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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

AUGUSTA NATIONAL WOMEN’S AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS NEARLY 50 HOURS OF LIVE GOLF COVERAGE ACROSS NBC, GOLF CHANNEL AND PEACOCK THIS WEEK

Live Coverage of Augusta National Women’s Amateur Begins Today From Champions Retreat Golf Club in Georgia at 1:30 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock

Live From Augusta National Women’s Amateur On-Site Coverage Presented this Friday at 1 p.m. ET & Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock

PGA TOUR’s Valero Texas Open Live Coverage From TPC San Antonio Begins Thursday at 4 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock

Smylie Kaufman to Serve as Analyst for This Week’s Coverage of Valero Texas Open

LPGA Tour Season Continues with T-Mobile Match Play From Shadow Creek in Las Vegas; Live Coverage Begins Today at 6 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock

Five Hours of Live Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals Coverage from Augusta National Golf Club Begins Sunday, April 7, at 8 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock

Golf Central Live From The Masters Media Conference Call – Today, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 3, 2024 – NBC Sports presents nearly 50 hours of live golf coverage across NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock this week, highlighted by the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the PGA TOUR’s Valero Texas Open.

AUGUSTA NATIONAL WOMEN’S AMATEUR

72 of the world’s top female amateurs are scheduled to play in the fifth edition of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur this week. The first two rounds will be played at Champions Retreat Golf Club before the leading 30 players and ties compete in the final round at Augusta National Golf Club for the title.

Provided she remains an amateur, the winner will receive an invitation to the next five Augusta National Women’s Amateurs, the 2024 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2024 AIG Women’s Open, the 2024 Chevron Championship, the 2024 Evian Championship and additional amateur championships. Thirty-seven competitors return from last year’s event, including 2023 third-place finisher Andrea Lignell of Sweden and fourth-place finisher Cayetana Fernandez Garcia-Poggio of Spain.

Live coverage from Champions Retreat Golf Club gets underway Wednesday and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET on Peacock and GOLF Channel. The final round at Augusta National will be presented on NBC and Peacock this Saturday at Noon ET.

Live From Augusta National Women’s Amateur on-site coverage will be presented this Friday at 1 p.m. ET & Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock.

NBC, GOLF Channel & Peacock Broadcast Team

    • Host/Play by Play: Mike Tirico / Anna Jackson
    • Analyst: Morgan Pressel
    • Holes: Paige Mackenzie / Steve Burkowski
    • On-Course: Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay
    • Interviews: Cara Banks

How To Watch – Wednesday, April 3 – Saturday, April 6 (all times ET)

    • TV – NBC, GOLF Channel
    • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Day NBC/Peacock GOLF Channel/Peacock
Wednesday   1:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday   1:30-3:30 p.m.
Saturday 12-3:30 p.m.

 

Notable Players This Week

    • Andrea Lignell
    • Cayetana Fernandez Garcia-Poggio
    • Latanna Stone
    • Yuna Araki
    • Megha Ganne
    • Jennie Park
    • Caitlyn Macnab
    • Ingrid Lindblad
    • Emilia Migliaccio

 

PGA TOUR: VALERO TEXAS OPEN

The PGA TOUR stays in Texas this weekend at the Valero Texas Open from TPC San Antonio (Oaks Course). The winner of the 93rd playing of this tournament, if he is not already exempt, gets a spot into next week’s Masters. Jordan Spieth, who won this event in 2021, joins a competitive field this week including Rory McIlroy, Matt Fitzpatrick, and Max Homa.

Live coverage gets underway tomorrow and Friday at 4 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock. During the weekend, live coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock on both days before transitioning to NBC at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.

NBC, GOLF Channel & Peacock Broadcast Team

    • Play by Play: Dan Hicks / Steve Sands
    • Analyst: Smylie Kaufman
    • Holes: Curt Byrum
    • On-Course: John Wood / Billy Ray Brown
    • Interviews/Reports: Damon Hack

How To Watch – Thursday, April 4 – Sunday, April 7 (all times ET)

    • TV – NBC, GOLF Channel
    • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Day NBC/Peacock GOLF Channel/Peacock
Thursday   4-7 p.m.
Friday   4-7 p.m.
Saturday 3:30-6 p.m. 1-3:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:30-6 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m.


Notable Players This Week

    • Rory McIlroy
    • Jordan Spieth
    • Matt Fitzpatrick
    • Max Homa
    • Rickie Fowler
    • Hideki Matsuyama
    • Collin Morikawa
    • Corey Conners
    • Adam Scott

 

LPGA TOUR: T-MOBILE MATCH PLAY

The 2024 LPGA Tour season continues this week with the T-Mobile Match Play at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, Nev. This year’s tournament utilizes both stroke play and match play and the field has been expanded to 96 players. After two rounds of stroke play on Wednesday and Thursday, the field will be cut to the low 65 plus ties. After another round of stroke play on Friday, the top eight players will qualify for match play on the weekend. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be held Saturday, with the 18-hole championship match taking place on Sunday.

Nelly Korda, winner of last week’s Ford Championship, will look to become the first player to win in four straight LPGA starts since Lorena Ochoa in 2008.

Opening round coverage gets underway tonight at 6 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock.

GOLF Channel & Peacock Broadcast Team

    • Play by Play: Grant Boone
    • Analyst: Karen Stupples
    • Holes: Tom Abbott
    • On-Course: Kay Cockerill

How To Watch – Wednesday, April 3 – Sunday, April 7 (all times ET)

    • TV – GOLF Channel
    • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Day GOLF Channel/Peacock Peacock
Wednesday 6-9 p.m.  
Thursday 7-9 p.m. 6-7 p.m.*
Friday 7-8:30 p.m. 5:30-7 p.m.*
Saturday 6-9 p.m.  
Sunday 6-9 p.m.  

*Also on NBCSports.com and NBC Sports App

Notable Players This Week

    • Nelly Korda
    • Celine Boutier
    • Lydia Ko
    • Minjee Lee
    • Brooke Henderson
    • Rose Zhang
    • Allison Corpuz

 

DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT NATIONAL FINALS

The Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals from Augusta National Golf Club, featuring 40 boys and 40 girls competing in four age divisions, will be presented live this Sunday, April 7, across five hours of coverage beginning at 8 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock.

Emilia Migliaccio (Wake Forest) will be pulling double duty this week for the second consecutive year, competing in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur before joining the GOLF Channel and Peacock broadcast team as a chip analyst on Drive, Chip and Putt coverage.

Live coverage begins Sunday at 8 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel and Peacock.

GOLF Channel & Peacock Broadcast Team

    • Play by Play: Mike Tirico / Anna Jackson
    • Analysts: Paige Mackenzie / Peter Jacobsen
    • Drive Analyst: Arron Oberholser
    • Chip Analyst: Emilia Migliaccio
    • Interviews: Kira Dixon / Anna Jackson

How To Watch – Sunday, April 7 (all times ET)

    • TV – GOLF Channel
    • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Day GOLF Channel/Peacock
Sunday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

KORN FERRY TOUR: CLUB CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

How To Watch – Thursday, April 4 – Sunday, April 7 (all times ET)

    • TV – GOLF Channel
Day GOLF Channel
Thursday 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Saturday 3:30-6 p.m.
Sunday 2:30-6 p.m.

 

GOLF CENTRAL LIVE FROM THE MASTERS MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL

    • NBC Sports golf commentators Rich Lerner, Brandel Chamblee, Notah Begay III, and Johnson Wagner will preview the upcoming 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., on a media conference call today, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Media interested in participating should call 786-697-3501; Passcode: NBC Sports.

    • WHAT: NBC Sports Live From The Masters Media Conference Call
    • WHO: Rich Lerner, Brandel Chamblee, Notah Begay III, Johnson Wagner
    • WHEN: Wednesday, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. ET
    • NUMBER: 786-697-3501
    • PASSCODE: NBC Sports

BROADCAST NOTES

    • Golf Central will provide pre- and post-tournament coverage on GOLF Channel Wednesday-Sunday. Golf Central coverage is anchored by Whit Watson, Rex Hoggard, and Jim Gallagher Jr.
    • Live From Augusta National Women’s Amateur will provide on-site pre-tournament coverage from Augusta National Golf Club on GOLF Channel and Peacock Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6. Kira Dixon will host both days alongside Brandel Chamblee and Beth Ann Nichols.
    • Golf Today on Wednesday will be hosted by George Savaricas, Hoggard, and Eamon Lynch.

 

Day Golf Central Golf Today Live From The Augusta National Women’s Amateur
Wednesday 3:30-4:30 p.m./9-10 p.m.* 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. p.m.  
Thursday 3:30-4 p.m./9-10 p.m.    
Friday 3:30-4 p.m./9-10 p.m.   1:30-3:30 p.m.
Saturday Noon-1 p.m./9-10 p.m.*   10 a.m.-Noon
Sunday 9-10 p.m.    

Note: all times ET, post-round coverage begins following conclusion of play

*Delay Coverage

 

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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