Wednesday, May 31st, 2017


Johnson, Day, Matsuyama Headline Strong Field at the Memorial

Fitzpatrick Defends at Nordea Masters

Nordqvist Vying for 3 Straight ShopRite LPGA Classic Wins in New Jersey        

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 31, 2017) – The PGA TOUR is in Ohio this week for the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson leads a strong field that also includes Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Jon Rahm. The European Tour is in Sweden for the Nordea Masters, where Henrik Stenson and Alex Noren are scheduled to tee it up in their native country while Matthew Fitzpatrick defends. The LPGA Tour is in New Jersey for the ShopRite LPGA Classic, a 54-hole event. Anna Nordqvist will look to win the event for the third time in as many years.


The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
Dates: June 1-4
Venue: Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday              2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Sunday            Noon-2 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Golf Central Pre and Post Round Coverage on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         1:30-2:30 p.m. / 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Live)
Friday              2-2:30 p.m. / 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday          11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / 2:30-3 p.m. / 6-7 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            11:30 a.m.-Noon / 2-2:30 p.m. / 6-7 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Golf Central on-site at the Memorial: Beginning Thursday and continuing through Sunday, Golf Central will originate from on-site at Muirfield Village Golf Club, offering analysis and reaction prior to and immediately following live tournament coverage. Ryan Burr will host alongside analysts David Duval and John Cook, while Todd Lewis will provide reports and conduct interviews with players in the field.
McGirt defends: William McGirt made par on the second playoff hole against Jon Curran to claim his first PGA TOUR victory.
Headlining the field: Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Kevin Kisner and Patrick Reed. 

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Terry Gannon
Analyst: Nick Faldo
Tower: Matt Gogel
On-Course:  Craig Perks
Interviews: Todd Lewis 

Golf Central Broadcast Team:
Host: Ryan Burr
Analyst: David Duval / John Cook
Reporter: Todd Lewis


Nordea Masters
Dates: June 1-4
Venue: Barseback Golf & Country Club (Masters Course), Malmo, Sweden 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         5-7 a.m. / 9 a.m.-Noon (Live)
Friday              5-7 a.m. / 9 a.m.-Noon (Live)
Saturday          7-11:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday            7-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Fitzpatrick defends: Matthew Fitzpatrick won by three shots over Lasse Jensen to earn his second career European Tour win.
Headlining the field: Henrik Stenson, Alex Noren, Lee Westwood, Chris Wood, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Thorbjorn Olesen, Matteo Manassero and Trevor Immelman. 

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Host: Scott Walker
Play by Play: Dom Holyer
Analyst: Warren Humphreys
On-Course: Jay Townsend


ShopRite LPGA Classic
Dates: June 2-4
Venue: Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club (Bay Course), Galloway, N.J. 

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              Noon-2 p.m. (Live)
Saturday          3-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            2:30-6 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Nordqvist defends: Anna Nordqvist successfully defended her 2015 title by finishing one shot clear of Haru Nomura to capture her sixth LPGA Tour win.
Hull to be featured in “Caddie Knows Best” on Saturday: During Saturday’s Round 2 coverage on Golf Channel, LPGA winner Charley Hull will be featured in the “Caddie Knows Best” feature, where viewers will find out how well her caddie, Adam Woodward, knows her player.
Headlining the field: Anna Nordqvist, Brooke Henderson, Sei Young Kim, So Yeon Ryu, Cristie Kerr, Amy Yang, Brittany Lang, Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie and Mariah Stackhouse.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Whit Watson
Analyst: Karen Stupples
Tower: Jim Gallagher Jr.
On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Kay Cockerill

-NBC Sports Group-