FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS THE CHEVRON CHAMPIONSHIP – FIRST LPGA TOUR MAJOR OF 2022 – THIS WEEK LIVE ON GOLF CHANNEL
More Than 20 Hours of Live Coverage From Mission Hills Country Club on GOLF Channel Starts Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET with 60-Minute Preview Show
Live First Round Coverage Begins Thursday at 12 p.m. ET
NBC Sports and LPGA Tour Host The Last Splash Challenge to Commemorate 50 Years at Mission Hills
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 29, 2022 – The LPGA Tour hosts its first major championship of the 2022 season this week at Mission Hills Country Club, as NBC Sports presents more than 20 hours of live coverage of The Chevron Championship on GOLF Channel.
Twenty-two of the top 25 players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings are slated to compete this week, including defending champion Patty Tavatanakit and world No. 1 Jin Young Ko, who has won five times in her last nine starts and has finished in the top ten in all of those starts.
Thursday-Friday coverage on GOLF Channel will air live from 12-4 p.m. ET and 7-9 p.m. ET, while Saturday-Sunday coverage on GOLF Channel will air live from 5-9 p.m. ET.
Terry Gannon and Grant Boone will anchor play-by-play coverage. World Golf Hall of Famer Judy Rankin and 2004 Women’s Open Champion Karen Stupples will serve as analysts. Tom Abbott will call holes, with Jerry Foltz, Jim Gallagher Jr., and Stupples serving as on-course reporters, and Amy Rogers handling interviews.
GOLF Channel will also present a special 60-minute preview show live from The Chevron Championship on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. ET.
GOLF Channel Broadcast Team
- Play by Play: Terry Gannon / Grant Boone
- Analyst: Judy Rankin / Karen Stupples
- Tower: Tom Abbott
- On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Karen Stupples / Jim Gallagher Jr.
- Reporter: Amy Rogers
How To Watch – Wednesday, March 30 – Sunday, March 3 (all times ET)
- TV – GOLF Channel
- Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
|Wednesday||5-6 p.m. (Preview Show)|
|Thursday||12-4 / 7-9 p.m.|
|Friday||12-4 / 7-9 p.m.|
Notable Players This Week
- Jin Young Ko
- Jessica Korda
- Danielle Kang
- Lexi Thompson
- Patty Tavatanakit
- Inbee Park
- Lydia Ko
- Leona Maguire
- Brooke Henderson
NBC SPORTS AND LPGA TOUR COMMEMORATE 50 YEARS AT MISSION HILLS WITH THE LAST SPLASH SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
After 50 years of competition at Mission Hills Country Club, the winner of The Chevron Championship will make their last splash into Poppie’s Pond this weekend on GOLF Channel. To celebrate the occasion, NBC Sports and the LPGA Tour have created “The Last Splash” social media campaign and sweepstakes.
- The Last Splash Sweepstakes – Ahead of the final round of coverage NBC Sports and the LPGA will execute a social media sweepstakes encouraging fans to tweet their favorite splash from Poppie’s Pond using #TheChevronChampionship and #TheLastSplash for a chance to win a piece of history. Fans will have the opportunity to win pin flags from Mission Hills and limited-edition posters signed by some of the best golfers in the world.
- The Last Splash Challenge – Following the tradition of tournament winners taking a jump into Poppie’s Pond, NBC Sports will engage with a select roster of content creators including Josh Mayer Golf and other select influencers to kick off #TheLastSplashChallenge across Tik Tok.
ABOUT THE LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women, with a goal to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive.
Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and storied history. The LPGA Tour competes across the globe, reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. The Epson Tour, the LPGA’s official qualifying tour, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also holds a joint-venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. Across the Tours, the LPGA represents players in more than 60 countries.
Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has empowered and supported girls and women since 1991, most notably through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which annually engages with nearly 100,000 girls. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA Professionals are educators, business leaders and gamechangers dedicated to growing the game of golf for everyone.
ABOUT GOLF & NBC SPORTS
NBC Sports delivers comprehensive live golf tournament, studio and shoulder programming; technology; and services around the sport of golf. Anchored by GOLF Channel, NBC Sports, GOLF Channel and USA Network feature more live coverage of the sport than all other U.S. television networks combined, including global tournament action from the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, DP World Tour, NCAA, USGA Championships – including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open – Olympics, The Ryder Cup and The Presidents Cup, as well as high-quality news, instruction and original programming. GOLF Channel – co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 – is available to nearly 500 million viewers in nine languages across more than 70 countries. 24/7 live streaming can be accessed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, as well as exclusive content on Peacock.
NBC Sports Next, the sports and technology services division of NBC Sports, complements NBC Sports and GOLF Channel’s comprehensive golf coverage by reaching millions of consumers via GolfNow, the leading online tee-time marketplace and provider of golf course operations technology and services; and GolfPass, the ultimate golf membership that connects golfers to exclusive content, tee time credits, coaching, tips and other benefits.