Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Fowler, Woods Headline Field at the Quicken Loans National
The Champions Tour is in Minnesota for the 3M Championship, which will include the annual “Greats of Golf Challenge” on Saturday featuring Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Annika Sorenstam and Nancy Lopez, among others.
The Utah Championship will air in primetime on the Web.com Tour, which also will be staged at a new venue – Thanksgiving Point – designed by Johnny Miller.
And the European Tour is in Scotland for the inaugural Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play, with a 64-man field competing in a single-elimination match play format.
Quicken Loans National
Dates: July 30-Aug. 2
Venue: Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Gainesville, Va.
Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)
New venue: This is the ninth playing of the Quicken Loans National, but the first time that it is being contested at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, which previously hosted four editions of the Presidents Cup in 1994, ’96, ‘00 and ’05. This also will be the first time that the event appears on the PGA TOUR schedule after the Open Championship.
Rose defends: Justin Rose defeated Shawn Stefani with a par on the first playoff hole at Congressional Country Club for his sixth PGA TOUR win.
Headlining the field: Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Jimmy Walker, Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Ernie Els, Bill Haas, Tony Finau, Ollie Schniederjans, Sangmoon Bae and Gary Woodland.
Golf Channel Broadcast Team:
- Play by Play: Terry Gannon
- Analyst: Nick Faldo
- Tower: Matt Gogel
- On-Course: Jim Gallagher Jr. / Jerry Foltz
- Interviews: Todd Lewis