Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015


Spieth, Fowler, Woods Headline the Field at the 40th Memorial Tournament

Park Defends Manulife LPGA Classic in Canada

Franco to Make Champions Tour Debut at the Principal Charity Classic

Stenson Competing in Home Country at the Nordea Masters


ORLANDO, Fla. (June 2, 2015) – FedExCup points leader and World No. 2 Jordan Spieth headlines the field, along with Rickie Fowler, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson at Jack Nicklaus’ 40th Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. Woods is competing in his first event since finishing T-69 at THE PLAYERS Championship last month. Inbee Park, No. 2 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, will defend her title at the Manulife LPGA Classic in Ont., Canada, with Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge hosting the event for the first time. Four-time PGA TOUR winner Carlos Franco will make his Champion Tour debut this week after recently turning 50, and 2016 Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III will make just his fourth career start on the over-50 circuit. On the European Tour, Henrik Stenson headlines the field at the Nordea Masters in his home country of Sweden.



the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance

Dates: June 4-7

Venue: Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Friday              2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

Saturday          12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)

Sunday            Noon-2 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Faldo to be recognized as Memorial Tournament honoree: Golf Channel and CBS analyst Nick Faldo will be recognized as the Memorial Tournament honoree this week, a title given to someone who has greatly contributed to the game of golf.

Matsuyama defends: Hideki Matsuyama defeated Kevin Na on the first playoff hole to earn his first career PGA TOUR victory.

Headlining the field: Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Jim Furyk, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Na and Steve Stricker.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Host: Rich Lerner

Play by Play: Terry Gannon

Analyst: Nick Faldo

Tower: Matt Gogel / Gary McCord

On-Course: Craig Perks

Interviews: Todd Lewis



Manulife LPGA Classic

Dates: June 4-7

Venue: Whistle Bear Golf Club, Cambridge, Ont., Canada

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         Noon-2 p.m. (Live)

Friday              Noon-2 p.m. (Live)

Saturday          2:30-5:30 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-6 a.m. (Sunday replay)

Sunday            2-5 p.m. (Live) / 3:30-6 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Henderson sisters teeing it up in their home country: 17-year-old Brooke Henderson – without any status on the LPGA Tour – continues her successful 2015 season this week through a sponsor’s invite in her home country of Canada. In the field also competing on a sponsor’s invite, is Henderson’s sister, Brittany.

New venue: The tournament is being held at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ont., for the first time. The course previously hosted the Canadian PGA Championship on the Tour in 2004-05.

Park defends: Inbee Park finished three shots ahead of Cristie Kerr for her 10th LPGA Tour win.

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Hyo Joo Kim, Shanshan Feng, So Yeon Ryu, Anna Nordqvist, Brittany Lincicome, Brooke Henderson and Cristie Kerr.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Whit Watson

Analyst: Karen Stupples

Tower: Tom Abbott

On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Kay Cockerill



Principal Charity Classic

Dates: June 5-7

Venue: Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Friday              6:30-8:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 3-5 p.m. (Live streaming on Golf Live Extra)

Saturday          5:30-7:30 p.m. (Live) / 1:30-3:30 a.m. (Sunday replay)

Sunday            5-7 p.m. (Live) / 1:30-3:30 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:

Franco making Champions Tour debut: Four-time PGA TOUR winner Carlos Franco will make his Champions Tour debut this week after turning 50 on May 24. 2016 Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III also is in the field this week, making just his fourth career Champions Tour start.

Pernice Jr. defends: Tom Pernice Jr. defeated Doug Garwood on the second playoff hole for his third career Champions Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Davis Love III, Bernhard Langer, Carlos Franco, Jesper Parnevik, Rocco Mediate, John Cook, Jay Haas, Fred Funk, Jeff Maggert, Jeff Sluman and Tom Pernice Jr.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Bob Papa

Analyst: Lanny Wadkins

Tower: John Mahaffey / David Marr

On-Course: Billy Ray Brown



Nordea Masters

Dates: June 4-7

Venue: PGA Sweden National (Lakes Course), Malmo, Sweden

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         5-7 a.m. / 9 a.m.-Noon (Live)

Friday              5-7 a.m. / 9 a.m.-Noon (Live)

Saturday          7:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Sunday            7-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:

Jaidee defends: Thongchai Jaidee defeated Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher on the first playoff hole to earn his sixth career European Tour win.

Headlining the Field: Henrik Stenson, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Victor Dubuisson, Stephen Gallacher, Jonas Blixt, Thomas Bjorn, Peter Uihlein, Joost Luiten, Mikko Ilonen and Alexander Levy.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Studio Host: Mike Ritz

Play by Play: Julian Tutt

Analyst: Warren Humphreys

On-Course: Jay Townsend

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