Tuesday, February 9th, 2016


Spieth, Day Headline Field at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

PGA TOUR Champions Continues Florida Run with Chubb Classic in Naples

Schwartzel Headlines Field in His Native South Africa at Tshwane Open

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2016) – The PGA TOUR visits one of the most prominent golf venues in the world this week with the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The field – which is headlined by World No. 1 Jordan Spieth and No. 3 Jason Day – features 156 professionals and 156 amateurs competing across a three course rotation Thursday-Saturday, with the top-60 professionals (and ties) and top-25 pro-am teams advancing to Sunday’s final round. Golf Channel analyst Arron Oberholser will serve as an on-course reporter for the network’s coverage from the Monterey Peninsula as he celebrates the 10-year anniversary of his victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 2006. The PGA TOUR Champions is in Florida for the second consecutive week, with the Chubb Classic (formerly ACE Group) in Naples, as Fred Couples and Bernhard Langer headline the field. And the European Tour is in South Africa for the Tshwane Open, where major champion Charl Schwartzel headlines the field in his home country.


AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Dates: Feb. 11-14
Venues: Pebble Beach Golf Links; Spyglass Hill Golf Course; Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Short Course), Pebble Beach, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         3-6 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 p.m. ; 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday              3-6 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 p.m. ; 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday          1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-11 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Golf Central special news conference on Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET: On Wednesday Golf Channel will feature a special Golf Central news conference from Pebble Beach Golf Links, beginning at 5 p.m. ET. The special will include a live Ryder Cup update from 2016 U.S. captain Davis Love III, along with highlights of Jordan Spieth and Jason Day’s press conferences with media looking ahead to this week’s event.

Oberholser returns to celebrate 10-year anniversary of win at Pebble Beach: Golf Channel analyst Arron Oberholser will join Golf Channel’s live tournament team at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this week as an on-course reporter during the network’s live coverage Thursday-Sunday. This week’s event also marks the 10-year anniversary of Oberholser’s victory at the 2006 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Format: The field consists of 156 professionals and 156 amateurs competing in one round each at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club over the first three days of the tournament. The top-60 professionals (and ties) and the top-25 pro-am teams will advance to a final round at Pebble Beach on Sunday.

Snedeker defends: Brandt Snedeker won by three strokes over Nick Watney for his seventh career PGA TOUR victory.

Headlining the field: Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Justin Rose, Patrick Reed, Jimmy Walker, Shane Lowry, Brandt Snedeker, Steve Stricker and Bill Haas.

Celebrities in the field: Mark Wahlberg, Justin Timberlake, Wayne Gretzky, Bill Murray, Toby Keith, Aaron Rodgers, Huey Lewis, Steve Young, Jake Owen, Colt Ford and Carson Daly.

Golf Channel / NBC Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Rich Lerner
Analyst: Nick Faldo
Tower: Matt Gogel / Craig Perks
On-Course: Arron Oberholser
Interviews: Steve Burkowski


Chubb Classic
Dates: Feb. 12-14
Venue: The TwinEagles Club (Talon Course), Naples, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday          3-5:30 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            3-5 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Janzen defends: Lee Janzen defeated Bart Bryant on the first playoff hole to earn his first PGA TOUR Champions win.

Headlining the field: Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Rocco Mediate, Jeff Maggert, Jay Haas, Tom Lehman, Kenny Perry, Duffy Waldorf, Corey Pavin and Lee Janzen.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Bob Papa
Analyst: Lanny Wadkins
Tower: John Mahaffey
On-Course: Billy Ray Brown / Dave Marr


Tshwane Open
Dates: Feb. 11-14
Venue: Pretoria Country Club, Waterkloof, South Africa

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         3:30-5:30 a.m. / 7:30-10:30 a.m. (Live)
Friday              3:30-5:30 a.m. / 7:30-10:30 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          5:30-9:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday            5-9:30 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Coetzee defends: George Coetzee finished one stroke ahead of Jacques Blaauw for his second career European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Charl Schwartzel, George Coetzee, Edoardo Molinari, David Horsey, Brett Rumford, Bobby Wyatt, Richard Sterne, Darren Fichardt and Oliver Fisher.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Studio Host: Scott Walker
Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly
Analyst: Warren Humphreys / Denis Hutchinson
On-Course: Julian Tutt

-NBC Sports Group-