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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

PGA TOUR HOSTS TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP; LIVE TOURNAMENT & ON-SITE NEWS COVERAGE AIRING THURSDAY-SUNDAY ON GOLF CHANNEL

Korn Ferry Tour Stages First Televised Event Since January with Utah Championship Airing Thursday-Sunday Live on GOLF Channel

Encore Final Rounds of KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Airing Thursday-Sunday on GOLF Channel and NBC

ORLANDO, Fla., (June 23, 2020) – Coming off victories by Daniel Berger and Webb Simpson over the past two weeks, the PGA TOUR continues Thursday with the Travelers Championship from Cromwell, Conn. GOLF Channel will carry live tournament and on-site news coverage Thursday-Sunday, including Golf Central originating from TPC River Highlands. Live tournament coverage will utilize a unified CBS Sports and GOLF Channel linear broadcast production, with the same production and similar announce teams being utilized for Thursday and Friday’s coverage on GOLF Channel also working Saturday and Sunday on CBS.

In addition to the Travelers Championship, GOLF Channel also will air live coverage of the Utah Championship Thursday-Sunday, the Korn Ferry Tour’s first televised event since January.

NBC Sports also will celebrate the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, originally scheduled to take place this week. GOLF Channel and NBC will combine to air encore final round broadcasts of the event from 2016-’19. The encore airings on NBC will be hosted by NBC Sports’ Dan Hicks and feature enhanced interviews with players recounting their respective paths to victory. The 2020 edition of the event has been rescheduled and is currently slated to be contested Oct. 8-11 at Aronimink Golf Club outside of Philadelphia.

PGA TOUR
Travelers Championship
Dates: June 25-28
Venue: TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.

Tournament Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Saturday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-3 p.m. (Live) / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)

Golf Central Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 1-3 p.m. / 8-9 p.m.
Friday 1-3 p.m. / 8-9 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / 8-9 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / 8-9 p.m.

PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold (Eastern):
Thursday 6:45 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups)
• Jon Rahm/Chez Reavie/Webb Simpson (7:25 a.m. ET)
• Bryson DeChambeau/Rory McIlroy/Phil Mickelson (7:35 a.m. ET)
• Dustin Johnson/Collin Morikawa/Jordan Spieth (12:40 p.m. ET)
• Brooks Koepka/Xander Schauffele/Justin Thomas (12:50 p.m. ET)
Friday 6:45 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups)
• Dustin Johnson/Collin Morikawa/Jordan Spieth (7:25 a.m. ET)
• Brooks Koepka/Xander Schauffele/Justin Thomas (7:35 a.m. ET)
• Jon Rahm/Chez Reavie/Webb Simpson (12:40 p.m. ET)
• Bryson DeChambeau/Rory McIlroy/Phil Mickelson (12:50 p.m. ET)

Broadcast Notes:
Golf Central airing live and on-site Thursday-Sunday: GOLF Channel’s signature Golf Central news show will originate from on-site at TPC River Highlands Thursday-Sunday, offering wraparound news and analysis throughout the tournament. GOLF Channel’s Cara Banks will host and be joined by analyst Brandel Chamblee. George Savaricas will provide reports and conduct interviews with those in the field.
Reavie defends: Chez Reavie finished four shots ahead of Keegan Bradley and Zack Sucher to earn his second PGA TOUR title, and first since 2008.
Headlining the field: Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Webb Simpson, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele and Bryson DeChambeau.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Bob Papa (Thursday-Friday) / Whit Watson (Saturday-Sunday)
Analysts: Nick Faldo / Frank Nobilo / Mark Immelman
On-Course: Trevor Immelman
Reporter: George Savaricas

Golf Central Broadcast Team:
Host: Cara Banks
Analyst: Brandel Chamblee
Reporter: George Savaricas

KORN FERRY TOUR
Utah Championship
Dates: June 25-28
Venue: Oakridge Country Club, Farmington, Utah

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

Broadcast Notes:
Korn Ferry Tour stages first televised event since January: The Korn Ferry Tour stages the Utah Championship beginning Thursday, the Tour’s third event in as many weeks following a 14-week hiatus due to COVID-19. This week also marks the first televised event for the Tour since January. The previous two weeks saw Luke List and Chris Kirk earn victories at events that were both contested in Northeast Florida, as the Korn Ferry Tour returned to competition as part of what will now be staged as a combined 2020-’21 season.
Headlining the field: Doug Ghim, David Kocher, Scott Langley, Steve Marino, Andrew Novak, Mito Pereira, Davis Riley, Braden Thornberry, Mike Weir and Dylan Wu.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team:
Play by Play: Steve Burkowski
Analysts: Craig Perks / Jerry Foltz
Reporter: Gary Christian

LPGA TOUR / PGA OF AMERICA
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (2016-’19)

Tournament Encore Airtimes on GOLF Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 7-10 a.m. 2019 Final Round – Hannah Green
Friday 7-10 a.m. 2018 Final Round – Sung Hyun Park

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday 2-5 p.m. 2017 Final Round – Danielle Kang
Sunday 3-5 p.m. 2016 Final Round – Brooke Henderson

Broadcast Notes:
Enhanced broadcasts of KPMG Women’s PGA Championship final rounds: NBC Sports will celebrate the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, originally scheduled to take place this week. GOLF Channel and NBC will combine to air encore final round broadcasts of the event from 2016-’19. The encore airings on NBC will be hosted by NBC Sports’ Dan Hicks and feature enhanced interviews with players recounting their respective paths to victory. The 2020 edition of the event has been rescheduled and is currently slated to be contested Oct. 8-11 at Aronimink Golf Club outside of Philadelphia.

-NBC Sports Group-