Golf Channel has action from four of the five major tours this week. Here’s the schedule.
Golf Channel Live Tournament Coverage: Oct. 14-17Major Champions Headline Field at Frys.com OpenNatalie Gulbis Mic’d Up at CVS/pharmacy LPGA ChallengeNationwide Tour Heads South to Miami for the Miccosukee ChampionshipEuropean Tour Returns to PortugalFrys.com OpenDates: Oct. 14-17Venue: CordeValle Golf Club, San Martin, Calif.Airtimes (Eastern):Thursday 4-7 p.m. (Live)Friday 4-7 p.m. (Live)Saturday 4-7 p.m. (Live)Sunday 4-7 p.m. (Live)Golf Channel Tournament Broadcast Team:Terry Gannon (Play by Play)Brandel Chamblee (Analyst)Matt Gogel (Tower)Peter Oosterhuis (Tower)Billy Ray Brown (On Course)Scott Walker (Interviews)Broadcast Notes:· Major Champions Scheduled to Compete: Major champions Trevor Immelman, John Daly, David Duval, Justin Leonard and Tom Lehman headline a tournament field that also includes Rickie Fowler, Stuart Appleby, Tim Clark, Henrik Stenson, J.B. Holmes and Kevin Streelman.· CordeValle Golf Club Spotlight Feature – CordeValle Golf Club will be Thursday’s spotlight feature, which will introduce viewers to the tournament’s new host venue.CVS/pharmacy LPGA ChallengeDates: Oct. 14-17Venue: Blackhawk Country Club, Danville, Calif.Airtimes (Eastern):Thursday 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)Friday 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)Saturday 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)Sunday 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Tape Delay)Golf Channel Tournament Broadcast Team:Tom Abbott (Play by Play)Beth Daniel (Analyst)Kay Cockerill (Tower)Charlie Rymer (Tower)Jane Crafter (On Course)Stephanie Sparks (On Course)Broadcast Notes:· Natalie Gulbis Mic’d Up – LPGA Tour professional Natalie Gulbis will be fitted with a microphone during Thursday’s tournament coverage and also will be the network’s Spotlight Player.· Walk and Talk Featured – Jane Crafter and Stephanie Sparks will interview players as they are walking the fairways during all four days of coverage as part of the network’s Walk and Talk feature.· Mina Harigae Rookie Spotlight – LPGA Tour rookie Mina Harigae will be featured during Friday’s coverage.· Meaghan Francella Returns to LPGA Tour – During Friday’s tournament coverage, Golf Channel will air a special feature on Meaghan Francella, who returned to the LPGA Tour last month after contracting Lyme disease and taking a leave of absence from the Tour earlier in the summer.· Carling Coffing Makes LPGA Debut – Big Break Sandals Resorts champion Carling Coffing will make her LPGA Tour debut this week, competing on a tournament sponsor’s exemption. Coffing will compete in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in November as a result of her Big Break victory.Miccosukee ChampionshipDates: Oct. 14-17Venue: Miccosukee Golf & Country Club, Miami, Fla.Airtimes (Eastern):Thursday 1:30-4 p.m. (Live)Friday 1:30-4 p.m. (Live)Saturday 1:30-4 p.m. (Live)Sunday 1:30-4 p.m. (Live)Golf Channel Broadcast Team:Jerry Foltz (Play by Play)Craig Perks (Analyst)Phil Parkin (Tower)John Maginnes (On Course)Todd Lewis (Interviews)Broadcast Notes:· Look Who’s In the Truck – Colt Knost: Colt Knost will trade in his golf clubs to sit in Golf Channel’s live tournament production truck as a graphics operator in the Look Who’s In the Truck feature segment during Friday’s tournament coverage· Caddy Knows Best – Nationwide Tour professional Todd Fischer and his caddy will participate in the network’s Caddy Knows Best feature during Friday’s tournament coverage.Portugal MastersDates: Oct. 14-17Venue: Oceanic Victoria Golf Club, Vilamoura, PortugalAirtimes (Eastern):Thursday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)Golf Channel Tournament Broadcast Team:Whit Watson (Studio Host)Renton Laidlaw (Play by Play)Jay Townsend (Analyst)Ken Brown (On Course)Broadcast Notes:· Headlining the Field – Edoardo Molinari, Francesco Molinari, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Ross Fisher, Darren Clarke, Paul McGinley and Matteo Manassero.
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