Wednesday, February 17th, 2016


Spieth, McIlroy Headline Northern Trust Open in Southern California

World No. 1 Ko to Defend ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

European Tour Staging Inaugural Maybank Championship Malaysia

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2016) – The PGA TOUR wraps up its “West Coast” swing with the Northern Trust Open, as World’s No. 1 and 3 – Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy – headline the field at Riviera Country Club. Next week, the TOUR will kick off the four-week stretch of “Florida Swing” events beginning with The Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens. The LPGA Tour this week begins a three-week stretch of international events, as world No. 1 Lydia Ko will defend her 2015 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian title. And the European Tour will stages the inaugural Maybank Championship Malaysia, with Danny Willett and Martin Kaymer headlining the field.


Northern Trust Open
Dates: Feb. 18-21
Venue: Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (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          1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-6 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Hahn defends: James Hahn defeated Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey with a birdie on the third playoff hole for his first career PGA TOUR win.
Headlining the field: Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Ernie Els, Matt Kuchar and Jimmy Walker.

Golf Channel / NBC Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Terry Gannon
Analyst: Curt Byrum
Tower: Matt Gogel / Jim Gallagher Jr.
On-Course: Billy Ray Brown
Interviews: Angela Akins


ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open
Dates: Feb. 18-21
Venue: The Grange Golf Club (West Course), Adelaide, South Australia

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday     11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 2 a.m.-5 a.m. (Replay)
Thursday         11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 2-4 p.m. (Friday replay)|
Friday              11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 3-6 p.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          9 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 3-6:30 p.m. (Sunday replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Ko defends: World No. 1 Lydia Ko finished two strokes clear of Amy Yang to earn her sixth career LPGA Tour victory.
Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson, Charley Hull, Minjee Lee, Karrie Webb, Ha Na Jang, Cheyenne Woods, Jiyai Shin, Laura Davies.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Studio Host: Mike Ritz
Play by Play: Quentin Hull
Analyst: Jane Crafter / Kate Burton
On-Course: Sandy McKenzie
Interviews: Stephanie Brantz


Maybank Championship Malaysia
Dates: Feb. 18-21
Venue: Royal Selangor Golf Club (East Course), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         5-10 a.m. (Tape delay)
Friday              5-10 a.m. (Tape delay)
Saturday          6-10 a.m. (Tape delay) / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Overnight streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Sunday            6-10 a.m. (Tape delay) / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Overnight streaming on Golf Live Extra)

Broadcast Notes:
Inaugural event: This is the inaugural edition of the Maybank Championship Malaysia which replaces the Malaysian Open on the European Tour schedule, and it is co-sanctioned by both the European Tour and Asian Tour.
Headlining the field: Danny Willett, Martin Kaymer, Louis Oosthuizen, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Thorbjorn Olesen, Peter Uihlein, Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly
Analyst: Dom Boulet / Warren Humphreys
On-Course: Julian Tutt

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