Tuesday, July 25th, 2017


Legends Convene in Wales for The Senior Open presented by Rolex;
Airing on Golf Channel and NBC, Thursday-Sunday, July 27-30 

Johnson, Kuchar Headline at RBC Canadian Open

LPGA, LET Stage Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open 

Reed, Walker in Field for Porsche European Open

TONIGHT: World Long Drive Association (WLDA) Hosting Second of Three
Televised Events in Primetime (7 P.M. ET) at Mile High Showdown in Denver 

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 25, 2017) – Bernhard Langer – all-time leader in senior major championship victories – will look to capture his third title in 2017 this week in Wales at The Senior Open presented by Rolex. The PGA TOUR heads north for the RBC Canadian Open, with world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and last week’s runner-up at The Open – Matt Kuchar – headlining the field. The LPGA and Ladies European Tours will combine to host the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open, which is being contested at Dundonald Links – the same venue which staged the men’s edition of the event two weeks ago. The European Tour is in Germany for the Porsche European Open, with Americans Patrick Reed and Jimmy Walker scheduled to compete. Tonight, the longest hitters in the world are in Denver for the Mile High Showdown. This is the second of three WLDA events and will feature eight (men’s) quarterfinalists along with four (women’s) semifinalists airing in primetime on Golf Channel beginning at 7 p.m. ET.


The Senior Open presented by Rolex
Dates: July 27-30
Venue: Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Bridgend, Wales

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         7-9:30 a.m. (Live) / 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Live)
Friday              7-9:30 a.m. (Live) / 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Live)
Saturday          9:30 a.m.-Noon (Live)
Sunday            9:30 a.m.-Noon (Live)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday          Noon-2 p.m. (Live)
Sunday:           Noon-2 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Broadhust defends: Paul Broadhurst won last year’s event at Carnoustie by two strokes over Scott McCarron.
Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Miguel Angel Jimemez, Colin Montgomerie, Scott McCarron, Nick Faldo, Tom Watson and John Daly.

NBC Sports Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Rich Lerner
Analyst: Lanny Wadkins
Tower: John Mahaffey / Dave Marr
On-Course: Billy Ray Brown / Jay Townsend
Interviews: Todd Lewis


RBC Canadian Open
Dates: July 27-30
Venue: Glen Abbey Golf Club, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         3-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-10 p.m. (Replay)
Friday              3-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-10 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 7-10 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 7-10 p.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Vegas defends: Jhonattan Vegas won last year by one shot over Jon Rahm.
Headlining the field: Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson, Vijay Singh, Brandt Snedeker, Jim Furyk, Ernie Els and Adam Hadwin.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Whit Watson
Analyst: Frank Nobilo
Tower: Curt Byrum / Phil Blackmar
On-Course: Arron Oberholser


Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open
Dates: July 27-30
Venue: Dundonald Links, North Ayrshire, Scotland

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         9:30-11:30 a.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)
Friday              9:30-11:30 a.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday          3-6 p.m. (Tape Delay)
Sunday            3-6 p.m. (Tape Delay) 

Broadcast Notes:
Familiar venue for golf viewers: Dundonald Links hosted the European Tour’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open two weeks ago which was won by Rafa Cabrera-Bello.
Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Ariya Jutanugarn, Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen, Michelle Wie, Shanshan Feng, Stacy Lewis and Karrie Webb.


Porsche European Championship
Dates: July 27-30
Venue: Green Eagle Golf Course, Hamburg, Germany

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         5-7 a.m. (Live)
Friday              5-7 a.m. (Live)
Sunday            2-6 a.m. (Tape Delay)
Monday           2-6 a.m. (Tape Delay)

Broadcast Notes:
Headlining the field: Patrick Reed, Jimmy Walker, Charl Schwartzel, Jamie Donaldson and Matteo Manassero.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Dominik Holyer
Analyst: Warren Humphreys
Tower: Van Phillips
On-Course: Julian Tutt


Mile High Showdown
Dates: July 25
Venue: Park Hill Golf Club, Denver, Colorado

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Tuesday           7-9:30 p.m. / 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
World No. 1 up for grabs for Reisbeck, James: At the conclusion of the Mile High Showdown, the World Long Drive Association may have a new face atop the World Long Drive rankings. Ryan Reisbeck (currently No. 2) and Justin James (No. 3) each have a chance at taking the top spot from Will Hogue. Reisbeck would need to advance to the semifinals to overtake Hogue, while James would need to advance to the finals. In the event that both Reisbeck and James advance to at least the semifinals and James fails to advance farther than Reisbeck, then Reisbeck would be the new No. 1.
Preliminary Women’s Division rounds produced record longest drives in excess of 400 yards: Earlier this morning during preliminary rounds, the record for the longest drive ever hit in a sanctioned Women’s Long Drive competition was broken – twice. Sandra Carlborg connected on a mammoth drive of 401 yards, only to be outdone less than an hour later by Troy Mullins with a drive of 402 yards in the quarterfinals.
Second televised WLDA event of 2017: The Mile High Showdown is the second of three WLDA event telecasts airing in primetime in 2017.
Golf Central Pre and Post Game: Golf Central will preview and recap the Mile High Showdown through interviews and dedicated segments with competitors on the driving range in Denver, in addition to airing player profiles and features leading up to the competition.
Open (Men’s) Division quarterfinal matches: (1) Ryan Reisbeck vs. (8) Dan McIntosh; (2) Justin James vs. (7) Nick Kiefer; (3) Maurice Allen vs. (6) Troy Teal; (4) Ryan Steenberg vs. (5) Glenn Wilson.
Women’s Division semifinal matches: (1) Chloe Garner vs. (4) Troy Mullins; (2) Sandra Carlborg vs. (3) Phillis Meti.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Bob Papa
Analyst: Art Sellinger
Interviews: Jerry Foltz

-NBC Sports Group-