SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS LIVE COVERAGE PRESENTED THIS WEEK FROM MAUI ON NBC





SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS LIVE COVERAGE PRESENTED THIS WEEK FROM MAUI ON NBC, GOLF CHANNEL AND PEACOCK

PGA TOUR’s 2022 Hawaii Swing Begins This Week at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort in Maui

Star-Studded Field Features Eight of Top 10 Players in the Official World Golf Ranking

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 5, 2022 – The beginning of the PGA TOUR’s 2022 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.

SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

The Sentry Tournament of Champions features a field of players that all won PGA TOUR events during the calendar year of 2021 or won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The star-studded field features eight of the top 10 players in the Official World Golf Ranking: Jon Rahm (1), Collin Morikawa (2), Patrick Cantlay (4), Bryson DeChambeau (5), Xander Schauffele (6), Viktor Hovland (7), Justin Thomas (8) and Sam Burns(10). Harris English looks to defend his 2021 title.

The tournament begins the PGA TOUR’s 2022 Hawaii Swing and is the first of two consecutive events taking place in the state with the Sony Open next week.

Live coverage gets underway Thursday at 6 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

NBC & GOLF Channel Broadcast Team

Play by Play: Steve Sands
Analyst: Curt Byrum
Tower: Mark Rolfing
On-Course: Notah Begay III / John Wood
How To Watch – Thursday, January 6 – Sunday, January 9 (all times ET)

TV – NBC, GOLF Channel
Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock
Day NBC/Peacock GOLF Channel
Thursday 6-10 p.m.
Friday 6-10 p.m.
Saturday 6-10 p.m.
Sunday 4-6 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
Notable Players This Week

Phil Mickelson
Bryson DeChambeau
Collin Morikawa
Xander Schauffele
Justin Thomas
Jordan Spieth
Brooks Koepka
Jon Rahm
BROADCAST NOTES

Golf Today and Golf Central: Golf Today and Golf Central will provide pre- and post-tournament coverage on GOLF Channel Thursday-Sunday. Eamon Lynch and George Savaricas anchor Thursday and Friday’s editions of Golf Today alongside Steve Burkowski. This week’sGolf Central coverage is anchored by Rich Lerner, Brandel Chamblee, and Burkowski.
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 5-6 p.m./10-11 p.m.
Sunday 3-4 p.m./8-9 p.m.
All GOLF Channel coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.



TIGER WOODS HEADLINES NBC SPORTS’ LIVE COVERAGE OF PNC CHAMPIONSHIP THIS WEEK





TIGER WOODS HEADLINES NBC SPORTS’ LIVE COVERAGE OF PNC CHAMPIONSHIP THIS WEEK ON NBC, PEACOCK & GOLF CHANNEL

Golf Central to Provide Live On-Site Coverage from Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., Beginning this Thursday, Dec. 16 on GOLF Channel

Saturday Coverage on NBC and Peacock Begins at 2:30 p.m. ET; Sunday Coverage on NBC and Peacock Begins at 1 p.m. ET

Peacock Kicks-Off Early Extended Coverage of the PNC Championship – Featuring Woods, Justin Thomas and More – Beginning Saturday (12:30 p.m. ET) and Sunday (11 a.m. ET)

Special PNC Championship Free-to-Play Game on NBC Sports Predictor App Features $25,000 in Prizes

STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 15, 2021 – Tiger Woods’ return to competitive golf headlines NBC Sports’ live coverage of the PNC Championship this weekend on NBC, Peacock and GOLF Channel.

Golf Central will surround Woods’ return with live on-site coverage from the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., throughout the week, beginning Thursday at 4 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

Woods, who is pairing with his son Charlie Woods this weekend, returns to the course for the first time since sustaining leg injuries in a February car accident. He most recently played in a tournament at last year’s edition of the PNC Championship in December 2020 where Team Woods placed seventh.

On Saturday (12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET) and Sunday (11 a.m. – Noon ET), Peacock will present extended early coverage of the PNC Championship, showcasing teams featuring Woods, Justin Thomas, and more, leading into live coverage on GOLF Channel and NBC.

Beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET on Friday, GOLF Channel will present live coverage of the PNC Championship Pro-Am.

This week, the NBC Sports Predictor app will host a special free-to-play contest surrounding the PNC Championship, featuring seven total questions and $25,000 in prizes.

PNC CHAMPIONSHIP

Tiger Woods returns to action this weekend, pairing with his son Charlie, in the PNC Championship from the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The PNC Championship is a 36-hole scramble event that features 20 teams consisting of a major champion or Players champion teamed with a relative. Justin Thomas and his father, Mike Thomas, look to defend their 2020 title.

NBC and GOLF Channel Broadcast Team

· Play by Play: Dan Hicks

· Analyst: Peter Jacobsen

· Tower: Gary Koch

· On-Course: Roger Maltbie / Notah Begay

· Interviews: Steve Sands

How To Watch – Friday, December 17 – Sunday, December 19 (all times ET)

· TV – NBC, GOLF Channel

· Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock

Day NBC/Peacock GOLF Channel Peacock Extended Early Coverage
Friday 12:30-2:30 p.m. *
Saturday 2:30-6 p.m. 1:30-2:30 p.m. 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Sunday 1-4:30 p.m. Noon-1 p.m. 11 a.m.-Noon
*PNC Championship Pro-Am coverage
Notable Players This Week

· Tiger Woods-Charlie Woods

· Justin Thomas-Mike Thomas

· Nelly Korda-Petr Korda

· John Daly-Little John Daly

· David Duval-Brady Duval

· Nick Faldo-Matthew Faldo

· Matt Kuchar-Cameron Kuchar

· Bubba Watson-Wayne Ball

· Tom Watson-Michael Watson

BROADCAST NOTES

· Golf Today and Golf Central: Golf Today and Golf Central will provide pre- and post-tournament coverage on GOLF Channel this week. Shane Bacon and Damon Hack anchor this week’s editions of Golf Today, joined on Wednesday by Jaime Diaz and Tripp Isenhour, and on Friday by Todd Lewis.

· Golf Central will provide live on-site coverage of the PNC Championship this week from the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando. On-site coverage Thursday-Sunday is anchored by Rich Lerner, Brandel Chamblee, John Cook, and Lewis. Wednesday’s edition of Golf Central features Lewis, Diaz, and Isenhour.

Day Golf Today Golf Central
Wednesday Noon-2 p.m. 4-5 p.m.
Thursday Noon-2 p.m. 4-5 p.m. *
Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / 2:30-3:30 p.m. *
Saturday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / 6-7 p.m. *
Sunday 10 a.m.-Noon / 4:30-5:30 p.m. *
* On-site at PNC Championship
· All GOLF Channel coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.



QBE SHOOTOUT TEAM EVENT LIVE COVERAGE PRESENTED THIS WEEK





QBE SHOOTOUT TEAM EVENT LIVE COVERAGE PRESENTED THIS WEEK ON NBC, GOLF CHANNEL & PEACOCK

Live Coverage of 54-Hole Team Event from Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla., Begins Friday at Noon ET on GOLF Channel

NASCAR Cup Series Driver Bubba Wallace Joins Beyond the Fairway Podcast

STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 8, 2021 – The QBE Shootout 54-hole team event from Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla., is presented live this Friday-Sunday on NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock.

QBE SHOOTOUT

The 54-hole team event features 12 two-player teams competing in a scramble format (Friday), modified alternate shot (Saturday) and better ball (Sunday) at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla. Live coverage begins Friday at Noon ET on GOLF Channel.

Defending champions Harris English and Matt Kuchar look to win the event for the third time in the past six years and for the fourth time overall. LPGA Tour star Lexi Thompson will play in the event for the fifth time and pair with Bubba Watson.

NBC & GOLF Channel Broadcast Team

· Play by Play: Steve Sands

· Analyst: Curt Byrum

· Tower: Arron Oberholser

· On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Karen Stupples

How To Watch – Friday, December 10 – Sunday, December 12 (all times ET)

· TV – NBC, GOLF Channel

· Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock

Day NBC/Peacock GOLF Channel
Friday Noon-4 p.m.
Saturday 3-5 p.m. 1-3 p.m.
Sunday 2-4 p.m. Noon-2 p.m.
Notable Teams

· Harris English/Matt Kuchar

· Lexi Thompson/Bubba Watson

· Jason Day/Marc Leishman

· Max Homa/Kevin Kisner

· Sam Burns/Billy Horschel

BEYOND THE FAIRWAY

NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace, who became the second Black driver to win a Cup Series race with his first career victory this year at Talladega, joined Doug Smith and Will Lowery on this week’s edition of Beyond the Fairway to discuss his start in racing, his historic victory at Talladega, and his affinity for golf. Below are highlights. Click here to listen to the entire conversation.

Wallace on his historic victory at Talladega: “I had told myself going into the weekend that we were going to win…it was only a feeling I’ve had twice in my career, and two times I’ve won and capitalized on it.”

Wallace on his beginnings in golf: “First time picking up a golf club for me, I was hooked. Understanding what it takes to be successful, I still haven’t figured that out, but it’s always that one shot that keeps you coming back.”

Wallace on his affinity for golf: “Three and a half hours for a round of golf is good for me. It’s peaceful, quiet…my (favorite shot) is a crisp 6 or 7 iron on the green. That’s the shot that keeps me coming back.”

Wallace on the 23XI Racing team’s mindset: “There will be more eyeballs on us because of the situation we’re in, so don’t let that take you away from getting the job done. We’re not here chasing cameras, we’re here chasing wins and trying to be the best we can be because when that happens, the whole sport will change. Just like at Talladega, we have to keep doing that – keep showing the world what we can do.”

BROADCAST NOTES

· Golf Today and Golf Central: Golf Today and Golf Central will provide pre- and post-tournament coverage on GOLF Channel Friday-Sunday.

Day Golf Today Golf Central
Friday 10-11 a.m. 11 a.m.-Noon/4-4:30 p.m.
Saturday Noon-1 p.m./5-5:30 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-Noon/4-4:30 p.m.
· All GOLF Channel coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.



LPGA TOUR’S SEASON-FINALE CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP HEADLINES NBC SPORTS’ LIVE TOURNAMENT COVERAGE





LPGA TOUR’S SEASON-FINALE CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP HEADLINES NBC SPORTS’ LIVE TOURNAMENT COVERAGE THIS WEEK ON NBC, GOLF CHANNEL & PEACOCK

Live Coverage of LPGA Tour’s Season-Ending Event from Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla., Begins Thursday at 3 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel; Live Final Round Coverage Presented Sunday on NBC and Peacock at 1 p.m. ET

Opening Round Coverage of CME Group Tour Championship Streams Thursday Beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSports.com & the NBC Sports app

PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic Gets Underway with Live Coverage on GOLF Channel Thursday at Noon ET

Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, & Billy Horschel Headline European Tour’s DP World Tour Championship to Crown Season-Long Champion; Live Coverage Begins Thursday at 2 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel

STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 17, 2021 – The LPGA Tour’s season-ending event, the CME Group Tour Championship from Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla., headlines NBC Sports’ live tournament coverage this week on NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock.

Nelly Korda highlights the 60-player field in this week’s CME Group Tour Championship, featuring an LPGA Tour-best $5 million purse, as the winner will be named the ‘Race to the CME Globe Champion.’ Live coverage beings Thursday at 3 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel, and Sunday’s final round will be presented live on NBC and Peacock at 1 p.m. ET.

The PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic from Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga., gets underway Thursday at Noon ET with live coverage on GOLF Channel.

The European Tour’s Race to Dubai culminates this week with the DP World Tour Championship from Jumeirah Golf Estates as the tour’s season-long competition will crown its best player of 2021. Americans Collin Morikawa and Billy Horschel currently rank Nos. 1 and 2 in the Race standings as live coverage begins Thursday at 2 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

LPGA TOUR: CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2021 LPGA Tour’s season-ending event will take place at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla., this week as the top 60 players on the year-long Race to the CME Globe standings qualify, with the tournament winner named the ‘Race to the CME Globe Champion.’ Live coverage begins Thursday at 3 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel, and the final round will be presented live Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.

World No. 1 Nelly Korda, who won last week’s Pelican Women’s Championship, and reigning champion Jin Young Ko headline the field as an LPGA Tour-best $5 million purse is up for grabs.

NBC & GOLF Channel Broadcast Team

· Play by Play: Terry Gannon

· Analyst: Judy Rankin

· Tower: Tom Abbott

· On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Karen Stupples

How To Watch – Thursday, November 18 – Sunday, November 21 (all times ET)

· TV – NBC, GOLF Channel

· Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock

Day Streaming NBC/Peacock GOLF Channel
Thursday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 3-6 p.m.*
Friday 2-3 p.m. 3-5 p.m.
Saturday 2-5 p.m. 4-7 p.m.*
Sunday 1-4 p.m.
*Delayed coverage
Notable Players This Week

· Nelly Korda

· Jessica Korda

· Jin Young Ko

· Danielle Kang

· Lexi Thompson

· Brooke Henderson

· Lydia Ko

PGA TOUR: RSM CLASSIC

The fall portion of the PGA TOUR’s 2021-22 season concludes this week with the RSM Classic from Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga. Following the RSM Classic, the TOUR’s next event will be the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Jan. 6-9, 2022.

Live coverage begins Thursday at Noon ET on GOLF Channel. Two-time Arnold Palmer Invitational winner Matt Every will serve as a guest on-course reporter during Friday’s coverage.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team

· Play by Play: Whit Watson

· Analyst: Trevor Immelman

· Tower: Gary Koch

· On-Course: Curt Byrum / John Wood / Matt Every (Friday)

How To Watch – Thursday, November 18 – Sunday, November 21 (all times ET)

· TV – GOLF Channel

· Streaming – NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app; Exclusive early morning coverage Thursday-Friday streams on PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold

Day GOLF Channel
Thursday Noon-3 p.m.
Friday Noon-3 p.m.
Saturday 1-4 p.m.
Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Notable Players This Week

· Louis Oosthuizen

· Jason Day

· Scottie Scheffler

· Harris English

· Adam Scott

EUROPEAN TOUR: DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

The top 50 players on the Race to Dubai standings will compete for the European Tour’s title as this week’s season-ending event, the DP World Tour Championship, takes place from Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth Course) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Rory McIlroy and Americans Collin Morikawa and Billy Horschel, who rank No. 1 and 2 on the Race standings, headline a star-studded field as live coverage of the event gets underway this Thursday at 2 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

How To Watch – Thursday, November 18 – Sunday, November 21 (all times ET)

· TV – GOLF Channel

· Streaming – NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app

Day GOLF Channel
Thursday 2-8 a.m.
Friday 2-8 a.m.
Saturday 2-7:30 a.m.
Sunday 1:30-7:30 a.m.
Notable Players This Week

· Collin Morikawa

· Billy Horschel

· Rory McIlroy

· Patrick Reed

· Sergio Garcia

· Tommy Fleetwood

BROADCAST NOTES

· Golf Today and Golf Central: Golf Today and Golf Central will provide pre- and post-tournament coverage on GOLF Channel Thursday-Sunday. Shane Bacon and Damon Hack anchor Thursday’s and Friday’s editions of Golf Today alongside Kira Dixon and Amy Rogers. This week’s Golf Central coverage is anchored by Rich Lerner, Amanda Blumenherst, Jaime Diaz, Tripp Isenhour, Dixon and Rogers.

Day Golf Today Golf Central
Thursday 10-11 a.m. 11 a.m.-Noon/6-7 p.m.
Friday 10-11 a.m. 11 a.m.-Noon/5-6 p.m.
Saturday Noon-1 p.m./7-8 p.m.
Sunday Noon-1 p.m./4-5 p.m.
· All GOLF Channel coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.



NBC SPORTS PRESENTS NEARLY 90 HOURS OF TOURNAMENT COVERAGE THIS WEEK ON GOLF CHANNEL AND PEACOCK





NBC SPORTS PRESENTS NEARLY 90 HOURS OF TOURNAMENT COVERAGE THIS WEEK ON GOLF CHANNEL AND PEACOCK, HIGHLIGHTED BY PGA TOUR’S HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE HOUSTON OPEN

Live Coverage of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open from Memorial Park Golf Course Begins Thursday at 1 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel

LPGA Tour’s Regular-Season Finale at Pelican Women’s Championship in Belleair, Fla., Live Coverage Gets Underway Thursday at 10 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel

Peacock to Stream Featured 12th Hole Coverage at LPGA Tour’s Pelican Women’s Championship for Free Thursday-Sunday

Phil Mickelson Headlines Charles Schwab Cup Championship on PGA TOUR Champions – Live Coverage Begins Thursday at 4 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel

Coverage on GOLF Channel Also Includes European Tour’s AVIV Dubai Championship, Women’s Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, and Ladies European Tour’s Aramco Team Series Jeddah

STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 10, 2021 – NBC Sports presents nearly 90 hours of tournament coverage this week on GOLF Channel and Peacock, highlighted by the PGA TOUR’s Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open from Memorial Park Golf Course in Texas.

The 2021 LPGA Tour’s regular-season finale will take place at the Pelican Women’s Championship this week in Belleair, Fla., with coverage getting underway Thursday at 10 a.m. ET live on GOLF Channel. Peacock will stream exclusive Featured Hole coverage for the par-3 12th hole Thursday-Sunday, marking the first-ever Featured Hole stream for an LPGA Tour event.

The Charles Schwab Cup Championship – the final event of the PGA TOUR Champions’ Playoffs – begins this Thursday at 4 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel as the top 36 players in the standings compete for the season-long title.

Coverage on GOLF Channel also includes the European Tour’s penultimate event of the 2021 season, the AVIV Dubai Championship, the Women’s Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, and the Ladies European Tour’s Aramco Team Series Jeddah.

PGA TOUR: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE HOUSTON OPEN

The Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open marks one of the oldest tournaments on the PGA TOUR schedule and returns to Memorial Park Golf Course in Texas for the second consecutive year.

Live coverage begins Thursday at 1 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team

Play by Play: Steve Sands
Analyst: Trevor Immelman
Tower: Curt Byrum
On-Course: John Wood / Arron Oberholser
How To Watch – Thursday, November 11 – Sunday, November 14 (all times ET)

TV – GOLF Channel
Streaming – NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app; Exclusive early morning coverage Thursday-Friday streams on PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold
Day GOLF Channel
Thursday 1-4 p.m.
Friday 1-4 p.m.
Saturday 1-4 p.m.
Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Notable Players This Week

Brooks Koepka
Tony Finau
Patrick Reed
Scottie Scheffler
Adam Scott
Lee Westwood
LPGA TOUR: PELICAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2021 LPGA Tour’s regular-season finale will take place at the Pelican Women’s Championship this week at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla., with 10 of the top 15 players in the world participating, including new Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings No. 1 Nelly Korda. The top 60 players in the CME Globe standings following this event qualify for the CME Globe Tour Championship. Live coverage begins Thursday at 10 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

Peacock will stream free, exclusive featured 12th hole coverage Thursday-Sunday. George Savaricas will handle play-by-play duties for Featured Hole coverage alongside Jim Gallagher Jr. with Amy Rogers providing on-course interviews. A number of guests will join Featured Hole coverage throughout the weekend.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team

Play by Play: Grant Boone
Analyst: Judy Rankin
Tower: Tom Abbott
On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Karen Stupples
How To Watch – Thursday, November 11 – Sunday, November 14 (all times ET)

TV – GOLF Channel
Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock
Day GOLF Channel Streaming Peacock Featured Hole
Thursday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday 7:30-10:30 p.m.* 1-4 p.m. 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday 7:30-10:30 p.m.* 1-4 p.m. 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
*delayed coverage

Notable Players This Week

Nelly Korda
Jessica Korda
Danielle Kang
Lexi Thompson
Brooke Henderson
Sei Young Kim
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS: CHARLES SCHWAB CUP CHAMPIONSHIP

The Charles Schwab Cup Championship – the final event of the PGA TOUR Champions’ Playoffs – takes place from Phoenix Country Club in Ariz., as the top 36 players in the standings compete for the season-long title. Phil Mickelsonand Bernhard Langer headline the field, as Langer aims for his sixth Schwab Cup title.

Live coverage begins this Thursday at 4 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team

Host: Rich Lerner
Play by Play: Bob Papa
Analyst: Lanny Wadkins
Tower: John Cook
On-Course: Billy Ray Brown
How To Watch – Thursday, November 11 – Sunday, November 14 (all times ET)

TV – GOLF Channel
Streaming – NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
Day GOLF Channel
Thursday 4-6:30 p.m.
Friday 4-6:30 p.m.
Saturday 4-6:30 p.m.
Sunday 4-6:30 p.m.
Notable Players This Week

Phil Mickelson
Bernhard Langer
Ernie Els
Jim Furyk
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Mike Weir
EUROPEAN TOUR: AVIV DUBAI CHAMPIONSHIP

The AVIV Dubai Championship, the European Tour’s penultimate event of the 2021 season, takes place from Jumeirah Golf Estates (Fire Course) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, this week.

Live coverage of the event gets underway this Thursday at 5 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

How To Watch – Thursday, November 11 – Sunday, November 14 (all times ET)

TV – GOLF Channel
Streaming – NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
Day GOLF Channel Streaming
Thursday 5-8 a.m. 3-8 a.m.
Friday 5-8 a.m. 3-8 a.m.
Saturday 5-7:30 a.m. 3-7:30 a.m.
Sunday 3-7:30 a.m.
Notable Players This Week

Paul Casey
Tommy Fleetwood
Padraig Harrington
Martin Kaymer
R&A: WOMEN’S ASIA-PACIFIC AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

The Women’s Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship takes place this week at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in United Arab Emirates with the winner of the tournament earning a spot in the 2022 AIG Women’s Open, the Amundi Evian Championship, and the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. Live coverage continues Thursday at 1 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

How To Watch – Thursday, November 11 – Saturday, November 13 (all times ET)

TV – GOLF Channel
Streaming – NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
Day GOLF Channel
Thursday 1-5 a.m.
Friday 1-5 a.m.
Saturday 1-5 a.m.
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: ARAMCO TEAM SERIES JEDDAH

The Ladies European Tour’s Aramco Team Series Jeddah will be held at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia, this week. Coverage of the second and final rounds will be presented next Tuesday, Nov. 16, and Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 7 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

How To Watch – Tuesday, November 16 – Wednesday, November 17 (all times ET)

TV – GOLF Channel
Streaming – NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
Day GOLF Channel
Tuesday 7-9 a.m.
Wednesday 7-9 a.m.
BROADCAST NOTES

Golf Central: Golf Central will provide pre- and post-tournament coverage on GOLF Channel Thursday-Sunday. Cara Banks, Tripp Isenhour and Rex Hoggard anchor this week’s editions of Golf Central.
Day Golf Central
Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Saturday Noon-1 p.m./6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sunday Noon-1 p.m./6:30-7:30 p.m.
All GOLF Channel coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.



“Cracking the Code,” New Documentary Detailing 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup Team





“Cracking the Code,” New Documentary Detailing 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup Team Captained by Paul Azinger, Debuts Monday, Sept. 20 at 9 P.M. ET on Golf Channel
The documentary details how Azinger enlisted the help of sports psychologist Dr. Ron Braund using personality tests and the now-famed “pod system” to structure the American team that ultimately went on to upset the European team at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.
[via press release from Golf Channel]
“CRACKING THE CODE,” NEW DOCUMENTARY DETAILING 2008 U.S. RYDER CUP TEAM CAPTAINED BY PAUL AZINGER, DEBUTS MONDAY, SEPT. 20 AT 9 P.M. ET ON GOLF CHANNEL

Cracking the Code Outlines Azinger’s Strategy to Select & Structure U.S. Team Which Went on to Historic Upset of the European Team at Valhalla Golf Club in 2008

Interviews with 2008 Ryder Cup Captains Azinger and Nick Faldo, Team Members Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, and More

Actor Josh Duhamel Narrates Cracking the Code

STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 17, 2021 – Cracking the Code, a new documentary detailing the inside story of Paul Azinger embarking upon a groundbreaking strategy inspired by the Navy Seals to reinvent the idea of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2008, debuts Monday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel following Live From the Ryder Cup.

The new GOLF Channel documentary details how Azinger enlisted the help of sports psychologist Dr. Ron Braund using personality tests and the now-famed “pod system” to structure the American team that ultimately went on to upset the European team at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.

Cracking The Code was filmed extensively at Valhalla Golf Club and includes interviews with 2008 Ryder Cup captains Paul Azinger and Nick Faldo; U.S. Ryder Cup assistant captain Olin Browne; 2008 Ryder Cup team members Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker (current U.S. Ryder Cup captain), Jim Furyk, Kenny Perry, Stewart Cink, Boo Weekley, and J.B. Holmes; 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup caddies and current NBC Sports on-course reporters Jim “Bones” Mackay and John Wood; and NBC Sports’ Dan Hicks and Gary Koch.

Actor Josh Duhamel will serve as the narrator of Cracking the Code.

NBC SPORTS RYDER CUP COVERAGE

NBC Sports presents comprehensive live coverage of the 43rd Ryder Cup across NBC, GOLF Channel, Peacock, and RyderCup.com, beginning Friday, September 24 through Sunday, September 26 from Whistling Straits Golf Club in Kohler, Wis. Studio coverage on-site from Whistling Straits begins Monday, September 20, with GOLF Central Live From the Ryder Cup on GOLF Channel.

NBC Sports will present coverage from the first tee shot of the Ryder Cup to the final putt from Friday-Sunday, totaling 100-plus hours of live coverage during Ryder Cup week from Whistling Straits including on-site studio coverage and featured groups.

Earlier this week, NBC Sports held a media conference call previewing the 43rd Ryder Cup with play-by-play commentator Dan Hicks, analysts Paul Azinger and Justin Leonard, on-course reporter John Wood, and producer Tommy Roy. Click here for the full transcript.

-NBC SPORTS-



PGA TOUR FEDEXCUP CHAMPION TO BE CROWNED AT THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP LIVE THIS WEEK





PGA TOUR FEDEXCUP CHAMPION TO BE CROWNED AT THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP LIVE THIS WEEK ACROSS NBC SPORTS ON NBC, GOLF CHANNEL AND PEACOCK

Top 30 Players on FedExCup Standings Compete in Final Event of 2020-21 Season at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta; Coverage Begins Tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel

Biennial Solheim Cup Featuring Top Players in Women’s Golf Representing the U.S. and Europe – NBC Sports Presents 25+ Hours of Live Coverage on NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock Saturday-Monday

Korn Ferry Tour Championship and European Tour’s DS Automobiles Italian Open Coverage Presented This Weekend on GOLF Channel

STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 1, 2021 – The 2020-21 PGA TOUR FedExCup champion will be crowned at the Tour Championship, as the top 30 players on the standings compete from East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., in the final event of the season this weekend across NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock.

More than 25 hours of live coverage of the biennial Solheim Cup, featuring the top players representing the United States and Europe in three days of match play competition from the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, will be presented Saturday-Monday on NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock.

Also this week, NBC Sports presents coverage of the Korn Ferry Tour Championship and European Tour’s DS Automobiles Italian Open on GOLF Channel.

PGA TOUR: TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2020-21 PGA TOUR FedExCup champion will be crowned at the Tour Championship, as the top 30 players on the standings compete from East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., in the final event of the season. After his six-hole playoff victory against Bryson DeChambeau in last weekend’s BMW Championship, Patrick Cantlay (-10) sits atop the FedExCup standings and will start the weekend with a two-stroke advantage over Tony Finau (-8).

The Tour Championship Charity Challenge featuring 2018 FedExCup champion Justin Rose, former NFL running back Warrick Dunn, LPGA Tour professional Mariah Stackhouse and former MLB outfielder Andruw Jones in a nine-hole exhibition at East Lake Golf Club will be presented live this afternoon from 3-5 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

NBC & GOLF Channel Broadcast Team

Play by Play: Dan Hicks / Mike Tirico
Analyst: Paul Azinger / Justin Leonard
Tower: Gary Koch / David Feherty
On-Course: Roger Maltbie / Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay / John Wood
Reporter: Jimmy Roberts
Interviews: Steve Sands
How To Watch – Thursday, September 2 – Sunday, September 5 (all times ET)

TV – NBC, GOLF Channel
Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app; Exclusive early morning coverage Thursday-Friday streams on PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold
Date NBC GOLF Channel Peacock
Thursday 1-6 p.m.
Friday 1-6 p.m.
Saturday 2:30-7 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 2:30-7 p.m.
Sunday 1:30-6 p.m. Noon-1:30 p.m. 1:30-6 p.m.

Notable Players This Week (starting strokes)

Patrick Cantlay (-10)
Tony Finau (-8)
Bryson DeChambeau (-7)
Jon Rahm (-6)
Justin Thomas (-4)
Jordan Spieth (-4)
Dustin Johnson (-3)
Collin Morikawa (-3)
Xander Schauffele (-2)
Brooks Koepka (-2)
Rory McIlroy (-2)
LPGA TOUR & LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR: SOLHEIM CUP

NBC Sports presents more than 25 hours of live coverage of the biennial Solheim Cup Saturday-Monday, featuring the top players representing the United States and Europe in three days of match play competition from the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.

Europe is the defending champion, having beaten the United States in the 2019 Solheim Cup, 14½ to 13½, at the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Scotland. Live coverage begins Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

The Solheim Cup Opening Ceremony will be streamed live Friday at 5 p.m. ET on NBC Sports digital platforms and will be presented on GOLF Channel Friday at 7 p.m. ET. NBC & GOLF Channel Broadcast Team

Play by Play: Terry Gannon / Grant Boone

Analyst: Judy Rankin / Morgan Pressel
Tower: Tom Abbott / Jerry Foltz
On-Course: Jim Gallagher Jr / Kay Cockerill

How To Watch – Saturday, September 4 – Monday, September 6 (all times ET

TV – NBC, GOLF Channel

Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
Date

NBC GOLF Channel Peacock
Saturday 12:30-2:30 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 2:30-6 p.m. 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Sunday Noon-1:30 p.m. 7 a.m.-Noon; 1:30-5:30 p.m. Noon-1:30 p.m.
Monday Noon-6 p.m.

Notable Players

Nelly Korda (United States)
Jessica Korda (United States)
Danielle Kang (United States)
Lexi Thompson (United States)
Sophia Popov (Europe)
Anna Nordqvist (Europe)

KORN FERRY TOUR: KORN FERRY TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

At the conclusion of the Korn Ferry Tour Championship, the top 25 players on the Korn Ferry Tour Finals standings will earn their PGA TOUR cards for the 2021-22 season.

Live coverage from Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Ind., gets underway tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

GOLF Channel Broadcast Team

Play by Play: Steve Burkowski

Analyst: Craig Perks
Tower: Tripp Isenhour
On-Course: Gary Christian
Interviews: Kira K. Dixon
How To Watch – Thursday, September 2 – Sunday, September 5 (all times ET)

TV – GOLF Channel

Streaming – NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
Date GOLF Channel
Thursday 10 a.m.-Noon
Friday 10 a.m.-Noon
Saturday 8-10 p.m.*
Sunday 7-9 p.m.*
*Delayed coverage

EUROPEAN TOUR: DP AUTOMOBILES ITALIAN OPEN

GOLF Channel will present coverage of the European Tour’s DS Automobiles Italian Open from Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome, Italy, a course that will serve as the 2023 Ryder Cup venue.

How To Watch – Thursday, September 2 – Monday, September 6 (all times ET)

TV – GOLF Channel

Streaming – NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
Date GOLF Channel Streaming
Thursday 7:30-10 a.m. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30-10 a.m. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m.-Noon
Sunday 4-6 a.m. (Third Round)* 7:30 a.m.-Noon
Monday 3-5 a.m. (Final Round)*
*Delayed coverage

Notable Players This Week

Tommy Fleetwood
Matt Fitzpatrick
Francesco Molinari
Martin Kaymer
BROADCAST NOTES

Golf Central: Golf Central will provide pre- and post-tournament coverage on GOLF Channel Thursday-Sunday. This week’s Golf Central coverage is anchored by Rich Lerner, Cara Banks, Brandel Chamblee, Notah Begay, Amanda Blumenherst, Todd Lewis and Amy Rogers.

Date Golf Central
Thursday Noon-1 p.m./6-7 p.m.
Friday Noon-1 p.m./6-7 p.m.
Saturday 6-7:30 a.m./12:30-1 p.m./7-8 p.m.
Sunday 6-7 a.m./6-7 p.m.
Golf Pick ‘Em presented by FootJoy: NBC Sports’ free-to-play game, Golf Pick ‘Em presented by FootJoy, features a weekly Thursday-Sunday contest for 25 PGA TOUR tournaments this season, each with a $50,000 jackpot, and a special $100,000 jackpot for all four Majors. Golf Pick ‘Em presented by FootJoy is available for download now on the NBC Sports Predictor app powered by PointsBet (available in the App Store and Google Play Store) and at NBCSports.com/Predictor.

All GOLF Channel coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.



Golf Channel Details Journey to U.S. Open With Return of “Golf’s Longest Day”





Golf Channel Details Journey to U.S. Open With Return of “Golf’s Longest Day” and “From Many, One: Inside the 2021 U.S. Open” Docuseries
The three-part docuseries focuses on the “open” nature of the championship, the grit and determination it takes to become a U.S. Open champion, and the triumph for the select few who will make the field.
[via press release from Golf Channel]
GOLF CHANNEL DETAILS JOURNEY TO U.S. OPEN WITH RETURN OF “GOLF’S LONGEST DAY” AND “FROM MANY, ONE: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN” DOCUSERIES

GOLF Channel Covers U.S. Open Final Qualifying With 10 Hours of Coverage From Nine Sites Across the U.S. on Monday, June 7

From Many, One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN Docuseries Debuts June 8 on GOLF Channel – Featuring 2020 U.S. Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau, 2020 U.S. Amateur Champion Tyler Strafaci, and San Diego Native Xander Schauffele

Darius Rucker to Narrate From Many One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 25, 2021 – GOLF Channel chronicles the path taken by thousands of golfers who dream of becoming U.S. Open champions, beginning Monday, June 7, with the return of “Golf’s Longest Day” on GOLF Channel, featuring live coverage and reports from U.S. Open Final Qualifying sites around the country.

The following night, Tuesday, June 8, at 8 p.m. ET, GOLF Channel, in partnership with the USGA, will debut From Many, One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN. The three-part docuseries is headlined by 2020 U.S. Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau, San Diego native Xander Schauffele, and U.S. Amateur Champion Tyler Strafaci as they prepare for the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

“GOLF’S LONGEST DAY” – MONDAY, JUNE 7 BEGINNING AT 7 A.M. ET ON GOLF CHANNEL

“Golf’s Longest Day” coverage will begin at 7 a.m. ET and continue through 9 a.m. as the players on the east coast begin their rounds. From Noon to 2 p.m. ET, GOLF Channel will feature interviews, analysis, highlights and scoring updates from nine U.S. Open Final Qualifying Sites in the U.S., as well as insight from experts located at Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course) – site of next month’s U.S. Open – and GOLF Channel studios in Stamford, Conn.

Elevated coverage plans will continue from 6 p.m. ET until final results, and the U.S. Open field is nearly completed at around midnight ET.

Shane Bacon, Damon Hack, Anna Whiteley, Jaime Diaz and Tripp Isenhour will anchor studio coverage. Rich Lerner and Paige Mackenzie will report from Torrey Pines. Following are reporting assignments across the U.S. Open Final Qualifying locations:

Reporter Course

George Savaricas Long Cove Club – Hilton Head, S.C.

Ryan Lavner The Bear’s Club – Jupiter, Fla.

Steve Burkowski Piedmont Driving Club – Atlanta, Ga.

Hailey Hunter Woodmont Country Club (North Course) – Rockville, Md.

Jimmy Roberts Century Country Club & Old Oaks Country Club – Purchase, N.Y.

Todd Lewis Brookside Golf & Country Club & The Lakes Golf & Country Club – Columbus, Ohio

Rex Hoggard Springfield Country Club – Springfield, Ohio

Kira K. Dixon Rolling Hills Country Club – Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

Matt Ginella Meadow Springs Country Club – Richland, Wash.

FROM MANY, ONE: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN – PREMIERES TUESDAY, JUNE 8 AT 9 P.M. ET ON GOLF CHANNEL

From Many, One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN is an extension of the USGA’s “From Many One” campaign launched in March of 2020. The three-part docuseries focuses on the “open” nature of the championship, the grit and determination it takes to become a U.S. Open champion, and the triumph for the select few who will make the field.

Produced by GOLF Channel, in partnership with the USGA, the first-of-its-kind docuseries gives fans an all-access pass to defending U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, San Diego native Xander Schauffele and 2020 U.S. Amateur champion Tyler Strafaci as they prepare for Torrey Pines in June. From Many, One will also provide an unprecedented glimpse into “Golf’s Longest Day,” complementing GOLF Channel’s comprehensive live coverage on June 7.

Grammy and ACM Award-winning recording artist Darius Rucker will serve as the narrator of the From Many, One docuseries.

“From Many, One: INSIDE THE 2021 U.S. OPEN” is a natural extension of our brand campaign and a celebration of the struggle and commitment of the 10,000 or so players that work to qualify for one of the U.S. Open’s 156 spots,” said Navin Singh, USGA Chief Commercial Officer. “We are excited to use this platform to tell some of their stories while seeing how generational talent prepares for the journey from Many to One.”

“As a golf fan, I’ve always been curious about what went into the preparations and course setup for the U.S. Open,” said Israel DeHerrera, supervising producer of features and films for GOLF Channel.” Our goal is to show that the U.S. Open isn’t just a one-week championship, that preparations extend back weeks, months, and even years. From the players’ perspective, there are a number of storylines for golf fans to sink their teeth into in this docuseries – from well-known stars like Bryson DeChambeau and Xander Schauffele, to amateurs like Tyler Strafaci, and 74-year-old Mel Hughes, who’s the oldest of more than 8,500 players who registered to qualify this year.”

NBC SPORTS’ U.S. OPEN COVERAGE

NBC Sports will surround the 2021 U.S. Open with nearly 100 hours of live tournament and studio coverage from Torrey Pines across NBC, GOLF Channel, and Peacock. Coverage windows and commentators will be announced in the coming weeks.

-NBC SPORTS-



Emmy-Nominated Golf Channel Original Series “Feherty” Returns





Emmy-Nominated Golf Channel Original Series “Feherty” Returns with World Premiere Episodes, Monday at 9 P.M. ET
Grammy Award-winning artist and scratch golfer Kenny G will kick off the resumption of the series’ 10th season on Monday night, as the first of five new episodes airing Monday nights over the next six weeks.
[via press release from Golf Channel]
EMMY-NOMINATED GOLF CHANNEL ORIGINAL SERIES “FEHERTY” RETURNS WITH WORLD PREMIERE EPISODES, MONDAY AT 9 P.M. ET

Grammy Award-Winning Artist Kenny G Kicks Off First of Five New Episodes Airing Monday Nights (9 P.M. ET) Over Next Six Weeks on GOLF Channel

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 23, 2020) – GOLF Channel’s Emmy-nominated original series Feherty presented by Farmers Insurance(R) returns with world premiere episodes, beginning Monday night at 9 p.m. ET. Grammy Award-winning artist and scratch golfer Kenny G will kick off the resumption of the series’ 10th season on Monday night, as the first of five new episodes airing Monday nights on GOLF Channel over the next six weeks. Each interview was filmed prior to production for the show being suspended due to COVID-19.

In addition to Kenny G, other upcoming guests will include a quartet of European golf standouts, led by World Golf Hall of Fame members Laura Davies and Ian Woosnam, along with former No. 2 ranked golfer Suzann Pettersen and 2019 Open champion Shane Lowry:

July 27 Kenny G

Aug. 10 Ian Woosnam

Aug. 17 Laura Davies

Aug. 24 Suzann Pettersen

Aug. 31 Shane Lowry

Feherty Episodes Available on NBCUniversal’s “Peacock”: Archived episodes of Feherty also are available to watch on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service featuring a world-class slate of exclusive originals, on-demand libraries of hit TV shows, plus critically acclaimed films. Currently, 23 episodes of Feherty are available to watch for free on Peacock.

A two-time Emmy-nominated host (Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host), Feherty’s series initially debuted in June 2011, and has welcomed nearly 150 guests since the show’s inaugural episode. Feherty is produced by GOLF Channel’s Emmy-nominated original productions division, which also is responsible for the production of the network’s critically acclaimed GOLF Films.

Described as “equal parts wit and wisecracks” by Forbes and “a healthy dose of humor and self-deprecation” by Sports Business Journal, Feherty’s all-star lineup of golf-enthused and culturally relevant guests feature celebrities from across entertainment, sports and politics. To date, Feherty has sat down with four U.S. Presidents (Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump); sports legends Charles Barkley, Stephen Curry and Nick Saban; Hollywood icons Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Hart and Larry David; World Golf of Fame members including Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Nancy Lopez, Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, Lee Trevino and Tom Watson; and a host of current golf superstars led by Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas.

-NBC Sports Group-



Golf Films’ “Tiger Slam” Premieres Sunday, May 24





Golf Films’ “Tiger Slam” Premieres Sunday, May 24 at 8 P.M. ET on Golf Channel
The project details Woods’ dominance atop the professional golf landscape, lifting the sport to places not previously seen after capturing each of golf’s four majors between June 2000 and April 2001.
[via press release from Golf Channel]
GOLF FILMS’ “TIGER SLAM” PREMIERES SUNDAY, MAY 24 AT 8 P.M. ET ON GOLF CHANNEL

Film to Recount Tiger Woods’ Unprecedented 10-Month Stretch of Capturing All Four Major Championships in Succession from June 2000-April 2001

Tiger Slam Narrated by Emmy Award-Winning Actor Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire)

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 13, 2020) – GOLF Channel announced the release of its next project from the network’s Emmy-nominated GOLF Films unit, Tiger Slam, chronicling Tiger Woods’ unprecedented feat of winning all four major championships in succession over a 10-month stretch. The film will premiere on Sunday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET and be presented by CDW and US Bank with limited commercial interruption.

Tiger Slam details Woods’ dominance atop the professional golf landscape, lifting the sport to places not previously seen after capturing each of golf’s four majors between June 2000 and April 2001. The unthinkable feat necessitated a moniker donning Woods’ namesake, the “Tiger Slam.”

The film features insight and reflections from those closest to Woods during his historic run, including Steve Williams (caddie) and Butch Harmon (swing instructor). Tiger Slam also will provide commentary and recollections from sports media personalities having an inside-the-ropes vantage point of the unthinkable feat, putting into perspective Woods’ extraordinary dominance over his peers, the likes of which may never be seen again.

Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire), Tiger Slam is produced by GOLF Channel’s Emmy Award-winning Jarrod Ficklin, Israel DeHerrera and Kory Kozak. The film offers a detailed retrospect for each of Woods’ four consecutive major championship victories, complemented by memorable highlights and footage putting into context one of the most illustrious stretches of athletic excellence ever witnessed:

· 2000 U.S. Open (First Leg): The stretch begins with the record-setting 15-shot victory at the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

“He had this huge lead Sunday. He could play the rest of the round with a shovel and a blindfold and win. But that sort of intense fire – no matter what his lead was – pushed him to be the most-lethal golfer we’ve ever seen.” – Rick Reilly, Award-Winning Sports Writer

· The 2000 Open (Second Leg): A month later, Woods traveled to The Home of Golf – St Andrews Golf Links – in Scotland, entering the week as a 2-1 betting favorite, the shortest price ever for an individual player to win The Open. Woods held an eight-shot lead on the 72nd and final hole, thanks in large part to having avoided hitting into a single bunker over the course of his four rounds.

“He was – at that point – very clearly the singular force in sports. There was nothing that was his equal.” – Scott Van Pelt, ESPN Host, & Former GOLF Channel Reporter

· 2000 PGA Championship (Third Leg): Woods traveled to Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. (birthplace of another sports icon, Muhammad Ali), to defend his ’99 PGA Championship title. He was forced to convert a birdie putt on the 72nd hole to advance into a three-hole playoff with Bob May. On the first playoff hole – in what has become an iconic career highlight – Woods struck his birdie putt before pointing to the ball as it rolled toward the hole and “walked it in,” nearly arriving to the hole before the ball disappeared below. Woods won the three-hole playoff by one stroke over May.

“I had never played with Tiger in a tournament before [the 2000 PGA Championship], and I said, man, it’s time to pass the baton. This guy’s really good.” – Hall of Famer Jack Nicklaus

· 2001 Masters (Final Leg): The buzz entering the Masters in 2001 focused on one singular question: whether Woods could capture the grand slam. After trailing by five shots following the opening round, he trimmed the deficit heading into the weekend, and found himself paired with Phil Mickelson for Sunday’s final round. Despite David Duval making a Sunday charge two groups ahead, Woods stepped to the tee on the 72nd hole with a one-shot lead, and made birdie to complete golf’s grand slam, holding all four major championships titles at the same time.

“Playing in the Tiger Woods era, you were asked to be flawless. The golf he played was the greatest ever played.” – David Duval, runner-up at the 2001 Masters

GOLF Films launched in 2014 with GOLF Channel’s critically acclaimed, four-part Arnie biopic and Emmy-nominated Payne film, and has since produced more than a dozen other film projects, including two additional Emmy-nominated titles, 27 Years: The Exoneration of Valentino Dixon and Chi Chi & Devo. Additional GOLF Films content can be found on GOLFPASS, including full-length film titles and archived content from respective film projects.

ABOUT GOLF FILMS

GOLF Films is a division of GOLF Channel and NBC Sports, led by Emmy-nominated films including Payne (2014), on the late Payne Stewart; 27 Years: The Exoneration of Valentino Dixon (2018), on how a sketch of a famous golf hole led to Dixon’s release from prison; and Chi Chi & Devo (2019), detailing the unusual connection between Hall of Fame golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez and ’80s American rock band, Devo. GOLF Films also is responsible for the network’s Emmy Award-winning “shorts,” “Don’t Cry for Me – the Ryan Korengel Story” and “Feeling and Reality: the Billy Hurley Story.” GOLF Films is led by 13-time Emmy Award-winning coordinating producer Israel DeHerrera, who has served as the lead producer for critically-acclaimed projects like the four-part Arnie (2014), three-part Jack (2017), and two-part Hogan films (2019). GOLFPASS is the digital home for GOLF Films, featuring many full-length GOLF Films, as well as excerpts and archived content from the full library of film projects.