Tuesday, October 25th, 2016


Fans Can Vote for some of their Favorite Televised Rounds from 2016 to Air as Encore Presentations on Golf Channel in December

“Fan Favorite” Vote Now Open

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 25, 2016) – Golf Channel is giving viewers an opportunity to determine part of its December programming schedule, through an open “crowd-sourcing” invitation to vote on some of golf’s most outstanding tournament moments throughout 2016. The “Fan Favorite” voting period began yesterday, and will continue through Sunday, Nov. 6, where viewers can vote on their 10 favorite televised rounds in 2016 from a list of 20 potential selections by visiting or the Golf Channel Mobile App.

“2016 has been a banner year when it comes to compelling tournament drama for golf fans, from Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson’s unforgettable final round pairing in The Open, to golf’s return to the Olympics for the first time in more than 100 years, to Rory McIlroy claiming the FedExCup to name a few,” said Phil Piazza, senior vice president, programming for Golf Channel. “With such an abundance of tournament drama playing out over the course of the season, we wanted to leave it up to the viewers to choose some of their favorite rounds of 2016 that they’d like to relive in December.”

The 10 fan-generated favorite rounds will air across 10 consecutive nights – Monday, Dec. 19 through Friday, Dec. 30 – in primetime and in descending order (No. 10, No. 9, No. 8, etc.) based on rounds receiving the most votes. Viewers can join the conversation as the Fan Favorite-voted rounds are airing on Golf Channel by using the hashtag, #GolfFanFaves. The “Fan Favorite” airings will contribute to more than 300 total hours of encore 2016 tournament programming airing on Golf Channel between Tuesday, Dec. 13 and Friday, Dec. 30.

The list of 20 “Fan Favorite” rounds from 2016 that viewers can select from include:

Abu Dhabi Championship – Final Round

  • Rickie Fowler wins with Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy in contention

Deutsche Bank Championship – Final Round

  • McIlroy rallies to win thanks to putter switch

Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals

  • 40 girls and 40 boys (age 7-15) compete at Augusta National Golf Club in April

Irish Open – Final Round

  • McIlroy claims title set up by heroic second shot fairway wood on par-5 16th

KPMG Women’s PGA Championship – Final Round

  • Canada’s Brooke Henderson outlasts fellow teen & World No. 1 Lydia Ko for 1st major

NCAA Men’s Golf Team National Championship – Final Day

  • Oregon’s men’s team outlasted Texas to claim their 1st team National Championship

NCAA Women’s Golf Team National Championship – Final Day

  • Washington’s women’s team defeat reigning champs Stanford for 1st team National title

Olympics, Men’s Golf – Final Round

  • Great Britain’s Justin Rose earns gold medal over Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar

Olympics, Women’s Golf – Final Round

  • Korea’s Inbee Park earns gold medal despite home country pressure amidst thumb injury

The Open – Round 1

  • Phil Mickelson lips out on chance at golf history, setting for opening round 63

The Open – Final Round

  • Stenson, Mickelson trade blows in final pairing with Stenson earning 1st major

Open de Espana – Final Round

  • Andrew “Beef” Johnston claims first European Tour victory in style

PGA Championship – Final Round

  • Jimmy Walker holds off Jason Day, Stenson at rain-stricken Baltusrol for 1st major

Quicken Loans National – Final Round

  • Billy Hurley III earns 1st PGA TOUR win near hometown, Naval Academy (class of ‘04)

Ryder Cup – Final Day

  • Patrick Reed, Mickelson lead U.S. to defeat Europe for the first time since 2008

TOUR Championship – Final Day

  • McIlroy claims FedExCup following four-hole playoff with Ryan Moore

UL International Crown – Final Day

  • United States earn unlikely victory despite opening round sweep in four-ball matches

Waste Management Phoenix Open – Final Round

  • Hideki Matsuyama wins in a playoff over emotional Fowler with family in the crowd

WGC-Cadillac Championship – Final Round

  • Adam Scott holds off late charging contenders to win in back-to-back weeks

WGC-Dell Match Play – Semifinal Matches

  • Day and McIlroy go head-to-head with Day ultimately winning the match and the event



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