Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

PGA TOUR in Las Vegas for Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Champions Tour in North Carolina for Second Straight Week with Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn

LPGA Shifts to Korea for LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship 

European Tour Heads Down Under for ISPS Handa Perth International in Last Event Before The Final Series

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Dates: October 17-20
Venue: TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nev.

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):

Thursday           5-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday                 5-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Saturday           5-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Sunday             5-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Rich Lerner (Play by Play)

Gary Koch (Analyst)

Peter Oosterhuis (Tower)

Matt Gogel (Tower)

Phil Parkin (On Course)

Scott McCarron (On Course)

Roger Maltbie (On Course)

Ryan Burr (Interviews)

Broadcast Notes:

Bigger Stage: With the wraparound schedule now in effect, the tournament now offers full FedExCup points and a substantially larger purse – $6 million this year compared to $4.5 million in 2012.

Past Champion Gary Koch Lead Analyst – Golf Channel on NBC analyst Gary Koch, winner of this event in 1988 (then known as the Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational), will serve as lead analyst for all four rounds of Golf Channel’s coverage.

Pro-Am Show Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET: Golf Channel will air an hour-long Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Pro-Am show, taking viewers inside the ropes to the preparations of the PGA TOUR professionals competing in the tournament.

Headlining the Field: Angel Cabrera, Zach Johnson, Nick Watney, David Toms, Freddie Jacobson, Hideki Matsuyama, Ryo Ishikawa, Graham DeLaet, Russell Henley, Davis Love III and Vijay Singh.

Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn
Dates: October 18-20
Venue: Rock Barn Golf & Spa, Conover, N.C.

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):
Friday               2-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 4:30-7 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday           2-4:30 p.m. (Live) / 4:30-7 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday             2-4:30 p.m. (Live) / Midnight-2 a.m. (Replay)

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Brian Hammons (Play by Play)

Lanny Wadkins (Analyst)

John Mahaffey (Tower)

Dave Marr (On Course)

Billy Ray Brown (On Course)

 Broadcast Notes:

Modified Course Layout: After getting hit with nine inches of rain in a three-hour span in late July this year, the tournament was forced to create a reconfigured course layout for the event. A combination of the Jones and Jackson courses will make up what will be referred to as the ‘Champions Course,’ playing to a par-70 versus the typical par-72 in previous years.

Headlining the Field: Colin Montgomerie, Bernhard Langer, Nick Price, Kenny Perry, Rocco Mediate, Fred Funk, Mark Calcavecchia, Michael Allen, Mark Wiebe, Roger Chapman and Brad Faxon.

LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship
Dates: October 18-20
Venue: Ocean Course, Sky 72 Golf Club,  Incheon, South Korea

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):

Friday               11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Tape Delay)

Saturday           11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Tape Delay)

Sunday             11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Tape Delay)

Tournament Broadcast Team:

Phil Lynch (Play by Play)

Sandra Mackenzie (Analyst)

Karen Stupples (Analyst / Interviews)

Broadcast Notes:

No Cut – The 78-player field will compete in a 54-hole format and will play with no cut.

Homecoming for Inbee: The top ranked player in the world, Inbee Park, will compete in front of crowds from her home country this week at the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship.

Headlining the Field: Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen, Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, Yani Tseng, Beatriz Recari, Azahara Munoz and Jessica Korda.

ISPS Handa Perth International
Dates: October 17-20
Venue: Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Perth Western, Australia

Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern):

Wednesday       11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. (Live) / 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Thursday Replay)

Friday               12:30-4:30 a.m. (Tape Delay, Thursday Night) / 9-11 a.m. (Friday Replay)

Saturday           12:30-4:30 a.m. (Tape Delay, Friday Night) / 9-11 a.m. (Saturday Replay)

Sunday             Midnight-4 a.m. (Tape Delay, Saturday Night) / 9-11 a.m. (Sunday Replay)

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Steve Burkowski (Studio Host)

Warren Humphreys (Play by Play)

Sandy Roberts (Analyst)

Peter Donegan (Analyst)

Ossie Moore (On Course)

Lyndsay Steven (On Course)

Broadcast Notes:

On the Bubble: This week’s event  marks the end of the regular European Tour season, with players vying to finish inside the top 110 in The Race to Dubai to secure playing status for 2014.

American Flavor: Americans Dustin Johnson and Bo Van Pelt are in the field. Johnson is teeing it up in western Australia for the first time in his career, while Van Pelt won the event last fall by two shots over fellow American, Jason Dufner.

Headlining the Field: Dustin Johnson, Bo Van Pelt, Paul Casey, Branden Grace, Ross Fisher, Nick O’Hern, Craig Parry, Peter Lonard, James Nitties and Soren Hansen.