Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Johnson, Rahm, Spieth & McIlroy Lead Field of Pros at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

European Tour Staging Second Edition of World Super 6 Perth, with More Than 20 Live Hours of Innovative Event Format Airing on Golf Channel

(ORLANDO, Fla.) – The PGA TOUR shifts to the Monterey Peninsula for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The current top-three players in the world: Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Jordan Spieth (defending champion) lead the field of professionals who will be joined by celebrity amateur golfers including Carson Daly, Tony Romo, Toby Keith, Larry Fitzgerald and Justin Verlander.

The European Tour will stage the second edition of the World Super 6 Perth, with more than 20 hours of live tournament coverage airing on Golf Channel showcasing the innovative event format that combines both stroke and match play.

The PGA TOUR Champions are in south Florida for the Boca Raton Championship, with Bernhard Langer and defending champion Scott McCarron leading the field.

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Dates: Feb. 8-11
Venues: Pebble Beach Golf Links; Spyglass Hill Golf Course; Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Pebble Beach, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-9 p.m. (Replay)
Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 7-9 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday 2-3:30 p.m. (Live) / 8-10 p.m. (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 2:30-3 p.m. / 6-7 p.m. (Live)
Friday 2:30-3 p.m. / 6-7 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:
Top-three in world lead the field: The event this week will feature each of the current top-three in the world, Dustin Johnson (No. 1), Jon Rahm (No. 2) and defending champion Jordan Spieth (No. 3), along with Rory McIlroy (No. 8).

Course rotation & format: The field of 156 professionals and 156 amateurs will play one round at each of the three course venues over the first three days. The top-60 professionals (and ties) along with the top-25 pro-am teams after 54 holes will advance to the final round at Pebble Beach.

Spieth defends: Jordan Spieth finished four shots clear of the field to earn his ninth PGA TOUR win.
Headlining the field: Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Paul Casey, Patrick Reed, Gary Woodland, Patrick Cantlay, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott.

Celebrities in the field: Carson Daly, Wayne Gretzky, Larry Fitzgerald, Bill Murray, Tony Romo, Aaron Rodgers, Darius Rucker, Justin Verlander, Toby Keith and Alex Smith.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
- Play by Play: Whit Watson
- Analyst: Frank Nobilo
- Tower: Craig Perks / Matt Gogel
- On-Course: Arron Oberholser
- Interviews: Lisa Cornwell

World Super 6 Perth
Dates: Feb. 8-11
Venue: Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Perth, Australia

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Wednesday 11 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live, Wednesday overnight)
Thursday 11 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live, Thursday overnight)
Friday 11 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live, Friday overnight)
Saturday 10 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live, Saturday overnight)

Broadcast Notes:
Unique, innovative format: This is the second edition of the event which has a unique format combining both stroke and match play. The first three days will be contested in a traditional stroke play format, with a 36-hole cut and an additional cut after 54 holes to the low-24 players (ties will be broken via sudden death playoff). The final day will consist of match play, with six-hole matches to determine players advancing. The top-8 players following 54 holes will earn a “bye” before facing the winners of the matches being contested by the other 16 players advancing. Any match tied after six holes will be decided by an extra hole measuring approximately 100 yards, utilizing a tee box along the 18th fairway.

Rumford defends: Brett Rumford defeated Phachara Khongwatmai 2&1 to claim his sixth European Tour victory.

Headlining the field: Lee Westwood, Danny Willett, Thorbjorn Olesen, Andrew “Beef” Johnston, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Brett Rumford, David Lipsky and Chase Koepka.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
- Host: Scott Walker
- Play by Play: Warren Humphreys / Dom Boulet
- Analyst: Paul Gow / Warren Smith / Kate Burton
- On-Course: Ossie Moore / Alison Whitaker

Boca Raton Championship
Dates: Feb. 9-11
Venue: Broken Sound Club (Old Course), Boca Raton, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Friday Noon-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 p.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday 3-5 p.m. (Live) / 12:30-2:30 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast Notes:
McCarron defends: Scott McCarron finished one shot ahead of Kenny Perry and Carlos Franco to win his third title on the PGA TOUR Champions.

Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Colin Montgomerie, Kevin Sutherland, Tom Lehman, Mark O’Meara, John Daly and Jose Maria Olazabal.

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

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