Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Michelle Wie Headlines Field in Home State of Hawaii for LOTTE Championship

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson Leads Field at RBC Heritage in South Carolina

(ORLANDO, Fla.) – The LPGA Tour is in Hawaii for the LOTTE Championship, with coverage airing live and in primetime on Golf Channel Wednesday-Saturday as Shanshan Feng, Inbee Park and Michelle Wie headline the field.

The PGA TOUR is on Hilton Head Island for the RBC Heritage, with World No. 1 Dustin Johnson among those competing.

Bernhard Langer and Tom Watson are in the field at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic in Georgia, as Stephen Ames defends.

The European Tour is in Madrid for the Open de Espana, where Andrew “Beef” Johnston will defend his 2017 title alongside Jon Rahm and Rafa Cabrera-Bello.

LOTTE Championship
Dates: April 11-14
Venue: Ko Olina Golf Club, Kapolei, Hawaii

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)                                  
Wednesday 7-11 p.m. (Live) / Midnight-4 a.m. (Replay)
Thursday 7-11 p.m. (Live)
Friday 7-11 p.m. (Live)
Saturday 7-11 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Wednesday-Saturday schedule: Coverage of the LOTTE Championship will air live in primetime on Golf Channel Wednesday-Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. ET each night.

Weaver to be featured in “Rookie Spotlight”: LPGA Tour rookie Lindsey Weaver will be profiled during Thursday’s coverage as part of Golf Channel’s “Rookie Spotlight” feature.

Kerr defends: Cristie Kerr finished three shots ahead of Lydia Ko, In Gee Chun and Su-Yeon Jang to earn her 19th LPGA Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Shanshan Feng, Inbee Park, Sung Hyun Park, So Yeon Ryu, Ariya Jutanugarn, Anna Nordqvist, Cristie Kerr, In Gee Chun, Michelle Wie, Brooke Henderson, Lydia Ko and Pernilla Lindberg.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
- Host/Interviews: Tom Abbott
- Play by Play: Grant Boone
- Analyst: Karen Stupples
- Tower: Mark Rolfing
- On Course: Jerry Foltz / Kay Cockerill

RBC Heritage
Dates: April 12-15
Venue: Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 1-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday 1-2:45 p.m. (Live) / 7-11:30 p.m. (Replay)

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

Broadcast Notes:
Bryan defends: Wesley Bryan finished one stroke ahead of Luke Donald to earn his first career PGA TOUR win.

Headlining the field: Dustin Johnson, Paul Casey, Kevin Kisner, Marc Leishman, Charley Hoffman, Bryson DeChambeau, Patton Kizzire, Beau Hossler, Matt Kuchar and Ian Poulter.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
- Play by Play: Terry Gannon
- Analyst: Curt Byrum
- Tower: Craig Perks / Matt Gogel
- On-Course: Phil Blackmar
- Interviews: Steve Burkowski

Mitsubishi Electric Classic
Dates: April 13-15
Venue: TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Friday Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 2-4:30 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 2-5 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Seven Masters tournament invitees in the field: The field includes seven players who competed in the Masters last week, making the 160-mile trip to Duluth, including Bernhard Langer and Vijay Singh who both made the cut. Tom Watson – while not competing in the Masters – won the Masters Par 3 contest last Wednesday and also is in the field this week.

Ames defends: Stephen Ames finished four shots ahead of Bernhard Langer to earn his first PGA TOUR Champions victory.

Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson, Colin Montgomerie, Vijay Singh, Mark O’Meara, David Toms, Jerry Kelly, Jose Maria Olazabal and Ian Woosnam.

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

Open de Espana
Dates: April 12-15
Venue: National Golf Center, Madrid, Spain

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday 6-8 a.m. / 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Live)
Friday 6-8 a.m. / 10 a.m.-Noon (Live)
Saturday 8 a.m.-Noon (Live)
Sunday 8 a.m.-Noon (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Johnston defends: Andrew Johnston defeated Joost Luiten by a stroke at Valderrama Golf Club to earn his first career European Tour win.

Headlining the field: Jon Rahm, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Andrew Johnston, Thorbjorn Olesen, Hideto Tanihara, Thongchai Jaidee, Eduardo Molinari, George Coetzee and Paul Dunne.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
- Host: Mike Ritz
- Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly
- Analyst: Warren Humphreys
- On-Course: Julian Tutt

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