Tuesday, October 31st, 2017


East Lake Cup Collegiate Match Play Competition Continues as Eight Teams
Reconvene for Rematch of 2017 NCAA Golf Championships Semifinals 

Hoffman, Finau Lead Field at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Rose, Stenson in the Field as Olesen Defends at Turkish Airlines Open 

Feng Defends at Toto Japan Classic

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 31, 2017) – The eight semifinalists from the 2017 NCAA Golf Championships reconvene in Atlanta this week for the third annual East Lake Cup. Today’s semifinal matches mirror those from the NCAAs earlier this year, with the winners advancing to tomorrow’s championship matches in the respective men’s and women’s divisions. The PGA TOUR is in Las Vegas this week for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where Charley Hoffman and Tony Finau headline the field. On the European Tour, Thorbjorn Olesen is set to defend at the Turkish Airlines Open, and will be joined in the field by Justin Rose – coming off a victory last week – along with Henrik Stenson. The LPGA Tour continues its Asia stretch as Shanshan Feng defends at the Toto Japan Classic.


East Lake Cup
Dates: Oct. 30-Nov. 1
Venue: East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Tuesday           3-6 p.m. (Live) / 8-11 p.m. (Replay)
Wednesday     3-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-10 p.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Rematch of 2017 NCAA Championships semifinals: Today’s East Lake Cup semifinal matches will mirror that of both the men’s and women’s NCAA Championships earlier this year: Women’s – Stanford (1) vs. Arizona State (4) and USC (2) vs. Northwestern (3); Men’s – Vanderbilt (1) vs. Oregon (4) and Oklahoma (2) vs. Illinois (3). Winners of today’s semifinal matches will advance to compete in the East Lake Cup championship matches on Wednesday (tomorrow), while teams failing to advance today will compete in tomorrow’s consolation matches.
Golf Central to preview and recap live coverage: Golf Central is originating from on-site at East Lake Golf Club to preview and recap live tournament coverage. Pre-game coverage is scheduled to air from 2-3 p.m. ET, while post-round coverage will air live from 6-7 p.m. ET.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Play by Play: Bob Papa
Analyst: Lanny Wadkins
Tower: Steve Burkowski / Curt Byrum
On-Course: Kay Cockerill / Billy Ray Brown / Notah Begay
Interviews: Chantel McCabe

Golf Central Broadcast Team
Host: Lisa Cornwell
Analyst: Charlie Rymer
Reporter: Steve Burkowski / Ryan Lavner
Interviews: Chantel McCabe


Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Dates: Nov. 2-5
Venue: TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nev.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         4:30-7:30 p.m. (Live) / 8-11 p.m. (Replay)
Friday              4:30-7:30 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          4:30-7:30 p.m. (Live) / 8-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            3:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Pampling defends: Rod Pampling finished two shots ahead of Brooks Koepka to claim his third PGA TOUR win, and first since 2006.
Headlining the field: Charley Hoffman, Tony Finau, Bubba Watson, Kevin Chappell, Ernie Els, Jimmy Walker, Webb Simpson, Ryan Moore, Maverick McNealy and Patrick Cantlay.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Play by Play: Terry Gannon
Analyst: Curt Byrum
Tower: Matt Gogel
On-Course: Phil Blackmar / Karen Stupples


Turkish Airlines Open
Dates: Nov. 2-5
Venue: Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort, Antalya, Turkey

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         5-10 a.m. (Live)
Friday              5-10 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          5-10 a.m. (Live)
Sunday            3:30-8:30 a.m. (Live) / 1:30-6 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast notes:
Olesen defends: Thorbjorn Olesen finished three strokes clear of the field to earn his fourth European Tour victory.
Headlining the field: Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Tyrrell Hatton, Martin Kaymer, Thomas Pieters, Lee Westwood, Paul Dunne, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Tommy Fleetwood.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Host: Mike Ritz
Play by Play: Dominik Holyer
Analyst: Mark James / Warren Humphreys
Tower: Tony Johnstone
On-Course: Julian Tutt


Toto Japan Classic
Dates: Nov. 3-5
Venue: Taiheiyo Club (Minori Course), Ibaraki, Japan

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 12:30-3:30 p.m. (Friday replay)
Friday              11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Live) / 12:30-3:30 p.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Live) / 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Sunday replay)

Broadcast notes:
Feng defends: Shanshan Feng finished a shot ahead of Ha Na Jang to win her sixth LPGA Tour title.
Headlining the field: In Gee Chun, Shanshan Feng, Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson, Ariya Jutanugarn, Danielle Kang, Lydia Ko, Stacy Lewis, Anna Nordqvist and So Yeon Ryu. 

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Play by Play: Peter Donegan
Analyst: Kate Burton
On-Course: Alison Whitaker

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