This week, you have the PGA in Canada, the LPGA in France and a whole bunch of other action throughout the country and in Europe. Let’s take a look at how Golf Channel will shuffle between five tournaments.
Golf Channel Live Tournament Coverage: July 22-25Battle for World No. 1 Continues at Evian MastersPGA TOUR Heads to Canada for RBC Canadian OpenNationwide Tour Returns to the Buckeye StateEvian MastersDates: July 22-25Venue: Evian Masters Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, FranceAirtimes (Eastern):Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)Friday 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)Saturday 1-4 p.m. (Tape Delay)Sunday 1-4 p.m. (Tape Delay)Golf Channel Tournament Broadcast Team:Brian Hammons (Play by Play)Jane Crafter (Analyst)Tom Abbott (Tower)Phil Parkin (On Course)
- Battle for Rolex Rankings World No. 1 Continues: New Rolex Rankings World No. 1 and Evian Masters defending champion Ai Miyazato and World No. 2 Cristie Kerr are scheduled to compete this week. The two are in a tight battle for the top spot in the Rolex World Rankings.
- Also Headlining the Field: U.S. Women’s Open champion Paula Creamer, Jiyai Shin, Michelle Wie, Natalie Gulbis, Suzann Pettersen, Christina Kim, Angela Stanford and Amanda Blumenherst.
- Creamer Special Guest on Grey Goose 19th Hole: U.S. Women’s Open Champion Paula Creamer will appear on the Grey Goose 19th Hole from the Evian Masters Golf Club. Grey Goose 19th Hole airs Wednesday nights from 7-8 p.m. ET.RBC Canadian OpenDates: July 22-25Venue: St. George’s Golf & Country Club, Toronto, OntarioAirtimes (Eastern):Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Prime Replay)Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Prime Replay)Golf Channel Tournament Broadcast Team:Rich Lerner (Play by Play)Peter Oosterhuis (Analyst)Mark Lye (Tower)Matt Gogel (Tower)Billy Ray Brown (On Course)Dave Marr (Interviews)Nationwide Children’s Hospital InvitationalDates: July 22-25Venue: Scarlet Course, The Ohio State University Golf Club, Columbus, OhioAirtimes (Eastern):Thursday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live)Friday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live)Saturday 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)Sunday 7-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)Golf Channel Tournament Broadcast Team:Jerry Foltz (Play by Play)
Craig Perks (Analyst)John Maginnes (Tower)Jason Buha (On Course)Stephanie Sparks (On Course)Broadcast Notes:
- Craig Perks Makes Lead Analyst Debut – 2002 PLAYERS Champion Craig Perks made his Golf Channel debut earlier this month at the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic as a Tower Analyst. This week, Perks will make his debut in the booth alongside Jerry Foltz as Lead Analyst.
- Meg Mallon Honorary Chairman – LPGA Veteran and Ohio State University Alum Meg Mallon will serve as the honorary chairman of the tournament.
- Caddy Knows Best and Look Who’s In the Truck: During Friday’s live tournament coverage, Nationwide Tour professional William McGirt and his caddy will participate in Caddy Knows Best, and fellow Nationwide Tour pro Dave Schultz will trade in his golf clubs for a production position as an Announcer Research Assistant in the Look Who’s In the Truck featured segment.U.S. Girls’ Junior AmateurDates: July 19-24Venue: Country Club of North Carolina, Pinehurst, N.C.
Airtimes (Eastern):Friday 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Tape Delay)Saturday 4-6 p.m. (Tape Delay)Golf Channel Tournament Broadcast Team:Steve Melnyk (Play by Play)Kay Cockerill (Analyst)Steve Burkowski (Tower)Vicki Goetze-Ackerman (On Course)Donna Caponi-Byrnes (On Course)Broadcast Notes:· The 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur will be the 26th USGA championship conducted in North Carolina. The Girls’ Junior has been played twice previously in North Carolina – in 1989 at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines and in 2006 at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte.Nordea Scandinavian MastersDates: July 22-25Venue: Bro Hoff Slott GC, Stockholm, SwedenAirtimes (Eastern):Thursday 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)Friday 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)Saturday 7:30-10:30 a.m. (Live)Sunday 7:30-10:30 a.m. (Live)Golf Channel Tournament Broadcast Team:
Todd Lewis (Studio Host)Dougie Donnelly (Play by Play)Warren Humphries (Analyst)Julian Tutt (On Course)Broadcast Notes:
- High Definition: The Nordean Scandinavian Masters will be produced in high definition.
- The Field Includes: 2010 Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen, Edoardo Molinari, Robert Karlsson, K.J. Choi, Dustin Johnson, Pablo Martin, David Howell, Todd Hamilton and Danny Lee.
CBS will be in Canada and we’ll see it’s saying about the Canadian Open after the jump.
NATHAN GREEN LOOKS TO DEFEND AT “RBC CANADIAN OPEN” ON CBS SPORTS THIS WEEKEND, JULY 24-25Australian Nathan Green aims to defend his title at the RBC CANADIAN OPEN as Canada’s national championship returns to historic St. George’s Golf and Country Club for the first time since 1968 and the fifth time overall. CBS Sports covers all the action from
, broadcasting the third and final rounds on Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET, both days), live on the CBS Television Network. Etobicoke, OntarioBill Macatee anchors CBS Sports’ coverage of the RBC Canadian Open from the 18th hole tower this weekend alongside Ian Baker-Finch. Peter Oosterhuis,who won the 1981 Canadian Open, calls the action at the 17th hole and Peter Kostis at the 16th hole. David Feherty serves as on-course reporter.Lance Barrow is Coordinating Producer of CBS Sports’ golf coverage. Steve Milton directs. Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
Last year, Green defeated Retief Goosen for his first PGA TOUR title at the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in a Monday two-hole playoff. Green became the sixth international player to win this tournament since 1980. The last Canadian to win this tournament was Pat Fletcher in 1954.
’s only major championship winner, Mike Weir (2003 Masters®), has not won the Canadian Open but came close in 2004 when he lost a playoff to Vijay Singh. Green and Weir take on a field that includes Goosen, Paul Casey, Camilo Villegas, Sean O’Hair, Luke Donald, Tim Clark, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Fred Couples, David Duval, Ricky Barnes, Scott McCarron, Ricky Barnes, Lee Janzen, Charley Hoffman, Aaron Baddeley, Rocco Mediate, Trevor Immelman, Stuart Appelby, Canada Campbell, Charlie Wi and Brandt Snedeker. Chad