FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

GOLF CHANNEL TOURNAMENT AIRTIMES & NOTES (JANUARY 18-21): ABU DHABI HSBC CHAMPIONSHIP; CAREERBUILDER CHALLENGE; MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CHAMPIONSHIP AT HUALALAI; SMBC SINGAPORE OPEN

Johnson, McIlroy, Rose & Fleetwood Lead Field at Abu Dhabi HSBC

Championship; More Than 20 Hours of Live Coverage Airing on Golf Channel

 

Rahm, Mickelson Headline Field at CareerBuilder Challenge in California

 

PGA TOUR Champions Kick Off 2018 Sesason in Hawaii at Mitsubishi

Electric Championship at Hualalai, Airng Thursday-Saturday on Golf Channel

 

Garcia, Oosthuizen in the Field at SMBC Singapore Open

 

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2018) – Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood lead the field at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, with Golf Channel scheduled to feature more than 20 live hours of coverage over the course of the event. On the PGA TOUR, Jon Rahm and Phil Mickelson are in the field at the CareerBuilder Challenge in Southern California. The PGA TOUR Champions will kick off their 2018 season in Hawaii this week at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, airing Thursday-Saturday live and in primetime on Golf Channel. Sergio Garcia and Louis Oosthuizen are among those competing at the SMBC Singapore Open, being staged as a 2018 Open Qualifying Series event, with the top four finishers not previously qualified earning their way into the field at Carnoustie this summer.

EUROPEAN TOUR

Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Dates: Jan. 18-21

Venue: Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)

Wednesday     10:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. (Live)

Thursday         6-8 a.m. (Live) / 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Replay)

Friday              3-8 a.m. (Live) / Noon-2 p.m. (Replay)

Saturday          3:30-8 a.m. (Live) / Noon-2 p.m. (Replay)

Sunday            3:30-8 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

Fleetwood defends: Tommy Fleetwood finished one stroke ahead of Dustin Johnson and Pablo Larrazabal to claim his second European Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Paul Casey, Matt Kuchar, Bryson DeChambeau, Martin Kaymer, Ernie Els and Thomas Pieters.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team

Host: Mike Ritz

Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly

Analyst: Tony Johnstone / Sam Torrance

On-Course: Jay Townsend / Ken Brown

PGA TOUR

CareerBuilder Challenge

Dates: Jan. 18-21

Venue: PGA West (Stadium Course), La Quinta, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)

Thursday         3-7 p.m. (Live) / Midnight-3 a.m. (Friday replay)

Friday              3-7 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)

Saturday          3-7 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)

Sunday            3-7 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Golf Central Pre and Post Round Coverage on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         2-3 p.m. (Live)

Friday              2-3 p.m. / 10-10:30 p.m. (Live)

Saturday          2-3 p.m. / 10-10:30 p.m. (Live)

Sunday            2-3 p.m. / 7-8 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

Swafford defends: Hudson Swafford finished a shot ahead of Adam Hadwin to earn his first PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Jon Rahm, Phil Mickelson, Patton Kizzire, Brian Harman, Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson, James Hahn, Patrick Reed, Adam Hadwin, Bubba Watson and Jimmy Walker.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team

Play by Play: Steve Sands

Analyst: David Duval

Tower: Gary Koch / Curt Byrum

On-Course: Jim “Bones” Mackay / Kay Cockerill

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai

Dates: Jan. 18-20

Venue: Hualalai Golf Club, Ka’upulehu-Kona, Hawaii

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)

Thursday         7-10 p.m. (Live) / 10 a.m.-Noon (Friday replay)

Friday              7-10 p.m. (Live) / 10 a.m.-Noon (Saturday replay)

Saturday          7-10 p.m. (Live) / 10 a.m.-Noon (Sunday replay)

Broadcast Notes:

PGA TOUR Champions kick off 2018 season in Hawaii, Thursday-Saturday in primetime: The PGA TOUR Champions begin their 2018 season this week in Hawaii, with coverage airing in primetime on Golf Channel Thursday-Saturday.

Langer defends: Bernhard Langer finished a shot ahead of Fred Couples to claim his 30th PGA TOUR Champions win.

Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Scott McCarron, Colin Montgomerie, Tom Watson, Vijay Singh, Jay Haas, Hale Irwin and David Toms.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team

Play by Play: Bob Papa

Analyst: Lanny Wadkins

Tower: John Mahaffey / Mark Rolfing

On-Course: Billy Ray Brown / John Cook

ASIAN TOUR

SMBC Singapore Open

Dates: Jan. 18-21

Venue: Sentosa Golf Club, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)

Wednesday     8-10:30 p.m. (Live)

Thursday         10 p.m.-Midnight (Live)

Saturday          1:30-3:30 a.m. (Live)

Sunday            1:30-3:30 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

Exemptions into 2018 Open available to top four finishers: For the second consecutive year, this event is being staged as part of the Open Qualifying Series. The top four players (not previously qualified) who finish in the top-12 this week will earn exemptions into The Open at Carnoustie in July.

Headlining the field: Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, Pat Perez, Ryo Ishikawa, Gavin Green, Yusaku Miyazato, Younghan Song, Prayad Marksaeng and Yuxin Lin (a).

-NBC Sports Group-