Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Golf Channel Tournament Airtimes & Notes (Jan. 23-27)

Rose, Woods Headline Field at Farmers Insurance Open on GOLF Channel;

Additional Coverage Available via PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold


DeChambeau, Fleetwood, Lead Field at Omega Dubai Desert Classic


Bahamas Great Abaco Classic Concludes Wednesday, Live on GOLF Channel


Live Coverage of 2019 PGA Merchandise Show Airing on GOLF Channel


ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2019) – The PGA TOUR continues its California stretch of the schedule with the Farmers Insurance Open, as world No. 1 Justin Rose and 80-time PGA TOUR winner Tiger Woods lead the field. GOLF Channel will carry early-round live coverage on Thursday-Friday, along with lead-in coverage on the weekend. In addition to traditional tournament coverage on GOLF Channel, fans can follow early-round coverage through PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold. On the European Tour, Bryson DeChambeau and Tommy Fleetwood headline the field at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, with live coverage beginning Wednesday night at 11 p.m. ET. The Tour wraps up its stretch in the Bahamas on Wednesday, with the conclusion of the Bahamas Great Abaco Classic, airing live on GOLF Channel. Wednesday-Friday, GOLF Channel also will carry live coverage of the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show from the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.



Farmers Insurance Open

Dates: Jan. 24-27

Venue: Torrey Pines Golf Course (North & South Courses), La Jolla, Calif.


Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         3-7 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Friday             3-7 p.m. (Live) / 8 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Saturday          1-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 7-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

Sunday            1-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)


Golf Central Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday         7-8 p.m. (Live)

Friday              2-3 p.m. / 7-8 p.m. (Live)

Saturday          Noon-1 p.m. / 2:45-3 p.m. / 6-7 p.m. (Live)

Sunday            Noon-1 p.m. / 2:45-3 p.m. / 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Live)


PGA TOUR LIVE Airtimes on NBC Sports Gold (Eastern):

Thursday                     Noon-3 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Jason Day/Jon Rahm/Brandt Snedeker (12:30 p.m. ET, 10th tee – North Course)
  • Billy Horschel/Justin Rose/Jordan Spieth (12:40 p.m. ET, 10th tee – North Course)


Friday                         Noon-3 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Tony Finau/Xander Schauffele/Tiger Woods (12:30 p.m. ET, 10th tee – North Course)
  • Additional Featured Group to be selected by Twitter’s “Fan Vote Friday”


Broadcast Notes:

Day defends: Jason Day defeated Alex Noren with a birdie on the sixth playoff hole in a Monday finish to earn his 11th career PGA TOUR victory.

Headlining the field: Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Tiger Woods, Patrick Reed, Marc Leishman and Patrick Cantlay.     


Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Steve Sands

Analyst: Nick Faldo

Tower: Matt Gogel

On-Course: Peter Kostis / Mark Immelman

Interviews: Lisa Cornwell



Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Dates: Jan. 24-27

Venue: Emirates Golf Club (Majlis Course), Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday                     11 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live, Wednesday Overnight) / 6:30-8:30 a.m. (Live)

Friday                         2:30-8:30 a.m. (Live) / 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Replay)

Saturday                      3:30-8 a.m. (Live) / 10 a.m.-Noon (Replay)

Sunday                        3:30-8 a.m. (Live) / 10 a.m.-Noon (Replay)


Broadcast Notes:

Li defends: Haotong Li finished one shot ahead of Rory McIlroy for his second European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Bryson DeChambeau, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Haotong Li, Louis Oosthuizen, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Colin Montgomerie.


Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Host: Mike Ritz

Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly

Analyst: Sam Torrance / Anthony Wall / Ken Brown

On-Course: Jay Townsend / Jamie Spence



Bahamas Great Abaco Classic

Dates: Jan. 23

Venue: The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Great Abaco, Bahamas


Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Wednesday     2-5 p.m. (Live) / 6-8 p.m. (Replay)


Broadcast Notes:

Second Sunday-Wednesday event in as many weeks: This is the third edition of the Bahamas Great Abaco Classic, and the event takes place Sunday-Wednesday, with live coverage on GOLF Channel.


Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Steve Burkowski

Analyst: Craig Perks

Tower: Phil Blackmar

On-Course: Gary Christian



2019 PGA Merchandise Show

Dates: Jan. 22-25

Venue: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.


Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Wednesday                 7-11:30 a.m. (Live)

Thursday                     8:30-11:15 a.m. (Live)

Friday                         8:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)


Broadcast Notes:

Live coverage of PGA Merchandise Show Wednesday-Friday: GOLF Channel will provide comprehensive live news coverage of the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show from the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The network’s Morning Drive show will feature live interviews with industry leaders, professional golfers from the world’s major tours, PGA of America members, and a comprehensive overview of the latest products and trends for 2019 from some of the nearly 1,100 golf brands exhibiting on-site.


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Media Contact:

Jeff Szklinski

Golf Channel Communications