Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

NBC Sports Group Tournament Airtimes & Notes (Jan. 31-Feb.3): Waste Management Phoenix Open, Saudi International

Mickelson and Defending Champ Woodland Headline Field at Waste Management Phoenix Open


Johnny Miller to Call His Final NBC Broadcast Saturday in Phoenix


Four of the Top-Five in the World Lead Field for the European Tour’s Saudi International


ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2019) – The PGA TOUR heads to the Arizona desert this week for the Waste Management Phoenix Open, with live coverage on GOLF Channel and NBC. Saturday’s third round coverage on NBC will be Johnny Miller’s final call in the broadcast booth, following nearly 30 years spent as the network’s lead golf analyst. Saturday’s coverage will celebrate Miller’s three decades in the 18th tower through special tributes and reflections from the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale. The European Tour will host its first-ever tournament in Saudi Arabia this week with the Saudi International, where four of the top five in the world – Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau – headline an international field.



Waste Management Phoenix Open

Dates: Jan. 31-Feb. 3

Venue: Stadium Course, TPC Scottsdale


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          1-3 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Sunday            1-3 p.m. (Live) / 6:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)


Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern)

Saturday          3-6 p.m. (Live)

Sunday            3-6 p.m. (Live)


Golf Central Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

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

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

Saturday          11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. / 6-7 p.m. (Live)

Sunday            11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. / 6-6:30 p.m. (Live)


PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold (Eastern):

Thursday                     9:15 a.m.-7 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Cameron Champ/Webb Simpson/Justin Thomas (9:50 a.m. ET)
  • Tony Finau/Rickie Fowler/Matt Kuchar (10 a.m. ET)


Friday                          9:15 a.m.-7 p.m. (Featured Groups)

  • Hideki Matsuyama/Phil Mickelson/Gary Woodland (10 a.m. ET)
  • Additional Featured Group to be selected by Twitter’s “Fan Vote Friday”


Broadcast Notes:

Johnny Miller to call final broadcast on Saturday: Johnny Miller will call his final broadcast on Saturday after nearly 30 years as NBC Sports lead golf analyst. The broadcast also will represent the 20th consecutive year of Miller and Dan Hicks sitting alongside each other in the broadcast booth, a record for the longest-tenured 18th tower tandem in broadcast golf.

Golf Central and Morning Drive on-site Thursday-Sunday: Thursday-Sunday, Golf Central and Morning Drive will broadcast on-site from TPC Scottsdale. Golf Central’s set will be integrated into the grandstands on the famous par-3 16th hole.

Woodland defends: Gary Woodland defeated Chez Reavie with a par on the first playoff hole for his third career PGA TOUR win.  

Headlining the field: Cameron Champ, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Martin Kaymer, Matt Kuchar, Hideki Matsuyama, Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Aaron Wise, Matthew Wolff (a) and Gary Woodland.


Golf Channel / NBC Tournament Broadcast Team:

Play by Play: Rich Lerner (GOLF Channel) / Dan Hicks (NBC)

Analyst: Justin Leonard (GOLF Channel) / Johnny Miller (NBC, Saturday) / Paul Azinger (NBC, Sunday)

Tower: Gary Koch, David Feherty, Peter Jacobsen, Jimmy Roberts

On-Course: Notah Begay, Jim “Bones” Mackay, Roger Maltbie

Interviews: Steve Sands



Saudi International

Dates: Jan. 31-Feb. 3

Venue: Royal Greens G&CC – King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia


Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):

Thursday                     3-5 a.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 a.m. (Live) / 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Replay)

Friday                          3-5 a.m. (Live) / 6:30-9:30 a.m. (Live) / 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Replay)

Saturday                      4-9 a.m. (Live) / 3-6 p.m. (Replay)

Sunday                        4-9 a.m. (Live) / 3-6 p.m. (Replay)


Broadcast Notes:

Inaugural event: This is the inaugural edition of the Saudi International which is the first international professional golf tournament to be held in Saudi Arabia.

Four of the top-five in the world headline field: Justin Rose (1), Brooks Koepka (2), Dustin Johnson (3) and Bryson DeChambeau (5) headline the international field that also includes Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, Trevor Immelman, Ian Poulter, Patrick Reed, Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood.


Golf Channel Broadcast Team:

Host: Mike Ritz

Play by Play: Dominik Holyer

Analyst: Tony Johnstone / Alison Whitaker / Jay Townsend

On-Course: Ken Brown / Warren Humphreys



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