Tuesday, July 11th, 2017


NBC Sports Group to Showcase Strong Field at Aberdeen Asset Management
Scottish Open with More than 25 Hours of Live Tournament Coverage 

PGA TOUR Champions Stage Next Major with Constellation SENIOR
PLAYERS Championship; Langer Looking for Fourth Straight Title 

Curry, Romo and Timberlake Headline All-Star Field at American Century
Championship, Airing Across NBCSN & NBC Friday-Sunday, July 14-16 

PGA TOUR Heads to Illinois for the John Deere Classic Tour Schedule Continues with Utah Championship 

Inaugural Senior LPGA Championship Continues at French Lick

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 11, 2017) – The 146th Open is one week away and some of golf’s elites will head to Scotland this week to prepare for the season’s third major. World No. 9 Alex Noren will look to defend his 2016 title among a strong field, which includes Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler. The PGA TOUR Champions will stage its fourth major of the season this week, as Charles Schwab Cup Money List leader Bernhard Langer headlines the field as he looks to capture his fourth straight Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship and his third major of 2017. Caves Valley Golf Club outside of Baltimore will host the event for the first time. Stars from the world of sports and entertainment will tee it up at the American Century Classic, airing across NBCSN and NBC, Friday-Sunday, July 14-16. NBA star Stephen Curry and Grammy-winner Justin Timberlake lead the field at the annual celebrity gathering. The PGA TOUR will head to Illinois for the last stop before The Open, with Zach Johnson and Bubba Watson both in the field. Following his runner up finish at last week’s Tour event, Beau Hossler leads the field this week at the Utah Championship. And the inaugural Senior LPGA Championship continues this week as past LPGA legends tee it up in Indiana. The 54-hole event features a field that includes Laura Davies, Pat Bradley and former Golf Channel analyst Val Skinner, with the final round taking place on Wednesday.


Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
Venue: Dundonald Links, Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland
Dates: July 13-16

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         5:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live)
Friday              5:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday          10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday          12:30-3 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            12:30-3 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Noren defends: World No. 9 Alex Noren looks to defend his title at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. It was his first of four wins on the European Tour in 2016, while Noren also was a winner earlier this season at the BMW PGA Championship.
Headlining the Field: Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Rickie Fowler, Alex Noren, Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Jason Dufner, Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald and Ernie Els.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Terry Gannon
Analyst: David Feherty
Tower: Curt Byrum / Tom Abbott
On-Course: Phil Blackmar / Warren Humphreys


Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship
Venue: Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills, Md.
Dates: July 13-16

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday:        1:30-4 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-3 a.m. (Friday Replay)
Friday:             1:30-4 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-3 a.m. (Saturday Replay)
Saturday:         3-6 p.m. (Live) / 2-4 a.m. (Sunday Replay)
Sunday            3-6 p.m. (Live) / 2-4 a.m. (Monday Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Langer defends: Bernhard Langer has claimed the last three Senior Players Championships, winning by one shot in 2016 over Joe Durant and Miguel Angel Jimenez. Langer has also won two of the first three majors this season.
Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Kenny Perry, Fred Couples, John Daly, Colin Montgomerie, Vijay Singh and Jose Maria Olazabal.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Bob Papa
Analyst: Lanny Wadkins
Tower: John Mahaffey / Dave Marr
On-Course: Billy Ray Brown / John Cook

Venue: Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Lake Tahoe, Nev.
Dates: July 14-16

Tournament Airtimes on NBCSN (Eastern):
Friday              4-7 p.m. (Live)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday          3-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            3-6 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Golf Central and Morning Drive on-site: Golf Channel’s signature news shows Morning Drive and Golf Central will originate from on-site at the American Century Championship. Charlie Rymer will conduct interviews with those in the field on Morning Drive, while George Savaricas will offer reports and interviews throughout the week on Golf Central.
Bonus digital content and coverage: SB Nation, along with Golf Channel and NBC Sports, will provide digital coverage of the American Century Championship at SB Nation also will air two digital-exclusive shows featuring interactions with celebrities that will air on on Friday and Saturday. Golf Channel social media host Alexandra O’Laughlin will provide behind-the-scenes content across Golf Channel social media platforms from on-site throughout the week. NBCSN and NBC also will integrate social media during the three rounds of coverage, with fans and viewer engagement, using #ACCGolf.
Modified stableford scoring: The scoring for the tournament is a modified stableford format with 10 points for an albatross, 8 for a hole-in-one, 6 for eagle, 3 for birdie, 1 for par, 0 for bogey, and minus 2 for double-bogey or higher.
Mulder defends: Former MLB All-Star pitcher Mark Mulder, a two-time champion of the event, will look to defend his 2016 title.
Headlining the field: Stephen Curry, Tony Romo, Justin Timberlake, Aaron Rodgers, Charles Barkley, Ray Romano, Mark Mulder, Jerry Rice, John Elway, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine.

NBC Sports Broadcast Team:
Play-by-Play: Steve Sands
Analyst: Peter Jacobsen
Tower: Jimmy Roberts
On-Course: Notah Begay / Charlie Rymer
Interviews: Michele Tafoya


John Deere Classic
Dates: July 13-16
Venue:  TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         4-7 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday              4-7 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday          1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday            1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Moore defends: Ryan Moore won last year’s event by two shots over Ben Martin.
Headlining the field: Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson, Daniel Berger, Davis Love III, K.J. Choi, Wesley Bryan and Angel Cabrera.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Play-by-Play: Whit Watson
Analyst: Jim Gallagher Jr.
Tower: Matt Gogel
On-Course: Jerry Foltz
Interviews: Chantel McCabe


Utah Championship Presented by Zions Bank
Dates: July 13-16
Venue: Oakridge Country Club, Farmington, Utah

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         7-9 p.m. (Live)
Friday              7-9 p.m. (Live)
Saturday          6-9 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Sunday Replay)
Sunday            6-9 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Monday Replay) 

Broadcast Notes:
Headlining the field: Beau Hossler, Chesson Hadley, Erik Compton, Tommy Gainey, Stephan Jaeger, Andrew Landry and Andrew Putnam.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Play-by-Play: Grant Boone
Analyst: Craig Perks
Tower: Tripp Isenhour
On-Course: Kay Cockerill / Gary Christian


Senior LPGA Championship Presented by Old National Bank
Dates: July 10-12
Venue: French Lick Resort, French Lick, Ind.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Tuesday           4-6 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Wednesday Replay)
Wednesday     4-6 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Thursday Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Inaugural event: This is the first playing of the Senior LPGA Championship Presented by Old National Bank. The staging of this event comes just after the announcement of the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open, which will take place next summer. The event showcases past and present LPGA tour players age 45 and older.
Headlining the field: Pat Bradley, Laura Davies, Rosie Jones, Betsy King, Liselotte Neumann, Val Skinner, Hollis Stacy, Jane Crafter and Suzy Whaley.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Play-by-Play: Whit Watson
Analyst: Judy Rankin
Tower: Jim Gallagher, Jr.
On-Course: Karen Stupples

-NBC Sports Group-