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Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

PGA TOUR MEXICO OPEN AT VIDANTA HEADLINES LIVE GOLF COVERAGE ACROSS NBC, GOLF CHANNEL AND PEACOCK THIS WEEK

Mexico Open at Vidanta Kicks Off Seven Straight Weeks of Live PGA TOUR Coverage on NBC

Jim “Bones” Mackay Joins Booth as Analyst for Mexico Open

Coverage on GOLF Channel Includes Honda LPGA Thailand, PGA TOUR Champions Trophy Hassan II, and DP World Tour Magical Kenya Open

Unredeemable – The Story of Alex Fourie – Airs Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel

STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 20, 2024 – NBC Sports presents live coverage of the PGA TOUR Mexico Open at Vidanta – the first of seven consecutive PGA TOUR events airing on NBC through early April – headlining this week’s live golf coverage across NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock.

PGA TOUR: MEXICO OPEN AT VIDANTA

Defending champion Tony Finau headlines the field this week at the Mexico Open at Vidanta, which has also been part of the Korn Ferry Tour, European Challenge Tour and PGA TOUR LatinoAmerica since its first playing in 1944. Since becoming a PGA TOUR event in 2022, Tony Finau has won and finished as runner-up in 2022.

Jim “Bones” Mackay will join NBC Sports’ coverage of the Mexico Open at Vidanta, serving as an on-course reporter on Thursday before joining a three-man booth along with Dan Hicks and Brad Faxon for the remainder of the event. Mackay currently caddies for Justin Thomas and is available to serve as analyst this week as Thomas is not competing in this week’s event.

Live tournament coverage begins Thursday-Friday at 4 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock. Weekend coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock, shifting to NBC at 3 p.m. ET.

NBC/GOLF Channel/Peacock Broadcast Team

  • Play by Play: Dan Hicks / Steve Sands
  • Analyst: Jim “Bones” Mackay / Brad Faxon / Curt Byrum
  • Holes: Curt Byrum / Steve Sands
  • On-Course: John Wood / Johnson Wagner / Jim “Bones” Mackay

How To Watch – Thursday, February 22 – Sunday, February 25 (all times ET)

  • TV – GOLF Channel, NBC
  • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app

 

Day GOLF Channel/Peacock NBC/Peacock
Thursday 4-7 p.m.  
Friday 4-7 p.m.  
Saturday 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.
Sunday 1-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.

 

Notable Players This Week

  • Tony Finau
  • Charley Hoffman
  • Mackenzie Hughes
  • Nicolai Hojgaard
  • Francesco Molinari
  • Keith Mitchell
  • Erik van Rooyen

 

UNREDEEMABLE – THE STORY OF ALEX FOURIE – AIRS TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON GOLF CHANNEL

GOLF Channel presents Unredeemable: The Story of Alex Fourie – tonight at 8 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel. Narrated by award-winning actor Liev Schreiber, Unredeemable tells the story of adaptive golfer Alex Fourie, who was born near Chernobyl in Ukraine and through adoption and perseverance, overcame trauma and found his purpose. Click here to watch a preview.


LPGA TOUR: HONDA LPGA THAILAND

The LPGA Tour travels to Asia for the Honda LPGA Thailand at Siam Country Club in Thailand, the first of three straight events to be held in Asia followed by the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore (Feb. 29-March 3) and the Blue Bay LPGA in China (March 7-10).

Current World No. 1 player Lilia Vu won last year’s event, the first LPGA Tour win of her career which kicked off her Rolex Player of the Year season which included a pair of major victories at the Chevron Championship and the AIG Women’s Open.

How To Watch – Thursday, February 15 – Sunday, February 18 (all times ET)

  • TV – GOLF Channel
  • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app

 

Day GOLF Channel/Peacock
Wednesday 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Thursday 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Friday 10:30 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.
Saturday 10:30 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.

 

Notable Players This Week

  • Lilia Vu
  • Brooke Henderson
  • Celine Boutier
  • Allisen Corpuz
  • Jin Young Ko
  • Linn Grant
  • Maja Stark
  • Ruoning Yin

 

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS: TROPHY HASSAN II

PGA TOUR Champions travels to Morocco for the Trophy Hassan II, as Stephen Ames looks to defend his 2023 title in the event. Ames is coming off a win at last week’s Chubb Classic, which was shortened to 36 holes due to rain. Live coverage gets underway Thursday at 8 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

How To Watch – Thursday, February 22 – Saturday, February 24 (all times ET)

  • TV – GOLF Channel
  • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app

 

Day GOLF Channel/Peacock
Thursday 8-11 a.m.
Friday 8-11 a.m.
Saturday 8-11 a.m.


Notable Players This Week

  • Stephen Ames
  • John Daly
  • David Duval
  • Miguel Angel Jimenez
  • Scott McCarron
  • Colin Montgomerie

 

DP WORLD TOUR: MAGICAL KENYA OPEN

First played in 1967, the Magical Kenya Open officially became a DP World Tour event in 2019 after being part of the Challenge Tour until 2018. Last year’s winner, Jorge Campillo, is now a PGA TOUR member and playing in this week’s Mexico Open.

How To Watch – Thursday, February 22 – Sunday, February 25 (all times ET)

  • TV – GOLF Channel
  • Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app

 

Day GOLF Channel
Thursday 5-8 a.m.
Friday 5-8 a.m.
Saturday 4:30-8 a.m.
Sunday 4-9 a.m.


Notable Players This Week

  • Dylan Frittelli
  • Jonas Blixt
  • Justin Harding
  • Matthias Schwab

 

BROADCAST NOTES

 

  • Golf Central: Golf Central will provide pre- and post-tournament coverage on GOLF Channel Wednesday-Sunday. This week’s Golf Central coverage features Todd Lewis, Matt Adams, Jim Gallagher Jr., and Damon Hack.
  • Golf Today will be presented Wednesday and features Matt Adams, Eamon Lynch, and Hack.

 

Day Golf Central Golf Today
Wednesday 4-5 p.m. 12-1 p.m.
Thursday 3-4 p.m. / 7-8 p.m.  
Friday 3-4 p.m. / 7-8 p.m.  
Saturday Noon-1 p.m. / 6-7 p.m.  
Sunday Noon-1 p.m. / 6-7 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.

 

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