, Haotong Li, Paul Dunne, Julian Suri and Jorge Campillo.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Host: Scott Walker
Play by Play: Dominik Holyer
Analyst: Richard Boxall / Anthony Wall
On-Course: Alison Whitaker / Gary Murphy
Interviews: Jay Townsend

-NBC Sports Group-

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