Golf Channel will be all over the sport this week with coverage of all five professional tours, PGA, PGA European Tour, LPGA, Champions and Nationwide. A lot of the coverage will be live as well so that’s a good thing. Here’s the release.
Golf Channel Live Tournament Coverage: May 13-16All Five Golf Tours Featured on Golf Channel in Same Week for First Time in 2010PGA TOUR Heads to the Lone Star State at Valero Texas Open,Golf Channel to Debut “Walk and Talk” on the LPGA Tour at the Bell Micro LPGA Classic, Celebrities Pair-Up with Professionals at BMW Charity Pro-Am
Texas OpenDates: May 13-16Venue: TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, TexasAirtimes (Eastern):Thursday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)Friday 3-6 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay)Golf Channel Live Tournament Broadcast Team:Kelly Tilghman (Play by Play)Peter Oosterhuis (Analyst)Mark Lye (Tower)Matt Gogel (Tower)Billy Ray Brown (On Course)Scott Walker (Interviews)Broadcast Notes:
· Aimpoint Featured at Texas Open: Aimpoint, Golf Channel’s Emmy-award winning technology that predicts the line of a putt and where a player must aim to hole out, will be featured on holes 9 and 16 at TPC San Antonio.
Dates: May 13-16
Venue: Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove, Mobile, Ala.Airtimes (Eastern):Thursday &n
bsp; 6:30-8:30 p.m. (TD)Saturday (Fri. Night) 12-2 a.m. (TD)Saturday 4-6 p.m. (Live)Sunday 4-6 p.m. (Live)Golf Channel Live Tournament Broadcast Team:Tom Abbott (Play by Play)Judy Rankin (Analyst)Jane Crafter (Tower)Charlie Rymer (Tower)Val Skinner (On Course)Stephanie Sparks (On Course, Interviews)Broadcast Notes:
- Walk and Talk Debuts – Golf Channel will debut its “Walk and Talk” production feature on the LPGA Tour this week at the Bell Micro LPGA Classic. On-course reporters Val Skinner and Stephanie Sparks will interview players as they are walking the fairways. Golf Channel currently features “Walk and Talk” during its Champions Tour coverage.
- Jane Crafter to Make Golf Channel Debut– Veteran LPGA Tour professional and NBC golf commentator Jane Crafter will make her Golf Channel debut this week as a tower analyst. Crafter will work six events for Golf Channel in 2010.
- Karen Stupples Mic’d Up – LPGA Tour professional Karen Stupples will be mic’d up during Thursday’s round of play and will be the network’s “Spotlight Player” during Thursday’s live tournament coverage.BMW Charity Pro-AmDates: May 13-16Venue: Thornblade Club, Greer, S.C.Bright’s Creek Golf Club, Mill Spring, N.C.The Carolina Country Club, Spartanburg, S.C.Airtimes (Eastern):Thursday 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live)Friday 12:30-2:30 p.m.(Live)Saturday 1-4 p.m. (Live)Sunday 1-4 p.m. (Live)Golf Channel Live Tournament Broadcast Team:Jerry Foltz (Play by Play)John Maginnes (Analyst)Phil Parkin (On Course)Kay Cockerill (On Course)Todd Lewis (Interviews)Broadcast Notes:
- The BMW Charity Pro-Am is the only Nationwide Tour event featuring amateurs and celebrities paired with Nationwide Tour Professionals in a four-day better-ball competition played on three courses.
- Celebrities include Luke Wilson, Jim Rice, Kordell Stewart, Kurt Russell, Thomas Gibson, Kevin Sorbo and Catherine Bell.
- Future NFL Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice will compete as a professional this week.Dates: May 14-16Venue: Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge, Hoover, Ala.Airtimes (Eastern):Friday 6:30-8:30 p.m. (TD)Saturday 6:30-9:30 p.m. (TD)Sunday 7-9:30 p.m. (TD)Golf Channel Live Tour
nament Broadcast Team:Brian Hammons (Play by Play)Curt Byrum (Analyst)John Mahaffey (Tower)Dave Marr (Tower)Billy Andrade (On Course)Broadcast Notes:
- Scheduled to compete at the Regions Charity Classic: 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin, Bernhard Langer, Hale Irwin, Sandy Lyle, Tom Kite, Hal Sutton, Fred Funk and Ben Crenshaw.Dates: May 13-16Venue: Pula Golf Club, Majorca, SpainAirtimes (Eastern):Thursday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Live)Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)Sunday 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Live)Broadcast Notes:
- The Iberdrola Open Cala Millor Mallorca will be produced and broadcast in high definition.
Scheduled to compete: Paul McGinley, Chris Wood, Jose Maria Olazabal, Soren Hansen, Thomas Levet, Richie Ramsay, Louis Oosthuizen and Peter Hanson.
There you have it.