Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Johnson, Spieth, McIlroy & Woods Lead Field at Genesis Open in Southern California

Four Hours of Live Coverage on Golf Channel Thursday & Friday

(ORLANDO, Fla.) – World No. 1 Dustin Johnson will look to defend his 2017 title at the Genesis Open this week in Southern California, alongside Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. Golf Channel will carry four hours of live first and second round coverage Thursday and Friday, along with lead-in coverage on Saturday-Sunday.

Golf Channel also will carry live coverage of the LPGA Tour in primetime Wednesday-Saturday – from the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open – with So Yeon Ryu, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr and Lydia Ko in the field.

Bernhard Langer leads the field at the Chubb Classic in Florida, along with Scott McCarron, Steve Stricker and Miguel Angel Jimenez.

The European Tour will stage the inaugural Oman Open this week, featuring Race to Dubai leader Shubhankar Sharma.

Genesis Open
Dates: Feb. 15-18
Venue: Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday 2-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-10 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 4-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-10 p.m. (Replay)      
Saturday 2-3:30 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday 1-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay)

Golf Central Pre and Post Round Coverage on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday Noon-2 p.m. / 6-7 p.m. (Live)
Friday 2:30-4 p.m. / 8-8:30 p.m. (Live)
Saturday Noon-2 p.m. / 7-8 p.m. (Live)
Sunday Noon-1 p.m. / 2:45-3 p.m. / 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Woods returns to familiar spot for first time in more than a decade: Tiger Woods made his PGA Tour debut in this event as a 16-year-old amateur in 1992, and returns this week for the first time since 2006.

Johnson defends: Dustin Johnson finished five shots ahead of Scott Brown and Thomas Pieters to claim his 13th PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Martin Kaymer, Thomas Pieters and Patrick Cantlay.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
- Play by Play: Whit Watson
- Analyst: Nick Faldo
- Tower: Matt Gogel
- On-Course: Curt Byrum
- Interviews: Todd Lewis

ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open
Dates: Feb. 15-18
Venue: Kooyonga Golf Club, Adelaide, Australia

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Wednesday 9 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 2-5 a.m. (Thursday replay)
Thursday 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live)
Friday 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 5:30-7 p.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday 9 p.m.-2 a.m. (Live) / 5-6:30 p.m. (Sunday replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Jang defends: Ha Na Jang won by three shots over Nanna Koerstz Madsen to earn her fourth LPGA Tour win.

Headlining the field: So Yeon Ryu, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson, Minjee Lee, Jin-Young Ko, Moriya Jutanugarn, Jiyai Shin and Charley Hull.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
- Host: Mike Ritz
- Play by Play: Stephanie Brantz
- Analyst: Jane Crafter / Quentin Hall
- On-Course: Kate Burton / Alison Whitaker

Chubb Classic
Dates: Feb. 16-18
Venue: TwinEagles Club (Talon Course)

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Friday Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-4 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-4 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday 3-5 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-2:30 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron, Steve Stricker, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Colin Montgomerie, Jerry Kelly, David Toms, Jose Maria Olazabel, John Daly and Mark O’Meara.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
- Play by Play: Bob Papa
- Analyst: Lanny Wadkins
- Tower: John Mahaffey
- On-Course: John Cook / Arron Oberholser

Oman Open
Dates: Feb. 15-18
Venue: Al Mouj Golf, Muscat, Oman

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday 5-8 a.m. (Live)
Friday 5-8 a.m. (Live)
Saturday 4-7:30 a.m. (Live)
Sunday 4-7:30 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Inaugural event: This is the inaugural playing of the Oman Open. Previously, Al Mouj Golf has hosted the Challenge Tour’s season-culminating event for the past three seasons.

Headlining the field: Shubhankar Sharma, Thomas Bjorn, Thongchai Jaidee, Andrew Johnston, Chris Wood, Andy Sullivan, Darren Clarke and Sean Crocker.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
- Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly
- Analyst: Tony Johnstone / Ken Brown
- On-Course: Jay Townsend

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