Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

NBC Sports Group Tournament Airtimes & Notes (Sept. 3-7): Deutsche Bank Championship; M2M Russian Open

McIlroy, Spieth, Day Headline Holiday Weekend as FedExCup Playoffs Continue with Deutsche Bank Championship Airing on Golf Channel, Golf Channel on NBC Featuring a Monday, Labor Day Finish

European Tour in Moscow for the M2M Russian Open


ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 1, 2015) – NBC Sports Group will begin its coverage of the final three FedExCup Playoff events on Friday with the Deutsche Bank Championship outside of Boston, where the top-three ranked players in the world – Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day – headline the field. The tournament is scheduled to finish on Monday given the holiday weekend, and will feature the top-100 eligible players in the FedExCup standings, with the top-70 moving on to the BMW Championship outside of Chicago in two weeks. The European Tour will stage the M2M Russian Open beginning on Thursday.


Deutsche Bank Championship
Dates: Sept. 4-7
Venue: TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            1-3 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Monday           11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Sunday            3-6 p.m. (Live)
Monday           1:30-6 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Final opportunity to earn points to qualify for the Presidents Cup: This is the final event for players to earn points toward qualifying for the U.S. and International Presidents Cup teams. Jay Haas (U.S. captain) and Nick Price (International captain) will announce their respective captain’s picks on Tuesday, Sept. 8 in a live 60-minute Golf Central show, beginning at 5 p.m. ET.
Monday finish: Due to the holiday weekend, opening round play will begin on Friday, and the final round is scheduled to be played on Monday. The top-70 players in the FedExCup standings at week’s end will be eligible to compete in the BMW Championship outside of Chicago in two weeks.
“PGA TOUR 2015” airing on NBC on Sunday ahead of Third Round Coverage: PGA TOUR 2015 presented by PowerShares QQQ will air on NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday ahead of third round coverage. The 30-minute special will recap the most memorable moments through the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season, and also will take an in-depth look at Jordan Spieth, Robert Streb and Billy Horschel. In addition, the special will look ahead to the BMW Championship and TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola featuring insight from TOUR players competing for the FedExCup.
Kirk defends: Chris Kirk won by two strokes over Russell Henley, Billy Horschel and Geoff Ogilvy for his third career PGA TOUR win.
Headlining the field: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Bubba Watson, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Zach Johnson, Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson, Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler.

Golf Channel / NBC Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Terry Gannon (Golf Channel) / Dan Hicks (NBC)
Analyst: Frank Nobilo (Golf Channel) / Johnny Miller (NBC)
Tower: Gary Koch / Peter Jacobsen / John Cook (Golf Channel)
On-Course: Roger Maltbie / Notah Begay / John Cook (NBC)
Interviews: Steve Sands


M2M Russian Open
Dates: Sept. 3-6
Venue: Skolkovo Golf Club, Moscow, Russia  

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         9 a.m.-Noon (Tape delay)
Friday              10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tape delay)
Saturday          7-10 a.m. (Live)
Sunday            7-10 a.m. (Live) 

Broadcast Notes:
Horsey defends: David Horsey defeated Damien McGrane with a par on the first playoff hole to earn his third career European Tour victory.
Headlining the field: David Horsey, Soren Hansen, Edoardo Molinari, Bradley Dredge, Dylan Frittelli, Johan Edfors, S.S.P. Chawrasia and Michael Hoey.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Studio Host: Mike Ritz
Play by Play: Julian Tutt
Analyst: Warren Humphreys

-NBC Sports Group-