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Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

PGA TOUR ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY MASTERCARD HEADLINES GOLF COVERAGE THIS WEEK ACROSS NBC, GOLF CHANNEL AND PEACOCK

Arnold Palmer Invitational Coverage Begins Thursday at 2 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel/Peacock – NBC Weekend Coverage Begins at 2:30 p.m. ET

Golf Central Studio Coverage On-Site from Arnold Palmer Invitational

PGA TOUR Puerto Rico Open – Thursday-Sunday on GOLF Channel/Peacock

LPGA Tour Blue Bay LPGA – Coverage Begins Wednesday at 11 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel/Peacock

PGA TOUR Champions Cologuard Classic – Friday-Sunday on GOLF Channel/Peacock

College Golf – Darius Rucker Intercollegiate – Final Round Today at 2:30 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel/Peacock

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 6, 2024 – NBC Sports presents more than 50 hours of live tournament golf coverage this week across NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock, headlined by the PGA TOUR’s Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.

PGA TOUR: ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY MASTERCARD

The Arnold Palmer Invitational marks the fourth Signature Event of the 2024 PGA TOUR season, offering 700 FedExCup points to the winner and boasting a field that includes World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, and Rickie Fowler, as well as Austin Eckroat, who won last week’s Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches and qualified via the Aon Next 10. The full field also includes the top 50 players in FedExCup points last season.

Live tournament coverage begins Thursday-Friday at 2 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock. Weekend coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock, shifting to NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET.

NBC/GOLF Channel/Peacock Broadcast Team

  • Play by Play: Dan Hicks / Mike Tirico
  • Analyst: Luke Donald / Brad Faxon / Curt Byrum
  • Holes: Curt Byrum / Steve Sands
  • On-Course: John Wood / Smylie Kaufman / Notah Begay III
  • Reporter: Damon Hack

 

How To Watch – Thursday, March 7 – Sunday, March 10 (all times ET)

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

 

Day GOLF Channel/Peacock NBC/Peacock
Thursday 2-6 p.m.  
Friday 2-6 p.m.  
Saturday 12:30-2:30 p.m. 2:30-6 p.m.
Sunday 12:30-2:30 p.m. 2:30-6 p.m.

 

Notable Players This Week

  • Scottie Scheffler
  • Rory McIlroy
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Justin Thomas
  • Rickie Fowler
  • Max Homa
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Patrick Cantlay
  • Jason Day


PGA TOUR: PUERTO RICO OPEN

The Puerto Rico Open is an Additional Event being played opposite the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the third consecutive year. Notable past champions include Tony Finau and Viktor Hovland.

GOLF Channel and Peacock will present coverage Thursday-Friday beginning at 10 a.m. ET and Saturday-Sunday beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET.

 

GOLF Channel/Peacock Broadcast Team

  • Play by Play: George Savaricas
  • Analyst: Johnson Wagner
  • On-Course: Billy Ray Brown / Tripp Isenhour

 

How To Watch – Thursday, March 7 – Sunday, March 10 (all times ET)

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

 

Day GOLF Channel/Peacock
Thursday 10 a.m. –1 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. –1 p.m.
Saturday 2:30-5 p.m.
Sunday 2:30-4:30 p.m.

 

Notable Players This Week

  • Joel Dahmen
  • Kevin Kisner
  • Cameron Champ
  • Robert MacIntyre
  • Fred Biondi
  • Nick Watney

 

LPGA TOUR: BLUE BAY LPGA

The LPGA Tour concludes its swing through Asia with the Blue Bay LPGA held at Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club in the People’s Republic of China, marking the first time the event is being held since 2018. The first four winners on Tour this season are all major winners (Lydia Ko, Nelly Korda, Patty Tavatanakit and Hannah Green).

Live overnight coverage begins Wednesday at 11 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock.

How To Watch – Wednesday, March 6 – Saturday, March 9 (all times ET)

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

 

Day GOLF Channel/Peacock NBCSports.com/NBC Sports App
Wednesday 11 p.m. – 4 a.m.  
Thursday 11 p.m. – 4 a.m.  
Friday 12 a.m. – 4 a.m. 11 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Saturday 11 p.m. – 5 a.m.  

 

Notable Players This Week

  • Lydia Ko
  • Lilia Vu
  • Minjee Lee
  • Celine Boutier
  • Anna Nordqvist
  • Ruoning Yin

 

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS: COLOGUARD CLASSIC

The Cologuard Classic will be held at La Paloma Country Club in Tuscon, Ariz., featuring a field that includes last year’s Charles Schwab Cup champion Steve Stricker and defending champion David Toms, as well as Ernie Els, David Duval, Stewart Cink, Corey Pavin and Steven Alker. The event will utilize the resort’s Ridge Course for the front nine and the Canyon and Hill courses for the back nine.

How To Watch – Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10 (all times ET)

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

 

Day GOLF Channel/Peacock
Friday 7-9 p.m.
Saturday 5-7 p.m.
Sunday 5-8 p.m.

 

Notable Players This Week

  • Steve Stricker
  • David Toms
  • Ernie Els
  • David Duval
  • Stewart Cink
  • Corey Pavin
  • Steven Alker

 

DP WORLD TOUR: JONSSON WORKWEAR OPEN

A co-sponsored event by the Sunshine Tour, the Jonsson Workwear Open will be held at Glendower Golf Club in Evendale, South Africa, which has also served as a host of the South African Open on several occasions.

How To Watch – Thursday, March 7 – Sunday, March 10 (all times ET)

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

 

Day GOLF Channel/Peacock NBCSports.com/NBC Sports App
Thursday 5-10 a.m.  
Friday 6-10 a.m. 5-6 a.m.
Saturday 6-10 a.m. 5:30-6 a.m.
Sunday 7-10:30 a.m. 5:30-7 a.m.

 

Notable Players This Week

  • Dylan Frittelli
  • Rafa Cabrera Bello
  • Jonas Blixt
  • Soren Kjeldsen
  • Joost Luiten

 

DARIUS RUCKER INTERCOLLEGIATE PRESENTED BY PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL AND PXG

NBC Sports presents final round coverage of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate Presented by Principal Financial and PXG today at 2:30 p.m. ET, returning this year after making its television debut on GOLF Channel two years ago when it became the first all-women’s regular season collegiate golf tournament to be presented live on the network.

The annual event, hosted by multi-platinum country artist Darius Rucker, is held at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, S.C., and features a 54-hole stroke play competition for individual and team honors. Past individual champions of the tournament include Maria Fassi (2018, Arkansas), Emilia Migliaccio (2020, Wake Forest), and Cheyenne Knight (2016-2017, Alabama).

BROADCAST NOTES

  • Golf Central: Golf Central will provide pre- and post-tournament coverage on GOLF Channel on-site from the Arnold Palmer Invitational this Wednesday-Sunday. This week’s Golf Central coverage features Rich Lerner, Brandel Chamblee, Mark Rolfing, Todd Lewis, and Damon Hack.
  • Golf Today will be presented Wednesday and features George Savaricas, Ryan Lavner, and Lewis

 

Day Golf Central Golf Today
Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m.
Thursday 1-2 p.m. / 6-7 p.m.  
Friday 1-2 p.m. / 6-7 p.m.  
Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / 7-8 p.m.  
Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 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.

 

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