One of those rare convergences when Golf Channel will be all over the Champions, European PGA, LPGA and PGA Tours. Here’s what you’ll see this weekend. I won’t since I’m away Thursday through Saturday. What the hell? Make it Sunday too.
Golf Channel Live Tournament Coverage: Aug. 19-22Final Chance to Qualify for the PGA TOUR Playoffs at Wyndham ChampionshipChampions Tour’s Fourth Major at the JELD-WEN TraditionLPGA Tour Returns to the U.S. with the Safeway ClassicWyndham ChampionshipDates: Aug. 19-22Venue: Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, N.C.Airtimes (Eastern):Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-12 a.m. (Prime Replay)Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-12 a.m. (Prime Replay)Saturday 12-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 9-11:30 p.m. (CBS Replay)Sunday 12-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 9-11:30 p.m. (CBS Replay)Golf Channel Tournament Broadcast Team:Rich Lerner (Play by Play)Nick Faldo (Analyst)Peter Oosterhuis (Tower)Mark Lye (Tower)Jerry Foltz (On Course)Todd Lewis (Interviews)Broadcast Notes:
- Four-Day Live Coverage: Golf Channel will air three hours of live coverage Thursday and Friday, followed by early, live coverage Saturday and Sunday.
- Final Chance to Qualify: The top-125 in the FedExCup standings after the Wyndham Championship will qualify for the 2010 PGA TOUR Playoffs.
- Homecoming for Golf Channel’s Lewis: Golf Channel reporter Todd Lewis is a Greensboro native and will report from the course and conduct post-round interviews from the Wyndham Championship.JELD-WEN TraditionDates: Aug. 19-20Venue: Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Ore.Airtimes (Eastern):Thursday 6:30-9 p.m. (Live)Friday 6:30-9 p.m. (Live)Golf Channel Tournament Broadcast Team:Dave Marr (Play by Play)Gary Koch (Analyst)Mark Rolfing (On Course)Dottie Pepper (On Course)Broadcast Notes:
- Langer Going for Three Straight Majors: Bernhard Langer will attempt to become the second player in Champions Tour history to win three consecutive major championships this week at the JELD-WEN Tradition. Gary Player accomplished the feat in 1987-88 when he won the Mazda Senior Tournament Players Championship and U.S. Senior Open in 1987 and the General Foods PGA Seniors’ Championship in 1988.
Safeway ClassicDates: Aug. 20-22Venue: Ghost Creek Golf Course, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, North Plains, Ore.Airtimes (Eastern):Friday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live)Saturday 5:30-8 p.m. (Live)Sunday 5:30-8 p.m. (Live)Golf Channel Tournament Broadcast Team:Tom Abbott (Play by Play)Judy Rankin (Analyst)Kay Cockerill (Tower)Phil Parkin (Tower)Jane Crafter (On Course)Stephanie Sparks (On Course / Interviews)Broadcast Notes:
- Battle for Rolex Rankings World No. 1 Continues: World No. 1 Cristie Kerr, No. 2 Ai Miyazato and No. 3 Jiyai Shin are all in a tight battle for the top spot in the Rolex World Rankings. All three are entered in the field this week.
- Walk and Talk / At the Turn Featured – Golf Channel’s Jane Crafter and Stephanie Sparks will interview players as they are walking the fairways during all four rounds of coverage. They also will interview players during Sunday’s final round as they make the turn on the course.
- Rookie Spotlight: LPGA Tour rookie Maria Jo Uribe will be featured during Golf Channel’s live tournament coverage.Czech Open 2010Dates: Aug. 19-22Venue: Prosper Golf Resort, Celadna, Czech RepublicAirtimes (Eastern):Thursday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Live)Friday 9a.m.-12 p.m. (Live)Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)Sunday 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)Golf Channel Tournament Broadcast Team:Steve Burkowski (Studio Host)Renton Laidlaw (Play by Play)Denis Hutchinson (Analyst)Kim Thomas (On Course)
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