FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
PGA TOUR SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS LIVE THIS WEEK FROM MAUI ON GOLF CHANNEL AND NBC
PGA TOUR’s Hawaii Swing Begins Thursday-Sunday at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort in Maui
Star-Studded Field Features Eight of Top 10 Players on the Official World Golf Ranking
Former PGA TOUR Caddie John Wood Makes GOLF Channel and NBC Sports Debut as On-Course Reporter
Golf Today and Golf Central Precede Tournament Coverage on GOLF Channel
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 6, 2021 – The PGA TOUR opens the 2021 calendar year with the start of the Hawaii swing at the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Resort (Plantation Course) in Maui live in primetime Thursday-Sunday on GOLF Channel and NBC.
The star-studded field features eight of the top 10 players on the Official World Golf Ranking: Dustin Johnson (1), Jon Rahm (2), defending champion Justin Thomas (3), Bryson DeChambeau (5), Webb Simpson (6), Collin Morikawa (7), Xander Schauffele (8) and Patrick Cantlay (9).
GOLF Channel/NBC Broadcast Team
- Play-by-Play: Terry Gannon
- Analyst: Justin Leonard
- Tower: Mark Rolfing
- On-course: Jim “Bones” Mackay / John Wood
- Interviews: Todd Lewis
HOW TO WATCH – THURSDAY-SUNDAY
- TV – GOLF Channel, NBC
|Sunday||6-8 p.m.||4-6 p.m.|
*All times Eastern
- Star-Studded Field: The Sentry Tournament of Champions features an eligible field of PGA TOUR tournament winners in 2020 as well as players who finished in the top 30 of the 2019-20 FedExCup standings. Forty-two players are scheduled to play in the event, marking the largest field in the tournament’s history.
- Broadcast Debut: John Wood will make his on-course reporter debut at Kapalua following two-plus decades as a PGA TOUR caddie.
- Thomas Defends: Justin Thomas defeated Patrick Reed on the third playoff hole to win his second career Sentry Tournament of Champions in 2020.
GOLF TODAY LAUNCHES THIS WEEK; GOLF CENTRAL PROVIDES PRE- AND POST-ROUND STUDIO COVERAGE
Golf Today – GOLF Channel’s new daily studio program – debuts this week. The program airs 12-2 p.m. ET Monday-Wednesday and will precede Golf Central pre- and post-round studio coverage Thursday-Sunday. Shane Bacon and Damon Hack anchor Wednesday-Sunday editions of Golf Today.
Rich Lerner, Anna Whiteley, Brandel Chamblee and Jaime Diaz contribute to Golf Central pre- and post-round coverage this week.
|Date||Golf Today||Golf Central|
|Thursday||3-5 p.m.||5-6 p.m./10-11 p.m.|
|Friday||3-5 p.m.||5-6 p.m./10-11 p.m.|
|Saturday||3-5 p.m.||5-6 p.m./10-11 p.m.|
|Sunday||1-3 p.m.||3-4 p.m./8-9 p.m.|