Tuesday, February 13th, 2018


Johnson, Spieth, McIlroy & Woods Lead Field at Genesis Open in Southern

California; Four Hours of Live Coverage on Golf Channel Thursday & Friday

Nearly 20 Hours of Live Coverage Airing in Primetime Wednesday-Saturday

Night on Golf Channel from ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

Langer Headlines Field at Chubb Classic in South Florida

European Tour Stages Inaugural Oman Open

 ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2018) – World No. 1 Dustin Johnson will look to defend his 2017 title at the Genesis Open this week in Southern California, alongside Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. Golf Channel will carry four hours of live first and second round coverage Thursday and Friday, along with lead-in coverage on Saturday-Sunday. Golf Channel also will carry live coverage of the LPGA Tour in primetime Wednesday-Saturday – from the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open – with So Yeon Ryu, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr and Lydia Ko in the field. Bernhard Langer leads the field at the Chubb Classic in Florida, along with Scott McCarron, Steve Stricker and Miguel Angel Jimenez. The European Tour will stage the inaugural Oman Open this week, featuring Race to Dubai leader Shubhankar Sharma.


Genesis Open
Dates: Feb. 15-18
Venue: Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         2-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-10 p.m. (Replay)
Friday             4-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-10 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          2-3:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            1-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Golf Central Pre and Post Round Coverage on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         Noon-2 p.m. / 6-7 p.m. (Live)
Friday             2:30-4 p.m. / 8-8:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday          Noon-2 p.m. / 7-8 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            Noon-1 p.m. / 2:45-3 p.m. / 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Woods returns to familiar spot for first time in more than a decade: Tiger Woods made his PGA Tour debut in this event as a 16-year-old amateur in 1992, and returns this week for the first time since 2006.
Johnson defends: Dustin Johnson finished five shots ahead of Scott Brown and Thomas Pieters to claim his 13th PGA TOUR win.
Headlining the field: Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Martin Kaymer, Thomas Pieters and Patrick Cantlay.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Play by Play: Whit Watson
Analyst: Nick Faldo
Tower: Matt Gogel
On-Course: Curt Byrum
Interviews: Todd Lewis


ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open
Dates: Feb. 15-18
Venue: Kooyonga Golf Club, Adelaide, Australia

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Wednesday     9 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 2-5 a.m. (Thursday replay)
Thursday         10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live)
Friday             10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 5:30-7 p.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          9 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 5-6:30 p.m. (Sunday replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Jang defends: Ha Na Jang won by three shots over Nanna Koerstz Madsen to earn her fourth LPGA Tour win.
Headlining the field: So Yeon Ryu, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson, Minjee Lee, Jin-Young Ko, Moriya Jutanugarn, Jiyai Shin and Charley Hull.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Host: Mike Ritz
Play by Play: Stephanie Brantz
Analyst: Jane Crafter / Quentin Hall
On-Course: Kate Burton / Alison Whitaker


Chubb Classic
Dates: Feb. 16-18
Venue: TwinEagles Club (Talon Course)

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Friday             Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-4 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          3:30-5:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-4 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            3-5 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-2:30 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron, Steve Stricker, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Colin Montgomerie, Jerry Kelly, David Toms, Jose Maria Olazabel, John Daly and Mark O’Meara.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Play by Play: Bob Papa
Analyst: Lanny Wadkins
Tower: John Mahaffey
On-Course: John Cook / Arron Oberholser


Oman Open
Dates: Feb. 15-18
Venue: Al Mouj Golf, Muscat, Oman

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         5-8 a.m. (Live)
Friday             5-8 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          4-7:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday            4-7:30 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Inaugural event: This is the inaugural playing of the Oman Open. Previously, Al Mouj Golf has hosted the Challenge Tour’s season-culminating event for the past three seasons.
Headlining the field: Shubhankar Sharma, Thomas Bjorn, Thongchai Jaidee, Andrew Johnston, Chris Wood, Andy Sullivan, Darren Clarke and Sean Crocker.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly
Analyst: Tony Johnstone / Ken Brown
On-Course: Jay Townsend

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