Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016


Spieth, Day, McIlroy and Fowler to Compete in Same Event for 1st Time Since ’15 TOUR Championship at WGC-Cadillac Championship near Miami, with NBC Sports Airing More Than 20 Hours of Live Tournament Coverage

Park to Defend as Each of the Top-10 in the World are Set to Tee it Up on the LPGA Tour at HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 1, 2016) – For the first time in nearly six months, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler are all scheduled to compete in the same event this week at the WGC-Cadillac Championship outside of Miami. NBC Sports Group will dedicate more than 20 hours of live tournament coverage on Golf Channel and NBC, focusing on the 66-man field which stands as one of the strongest all season with 47 of the top-50 ranked players in the world committed. The LPGA Tour this week boasts its own elite field, with the entire top-10 and 18 of the top-20 in the world set to compete in the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore, where World No. 2 Inbee Park will look to defend her 2015 title.


WGC-Cadillac Championship
Dates: March 3-6
Venue: Trump National Doral (Blue Monster), Doral, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         1-6 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Friday              1-6 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Saturday          Noon-3 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Sunday            Noon-2 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday          3-6 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            2-6 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Spieth, Day, McIlroy and Fowler headline elite field, competing in the same event for the first time since ’15 TOUR Championship: The first World Golf Championship (WGC) event of 2016 features one of the best fields of the season, with 47 of the top-50 in the world entered among the invitation-only list of 66 competitors. The event also marks the first time since the 2015 TOUR Championship nearly six months ago that Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler are all expected to compete in the same event.

Golf Central player news conference, Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET: Golf Channel will air a special player news conference on Wednesday beginning at 2 p.m. ET. The news conference will center around Tiger Woods’ appearance at Bluejack National in Texas (scheduled to appear at 2:15 p.m. ET), and will continue with player appearances from Trump National Doral, including Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth.

Morning Drive on-site from Doral: Golf Channel’s daily news program, Morning Drive (7-9 a.m. ET Thursday-Friday; 7:30-10:30 a.m. ET Saturday-Sunday), will feature on-site reports Thursday-Sunday from Trump National Doral. Gary Williams and Charlie Rymer will provide live updates on location and conduct interviews with players and other guests throughout the week.

Johnson defends: Dustin Johnson finished one stroke ahead of J.B. Holmes for his ninth career PGA TOUR victory.

Headlining the field: Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia and Hideki Matsuyama.

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 / David Feherty
On-Course: Roger Maltbie / Mark Rolfing / Notah Begay
Interviews: Steve Sands
Essays: Jimmy Roberts


HSBC Women’s Champions
Dates: March 3-6
Venue: Sentosa Golf Club (Serapong Course), Sentosa Island, Singapore

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Wednesday/Thursday             10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Live) / 3-7 a.m. (Thursday replay)
Friday                                      Midnight-2:30 a.m. (Live) / 9 a.m.-Noon (Friday replay)
Saturday                                  Midnight-2:30 a.m. (Live) / 3-6 p.m. (Saturday replay)
Sunday                                    Midnight-2:30 a.m. (Live) / 2-6 p.m. (Sunday replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Strong field: The 63-person field includes the entire top-10, and 18 of the top-20 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf rankings. The 72-hole event also has no cut.

Park defends: Inbee Park won by two strokes over Lydia Ko for her 13th career LPGA Tour win.

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Sei Young Kim, In Gee Chun, Amy Yang, So Yeon Ryu, Shanshan Feng, Brooke Henderson and Suzann Pettersen.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
Studio Host: Karen Stupples
Play by Play: Peter Donegan
Analyst: Sandy Mackenzie
On-Course: Kate Burton

-NBC Sports Group-