FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
JOHNSON DEFENDS AMONGST STRONG FIELD AT SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS IN HAWAII; COVERAGE AIRING LIVE IN PRIMETIME ON GOLF CHANNEL AND NBC
ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 2, 2019) – The PGA TOUR season resumes at the Sentry Tournament of Champions on the island of Maui, with live coverage airing in primetime on Golf Channel and NBC. The elite field features eight of the top-10 in the world, including world No. 1 Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson (No. 3), who will defend his 2018 victory at the event. Golf Channel’s Golf Central news show also will originate live from on-site at Kapalua Resort, airing immediately prior to and immediately following live tournament coverage.
Sentry Tournament of Champions
Dates: Jan. 3-6
Venue: Kapalua Resort (Plantation Course), Kapalua, Hawaii
Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 6-10 p.m. (Live)
Friday 6-10 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 6-8 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 6-10 p.m. (Live)
Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday 4-6 p.m. (Live)
Golf Central Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 5-6 p.m. / 10-11 p.m. (Live)
Friday 5-6 p.m. / 10-11 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 3-4 p.m. / 8-9 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 5-6 p.m. / 10-11 p.m. (Live)
Golf Central originating from on-site: The network’s Golf Central news show will originate live on-site from Kapalua, airing immediately prior to and immediately following live tournament coverage Thursday-Sunday. Ryan Burr will serve as the host, with Brandel Chamblee and Mark Rolfing providing analysis, and Todd Lewis providing reports and conducting interviews with those in the field.
Field features eight of top-10 in the world: The elite winners-only 34-man field convening on the island of Maui features eight of the current top-10 in the world, including Brooks Koepka (No. 1), Dustin Johnson (No. 3), Justin Thomas (No. 4) and Bryson Dechambeau (No. 5).
Johnson defends: Dustin Johnson finished eight strokes clear of the field to capture his 17th PGA TOUR victory.
Headlining the field: Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Francesco Molinari, Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, Jason Day and Patrick Reed.
NBC Sports Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Rich Lerner
Analyst: Frank Nobilo
Tower: Mark Rolfing / Curt Byrum
On-Course: Arron Oberholser / Jim “Bones” Mackay
Golf Central Broadcast Team:
Host: Ryan Burr
Analyst: Brandel Chamblee / Mark Rolfing
Reporter: Todd Lewis
-NBC Sports Group-
Golf Channel Communications