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Wednesday, January 4th, 2023
SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS TEES OFF NBC SPORTS’ 2023 LIVE GOLF COVERAGE THIS WEEK ON NBC, GOLF CHANNEL AND PEACOCK
PGA TOUR’s Hawaii Swing Begins this Week in Primetime at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort in Maui
Star-Studded Field Features 17 of the Top 20 Players in the Official World Golf Ranking
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 4, 2023 – The PGA TOUR’s 2023 calendar year gets underway at the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Resort (Plantation Course) in Maui, Hawaii, live in primetime this Thursday-Sunday across NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock.
This year’s edition of the Sentry Tournament of Champions features a star-studded field that includes 17 of the top 20 players in the Official World Golf Ranking, including past event winners Justin Thomas (2020, 2017), Xander Schauffele (2019), and Jordan Spieth (2016). All members of the field qualified with a PGA TOUR victory in the calendar year of 2022 or finished in the top 30 of the final FedExCup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List.
The tournament, which features a $15 million purse, begins the 2023 Hawaii Swing on the PGA TOUR and is the first of two consecutive events taking place in the state with the Sony Open in Honolulu next week.
First and second round coverage at Kapalua will be presented live in primetime from 6-10 p.m. ET Thursday and Friday on GOLF Channel and Peacock. Saturday and Sunday’s coverage will begin on NBC and Peacock from 4-6 p.m. ET and continue from 6-8 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock.
Yesterday, it was announced that PGA TOUR winners Brad Faxon and Smylie Kaufman have joined the NBC golf commentary team, with Kaufman beginning his new assignment as on-course reporter at Kapalua Resort this week. Click here for more details.
NBC, GOLF Channel & Peacock Broadcast Team
- Play by Play: Dan Hicks
- Analyst: Paul Azinger
- Hole: Curt Byrum / Mark Rolfing
- On-Course: John Wood / Smylie Kaufman
- Interviews: Todd Lewis
How To Watch – Thursday, January 5 – Sunday, January 8 (all times ET)
- TV – NBC, GOLF Channel
- Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
|Saturday||4-6 p.m.||6-8 p.m.|
|Sunday||4-6 p.m.||6-8 p.m.|
- Justin Thomas
- Jordan Spieth
- Xander Schauffele
- Scottie Scheffler
- Jon Rahm
- Will Zalatoris
- Collin Morikawa
- Viktor Hovland
- Patrick Cantlay
- Golf Central will provide pre- and post-tournament coverage on GOLF Channel Thursday-Sunday. Golf Central coverage is anchored by Rich Lerner, Brandel Chamblee, and Todd Lewis.
- Golf Today on GOLF Channel this Thursday and Friday features Damon Hack, Eamon Lynch, and Todd Lewis.
|Day||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||3-4 p.m./8-9 p.m.|
|Sunday||3-4 p.m./8-9 p.m.|
Note: all times ET, post-round coverage begins following conclusion of play
All GOLF Channel coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via authentication, giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.