Tuesday, February 27th, 2018


NBC Sports Group Kicks Off Five Weeks of Exclusive PGA TOUR Coverage;

More Than 20 Live Hours of WGC-Mexico Championship on Golf Channel, NBC

Nineteen of Top-20 in World at HSBC Women’s World Championship in

Singapore, with Live Coverage on Golf Channel Wednesday-Saturday


Langer Leads Field as Lehman Defends at Cologuard Classic in Arizona

European Tour in South Africa for Tshwane Open

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2018) – This week NBC Sports Group kicks off its five-week stretch of exclusive PGA TOUR coverage leading up to the Masters, with more than 20 hours of live coverage at the WGC-Mexico Championship airing across Golf Channel and NBC. The 65-man field features 45 of the top-50 in the world, including Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose. The LPGA Tour features an equally strong field this week, with 19 of the top-20 in the world taking part in the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore. Inbee Park is set to defend her 2017 title, with live coverage airing Wednesday-Saturday (overnight) on Golf Channel. The PGA TOUR Champions are in Arizona for the Cologuard Classic, where Tom Lehman will defend. The European Tour is in South Africa for the Tshwane Open, with Danny Willett headlining the field.


WGC-Mexico Championship
Dates: March 1-4
Venue: Chapultepec Golf Club, Mexico City, Mexico

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         2-7 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Friday             2-7 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Saturday          Noon-3 p.m. (Live) / 8-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            Noon-2 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

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

Golf Central Pre and Post Round Coverage on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         1:30-2 p.m. / 7-8 p.m. (Live)
Friday             1:30-2 p.m. (Live)
Saturday          11 a.m.-Noon / 7-8 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            11 a.m.-Noon / 7-8 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
NBC Sports kicks off five week stretch: This week, NBC Sports Group begins a stretch of five consecutive weeks of exclusive PGA TOUR tournament coverage, comprised of six events, leading up to the Masters (April 5-8).
Strong field: The 65-man field features 45 of the top-50 players in the world, including six of the top seven.
Johnson defends: Dustin Johnson finished one stroke ahead of Tommy Fleetwood to earn his 14th PGA TOUR win.
Headlining the field: Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia and Alex Noren.

NBC Sports Broadcast Team
Play by Play: Steve Sands (Golf Channel) / Dan Hicks (NBC)
Analyst: David Duval / Peter Jacobsen
Tower: Gary Koch / David Feherty
On-Course: Roger Maltbie / Notah Begay / Jim “Bones” Mackay
Interviews: Todd Lewis (Golf Channel) / Steve Sands (NBC)


HSBC Women’s World Championship
Dates: March 1-4
Venue: Sentosa Golf Club (New Tanjong Course), Sentosa Island, Singapore

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Wednesday     10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Live, overnight)
Thursday         Midnight-2:30 a.m. (Live, overnight)
Friday             Midnight-2:30 a.m. (Live, overnight)
Saturday          10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Live, overnight)

Broadcast Notes:
Elite field features 19 of top-20 in world: The field this week includes each of the players currently ranked in the top-20 in the Rolex Rankings, with the only exception being Stacy Lewis.
Park defends: Inbee Park finished one shot ahead of Ariya Jutanugarn to claim her 18th LPGA win.
Headlining the field: Shanshan Feng, Lexi Thompson, Sung Hyun Park, So Yeon Ryu, Anna Nordqvist, I.K. Kim, Ariya Jutanugarn, In Gee Chun, Cristie Kerr, Lydia Ko and Jessica Korda.


Cologuard Classic
Dates: March 2-4
Venue: Omni Tucson National Resort (Catalina Course), Tucson, Ariz.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Friday             7-9 p.m. (Tape delay) / 5-7 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Channel Digital)
Saturday          4:30-7 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            4:30-7 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Lehman defends: Tom Lehman finished one stroke clear of Steve Stricker to earn his 10th PGA TOUR Champions victory.
Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Steve Stricker, Colin Montgomerie, David Toms, Kevin Sutherland, Jose Maria Olazabal, Vijay Singh, Tom Lehman, Jerry Kelly and John Daly.

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


Tshwane Open
Dates: March 1-4
Venue: Pretoria Country Club, Waterkloof, South Africa

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

Broadcast Notes:

Headlining the field: Danny Willett, Julian Suri, Darren Fichardt, George Coetzee, Thomas Aiken, Richard Sterne, Haydn Porteous, David Howell, Raphael Jacquelin and Chase Koepka.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Play by Play: Dominik Holyer
Analyst: Denis Hutchinson / Jay Townsend
On-Course: Julian Tutt

-NBC Sports Group-