FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
NBC SPORTS ANNOUNCES 2021 LPGA TOUR BROADCAST SCHEDULE
More Than 500 Tournament Hours of Women’s Golf Coverage – Most Hours and Events Ever Dedicated to Women’s Golf in a Single Year
Schedule Highlighted by Coverage of 34 LPGA Tour Events, including all Five Major Championships
Golf at Tokyo Olympics Headlines Summer Slate of Global Events
Solheim Cup from Inverness Club on Labor Day Weekend Across NBC and GOLF Channel
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 17, 2021 – NBC Sports presents 34 LPGA Tour events in 2021, headlined by live coverage of all five major championships, as well as the Solheim Cup and the women’s golf at the Summer Olympics, in a season that marks the record purse total in women’s professional golf at more than $78 million.
In additional to LPGA Tour coverage, with the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships and the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, NBC Sports will produce more than 500 tournament hours of women’s golf coverage in 2021, the most hours and events ever dedicated to the women’s game in a single year.
Highlights of NBC’s 2021 LPGA Tour coverage include:
- Live coverage of all five major championships: ANA Inspiration (April 1-4), U.S. Women’s Open (June 3-6), KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), Amundi Evian Championship (July 22-25) and AIG Women’s Open (Aug. 19-22).
- The Solheim Cup, which pits the best 12 players from the United States against their European counterparts, taking place at storied Inverness Club on NBC and GOLF Channel on Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4-6).
- The world’s top players convening upon Kasumigaseki Country Club, with NBC Sports airing comprehensive coverage of the women’s Olympic golf competition.
- The 2021 season finale at the CME Group Tour Championship (Nov. 18-21), with the winner receiving $1.5 million, the largest single prize in women’s golf history.
- 50th anniversary celebrations at the ANA Inspiration (April 1-4) and Cambia Portland Classic (Sept. 16-19)
- Introducing fans to the many diverse Members of the LPGA Tour
“Players on the LPGA Tour come from all walks of life, from countries literally circling the globe. Thanks to our friends at NBC and GOLF Channel, fans across the country will have so many opportunities to get to know these athletes and learn their inspirational stories,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “The future of the game really is female, and I can’t wait for our fans – especially all the young girls watching the telecast – to get to know these athletes who have made such an impact on my life and my career.”
“With more than 30 LPGA Tour events, all five majors, the Tokyo Olympics and the Solheim Cup, NBC Sports is primed to deliver unprecedented coverage of women’s golf in 2021,” said Molly Solomon, executive producer, GOLF Channel and NBC Olympics. “We will present the most hours ever dedicated to the women’s game in 2021 and continue to elevate the LPGA Tour’s stars throughout these fantastic international events.”
GOLF Channel and NBC’s team of commentators for the 2021 season will include Terry Gannon and Grant Boone as play-by-play hosts; Hall-of-Famer and 26-time LPGA Tour winner Judy Rankin, Paige Mackenzie and Karen Stupples as analysts; and Tom Abbott, Jerry Foltz, Kay Cockerill, Jim Gallagher Jr. and Stupples as hole announcers and on-course reporters.
NBC Sports’ 2021 LPGA Tour Schedule
|Gainbridge LPGA||Feb. 25-28||GOLF Channel|
|Drive On Championship at Golden Ocala||March 4-7||GOLF Channel|
|Kia Classic||March 25-28||GOLF Channel|
|ANA Inspiration||April 1-4||GOLF Channel|
|LOTTE Championship||April 14-17||GOLF Channel|
|HUGEL-AIR PREMIA LA Open||April 22-25||GOLF Channel|
|HSBC Women’s World Championship||April 29-May 2||GOLF Channel|
|Honda LPGA Thailand||May 6-9||GOLF Channel|
|Blue Bay LPGA||May 13-16||GOLF Channel|
|Pure Silk Championship||May 20-23||GOLF Channel|
|TBA||May 27-30||GOLF Channel|
|U.S. Women’s Open||June 3-6||GOLF Channel, NBC|
|LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship||June 10-13||GOLF Channel|
|Meijer LPGA Classic||June 17-20||GOLF Channel|
|KPMG Women’s PGA Championship||June 24-27||GOLF Channel, NBC|
|Volunteers of America Classic||July 1-4||GOLF Channel|
|Marathon LPGA Classic||July 8-11||GOLF Channel|
|Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational||July 14-17||GOLF Channel|
|Amundi Evian Championship||July 22-25||GOLF Channel, CNBC|
|TBA||July 29-Aug. 1||GOLF Channel|
|Tokyo Olympics||TBA||GOLF Channel|
|Ladies Scottish Open||Aug. 12-15||GOLF Channel|
|AIG Women’s Open||Aug. 19-22||GOLF Channel, NBC, CNBC|
|CP Women’s Open||Aug. 26-29||GOLF Channel|
|Solheim Cup||Sept. 4-6||GOLF Channel, NBC|
|Cambia Portland Classic||Sept. 16-19||GOLF Channel|
|Walmart NW Arkansas Championship||Sept. 23-26||GOLF Channel|
|ShopRite LPGA Classic||Sept. 30-Oct. 3||GOLF Channel|
|Founders Cup||Oct. 7-10||GOLF Channel|
|Buick LPGA Shanghai||Oct. 14-17||GOLF Channel|
|BMW Ladies Championship||Oct. 21-24||GOLF Channel|
|Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA||Oct. 28-31||GOLF Channel|
|TOTO Japan Classic||Nov. 4-7||GOLF Channel|
|Pelican Women’s Championship||Nov. 11-14||GOLF Channel|
|CME Group Tour Championship||Nov. 18-21||GOLF Channel, NBC|
Note: Dates and networks are subject to change
ABOUT THE LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 Members representing more than 30 countries. With a vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while the Symetra Tour, the official development and qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Additionally, LPGA Professionals directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management.
The LPGA demonstrates its dedication to the development of the game through The LPGA Foundation. Since 1991, this charitable organization has been committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental, humanitarian and golf community initiatives, including LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the LPGA Women’s Network and the LPGA Amateur Golf Association.
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ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP’S GOLF DIVISION
NBC Sports Group’s GOLF division delivers multimedia golf content, technology and services. Anchored by GOLF Channel – co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 – GOLF Channel content is available to nearly 500 million viewers in nine languages across more than 70 countries around the world. GOLF features more live coverage of the sport than all other U.S. networks combined, including global tournament action from the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, European Tour, NCAA, THE PLAYERS, The Open, Olympics, Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup, as well as high-quality news, instruction and original programming. Delivering unmatched coverage from the world of golf via GOLF Channel Digital, fans can access 24/7 live streaming through the NBC Sports app, as well as complementary coverage via PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold. In addition, NBC Sports connects the world to golf through a wide array of technology and lifestyle services, including: GolfNow, the world’s largest online tee-time marketplace; GOLF Business Solutions, solving business needs through leading technology, marketing and services; GolfPass, an all-in-one digital membership delivering comprehensive benefits tailored to the modern golfer’s lifestyle; and GOLF Advisor, the ultimate digital destination for the traveling golfer, featuring the largest number of user-generated golf course ratings and reviews in the industry. GOLF’s global reach originates from its world headquarters in Orlando, Fla., and extends to its international office in Belfast, Northern Ireland; regional offices across North America, Europe and Australia; and also includes collaborations with Sky Sports and serving as the Official Media Partner of St Andrews Links.