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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP TO SHOWCASE THE LPGA’S FIFTH MAJOR, THE EVIAN CHAMPIONSHIP, THURSDAY-SUNDAY
NBC SPORTS GROUP TO SHOWCASE THE LPGA’S FIFTH MAJOR, THE EVIAN CHAMPIONSHIP, FEATURING THE GREATEST PLAYERS IN WOMEN’S GOLF
Golf Channel and NBC to Air Nearly 25 Hours of Coverage — Most in Tournament History – Sept. 14-17 from Evian-les-Bains, France
Golf Channel to Air Live Coverage Thursday-Sunday; NBC to Highlight Evian Championship in 90-Minute Special Sunday at Noon ET
ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 13, 2017) – The world’s top female professional golfers are converging upon Evian-les-Bains, France this week for the LPGA Tour’s fifth and final major of 2017, The Evian Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 14-17. Golf Channel and NBC will combine for nearly 25 hours of tournament coverage, the most ever for the major championship.
The Evian Championship will feature the preeminent players in women’s professional golf, with nine of the top-10 in the Rolex Women’s Rankings scheduled to compete, headlined by No. 1 So Yeon Ryu, No. 2 Lexi Thompson and defending champion In Gee Chun.
NEARLY 25 HOURS OF TOURNAMENT COVERAGE, MOST EVER: Golf Channel will air live coverage of all four rounds of The Evian Championship, Thursday-Sunday. Thursday and Friday will feature the morning and afternoon waves in two, three-hour telecast windows. Golf Channel also will air five hours of coverage on Saturday, and on Sunday, will air live coverage of the championship to its conclusion. Also on Sunday, NBC will air a special 90-minute show recapping the final round of The Evian Championship.
BROADCAST TEAM: Terry Gannon and Tom Abbott will rotate play-by-play duties the first two days. Hall-of-Famer Judy Rankin will join Gannon in the broadcast booth, and major champion Karen Stupples will join Abbott. Richard Kaufman will report from an on-course tower, and Jerry Foltz and Sandy Mackenzie will walk inside the ropes as course reporters.
DIGITAL COVERAGE: All four rounds of The Evian Championship will be streamed live on Golf Channel Digital. NBC’s coverage from Noon-1:30 p.m. ET also will be streamed on www.NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
NBC Sports Group Evian Championship Airtimes (all times Eastern)
|Thursday, Sept. 14||First Round||5-8 a.m. / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.|
|Friday, Sept. 15||Second Round||5-8 a.m. / 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, Sept. 16||Third Round||6:30-11:30 a.m.|
|Sunday, Sept. 17||Final Round (Golf Channel)||5:30-11 a.m.|
|Final Round Special (NBC)||Noon-1:30 p.m.|
-NBC Sports Group-